Assembly of Committees

Over the past few years the Assembly of Committees (AOC) meeting, held in Washington, DC each July, has transitioned into a policy oriented event with education sessions and keynote presentations focused on rules and regulations and their impact on the cold chain. In 2019, that regulatory focus will continue and expand. Because of this transition, a number of GCCA’s committees have indicated that they would find more value in assembling during the Global Cold Chain Expo instead of at the policy meeting in DC. Therefore the following committees will now hold their face to face meeting on Tuesday, June 11TH during the Global Cold Chain Expo being held June 10-12, 2019 in Chicago, IL:  


  • Refrigeration & Energy
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Market Research & Intelligence
  • Construction Codes
  • Education
  • Training & Talent


The Government Affairs and Safety Committees as well as GCCA committees focused on association governance (executive committees, finance committee, insurance committee, etc.) will still hold their meetings in conjunction with the GCCA Cold Chain Policy Forum in DC (July 29-31, 2019). More information will be communicated to each committee as well as posted here the closer we get to the Expo.

In addition to meeting at the Global Cold Chain Expo, the Construction Codes Committee will also continue to have a face to face meeting during the CEBA Conference & Expo. The CEBA Education Committee and the CEBA Marketing & Brand Awareness Committee will continue as is and meet at the CEBA Conference & Expo as well.

Also, as you think about which team members you will send to GCCA events in 2019 please make sure to review the list of events and the audience each event is designed for here.