October 08, 2022 (All day) to October 12, 2022 (All day)
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, San Diego, California, United States

Cold Chain Café

Sunday, 9 October | 2:00pm-4:15pm


The Cold Chain Café is a roundtable discussion component of the program where attendees will participate in valuable dialogue with their peers. Participants will engage in up to 3 fast-paced, 25-minute discussions and choose from eight different topics.


How will this work?

Each participant will receive a list eight different questions, topics, and/or issues. Each topic will correspond to a numbered table in the ballroom. Participants join the table/topic of their choosing and spend the next 25 minutes discussing that topic with their peers. The goal is that in 20 minutes each group will share tools, ideas, and have a stimulating conversation about a particular topic. That will happen two more times. By the end of the entire session, each participant will have spent 25 minutes with 3 different topics/issues/questions.


Why are we doing this?

The Cold Chain Café format allows attendees to share and discuss relevant topics important to them and their business. This format of informal, peer-to-peer conversation is an innovative yet simple way to encourage discussion and have conversations that matters. As each round occurs, the conversation can continue to build, and even carry beyond the session and into networking time.


Who will facilitate the discussions?

We have chosen a group of your peers to facilitate the discussions. As a table facilitator, their role will be to keep conversation flowing with a table of 10 participants. They will start the conversation, possibly lead it, direct it, guide it, encourage it, but not talk the entire time. (This isn’t a presentation.)


Topics Include:

  • Food Safety Regulations
  • Refrigeration Regulation and Compliance
  • Supply Chain Disruptions and Solutions
  • Cold Chain Development
  • Automation
  • Strategies for Managing Inflation
  • Talent: Recruitment, Retention and Development
  • Energy Availability and Management