June 01, 2021 4:30PM to June 03, 2021 6:00PM
Virtual

Education Sessions

TUESDAY, 1 JUNE | 16:30 – 18:00

 

 

Opening General Session

 

Welcome Remarks

 

Julie Hanson, European Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

 

GCCA’s 2021 European Strategic Priorities

 

Presenter: Manuel Kabana, Chairman of the GCCA European Logistics Council, Vice Chair of the GCCA IARW Board, and Director, Friopuerto Investment

 

Manuel Kabana, Chairman of the GCCA European Logistics Council and Director of Friopuerto Investment, will discuss the important work being done by the newly created GCCA European Logistics Council for 2021 to help set the strategic direction and key priorities for GCCA Europe. From benchmarking studies to sustainability surveys, educational conferences and advocacy initiatives, GCCA Europe is continuing to drive value for its members through new and expanded resources and offerings.

 

Global Cold Chain Update

 

Presenter: Matthew Ott, President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

 

From research conducted in 2019, GCCA found that cold chain operators were optimistic about the future of the industry and their own businesses. How has COVID changed that outlook? What business trends are impacting the industry? What does the current warehouse landscape look like? Matthew Ott, President & CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), will discuss the current state of the cold chain industry, and where business may be headed in the future.

 

SHIFT IN THE COLD SUPPLY CHAIN TRACK

 

European Cold Chain Customer Landscape & Perspective

 

Presenter: To be announced soon!

 

This session will deliver a big-picture overview of the perishables sector in Europe, including the trends influencing the marketplace, such as  consumer habits and the impact of COVID-19, and the growth outlook for the coming months.

 

 

The Brexit Effect on Supply Chain Models, Now and in the Future

 

Presenter(s):

  • George Lee, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, AGRO Merchants Group
  • Alana Morrison, Alana Morrison, Operational Lead - Customs, AGRO Merchants Group
  • Jeroen Tempels, Director, Eurofrigo

 

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union has caused changes to border control, immigration, non-resident work rules, and regulation impacting the movement of people, goods, and services. Hear how the Brexit frenzy is disrupting the cold supply chain, and impacting capacity and logistics. Learn how the full implementation of Brexit regulations in 2022 will further influence the cold chain landscape.

 

 

Cold Chain Café – Round 1

 

Moderator: Julie Hanson, European Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

Facilitators: To be announced soon!

 

The Virtual Cold Chain Café is a roundtable discussion component of the European conference program where attendees will participate in valuable dialogue with their peers. This session will feature a unique style for sharing ideas and innovations on three (3) different topics for logistics operators, and a parallel session will be organised for controlled-environment building and technology. Stay tuned as the topics will be announced soon!

 

WEDNESDAY, 2 JUNE | 16:30 – 18:00

 

AUTOMATION TRACK -  Mitigating Risks with Automation

 

 

 Opening session - Investment considerations for SMEs

 

Presenter: Ron Buford, Chairman, International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), A Core Partner of GCCA and President & CEO, Premier Refrigerated Warehouse

 

Learn how a single-facility operator successfully explored opportunities to increase their capacity while continuing to deliver first-class customer service to new and current customers.

 

Low Tech vs High Tech

 

This session will cover the latest trends and innovation in automation as well as considerations for new builds, add-ons and refurbishments. Learn tips to ensure that your project is implemented efficiently and your company sees returns on its investments. Hear about managing the cost of working with a contractor, dealing with the fluctuating cost of raw material (like concrete and steel), and project management tips.

 

Cold Chain Café – Round 2 Sponsored by Körber

 

Moderator: Julie Hanson, European Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

 

Facilitators: TBD

 

The Virtual Cold Chain Café is a roundtable discussion component of the European conference program where attendees will participate in valuable dialogue with their peers. This session will feature a unique style for sharing ideas and innovations on three (3) different topics for logistics operators, and a parallel session will be organised for controlled-environment building and technology. Stay tuned as the topics will be announced soon!

 

THURSDAY, 3 JUNE | 16:30 – 18:00

 

COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY TRACK - Sponsored by Wagner

 

Refrigeration Systems and New Alternatives for The Future

 

Presenter: Mohammed Youbi-Idrissi, Director of Research & Innovation, Cemafroid

 

This session will shed light on the various refrigeration options existing for cold stores and refrigerated transportation, innovations appearing on the market and under development, as well as considerations

 to choose the most appropriate refrigeration system for your business purpose.

 

Transportation Electrification & Sustainability

 

Presenter: Don Durm, Vice Chairman, International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a Core Partner of GCCA and Vice President, Customer Solutions, PLM Trailer Leasing

 

Reducing operating costs and achieving a sustainable footprint go hand-in-hand in the refrigerated transportation industry. This session will discuss the latest innovations in the electrification of refrigerated trailers, from hybrid models to fully electric, and how these new electric models can save money and help customers achieve their sustainability goals.

 

Cybersecurity, A Real Threat For 3PLs

 

Panelists:

Xavier Haspeslagh, Managing Director, Stockhabo

Piet Meijs, Vice President of Business Development, NewCold

Arjan Dogterom, IT Director, NewCold

Gerrit Mets, Senior Account Manager, Vanbreda Risk & Benefits Insurance

 

Leading cold store operators will discuss how their business dealt with cyberattacks, how they mitigated risks, and what they’ve implemented to prevent future intrusions, including employee awareness and education. This session will also feature an insurance specialist to explain how good coverage can help you mitigate the financial risks of a cyberattack.

 

Cold Chain Café – Round 3

 

Moderator: Julie Hanson, European Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

Facilitators: TBD

 

The Virtual Cold Chain Café is a roundtable discussion component of the European conference program where attendees will participate in valuable dialogue with their peers. This session will feature a unique style for sharing ideas and innovations on three (3) different topics for logistics operators, and a parallel session will be organised for controlled-environment building and technology. Stay tuned as the topics will be announced soon!

 

 

Closing Remarks & Networking

 

Julie Hanson, European Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

 

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