November 16, 2020 4:30PM to November 25, 2020 6:00PM


Times below are indicated as CEST. Programme content is subject to change.

MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER| 16:30 – 18:00

European Warehouse Forum

(For Warehouse Members & Guests only)

TUESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER| 16:30 – 18:00

Opening Session - Reshaping Cold Chain Logistics


Welcome and Opening Remarks - Global Mega Trends

  • Matthew Ott, President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance

Consumer Trends In the Midst Of A Global Crisis, New Behaviours and Logistics Challenges for Food Producers and Manufacturers

  • Jan Haspeslagh, Managing Director, ARDO

Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Being a Port Based Operator

  • Andy Janson, President, MTC Logistics

WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER  | 16:30 – 18:00

Labour & Talent Development Track


Recruitment & Talent Development, A UPS Recipe For Successful Retention

  • Laurence Mariello, HR Manager, Europe Logistic and Distribution & Healthcare, UPS Europe

Golden Rules of Occupational Safety, The Way To Business Excellence

  • Gerard Zwetsloot, Research & Consultancy

European Future Leader Award Competition

  • Aude Groensteen, Site Manager, Stockhabo ICE
  • Luca Quaresima, Europe Logistics and Operations Manager, NewCold

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER| 16:30 – 18:00

Energy & Sustainability Track         Sponsored by Danfoss


Tech Talk: Sharing Ideas About A New Concept For Cold Chain Warehouses

  • Vittorio Marcon, Senior IBD Advisor, ISOPAN

Sustainability - EU Green Deal, What’s the Deal For Cold Chain Operators?

  • Frits de Groot, Policy Secretary, VNO NCW

Sustainable Approach Of Thermal Energy Maximization, From Heat Recovery To Heat Commercialization

  • Eric Delforge, Former & longtime collaborator of Mayekawa Europe/Board Member of the European Heat Pump Association and Eurammon

Transportation Decarbonation & Electrification; Big Cities & Last-Mile Delivery Challenges

  • Tim Chambers, Strategy Adviser, Hubl Logistics

MONDAY, 23 NOVEMBER| 16:30 – 18:00

Virtual Cold Chain Café - Breakout Roundtable Discussions


Breakout 1: Value-Added Services

Do cold store operators over-service their customers?

Breakout 2: Labour instability, risk mitigation and automation

Talent recruitment & development - how to improve the image of the cold chain? Challenges during COVID, risk mitigation and alternative solutions


Breakout 3: Supply chain quality control & management

Ensuring quality throughout the whole supply chain from producer to logistics provider - storage, multimodal transport - and to end consumer - from farm to fork


Breakout 4 - Controlled-Environment Building Trends & Challenges
(for suppliers and contractors)

Evolutions in design, energy efficiency, LEED Certification, fire issues and prevention


TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER | 16:30 – 18:00

Cold Supply Chain Optimisation Track


Transportation Challenges & Opportunities - state of transportation and inter-modality, groupage and transit velocity, developments in transportation flows

  • Antoni Zbytniewski, Key Account Manager, Fresh Logistics Polska sp. z o.o. (Raben Group)

From Marine Shipping To Total Solutions, A New Breed Of Cold Chain Providers,Linking Up The Full Supply Chain 

  • Martin Olverson, Head of Business Development – Cold Chain Solutions, CEVA Logistics The ChillHub (CMA CGM Group) 

WEDNESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER | 16:30 – 18:00

Closing Session


European Future Leader Award Winner Announcement

  • Ben Price, Business Development Director, AGRO Merchants Whitchurch, UK (Agro Merchants Group), 2019 European Future Leader Award Winner

Cold Chain Preparedness for Brexit Panel

  • Luc van Holzaet, Managing Director, ConHexa, France
  • Tim Moran, Regional Vice President, Lineage, United Kingdom
  • Jeroen Tempels, Managing Director, Eurofrigo, Netherlands

COVID-19 Midterm Economic Impact

  • Matteo Iagatti, Senior Specialist F&A Supply Chains,Rabobank

Closing remarks

  • Julie Hanson,Director, Europe, Global Cold Chain Alliance