Rates and Fees

Registration TypePrice (USD)
GCCA or CEBA Member$305
Spouse/Guest Registration$105
Trade PressContact Lourdes Bautista (lbautista@gcca.org)

Cancellation Policy

There is a $75 cancellation fee on or before May 13, 2023. There are no refunds after May 13, 2023, however you can make attendee substitutions after this date. To make an attendee substitution at no additional charge, please call GCCA headquarters at +1 703 373 4300 or email us at email@gcca.org.

Hotel & Travel

Policy Forum-Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037 | United States

Step inside a legendary revival at The Watergate Hotel, a luxurious urban resort that sets itself apart from other Washington D.C. hotels. Here, modern design blends with an iconic landmark to redefine luxury. A place where travel and business are occasions worth celebrating, attention to detail is the standard, and intrigue can be found just beyond every curve.

Hotel Room Reservations

A discounted rate of $279usd single/double is available for GCCA Cold Chain Policy Forum attendees. To make a room reservation either call The Watergate Hotel at +1-202-827-1600 or book online here! Deadline to make reservations has been extended to: Tuesday, May 30 2023.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is by 6:00pm, 72 hours prior to arrival. Any cancellation within 72 hours will be charged a one (1) night’s room revenue fee, with exception of a personal or medical emergency where verification can be provided.

Unauthorized Housing

Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider of International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, Global Cold Chain Alliance, and/or IARW GCCA Cold Chain Policy Forum. The association does not work with any outside firms and has not authorized anyone to call attendees or exhibitors to assist in booking rooms. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Reservations made through these “pirate” agencies or companies will be at your own risk. The following company is an unauthorized housing provider and has been sent a cease and desist: Event Travel Planners. If you are contacted by one of these “pirate” companies, please notify us immediately by emailing GCCA at email@gcca.org.


Date Range
June 19 - June 21, 2023

United States

Event Type
In person

Event Category

United States

Controlled Environment Building, GCCA Transportation, GCCA Warehouse, Global Cold Chain Foundation