Networking Opportunities

The GCCA Convention is the premier global event for executives of temperature-controlled warehousing, logistics and transportation companies and industry suppliers eager to advance the cold chain.

The educational program is designed for senior-level professionals looking for solutions to key business challenges and opportunities.

Prominent social activities, receptions, and the Supplier Showcase give industry suppliers unparalleled access to build relationships with warehousing and logistics leaders.

Opening Night Reception

Monday, September 25 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Kierland Ballroom (1-2)

All attendees are invited to join the Opening Night Reception! Hosted in the Supplier Showcase and Networking Lounge, attendees will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while mixing and mingling with showcase participants and one another!

Sponsored by Primus


GCCA Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 26 | 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Westin Kierland Golf Club – Experience Troon Golf

You are invited to experience The Westin Kierland Golf Club – A Troon managed golf course. Honored as one of the "Top 10 Public Courses in Phoenix/Scottsdale" by Golf Advisor and ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 9 Most Cheerful Golf Courses,” Westin Kierland Golf Club is a Scottsdale "must play".

Cost – $275 (includes a Boxed Lunch, Greens Fee, Cart fee, and Range Balls)

Additional costs:

Golf Club Rentals - $69 per set
Golf Shoes Rentals - $15 per pair


Tuesday, September 26| 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tomcar Group Activity

Take control of your own exclusive Tomcar. Unmatched for off-road drive-ability, safety and performance, the Tomcar will ensure a thrilling experience! Now you can dive in the Sonoran Desert while learning how to off-road in the most eco-friendly manner possible, as prescribed by treading lightly and leaving no trace.

Cost – $339 (includes a Boxed Lunch and Transportation)

Know before you go: closed-toed shoes are required. Drivers must be over 18 years old with a valid driver's license.


GCCA Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity (Opposite Golf)

Tuesday, September 26| 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Food Bank
Volunteer with us at St. Mary’s Food Bank! St. Mary’s serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education. During this session, we will be preparing emergency food boxes to help feed hungry families throughout Phoenix and nine Arizona counties.

Cost – $50 (cost will cover Boxed Lunch and Transportation)

Know before you go: Dress Attire: Sneakers or boots only. No sandals, flip flops, crocs, flats, or any shoe with an exposed foot. All shirts must have a short or long sleeve (no tank tops).

“Frazierstone” Tuesday Night Party

Tuesday, September 26 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Marshall Pavilion (on property at the Westin)

Put on your boots and grab your favorite cowboy hat, this year’s theme is “Frazierstone”! Based around the acclaimed tv drama Yellowstone, the “Frazierstone” party will serve up the best of modern-day cowboy culture.

Join fellow Convention attendees at the Long Valley Ranch (Marshall Pavilion for those tenderfoots looking for it on the resort map) for a shindig that’s sure to be ace-high. A generous helping of hors d’ oeuvres, dinner stations and open bar will be featured. Make sure you don’t get mistaken for a desert canary and join in on the dance floor and two-step the night way with the live band providing entertainment throughout the evening.

Recommended Dress: Ranch-chic

Sponsored by Frazier Industrial Company


Spouse/Guest Activity

Wednesday, September 27 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Heard Museum and Desert Botanical Gardens

Learn the unique characteristics of desert plants from around the world from outstanding displays and exhibits including the Cactus and Suculent Galleries. This garden focuses on desert plant biology – explore the great diversity of form, texture and color found in this wonderous array of cacti and succulents and learn how desert plants adapted to survive and thrive in this environment!

Closing Reception

Wednesday, September 27 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vista Morado Patio

Say farewell to new friends and old colleagues at the closing reception. This afternoon provides a relaxed happy hour-esque atmosphere for conversation and laughs after a productive event. Small bits and an open bar to be provided.

Date Range
September 24-27, 2023

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Event Type
In Person

Event Category

United States