General Sessions

GCCA Member Volunteers and Staff are in the process of developing the educational content for the convention. Please check back shortly for more information.

Focus Sessions

Topics to include:

  • Labor
  • Transportation
  • Cyber Security
  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Built by the Best Presentations

Cold Chain Café

Tuesday, 24 | 2:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.

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, 20-minute discussions and choose from over 13 different topics.

How will this work?

Each topic will correspond to a numbered table on the patio. Participants join the table/topic of their choosing and spend the next 20 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 20 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 (including yourself). 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 will Include:

Food Safety Regulations

Refrigeration Regulation and Compliance

Supply Chain Disruptions and Solutions

Food Rescue

New Technologies

Talent: Recruitment, Retention and Development

Energy Procurement Strategies & Contingency Planning

Electrification of Refrigerated Transportation

Maximizing Rail Utilization

Value Added Services

Date Range
September 23-26, 2024

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, 5001 Coconut Point Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Event Type
In Person

Event Category

United States


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Networking Hub & Innovation Showcase

Designed to offer conventioneers a place to meet, relax and recharge, the Networking Hub & Innovation Showcase is open daily and located in a central location. Wondering where to meet peers or partners, look no further! The Hub includes refreshments, lounge seating and meeting tables to be utilized by attendees. The Hub also plays host to the Innovation Showcase where attendees can connect with the top industry solutions providers and stay informed on new automation solutions, equipment, technology, construction trends and other industry solutions to innovate their businesses.

The Networking Hub & Innovation Showcase will be accessible and open during the following times. Focused Innovation Showcase times are outlined below, which will be the primary and busy hours for Showcase Participants.

  • Tuesday, September 24: 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 25: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday, September 26: 8:30am-3:00pm


Networking Hub & Innovation Showcase Hours:

Tuesday, 24 September

Opening Night Reception   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, 25 September

Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Thursday, 26 September

Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Supplier Showcase Floorplan:

Coming Soon!


Supplier Showcase Participants:

24 September 2023

Advance Storage Products

AI Storage Solutions


Baltimore Aircoil Company



Dambach Lagersysteme USA, Inc

Datex Corporation


Evapco Inc.

FCL Builders


Frazier Industrial Company


Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, L.L.C.

Global Roofing Group

Green Span Profiles

Griffco Design/Build, Inc.

Hansen-Rice, Inc.

Jamison Door Company

Kingspan Insulated Panels

Made4net, LLC


M&M Carnot

MRBraz and Associates, PLLC

Nucor Warehouse Systems

Performance Structural Concrete Solutions, LLC

Providence Engineering


Rack Builders Inc. 

Ramp Systems, Inc. 

Refrigiwear, Inc.  

Royal 4 Systems, Inc.

Rytec High Performance Doors



Stow US Inc.

Ti Cold

Tippmann Group

Vapor Armour

Viking Cold Solutions, Inc. 

WAGNER Fire Safety Consulting GmbH


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Interested in participating in the Supplier Showcase?

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