October 08, 2021 (All day) to October 10, 2021 (All day)
Austin Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas, United States

Focus Sessions

Focus Sessions

Across the cold chain industry, innovators are developing intriguing new ways of approaching common industry challenges like human capital, lowering costs, and saving time. These innovators are often IARW warehouse members just like you, who have made an impact on the industry through groundbreaking ideas set into motion in their own operations. Let these change-makers inspire you as you learn how they are paving the way into the future of the cold chain.

Educational Tracks

IARW-WFLO Convention Focus Sessions are divided into three overarching tracks focused on timely topics in the cold chain industry. One session from each track will be offered during each Focus Session time slot, and attendees can choose to attend any session that interests them across all three tracks.

  • CEO/Executive Track, featuring sessions focused on:
    • Creating New Efficiencies
    • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)
    • Technology and Cybersecurity
    • Unions and Talent
  • Warehouse Operations Track, featuring sessions focused on:
    • Automation
    • Talent and Labor
    • Technology and Cybersecurity
    • Transportation Innovations
  • Government and Legal Affairs Track, featuring sessions focused on:
    • GCCA Advocacy Update
    • Insurance Considerations
    • Regulatory Aspects of Non-Food Storage
    • Warehouse Legal Claims and Issues


Focus Session Schedule

Friday, October 8, 2021, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (60 min)


Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11: 20 am – 12:10 pm (50 min)


Sunday, October 10, 2021, 10:45 am – 11:30 am (45 min)


Sunday, October 10, 2021, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm (50 min)