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

Virtual Cold Chain Café


Monday 23 November | 16:15 – 18:00


The Virtual Cold Chain Café is a roundtable discussion component of the European conference program where attendees will participate in valuable dialogue with their peers. This session will feature a unique style for sharing ideas and innovations. Participants will choose to engage in fast-paced, 20-minute discussions 3 different topics.


How Will This Work?

Each “table” will be set up as a virtual room and will address a specific topic. In the beginning of the session, participants will be assigned to a table. Each table will be hosted by a Moderator and a GCCA representative. 
Three virtual tables have been created for logistics operators. Groups will then move from one virtual table to another. Participants join a table/topic and spend the next 20 minutes discussing that topic. The goal is that in 20 minutes each group will share tools, ideas, and have a stimulating conversation about a particular topic. After 25 minutes the groups will be prompted to wrap up their conversations, leave the virtual table and move to another one. That will happen two more times. By the end of the entire session, each participant will have spent 25 minutes with three different topics/issues/questions/groups.

Suppliers and builders will join a specifically designed session to talk about several controlled-environment building trends and challenges with experts.


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. They will start the conversation, possibly lead it, direct it, guide it, stimulate it, but not talk the entire time. (This isn’t a presentation.) Eveyone is encouraged to actively contribute to the conversation. 


Why Are we Doing This?

Event participants will get a chance to share and discuss relevant topics important to the cold chain industry. Everyone will be sure to learn something new and may even be inspired to try this at one of their company meetings!


Tips for Participating in The Cold Chain Café

  • Contribute Your Thoughts
  • Focus on What Matters
  • Listen to Understand
  • Link and Connect Ideas
  • Think and Reflect
  • Listen for Patterns, Connections


For logistics operators

  • Value-Added Services
  • Labour instability, risk mitigation and automation
  • Supply chain quality control & management

For builders, suppliers and service providers
Controlled-Environment Building Trends & Challenges including

  • Evolutions in design
  • Latest regulations
  • Advocating for high industry standards
  • Energy efficiency
  • LEED Certification
  • Fire issues and prevention