Associate Member Benefits

Why should your company join the International Association for Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)? Explore the many benefits for suppliers below.


Build Credibility & Recognition 

Thought Leadership

Become a thought leader in the industry by speaking at association events, representing GCCA through speaking opportunities at industry conferences, writing articles for association publications such as COLD FACTS magazine, or lending expertise to technical publications developed by volunteer committees.

Cold Chain Directory Listing & Advertising

Grow your organization’s brand recognition and drive business with a listing in the Global Cold Chain Directory. Members receive a listing in this global sourcebook for over 3,000 cold chain companies and solutions. Associate members are also eligible to advertise in the online version of the Global Cold Chain Directory.

GCCA Core Partner Member Logos

Gain credibility by being part of an organization that is recognized globally as a leading cold chain authority. Use GCCA Core Partner member logos on your materials to appoint your organization as a cold chain leader.

Advertising & Sponsorship

Associate members have the opportunity to advertise in the Global Cold Chain Directory, on the GCCA website, in the bimonthly COLD FACTS magazine, and in the Cold Connection eNewsletter. Sponsorship opportunities are also available at many association events. Download the GCCA Media Kit.


Connect with a Global Network


GCCA Core Partners host events around the world – including tradeshows, educational conferences, and one-day seminars – that provide unparalleled networking opportunities for individuals working in each cold chain sector to meet and greet with peers, colleagues, customers, and partners. See the events calendar.

GCCA Online Community

Seek crowd-sourced solutions by connecting with share groups of industry peers and colleagues on the GCCA Online Community. Join forums related to your specific job function including 3PL Supply Chain, HR, and Engineering.

Brand Recognition

Grow brand recognition and drive business development through participation in Cold Chain Pavilions, GCCA-hosted booths at key industry tradeshows such as Seafood Expo North America, CSCMP Supply Chain Exchange, and PACK Expo.

Exhibiting & Event Sponsorships

Cultivate relationships and gain new customers by exhibiting at GCCA tradeshows including the CEBA Expo, Global Cold Chain Expo. Gain exclusive networking access to key customer segments through high-level sponsorship opportunities at all events, including the IARW-WFLO Convention, GCCA European Cold Chain Conference, GCCA Latin America Congress, and more. Explore exhibit and sponsor opportunities.


Drive Industry Growth

Committee Work

Join a team of change-makers by volunteering your time and expertise on GCCA committees and task forces, which create solutions to critical industry issues, including developing white papers and technical guides.

Serve on International Projects

Help develop the cold chain internationally and make a significant impact on the general health and nutrition, economies, and environments of developing countries by participating on an international development project. GCCA members can serve on projects in a number of capacities, offering time, services, and expertise.


Gain a voice in Washington, DC, as GCCA leaders liaise with government decision-makers and provide members tools to proactively influence public policy impacting the cold chain industry. Members can also participate on coalitions joined by GCCA, as the team works closely with allied organizations to promote policies beneficial to the temperature-controlled logistics industry.

Improve Operations & Grow Your Business

Expert Guidance

Get answers to your most pressing cold chain questions dealing with any aspect of the cold chain operations — from legal matters to food science — when the GCCA Inquiry Service connects you directly with the WFLO Scientific Advisory Council, a team of food scientists and industry experts.



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