2-4 August 2023, Cape Town, South Africa
By Lizelle van der Berg

The Global Cold Chain Alliance will host its 2nd African Cold Chain Conference, 2-4 August 2023, in Cape Town, South Africa.

The GCCA African Cold Chain Conference is Africa’s one and only event bringing together cold store operators, controlled-environment builders, equipment suppliers and service providers to discuss opportunities and innovations of this essential sector. The conference will provide leadership experience, knowledge, and exclusive networking with decision makers from across Africa and beyond, in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.

Throughout the conference, attendees will hear from thought leaders and industry experts and get a better understanding of industry trends, perspectives and best practices. Delivered in various formats – keynote presentations and educational sessions – the program will offer interactive participation.

Making connections with fellow delegates is an important aspect of any conference experience. And that is why this event has ample opportunity for attendees to connect and re-connect with professionals who share their goals and challenges.

Plenary Sessions and Learning Opportunities

The conference’s keynote speakers are leaders in their industries, whether that is logistics, automation, economics or talent management. Their stories will inspire attendees to think outside the box and widen their perspectives. With the support of the GCCA African Advisory Council and the GCCA Africa Risk Management Committee, GCCA is building a program that aims to be transformative, innovative and practical.


The conference will provide attendees with a high-level overview of current trends and challenges experienced by the industry in Africa.

International Sessions also include consumer market trends on frozen food; an update on the Africa Free Trade Agreement; reducing water and energy consumption; automation; latest technology in the cold chain; creating a food safety culture; warehouse management systems; cyber security and more.


The conference offers participants numerous networking opportunities to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships. Networking functions include the Cold Chain Dinner planned for Wednesday, August 2, at the famous Hotel Sky’s 27th floor, Sky on Long. It offers breathtaking, unparalleled 270-degree views of the Mother City.

On August 3, attendees will have multiple opportunities to network with peers during breaks followed by the Closing Reception. There, conference attendees can enjoy a selection of canapés, fine wines, beers, ciders and cold drinks in the Expo.

The GCCA Africa Cold Chain Cup will take place on Friday, August 4, at the Bellville Golf Course, where some will play and some will try.


The GCCA Africa Cold Chain Conference is a supplier’s best venue for reaching temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics executives in the African market. Increase your company’s brand visibility and promote your brand at the event through the sponsorship program. Each opportunity has been customized to spotlight your company throughout the entire event.


The conference will be held at The Westin Hotel – by Marriott in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information on the conference visit www.gcca.org/events.


June 29, 2023


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