The 2024 GCCA Cold Chain Policy Forum begins TODAY in Washington, DC! We are excited to share and highlight our keynote presenters and agency engagement sessions that will take place this week

Keynote: 2024 Farm Bill Update

Keynote Speaker, Rep. Tracey Mann (R-KS), will offer his expert analysis on the Farm Bill. Rep. Mann is a member of the House Agriculture Committee and an original cosponsor of the FRIDGE Act, which has been included in the committee approved version of the Farm Bill This keynote will offer valuable insights on the Farm Bill process, key policy debates and the outlook for provisions important to the cold chain such as the FRIDGE Act.

Brenda Wigger Gianiny

Keynote: 2024 Election Outlook

Join Brenda Gianiny will offer her expert analysis on the state of the 2024 Election. This keynote will offer valuable insights on the battle for the White House, the balance of power in the House and Senate, key races to watch, and what issues are driving the electorate.

Agency Engagement Sessions

Working with Customs and Border Protection, Bonded Warehouse and CTPAT

With import demand project to rise, understanding how to best work with Customs is increasingly important. CBP officials Katharine Dervin, Jonathan Culp, and George Rudy will discuss best practices for bonded warehouses and the process and benefits of CTPAT certification.

Recent Changes to EPA’s Risk Management Program

EPA has recently finalized changes to the Risk Management Program (RMP), impacting facilities with 10,000 pounds or more of ammonia. Kevin Daniel, Risk Management Program National Expert from EPA will outline the key changes to the regulations and how you can prepare to comply.

Navigating Transportation Policies and Legal Issues

Learn about the latest developments in transportation policy and how they are impacting the cold chain. In this session, Prasad Sharma from Scopelitis will discuss legal issues, policy updates, and other transportation issues that are currently affecting the supply chain.

Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Updates Impacting the Cold Storage Industry

Paul Kiecker, FSIS Administrator, will share updates to key policies and programs impacting meat and poultry operations. Topics include upcoming changes and improvements to the PHIS system and emerging import and export issues impacting the industry.

Trends in OSHA Enforcement and National Emphasis Programs

Jonathan Russell, Chemical Process Safety Engineer at OSHA, will share the latest inspection data and enforcement trends impacting the cold chain, including the new Warehouse National Emphasis Program. Gain insights on OSHA’s regulatory programs and what they mean for your business.

Evolving Labor Policies and the Biden Administration

Join Desiree Langley from Jackson-Lewis as she discusses how the Biden Administration’s changes to labor policies impact businesses across the cold chain. This session will examine key elements of new and forthcoming labor policies and what you can do to be prepared.

Cybersecurity Outlook & Best Practices

Cyber security threats continue to impact companies across the cold chain. Benjamin Gilbert from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will discuss the current cyber security situation, best practices to protect your business and government resources available for support.

Published Date

June 23, 2024


Advocacy, Cold Chain Development, Cyber Security, Education, Employee Safety, Food Safety & Audits, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Legal Issues, Technology


United States


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