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Global Cold Chain Conference 

A half-day of education on June 10 kicked off with the Opening General Session Keynote & Luncheon, as attendees heard from Keynote Speaker Timothy Egan, Director, Warehousing and Transportation, Kerry, North America Region.

Opening General Session & Luncheon

2019 Keynote Speaker: Timothy Egan, Director, Warehousing and Transportation, Kerry, North America Region

Timothy Egan



Global Cold Chain Expo Opening General Session & Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Education Session Breakouts – Round I
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Education Session Breakouts – Round II
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Education Session Breakouts – Round III
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 pm

Post-Conference Happy Hour
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.



Monday's Breakout Education Sessions*

Time         Warehouse Operations Transportation Engineering & Construction

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                                                                                        

Maximizing and Tracking KPIs in Warehouse Operations

  • Stephen Cunrod, Warehouse Methods and Process Improvement, Burris Logistics


What Data Is Telling Us About the Freight Market: A Current Analysis and Future Outlook

  • Dean Croke, Chief Insight Officer, FreightWaves



Conducting a Facility Waste Walk to Improve Energy Management

  • Eric Steele, Vice President of Warehousing, Groom Energy

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Managing Employee Marijuana Use in a Drug Free Workplace         

  • Rachel Ehlers, Attorney, Jackson Lewis P.C.


Digital Transportation Revolution: A JB Hunt Case Study exploring Refrigerated Rail Cars and 360 Platform

  • Adam Neil, Vice President of Refrigerated Services, JB Hunt
  • Jim Schram, Director of Refrigerated Services, JB Hunt
  • Scott Primm, Director of Sales, JB Hunt

Successfully Integrating a CO2 Refrigeration System: A Henningsen Cold Storage Case Study

  • Pete Lepschat, Director of Engineering, Henningsen Cold Storage
  • Chris Herzog, P.E., Professional Engineer, IREP
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Food Safety & GFSI Considerations in Warehouse Operations


  • Chris Cothren, Food Safety Director and Food Defense Coordinator, Frez-N-Stor
  • Facilitator: Stephanie Lopez, Vice President Operations - Americas, AIB Internationa

New Transportation Regulations: What You Need to Know about Food Safety and ELDs

  • Eric Meyers, Attorney, Scopelitis
  • Ryan Wright, Attorney, Scopelitis

“Built by the Best” Award Spotlight: NewCold Advanced Logitics and Fisher Construction Group

  • Josh Currie, Senior Project Manager, Fisher Construction Group

Following Monday's education, enjoy more than 10 hours of show floor education on Tuesday and Wednesday. Learn more.

* Topics subject to change 


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"The Global Cold Chain Expo allows multiple members from our Supply Chain to attend and find value at one event. Procurement, food safety, logistics all have an opportunity to meet with equipment manufacturers, software and service providers as well as suppliers at the expo. This is a one-stop shop for our team." 

Erik Kruse
Logistics Supply Chain Manager, Kwik Trip, Inc.

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