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Co-located with consumer packaged goods in the healthy food segment, fresh produce brands, and the floral industry, the expo delivers unparalleled opportunities to your business.

Together in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, the Global Cold Chain Expo will share the exhibit floor with the International Floriculture Expo, the United FreshMKT Expo, United FreshTEC Expo and the new SmartFood Expo™ bringing together the most innovative products and solutions in the perishables industry. The co-location attracts thousands of key decision-makers from retail, foodservice, processing, production, distribution, logistics, and transportation representing frozen, refrigerated, ambient, and fresh operations to invest in cold chain solutions.

View the interactive floor plan displaying specific exhibitor locations or see the 2018 exhibitor list by clicking below.


The United FreshMKT Expo has been the fastest growing segment of the United Fresh event in Chicago, as retailers, wholesalers, food service companies and new channel buyers explore the latest in fresh produce innovation. Attendees will now find a new Organic Produce Showcase, featuring new products and a highlighted presence for organic providers. In addition, new features will focus on prepared meal solutions, convenient snack items, fresh juices, salsas, soups and dips, and much more.
Building on a deep footprint in the fresh-cut processing sector, the United FreshTEC Expo is designed to highlight the most innovative technologies coming to our business from farm to table. Breakthrough innovations in mechanical harvesting, robotics, packing and packaging, and more will be featured in the FreshTEC Expo. Attendees also will find a new Food Safety Pavilion featuring the latest technologies to help companies comply with the myriad of regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The International Floriculture Expo (IFE) is North America's largest business-to-business trade show for the floral industry, uniting mass market retail buyers, florists, suppliers, media, and other industry professionals. Attendees will find more than 150 leading companies bringing the most exciting floral and horticulture products to market today, working together with floral buyers and merchandisers to grow the industry and delight the floral consumers in every channel of trade.
Transform the way you think about food at the newest event for the food and beverage industry. Embrace the smart food revolution: Food that’s better for your health. Better for your customers. Better for your business. And engage in three days of unrivaled access to industry-leading insights and innovations in the better-for-you food category. Make smart buying decisions. Cater to savvy shoppers. Be a player in the smart food movement. All at SmartFood Expo™.


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If your business is in any way related to the perishables industry, the Global Cold Chain Expo is a can’t-miss event.

Angelo Antoci
President, U.S. Growers Cold Storage, Inc. 

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