The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and its members, a broad base of cold chain specialists around the world, recognized the need for cold chain expertise at the start of the world’s supply chain.

Additionally, a number of GCCA members were already dealing in cold chain solutions for the fresh market. Thus, in 2015, GCCA made strategic association enhancements to engage a broader audience by adding fresh to the cold chain story. Partnering with the United Fresh Produce Association, whose members offer services across all segments of the fresh produce supply chain, was a natural conclusion. 

Through discussions between GCCA and United Fresh leadership, the Global Cold Chain Expo was created. As a partnership between GCCA and United Fresh, the Expo will be co-located alongside the International Floriculture Expo, and the United Fresh Show.

The Global Cold Chain Expo and conference create the most valuable business-to-business networking event serving the entire global cold chain – from producer to retailer.

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.


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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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