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Why Attend

The Global Cold Chain Expo is the only event where businesses gather to find solutions and share best practices for managing the complexities of the perishable supply chain.

86% of attendees said that the 2019 Global Cold Chain Expo was worth their investment – both in time and money. 

The event features a cutting-edge exposition of the tools, technologies and services needed by all partners throughout the cold chain, and an educational conference bringing together innovators and experts with senior management and rising managers from all sectors of the industry. Together, the expo and conference create the most valuable B2B networking event serving the perishable supply chain.


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With your Cold Chain Expo Pass, you also gain FREE admission to our show partners’ expo floors:

  • United FreshTEC featuring breakthrough innovations in mechanical harvesting, robotics, packing and packaging, and more
  • United FreshMKT featuring the latest in fresh produce innovations, including the new Organic Produce Showcase 

If you produce, handle, store, transport or are involved in the distribution of perishable products, then the Global Cold Chain Expo is for you! 

Individual attendees will include operations management, engineering, plant managers, transportation directors, construction and others who buy or lease cold chain services.

Corporate attendees will include food manufacturers, processors, wholesalers, distributors and retailers who own or contract temperature-controlled logistics services and facilities; food producers who own or lease cooling and processing equipment, cold storage or handling facilities; retailers who own or lease refrigeration equipment for maintenance of the cold chain at point-of-sale; companies that build, design, and engineer food facilities and all parties throughout the supply chain who specify refrigerated transportation services from local to global needs.

A reason for every segment of the cold chain to attend.

Warehouse Facility/Plant Operations (Managers, GMs, Directors & Executives)
Arrive at your one-stop-shop for everything needed to stay cutting-edge – from exhibitors featuring the best in capital upgrades, energy efficiency solutions and maintaining the integrity and security of the cold chain through every link, to the cutting-edge show floor and Monday Conference education focusing on Food Safety, KPIs, and more!  

Foodservice, Manufacturing & Retail
Discover cutting-edge developments in logistics, cold chain management, supply chain efficiencies, packaging, transportation and more, through Monday’s Conference and show floor education on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you own, lease, operate a distribution facility or work with a 3PL partner, this event is for you!

Food Safety & Compliance (Managers & Executives)
Explore the newest technologies and solutions and partner with the service providers working to maintain integrity and security of the perishable supply chain. Don’t miss Food Safety X-Change Sessions, for facilitated food safety discussions around GFSI and more.

Engineering, Construction, & Maintenance Professionals
Meet the service providers, sub-contractors and design-build partners you need for facility building, retrofitting to meet today’s standards, improving your operations through automation and more. In addition, leverage Monday’s Engineering & Construction Sessions.


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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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