Why Attend

The Global Cold Chain Expo is the one-stop-shop for innovation, education and business-to-business networking for the global food industry cold chain – from producer to consumer.

The Global Cold Chain Expo 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 business-to-business networking event serving the global cold chain.


Four Shows

With your Cold Chain Expo Pass, you also gain FREE admission to our three 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 
  • International Floriculture Expo featuring the most outstanding suppliers of floral and horticulture products

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Webinar - Wednesday, May 17

How to Make the Most of Your Time at the Global Cold Chain Expo

What brings you to the 2017 Global Cold Chain Expo? Is it the extensive education offerings, business-to-business networking opportunities, or the chance to showcase your company’s latest innovations? Maybe it’s all of the above! Regardless of what brings you to the event on June 13-15, 2017, join this webinar to learn how to make the most of your week in Chicago. 

With more than 10 hours of education, the GCCE is the place for all sectors of the cold chain industry to learn about industry trends in the temperature-controlled supply chain. Hear about what sessions will be presented, both on the show floor and in our 45-minute breakout education tracks. 

Over 7,500 key decision-makers from retail, foodservice, processing, production, distribution, logistics, and transportation are expected to attend. Learn how to take advantage of the show’s co-locations between the Global Cold Chain Expo, the International Floriculture Expo, United FreshMKT, and United FreshTEC shows. 

From the Opening Party at the largest indoor aquarium in the world to happy hour and ice cream socials on the show floor, discover where you can network with business leaders from around the world. 

Don’t waste this opportunity! Take the time to prepare yourself and make the most of your Expo experience. View a recording of this webinar, led by Catharine Perry, Show Manager, James Rogers and John Toner, the Expo Sponsorship and Sales team, and maximize your week in Chicago.

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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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