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European Cold Chain Conference and WFLO Institute Programs Set

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The 24th European Cold Chain Conference scheduled for June 1-3 by Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) will be a virtual event offering a full program that will touch on a wide range of subjects of interest to warehouse operators, including:

•Trends and innovation in automation as a means to compensate for labor shortages and reduced investment risk for SMEs;

•Sustainability and transportation electrification;

•Cybersecurity as a very existing and current business risk;

•New developments in refrigerants and alternatives for the future;

•cCold chain customer trends and outlook;

•Brexit and the challenges to prepare for by 2022.

The online event will also host GCCA’s 2021 Europe Future Leader Award, a competition that recognizes outstanding young professionals in the cold storage industry.

Additionally, exclusive networking opportunities will be offered during the Cold Chain Café sessions. This roundtable discussion component of the conference will enable attendees to share ideas with their peers in an informal atmosphere.

Scheduled over three days at the convenient pace of one 90-minute session a day, the only European Cold Chain Conference has been arranged as such to provide cold chain professionals with a flexible way to combine business and development time with industry colleagues from across Europe.

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WFLO Says “See You in September in Person”

Meanwhile, in the United States organizers of the GCCA’s World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Institute have confirmed that they will be able to safely host two in-person programs will take place late in late summer and early autumn. WFLO Institute East is slated for September 8-11 in Atlanta, Georgia, and WFLO Institute West is scheduled for September 26-29, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona.

Also available online is WFLO Institute On-Demand, which will be a new virtual version of the organization’s core education and training program. This will enable participants to experience the curriculum on their own time. More than 40 classes taught by industry experts will be offered. Learn more here.