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GCCA and UK’s Cold Chain Federation Announce Partnership Agreement

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The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and the Reading, Berkshire, England-based Cold Chain Federation (CCF, formerly known as the Food Storage and Distribution Federation) have entered into a formal partnership that builds on a 20-plus year affiliation between the two organizations and signals a new commitment to building knowledge, networking opportunities and insights across borders.

“We are delighted to partner with GCCA in this way, giving CCF members access to an international knowledge bank, as well as opening the way for international opportunities and networking. Over three years CCF has grown massively in its profile and impact, building a range and events and services to benefit cold chain professionals in the United Kingdom. By partnering with GCCA we can add their vast experience and expert resources to our membership offer,” said CCF Chief Executive Shane Brennan (pictured above at right).

He added: “The UK is a distinctive market, and most of what concerns our members is immediate and local, but there is so much to learn from looking outside our borders too. Working with GCCA our members will have access to the best of innovation, compliance and insight from around the world.”

GCCA President and CEO Matthew R. Ott (pictured above at left) remarked: “GCCA is a truly global network with members in over 80 countries. By reinforcing our strong links to CCF we are able to bring more UK professionals into our network and utilize their knowledge to gain insight that benefits all our members. We are very excited by the opportunities that collaboration with CCF can bring to GCCA and vice versa. We are keen to support and partner with independent national organizations like CCF, and we look forward to exploring ways to build further collaborative ventures that strengthen both organizations’ offer to members in all areas of the cold chain industry.”

The two organizations will be hosting a joint meeting and celebration of their renewed partnership at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport Wales, on July 14, 2022.