Registration is now under way for the inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, created in partnership with the Global Cold Chain Alliance and the United Fresh Produce Association. Hosted at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, this June 20-22, the event will focus on the logistics and technologies that make it possible for perishable products to arrive safely to consumers around the world.
The Global Cold Chain Expo will be a one-stop-shop for all cold chain needs, with 25,000 square feet of trade show space featuring hundreds of exhibitors from every sector of the cold chain, including material handling, warehousing, construction, supply chain/logistics solutions and transportation providers. Co-located with FMI Connect, the International Floriculture Expo and United Fresh 2016, the Global Cold Chain Expo is expected to attract more than 15,000 key decision makers from retail, foodservice, processing, production, distribution, logistics, and transportation sectors. Attendees will represent frozen, refrigerated, ambient and fresh operations.
“Increasingly, the fresh produce industry is being challenged to compete with locally grown, short haul fruits and vegetables that are picked closer to ripeness,” said Tom Stenzel, president and ceo of the United Fresh Produce Association. “We believe the only way we can enhance quality control in our supply chain is a deep dive into the cold chain and technologies that bring our growers, packers and wholesalers closer to the consumer.”
For industry suppliers, the Global Cold Chain Expo provides a competitive advantage by building brand awareness, expanding audience penetration to all global buyers of temperature-controlled transportation and facilities, and connecting suppliers to key decision makers. Their products and services will be on the world’s largest stage in the cold chain industry.
“The cold chain industry has evolved – the pallet-in, pallet-out storage business of yesterday has transformed into a total logistics solution,” stated Corey Rosebush, president and ceo of the Alexandria, Virginia-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance. “Today’s customers place a higher value and priority on total cold chain solutions, no matter which industry and anywhere in the world.”
Early bird rates for the Global Cold Chain Expo are available through May 2, 2016. For more details visit www.globalcoldchainexpo.org, or phone James Rogers at +1 703 373 4300.