22nd GCCA European Cold Chain Conference

In case you were unable to attend or would like to review a session, we’ve posted presentations from the 22nd GCCA European Cold Chain Conference below. 


What:  22nd GCCA European Cold Chain Conference

When:  March 20-22, 2019 

Where:  Brussels, Belgium 


Thursday, 21 March -Opening Plenary Session

The Need to Evolve

Presenter: Doug Harrison, former President & CEO, VersaCold & current Chairman, International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)


TechTalk and Keynote Introduction

Presenter: Carsten Dahlgaard, Senior Director - Industrial Refrigeration, Danfoss


A Retailers Perspective on Trends in the Cold Chain

Presenter: Ole Thomsen, Logistics Director, Reitan Distribution


Morning Plenary Session

Global Cold Chain Update – Consolidation and Cold Chain Index

Presenter: Corey Rosenbusch, President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)


Strategically Utilize Your Data to Innovate the Cold Chain - Presentation Unavailable for Distribution 


Lizzy Shay Kaler, Vice President, Bay Grove Capital

Mike McClendon, President Europe, Lineage Logistics

Duco Buijze, Senior Vice President, Lineage Europe


Future Leader of the Year Candidates Presentations

Andrew Lawrence, Operations Controller, Rick Bestwick, Magnavale

Ben Price, Commercial Manager, GroContinental, Agro Merchants


Education Session

Ensuring Your Construction Envelopes Are Fire Efficient and Insurance Friendly


Xavier Haspeslagh, Managing Director, Stockhabo

Wim Polfliet, Area Sales Manager, Isocab-Kingspan


Surviving the Ongoing Driver Shortage

Presenter: Esther Visser, Policy Officer, IRU Permanent Delegation to the EU


Innovative Temperature Monitoring for Better Tracking and Traceability


Christopher Fuss, Head of DHL IoT, DHL

Jeremy Laurens, Co-founder & CEO, Blulog


The Future of Natural Refrigerants – Sustainability and Efficiency

Presenter:  Onni Ojala, Project Manager, Refrigeration, Ramboll


Friday, 22 March -Opening Plenary Session

Preparing for a Brexit Deal or No Deal

Moderator: Shane Brennan, Chief Executive, Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF)


Jeroen Temples, Managing Director, Eurofrigo BV

Garry Tilburn, Advisor, Lineage Logistics


Economic Forces Impacting the Cold Chain


Bram Stevens - Head of Sponsor Coverage, Rabobank

Martijn Breur - Mergers & Acquisitions, Rabobank

Matteo Iagatti - Food Logistics Analyst, FAR Rabobank


Morning Plenary Session


TechTalk: Artificial Intelligence

Presenter: Kevin Françoisse, CEO & co-founder, Sagacify


Global Trends in Cold Chain -  Presentation Unavailable for Distribution 

Moderator: Julie Hanson, European Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)


Greg Laurin, President, Conestoga Cold Storage

Ben Van Wolput, Managing Director, Antwerp Cold Stores

Hans Kroes, President Europe, AGRO Merchants Group

Brussels Airport Cargo - Developments in Air Cargo and Data Sharing For A More Transparent Cold Chain  


Sam Quintelier, Cargo Business Development Manager, Brussels Airport Company

Sara van Gelder, Cargo Development Manager, Brussels Airport Company


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