October 08, 2022 (All day) to October 12, 2022 (All day)
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, San Diego, California, United States

Focus Sessions


Monday, 10 October


10:30 – 11:30am – Focus Sessions: Round 1

GCCA Global Advocacy Update

Presenter: Lowell Randel, Senior Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs, GCCA

GCCA continues to expand on its advocacy efforts in North America and globally.  Join this session to hear the latest updates on regulatory and legislative policies globally and how GCCA is advocating on behalf of the cold chain. 


Improving Food Loss and Food Waste in the Cold Chain

Panelists: Coming Soon

Studies show that roughly 40 percent of what we produce in terms of food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final household consumption. Hear from warehouse members and the association regarding the role they are playing to minimize food loss and waste as well as plans being made to improve and maintain a sustainable infrastructure to support these efforts.



Tuesday, 11 October


1:45 – 2:30pm – Focus Sessions: Round 2

Updated IARW Terms and Conditions - What's Changed?

Presenters: Kevin Phillips, Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson& Feary, P.C

Eric Meyers, Attorney, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson& Feary, P.C

IARW’s Warehouse Legal Service Partner, Scopelitis, has recently updated the industry standard Terms and Conditions.  Hear from Scopelitis about the new Terms and Conditions, what has changed, and what you need to know as you implement the new documents with your customers. 



Outlook for Port Operations

Panelists: Coming Soon

We know there have been a number of challenges at the ports over the last few years but there is a lot that is going well. Our panelist will discuss current operational successes as well as ongoing trends and what is on the horizon in terms of port operations.


3:15 – 4:00pm – Focus Sessions: Round 3

Trends in Warehouse Legal Liability Insurance

Presenters: Randi Wagner, Account Executive, Lockton Companies

Tracey Wild, Unit Leader Senior VP, Lockton Companies

Many warehouse members participate in the IARW Warehouse Legal Liability Insurance program administered by Lockton Companies. Participate in this session and hear from two Lockton representatives on trends and updates in regards to the insurance market, receive advice on how to best prepare for any changes, and get your questions answered by the experts.


The Rising Temperature of Talent: A Cold Chain Perspective

Panelists: Don Schlimme Future Leader Award Candidates (names coming soon)

The labor market has evolved rapidly over the last few years, causing a sudden surge in demand, pent-up attrition levels and candidates expecting more autonomy over how, when and where they work. Cold Chain organizations that do not address these changes risk higher levels of turnover, decreased engagement and paying a higher level of premiums to attract talent. In this panel discussion, join our the Future Leader Award candidates for what will most likely be a lively discussion on how to navigate these challenges.