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Virtual Innovation Program, Week One Recap

Global Cold Chain Alliance's Virtual Innovation Program started last week, October 14th , providing best-in-class learning and business-to-business collaboration for industry professionals throughout the cold chain. The program started with an Opening General Session where GCCA President & CEO, Matt Ott along with IARW Chairman, Ron Buford, and WFLO Chairman, Brian Beazer provided attendees with a state of the association and a glimpse at things to come. This session was followed by a keynote presentation by Andy Busch, Former U.S. Chief Market Intelligence Officer. He provided guidance to help us forecast the economic rebound from COVID-19.

Day two and three featured sessions covering the following topics:

  • Increasing Productivity with Semi-Automated Forklift Technology, led by speakers Chris Thompson - Vice President of Business Development at Interchange Group, Inc. and Keith VanBenschoten – Chief Operating Officer and Interchange Group, Inc.
  • Panel de Discusión: Afrontando retos en la industria de cadena de frío, led by speakers Jose Carranza - Agroempaques, S.A., CEO, Dionisio Cos Malpica - Logistica Fria Griver, SAPI de CV (Friopuerto Veracruz), Logistic Director, Salvador Figueroa Sánchez - Mardom Group, Institutional Relationship Vice President, and Raul Hernandez Butron - Precisa Frozen Ltda., Executive President.
  • Human Resources in the Time of COVID-19: Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Changes, led by Ashley Albers – Human Resources Manager at nor-Am Cold Storage, Lori Cogit - VP, Human Resources at RLS Logistics, and Christine Rees-Zecha - Regional Human Resources Director for Lineage Logistics.

Did you miss any of these VIP sessions? Register for the Virtual Innovation Program and find them in our Sessions On Demand library.

The Cold Chain Collaboration begin this week and enables strategic dialogue between warehouse/3PL attendees and key industry suppliers. Visit the  B2B Company Directory in the Virtual Innovation Program platform to find featured companies available for meetings.

Learn more and register .

October 19, 2020


Virtual Innovation Program
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