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Cool Logistics Global returns!

Our flagship event Cool Logistics Global, now in its 14th year, returns as an in-person, live event from 20-22 September 2022.

This industy-leading conference and exhibition is hosted by Port of Barcelona and takes place at the World Trade Center.

Join us from Monday 19 September for our port tour and icebreaker event, before conference begins on 20 September.

Debate & Discuss | Learn & Explore | Network & Connect

Cool Logistics Global 2022 itinerary:

19 September

16.00 Port Tour by water

19.30 IceBreaker Reception at the 5* Grand Marina Hotel sponsored by Klinge Corporation – stunning rooftop terrace for spectacular views over the city and port, cocktails and regional canapes.

20 September

08.00-18.00 Conference & Networking

19.30-11.30 Networking Reception at the gorgeous Mas de Sant Llei hosted by the Port of Barcelona with drinks, dinner and live band

21 September

08.00-17.00 Conference & Networking

22 September

 

08.00-17.00 Conference & Networking 

Port of Barcelona Tour
By water
Grand Marina Hotel
IceBreaker Reception rooftop bar sponsored by Klinge Corporation
Mas De Sant Llei
Stunning setting for Port of Barcelona Reception
World Trade Center
Venue for Cool Logistics Global 2022
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Joan Amorós

President
FERRMED, Spain
President of: FERRMED, BUSINESS EUMED and Fundació Occitano Catalana. Previously Director General of Programming and Supply of NISSAN MOTOR IBÉRICA, SA as well as President of NISSAN Distribution Service Barcelona.
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Daniel Bollard

Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders
Business & Accounts Port of Rotterdam
6 years of experience at the Port of Rotterdam aiming at optimizing supply chains from sea to hinterland destination. Driving digitalization and sustainability among the different stakeholders to create key value propositions for end-users mainly in the agro and pharma industry.
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Matilda Bouchet

Managing Director, Head of Cargo Monitoring
Nexxiot, Sweden
Matilda has more than 20 years of experience with business development in global companies across retail, media, finance, and tech. She gained advanced expertise serving as a champion for change at all organizational levels. Matilda Bouchet is a strong advocate of growth driven by technology and optimization.
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Shane Brennan

Chief Executive Officer
Cold Chain Federation
The Cold Chain Federation leads the UK temperature controlled logistics industry. Our members look after frozen and chilled food from farm to fork. Food safety is our top priority and we are the first line of defence against food waste and it’s negative impact on climate change.
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Manuel Cabrera-Kábana

Chairman
International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), GCCA
Educated in Economics, Banking and Logistics in Spain and the United States and has worked for over 30 years in the Perishable Logistics Sector. Acting Executive Managing Director of Ifria Cold Chain Development Company, as well as Senior Advisor in Cold Chain Logistics, Investments and Partnerships for a number of private companies.
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Chris Catto-Smith

Advisor Vaccine Distribution, Agri-Logistics & Cold Chain Logistics SME Advisor, Asian Development Bank (ADB); Managing Director, Freshport Asia, Thailand
30years experience in supply chain development, retail logistics & systems, pharma cold chain, international perishable aircargo and agri-food innovation. He has successfully managed Supply Chain Integration, Food Logistics & retail ERP projects in Asia and with the Asia Development Bank to support supply chain and agro logistics resiliency in Southeast Asia & Nepal. Specialist advisor on covid-19 vaccine distribution, implementation and resilience in Asia.
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Alfred Cheung

Founder
JC Food Republic Company Limited
Alfred serves as CEO of APTTPA Limited and as founder of JC Food Republic Co. Chief representative of overseas devt of China International Cross-border E-commerce Industry Alliance, Reefer Ambassador of OceanX network and cold chain consultant of International Supply Chain Alliance Co., Ltd.
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Andy Connell

Director
A-Bar-C Services
South Africa
Andy has been involved in import/export supply chain logistics, both dry goods & perishables for over 30 years, Prior to this he worked almost 8 years for the Dole Fresh Fruit Food Group in South Africa and Mozambique.
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Martijn de Bruin

Regional Head of Reefer & Special Cargo
ONE Ocean Network Express Netherlands
At ONE Martijn drives strategic direction and optimalization for Reefer & Special Cargo within Europe and Africa Region . Previously with he was with AP Moller Maersk, and prior to this with Kuehne+Nagel
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George de Paula Riberio

Owner,
ColdChange, Brazil
Commercial representatives for cold chain technology providers. Fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers with 30+ years involvement in perishable cargo segment with: Blue Star Line, Cool Carriers, J.Lauritzen, Maersk, Kuehne+Nagel and Emerson.
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Miguel De Sanjuan

Director General
Primavia, Spain

Fiona Delaney

CEO/Co-founder
Origin Chain, Ireland
Origin Chain, 'one to watch' in European agri-tech. Fiona specialises in blockchain-enabled systems 'in the wild' with a focus on the cooperative aspects of decentral ecosystem innovation practices. Co-author and contributor to publications and standards in the field of decentral technologies.
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Martin Dixon

Director - Head of Research Projects
Drewry, UK
Experience in shipping and supply chain management with a wide and varied career in international logistics and maritime intensive supply chains. Prior to joining Drewry Martin spent several years analysing the container shipping needs of shippers and logistics service providers for London-based journal Containerisation International.
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Lorenzo Donato

Area General Manager Southern Europe & Balkans
Etihad
Lorenzo joined Etihad Cargo in 2017 as General Manager of Italy & South America. Since then, he has held a number of positions, including General Manager North & Central Europe, General Manager Western & Southern Europe, and he is now Etihad Cargo’s General Manager Southern Europe & Balkans.
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Pierre Escodo

Founder & Editor
Eurofresh & Asiafresh Distribution
Pierre Escodo works as editor & consultant specialized in fresh produce marketing for 30 years. He graduated agrifood engineering & economics at Toulouse Purpan & Kansas State universities. He is founder and editor of Eurofresh & Asiafresh Distribution magazines, having a leading coverage the fresh F&V trade logistics and retail globally (80 countries).
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Marc Evrard

Commercial Director
Belgium Fruit Valley, Belgium
30 years of experience in the fresh produce industry growing Belgium's fruit and vegetable export trade. Marc played a significant role in opening up the Indian market for Belgian pomefruit exports in 2009, achieved market access for Belgian pears to the Chinese market in 2010. Oversees all commercial activities at BFV, Belgium's largest top fruit growers association.
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Juan Andres Ferrari

Director, Perishable Supply Chain
ACF Global Sourcing, Chile
A professional and entrepreneur with experience in the food Industry, global sourcing, and the perishables supply chain. He is also a supply chain cost savings expert.
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Bruno Fusciani

Global Marine Commercial Leader
Thermo King, Italy
Senior manager 30+ years in transport refrigeration industry. He has covered multiple roles in the transport refrigeration industry, including being a member of the transport commission of the International Institute of Refrigeration and a Technical Expert for the Transfrigoroute International Assoc.
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Joost Heere

Commercial Director
Lineage Logistics, USA
Experienced commercial supply chain logistics director with a focus on long term relations and contracts within the cold chain logistics. Optimizing the chain for customers. Transportation, Reefer vessels, terminal and door-2-door consultant. Perishable, agro and pharma&healthcare and just in time specialist.
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Matteo Iagatti

Director
IUNGO - Supply Chain Expertise, France
Matteo has a 4 year experience as an analyst for the F&A supply chain at Rabobank. Before that, Matteo worked in Brussels as a market analyst for the International Confederation of European Beet Growers and as a project manager at Agriconsulting Europe.
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Allan Klinge

President
Klinge Corporation, USA
Allan joined Klinge Corporation in 2007. He previously worked at a research firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Klinge has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and a Bachelors Degree from Dartmouth College.
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Genevieve Leveille

CEO
Agriledger, Dominican Republic
CEO and Principal Founder of AgriLedger which continues to drive the adoption of blockchain in agriculture. Genevieve implemented a blockchain solution in the Fresh Fruit Value Chain in Haiti with the Ministry of Commerce and the World Bank.  Farmers, consumers and families reaped the benefits of fairer prices and improved food security. 
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Michel Looten

Director Maritime
Seabury Cargo, part of Accenture Strategy & Consulting, Netherlands
Michel joined Seabury/Accenture in 2013 as Maritime Director and began his career in 1999 with P&O Nedlloyd. At Maersk Line he was Route Manager Asia Imports for Central Europe. Prior to Seabury he was in the chartering department of the agricultural supply chain management company, Cefetra.
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Robert Mant

VP Global Sales & Development
Kuehne + Nagel, UK
30 years of experience in fresh produce logistics, Robert has obtained valuable insights via his senior level positions in Dole Food Company, Compagnie Fruiterie and Star Reefers. In 2017 he took his expertise to Kuehne + Nagel.
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Theofrastos Mantadelis

Freelance Consultant Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Theo has been doing research in the field of Artificial Intelligence since 2008. Lately he is interested in the application of Artificial Intelligence in agriculture and has founded the portal dimetra.eu
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Brice Marion

Sales Director
Tive Inc
Over 15 years experience in the supply chain and logistics industry, worldwide, 6 of these years working within the logistics tech industry. Expert in cool chain related problematics after working in Logistics at Fonterra, the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, and in risk management for various major corporations such Nestlé. He is also a member of the Cool chain Association Tech Committee.
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Johannes Nanninga

CEO
Port of Nansha
Johan started his career with Nedlloyd and lived in Asia for nine years. He set up P&O Nedlloyd Logistics. He has held many positions in freight forwarding throughout Europe as well as being involved in ocean contracting and Intercontinental Rail product development. in 2017 he set up the European office for the Guangzhou Port Group.
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Viet Nguyen

Analyst F&A Logistics and Supply Chains
Rabobank
Viet is a NL-based analyst at Rabobank covering Food & Agri supply chains and logistics. Prior to joining Rabobank, Viet worked for supply chains departments of FMCG companies such as Heineken and Friesland Campina as well as conducted computational and empirical research on data-driven cold chain logistics at Wageningen University.
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Matthew Ott

President & CEO,
GCCA Global Cold Chain Alliance, USA
Throughout my career, I have worked with volunteer leaders and association staff to create environments that strengthen collaboration, improve office culture, provide incomparable member value. Always seeking new ways to ensure industry recognition, while fostering revenue growth and creating unshakable organizational stability.
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Alan Peart

Alan Peart
Telematics Sales Manager, Global Container Refrigeration Carrier Transicold Singapore
With over 25 years in the telematics space, Alan brings a wealth of experience across refrigeration, construction and agriculture. Working with sales and cross functional teams he is helping to define and execute the Carrier global strategy for telematics solutions.
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Niels Prebensen

Director Product Management Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions Denmark
Niels has almost 10 years’ experience with Emerson consulting adoption of IoT for the Cold Chain and driving definition and realization of key value propositions for end-users.
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Cristina Rodriguez

Head of Commercial and Clients
Port Authority of Valencia, Spain
Among others, Cristina was general Manager of Spain Cruise Division at Perez y Cia Group in private sector, and, in the public sector, she has worked for Port Authority of Valencia for many years holding different positions of responsibility as Cruise Manager for example. Currently, she is Commercial and Customer Manager of Port of Valencia.
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Rogier Rook

Logistics Manager Nature’s Pride Netherlands
Rogier has been the head of logistics at Nature’s Pride for the past decade. In that time he headed logistic innovation in supply chains visibility and transparency as well as developed a passion for improvements in the cold chain.
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Carles Rua Costa

Head of Innovation
Port of Barcelona
Carles has been with the Port for over 16 years, responsible for strategy and innovation up until 2021 when he became Head of Innovation for the Port.
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Olga Salvador Mir

BCOs and Reefer Manager
Port of Barcelona, Spain
15+ years experience in the maritime-port industry working in direct contact with port terminals, shipping lines and public bodies. Part of the Commercial team of the Port of Barcelona since 2009, In her current position as BCO’s and Reefer manager she has a clear focus on the follow up and development of projects linked to reefer traffics.
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Robert F Sappio

Chief Executive Officer
SeaCube Containers, USA
Joining  SeaCube in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, he promoted to his current position in 2017. Prior to SeaCube, he was President of the Americas Region for Rickmers-Linie and Managing Director for Alvarez & Marsal. Prior to this he spent 30 years at American President Lines, Ltd. serving most recently as Senior Vice President. 
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David Sussmann

President
SEAFOODIA, France
David is an entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the wholesale industry. He has strong business and development skills and is professionally committed to environmental issues especially in commercial fishing and ocean marine.
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Damià Calvet i Valera

President
Barcelona Port Authority, Spain
Minister of the Territory and Sustainability for the Government of Catalonia from 2018-2021. Mr. Calvet i Valera has held several different positions within the Government of Catalonia and has also been elected at local government level. He has a degree in Construction Sciences and Technologies and Diploma in Technical Architecture.
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Hans Willem van der Wal

CEO
Agrofair, Netherlands
AgroFair – the pioneer of the Fairtrade banana. Hans started his fruit sector career d in Tanzania and later worked in Burkina Faso exporting fresh mangoes. He has extensive experience in the banana industry, areas of special interest include shipping and logistics, ecology and social sustainability.
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Carla Vercher

International Trade Manager
Bollo International Fruits
Spain
After four years working outside the family business, she has been part of Bollo for 10 years. She has toured the different departments of the company and is currently responsible for large accounts and manages the company's marketing. Since this year she has been part of the Forum committee of the Valencian Association of Entrepreneurs(AVE).
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Pablo Vilanova

Sustainability and Innovation Director.
Mercabarna, SA, Spain
He has worked in the design and execution of several studies and infrastructure projects in the Barcelona Wholesale Central Markets promoting innovation and strategic change, through challenging projects in the areas of digitalization, sustainability, and technological development in the agro-logistic value chain.
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Rachael White

Founder
Cool Logistics Resources, UK
Rachael established Cool Logistics in 2009 as the world’s leading network, knowledge and education resource connecting buyers and suppliers of cold supply chain logistics and transportation for perishable cargoes of all types - food, pharma, flowers and more.
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Kim Winter

Founder & Global CEO
Logistics Executive, UAE
Founder of Logistics Executive Group, Kim delivers 40 years of executive leadership experience spanning Executive Search & Recruitment, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Corporate Advisory, Consulting & M&A, Media Interviews & Vodcasts.
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Host Port

Port de Barcelona

The Port of Barcelona is is Spain's principal port for international traffic.
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Sponsor

Puertos del Estado

Puertos del Estado

The State-owned Spanish Port System includes 46 ports of general interest, managed by 28 Port Authorities, whose coordination and efficiency control corresponds to the government agency Puertos del Estado, a body answerable to the Ministry of Public Works that is responsible for implementing the government's port policy.
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Gold Sponsors

Kuehne + Nagel

Thanks to our 78,000+ employees at almost 1,300 sites, in 100+ countries, Kuehne + Nagel is one of the world‘s leading logistics providers. We are committed to providing customers of all sizes, in all locations, the transport services and logistics solutions that provide peace of mind through trusting partnerships built by our people. With around 600,000 tonnes of perishable airfreight and 300,000 reefer TEUs shipped in 2021, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has proven itself to be a dominant player in the global perishable and reefer logistics industry.
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TIVE Inc

Tive is a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments' location and condition. With Tive, shippers and logistics service providers (LSP) eliminate delays, damage, and shipment failures.
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Silver sponsors

Globe Tracker

Globe Tracker specialises in supply chain visibility telematics and sensor data solutions enabling our customers to drive ROI benefits, improve performance, increase customer retention and add new revenue streams in key supply chain verticals, all integrated into a single integrated platform
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SeaCube

As one of the largest leasing and equipment solution providers, SeaCube offers innovative services by incorporating technology with sustainable asset products to meet a variety of specific customer equipment requirements with a fleet of 800,00+. refrigerated containers, dry containers, and gensets.
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Bronze Sponsors

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Daikin Reefer

Daikin Transportation and Refrigeration Systems Group (Daikin Reefer) is a business unit of Daikin refrigeration division wholly owned division of Daikin Industries Ltd, providing refrigeration equipment to the global container industry. Daikin Reefer combines world-leading Japanese technology that delivers assured reliability, performance, and efficiency
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Nexxiot

Nexxiot is a TradeTech pioneer with a mission to enable easier, safer, and cleaner transportation for all stakeholders in the global supply chain. Nexxiot’s IoT hardware, software and analytics create transparency to improve efficiency and preserve value across supply networks.
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MSC

MSC is a global leader in shipping and logistics, transporting refrigerated and frozen goods all over the world, from food to flowers to pharmaceuticals. Our world-leading fleet features cutting-edge cooling and dehumidification technology and our global team of more than 1,000 reefer experts create tailor-made solutions for a seamless reefer cargo journey.
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Valenciaport

Valencia is the first port in the Mediterranean and fifth in Europe in Container traffic and is an ideal platform for perishable goods. 40% of the total import-export containers of the Spanish port system are operated through the port. State-of-the-art facilities for optimal handling and storage of cargo for optimization of the supply chain for perishable products.
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Carrier Transicold

Helping to improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For 50+ years, we have been an industry leader, providing customers with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets.
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Sponsors

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Klinge Corporation

Klinge’s mission is to improve the lives of people through innovative and ultra-reliable supply chain solutions for critical chemicals, essential foodstuffs, and life-changing medicines. Klinge’s customized designs include dual redundant systems, tank container heating and cooling equipment, pharmaceutical temperature control, military-specification refrigeration, explosion-proof refrigeration and heating, quick-thawing systems for meat processing, and equipment reaching temperatures down to -70°C (-94°F).
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Port of Nansha

Port of Nansha of the Guangzhou Port Group, is the fastest growing port in South China with volumes increasing every year since opening in 2004
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SeaCo Global

Founded as Sea Containers in 1965, Seaco has 50+ years of leading change in the container leasing industry. The world’s leader in leasing refrigerated containers, with a fleet of 200,000+ reefers, including the latest high performance energy efficient refrigerated machinery and reefer box, with enhanced reefer box specifications, to help reduce damage and M&R costs for its end users.
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TT Club

TT Club is the market-leading provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services – renowned for high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. Its mission is to make the transport and logistics industry safer and more secure.
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Knowledge and Media Partner

Strategic Partner

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Eurofresh Distribution

Eurofresh Distribution is the leading international media for fresh produce distribution and retail. For over 22 years, Eurofresh has informed its worldwide readership about the latest news of the sector. The magazine has 10,000 readers of the paper version and 19,000 subscribers to the online newsletter (retail buyers, importers & suppliers). We cover the world’s 25 leading produce events and we are media partners with the majority of these events. We also organise physical and digital conferences and B to B meetings including with our partner events.
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Global Cold Chain Alliance

Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry
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