The Cool Logistics Global Conference and Exhibition have released the Agenda for the 13th edition - the only international event this year for the perishables trade, cold chain and reefer shipping community - which will take place this year online between 19-21 October hosting the largest number of shipper, cargo and carrier voices that has ever featured at a Cool Logistics event.
These include Marc Evrard, Commercial Director, BFV Belgische Fruitveiling cvba; Juan Andres Ferrari, Director Perishables Supply Chain, ACF Global Sourcing; Juan-Patricio Navarro, Directeur Général, ProEcuador France; Stefano Di Paolo, President and GM, Great White Fleet Ltd, Chiquita Brands; David Sussmann, President, Seafoodia & Founder, Pure Ocean Fund; Chris Swartz, Director Global Transportation and Logistics Services, AJC International; Hans-Willem van der Waal, CEO, AgroFair Europe BV.; and Chris Catto-Smith Advisor Vaccine Distribution, Agri-Logistics & Cold Chain Logistics SME at Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Rachael White, Managing Director of Cool Logistics commented: “The Cool Logistics Global conferences have a long history of tackling the issues that matter and of providing a neutral platform for the industry to debate and learn. The safest way to bring the global industry together this year is in an online format, we look forward to building on the successful foundations of last year's online conference to continue to craft the future of perishable logistics."
Introduced this year is the CoolTech Forum to focus specifically on the technology for the perishable logistics sector enabling a deep dive into Cool 4.0 - The Evolving Technology Landscape: Innovators, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs, Investors & Skills; Cold Chain Visibility, Monitoring, Analytics & Forecasting > Reefer Container Technology & Operations; IOT & Smart Reefer Containers - Technology, Standards & Adoption and Improving Post-Harvest Outcomes, Reducing Food & Packaging Waste, Minimising Environmental Impact & Energy Consumption.
Rachael continues "The interest from the community has been high and I'm particularly delighted that we have been able to secure such a high calibre of speakers. I look forward to very interesting discussions."
Cool Logistics Global is hosted by the Port of Rotterdam and is backed by over 20 companies representing every facet of the perishable logistics industry including MSC, Kuehne+Nagel, AgroMerchants, GlobeTracker, Port of Antwerp, Carrier Transicold, WMS, APM Terminals and Seaco to name just a few. Just added as Gold Sponsor is Lineage Logistics.
Thought leaders from across the global perishable logistics supply chain representing fruit, seafood, meat and poultry, fresh and frozen vegetables and pharmaceuticals will share insight and knowledge during the event addressing key topics ranging from Global Perishables Trades, Reefer Shipping & Cold Chain Logistics Outlook; Global Cool Shippers Forum - Managing Change and more.
The Cool Logistics team looks forward to welcoming the global cool logistics community online at Cool Logistics Global 2021 to explore how collaboration across borders and stakeholders can be achieved.