After much consideration and in consultation with key stakeholders, the 12th Cool Logistics Global conference will now run as a full feature live virtual event from 13-15 October 2020. The planned in-person event due to take place aboard the SS Rotterdam, Netherlands is now postponed until spring 2021 with preliminary dates of 18 – 19 May 2021.
Rachael White, Cool Logistics Director, said, “Nothing beats the power of a face to face meeting. Under current circumstances, however, with limits on the number of people allowed to physically gather, plus corporate travel bans, we would not be able to deliver the onsite, in-person global event experience to the standards that the Cool Logistics community rightly expects. We are also committed to delivering carbon-neutral events and that simply would not be possible with the procedures needed to safely host an onsite conference and exhibition.”
“With the decision taken to now hold a live virtual event, we are able to deliver the same high-quality and insightful debate, discussion and networking in a safe manner to our attendees wherever they are in the world, without the worry of international travel. Our theme for this year is ‘Redesigning the Cold Chain: Imagine, Transform and Rebuild’ and as always we are pleased to host sessions from the industry leaders and thinkers who are active in the global cold supply chain. With the support of our host Port of Rotterdam, together with key sponsors and supporters including Fruit Logistica, AgroMerchants Group, Kuehne + Nagel, Emerson, Mundo Maritimo and World Cargo News, we look forward to serving the Cool Logistics global perishables trade community and indeed reaching new audiences in the virtual world,” she continued.
Now in its 12th year, Cool Logistics Global conference is the leading event for logistics, shipping and supply chain professionals focusing on perishable cargoes. This year’s event is hosted by the Port of Rotterdam and with over 20 speakers already confirmed, attendees can expect a broad agenda encompassing all aspects of the cold supply chain, set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has severely tested the resilience of the supply chain and demonstrated that logistics really matters and now more than ever, the international cold chain community needs to connect, communicate and collaborate. Our 2020 live virtual event will provide the opportunity to welcome back both our established Cool Logistics Global community but to also welcome new colleagues to join our discussions”, concluded Rachael White.