Agenda announced for the only international event this year for the perishables trade, cold chain and reefer shipping community
London September 15, 2021 – 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).
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, Planning For Disruption, Building Resilience & Sustainability; Cold Chain Logistics Evolution – Integration, Consolidation, Customer-Centricity & Digitalisation, through to Global Access To Healthcare – Cold Chain Logistics Priorities For Pharma, Medicines & Vaccines; Cool Ports & Cold Stores: Integrated Perishables Hubs Of The Future; Global Food Systems & Supply Chains In Transition – Smart, Safe, Secure, Sustainable and Inland Cold Chain & Reefer Logistics – Multimodal Progress.
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.”
Speakers recently added include:
- Adam Forste, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Bay Grove Capital, Co-Executive Chairman, Lineage Logistics Holdings
- Paul J. Gallie, Director, Business Development, A.P. Moller Capital
- Olaf Habert, Director Container Applications, Hapag-Lloyd AG
- Bruce Marshall, Head of Reefer Solutions, A.P Moller-Maersk
- Hristo Petkov, Global Vertical Head of Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, A.P Moller-Maersk
- Robert F. Sappio, CEO, SeaCube Containers LLC
- Sarah Schlueter, Senior Director Niche Products, Hapag-Lloyd AG
- Andre Simha, Global Chief Digital & Information Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
- Sebastian Steinmueller, Director Global Reefer Competency Centre, DHL Global Forwarding
- Deidre Holcroft, Holfcroft Postharvest Consulting
- Thomas Bagge, CEO and Statutory Director, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)
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.
The Cool Logistics team looks forward to welcoming the global cool logistics community online at Cool Logistics Global 2021 to explore how we can collaborate and orchestrate across borders and stakeholders to achieve cold supply chain excellence for all.
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