From 30 September to 2 October the 6th Cool Logistics Global Conference will take place. The event that links logistics and perishables will be held on the SS Rotterdam. This year’s conference theme is ‘Tackling trade risks’ with a focus on perishables, protectionism and profitability. “The goal of the Cool Logistics Conference is to provide a chance for all the stakeholders to come together and discuss how to tackle rising costs, capacity, quality and regulatory pressures against the backdrop of continued world trade growth in food, flowers, pharmaceuticals and other perishable goods,” the organisers said.
Attendees from the world of logistics include shippers, carriers, logistics providers and ports. The four day program includes excursions, debates and a body of expert speakers amongst which the key-note speakers are Alexis Michel, Senior Vice President container logistics and reefer at CMA CGM, Thomas Eskesen, Global Head refrigerated business at Maersk Line and Andy Connell, Business Manager special projects & industry affairs at Dole. The 7th Cool Logistics Global Conference has been announced already and will take place in Zeebrugge, Belgium in 2015.