London, 27 July 2023
The cold chain logistics industry's established premier event, Cool Logistics Conference, has announced a wealth of industry support for the 15th edition of the Cool Logistics Conference which will take place in Genoa, Italy from October 10-12, 2023 at The Stock Exchange.
Sponsor support for Cool Logistics Global include cold chain logistics leaders including Kuehne+Nagel, Globe Tracker, MSC, Port of Barcelona, Fruit Logistica, Port of Nansha, Port of Rotterdam, TT Club, Valencia Port and the Port of Dover.
The Cool Logistics Conference this year also has a wealth of hosts and supporters in place to deliver the best event in its 15 year history during Genoa Shipping Week which runs from 9-14 October. These include the Ports of Genoa, Camera di Commercio Genova, CISCo, RAM Spa, Bureau International des Containers, Liguria Internationale and Progetto Cofinanziato dal Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale.
"We are excited to bring Cool Logistics Global to Genoa,” said Rachael White, Founder of Cool Logistics. “Genoa is a major hub for the cold chain industry, and we believe that this event will be a valuable opportunity for professionals from around the world to come together and share ideas. There are additional benefits to our participants of being part of Genoa Shipping Week as this brings together port, maritime and logistics operators from all over the world.”
"As the only established conference that provides a platform for open and honest dialogue to tackle the real issues that our industry faces, we are hugely grateful to every one of our supporters, our sponsors and our speakers who come together to make this happen."
The core focus for Cool Logistics Conference 2023 draws from the commitments many nations and enterprises have made at Conference of the Parties (COP) Summits to cut Greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from shipping. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) research estimates that 31 per cent of all human-caused GHG emissions originate from the world’s agri-food system. Supply chains, shipping and transport making up a significant and growing part. In fact, according to the FAO, “the food supply chain in many countries is on course to overtake farming and land use as the largest contributor to greenhouse gases.” The FAO also estimates that around 14 percent of the world's food, valued at $400 billion, is lost on an annual basis between harvest and retail. As part of the net zero, no waste dialogue, the 2023 event will take a fresh look at what can and is being done now, and soon, to move further and faster and tackle this at all links in the food and healthcare chains.
Cool Logistics 2023 will once again explore many aspects of cool innovation, technology, and investment at the digital, physical, process and people level. With IoT, AI, the cloud, digital platforms, digital twins, electronic documents, automation, clean energy, air and refrigeration, advances in cargo care, materials and equipment, the conscious consumer, e-commerce and the last mile, the scope and scale of change continues to accelerate. And how do stakeholders navigate this generational shift.
The event will also provide latest business intelligence, industry trend analysis and expert opinions on: global perishables trade flows, volumes, and market outlook how the cold chain logistics industry is developing around the world state-of-the-union on ocean, air and land freight including multimodal evolution of cool ports, cold stores, and inland corridors cargo owner insight into cold supply chain dynamics and expectations upstream and downstream changing consumer expectations and the e-commerce economy investor outlook and appetite.
Cool Logistics 2023 will feature a number of eminent speakers from the cold chain industry, including
- Chris Catto Smith, Managing Director, Freshport also Advisor Vaccine Distribution, Cold Chain Logistics, Healthcare Waste Management SME, Asian Development Bank & Regional Project Manager Goldfields Healthcare Resiliency Laos, Green Climate Fund
- Andy Connell, Director, A-Bar-C Services
- Stefano Di Paolo, EU Product Director Chiquita / President & GM, GWFChiquita & Great White Fleet
- Marc Evrard, Commercial Director, BFV-TRUVAL Belgische Fruitveiling
- John Harnett, Vice President Sales, Americas, Globe Tracker
- Ruben Huber, Founder/Director, OceanX
- Alan Kennedy, Director, Good Distribution Practice-Universal Compliance Initiative
- JuanAndres Ferrari, Director Perishable Supply Chain; ACF Global Sourcing also SPP Ambassador, The Sustainable Procurement Pledge
- Raffaello Cioni, Managing Director, Interporto Toscano Amerigo Vespucci S.p.A.
The speakers are a who's who of the cold chain industry who will openly share their insights on the latest trends, new technologies and innovations, supply chain challenges and opportunities, and sustainability in the cold chain.
Registration for Cool Logistics 2023 is now open. For more information, please click here.
A special discounted rate is available for delegates booking early plus a special rate for cargo owners/shippers/exporters/importers.
Attendees will also benefit from pre-show Port Tour on the afternoon prior to first conference day encompassing the old habour and the chance to visit the terminal PSA Genova Prà. This will be followed by the Icebreaker Networking Reception.
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