Cold Chain Federation provides a unique, non-competitive space where temperature-controlled storage and distribution businesses (and those that supply, advise or regulate them) can come together to meet online or in person, learn, problem-solve and be inspired together.

We have an exciting series of online and in-person events with lots of opportunities for members to get involved with, showcase products and learn about the topics that matter to the cold chain. To view content from our previous events click here.

There are opportunities for associate members to get involved in all of our sessions, so please get in touch with Jane Jones to find out how.




13 March 2024

The Slate, Warwick University

Following a hugely successful inaugural event in 2023, we return to The Slate to hear from those who are at the forefront of cold chain sustainability, be they academics gathering data from research projects, operators of cold stores and temperature controlled transport networks or innovators in the supply chain. All have valuable insights to share with the cold chain community to promote sustainable practices and give advice where needed.

Partnership opportunities and exhibition space available – contact Tom Southall or Jane Jones for more information.

In 2023 the Cold Chain Federation launched the first Cold Chain Sustainability Awards which celebrate the individuals and businesses that are making a difference to cold chain sustainability in the UK. There are 3 categories with various awards in each:

  • Energy Efficiency Leaders
  • Technological Breakthrough
  • Sustainability Champions


21 May 2024

Pavilion Terrace, House of Commons, Westminster

Cold Chain Federation will once again be hosting a reception at Westminster. . This free of charge event brings CCF member businesses together to meet parliamentarians and bring to their attention the importance of the cold chain. In 2024 our message ahead of the general election will be to highlight the criticality of a strong and robust cold chain to UK economic growth and prosperity’


11 July 2024

Carden Park, Cheshire

Grab your colleagues for our ever-popular social event of the year. This time we move to Carden Park where the golfers among you have the pleasure of testing yourselves on the Nicklaus Course whilst our adventure games include archery and Segway riding as well as an optional high ropes course.


4-5 September 2024

Telford International Centre

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Cold Chain Live! has been a sold-out smash hit for the past two years and growing each time. In 2024 we take another step up to host a bigger and better event with top-quality speakers from the cold chain, academia, government and related industries. Breakout zones will host discussion panels debating key challenges facing the cold chain.

Contact Jane Jones to find out about sponsorship opportunities and exhibition space.


Bringing the Freeze to Energy Costs: Holistic Energy Solutions to Maximise Savings, Minimise Carbon, Generate Income

5th March 2024 @12:30


NFU Energy’s team of experts will unveil a comprehensive roadmap to energy management excellence. From securing competitive energy contracts and optimising efficiency, to implementing renewable solutions and embracing incentive schemes, we deliver the essential insights and strategies to propel your energy agenda forward. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and enhance your approach to energy management.


Freeports and warehouse operators – what are the operational and financial benefits?

30th April 2024 @12:30


A key requirement for companies operating in Freeports is the ability to control stock movements and demonstrate this to HMRC. Principal Logistics Technologies, along with HMRC-accredited Freeports specialist SSO Logistics join us for this webinar looking at the operational and financial benefits of Freeports and how SaaS-based WMS solutions can help manage these.


Time to get moving or time to put on the brakes?

7th May 2024 @12:30


Can a driver be required to move a vehicle if out of hours on site? Only the police or the DVSA can force a driver to move a vehicle out of hours, but sometimes it is required, and it causes issues for drivers and operators alike. There are strict rules that must be obeyed. On this webinar, we have James Backhouse from the award-winning transport specialists Backhouse Jones talking about these types of tachograph issues. He will also look at brake-testing including electronic braking performance monitoring system (EBPMS).

Reducing energy consumption & carbon footprint in cold stores and protecting products during delivery

28th May 2024 @12:30


This webinar will focus on Seymour’s products and solutions (including an award-winning product), which can help companies make savings, as well as better protect the products being stored or delivered.


Reaching Net Zero with Cool Data: Monitoring cold store energy usage and throughput

11th June 2024 @12:30


Discover how your business can access innovative AI-led technology to reduce energy use in the UK’s cold storage industry, which currently consumes 5TWh of energy annually. Did you know that just a 6% reduction in energy usage across our network of nearly 700 cold stores could reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 690,000 tonnes per year?

Join our webinar with Star Data Analytics to discover how this could be a practical reality for your cold stores and how you can secure the financial and environmental benefits that a 6% decrease in energy consumption could bring your business.


Introduction to the cold chain – from the experts

16th April 2024 @ 12:30


This webinar is for anyone interested in developing their understanding of the UK cold chain. We will share the latest intelligence on the size and make up of the sector, including key market factors and our unique policy and operational challenges. There will also be an opportunity to hear more about the Cold Chain Federation, including who our members are and how we represent them as the voice of the industry and provide the latest bespoke events and guidance. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask their questions.