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, learn, problem-solve and be inspired together.

All of our events for the first half of 2021 will be online and we are busy putting together a schedule of face-to-face events ready for the time when government restrictions allow us to gather in person once more.

In the meantime, we have an exciting series of online events with lots of opportunities for members to get involved, showcase products and learn about the topics that matter to the cold chain.

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

Cold Chain Conversation – Feeding The City

September 15th 2021

Last mile fulfilment already the driver of a fundamental realignment of the way we shop, has been turbo-charged by the covid lockdown. This trend butts up against a rising policy drive to address pollution in our cities, to restrict and reshape urban logistics. The cold chain is at the forefront of both these trends. 

Cold Chain People: Develop, Support and Motivate Your Best Asset

September 21st – 22nd 2021

Cold chain businesses have been hit hard over recent months with labour shortages in both warehouse operatives and drivers.  Day 1 will cover the current situation and outlook together with a review of member experiences over this difficult time. Day 2 will focus on Women in Logistics and how we can inspire the next generation to choose a career in cold chain logistics.

Cold Chain Conversation – The New Normal: Lessons of Covid and Brexit

October 13th 2021

2020 and 2021 have seen the whole world coping with multiple crises. The Coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption on a scale never experienced before (and hopefully never again). It been a period of day to day, week to week crisis management, what have we learnt about our resilience, our customer / supplier relationships, and our people.

Cold Chain Energy Week – Continuing the Net Zero Challenge

November 16th – 17th 2021

The second annual cold chain Energy Week – where we bring together the best practice, innovation and policy updates for businesses in the cold chain.

Supporting Global Britain – Brexit One Year On

January 11th – 12th 2022

One year on from the start of trading outside of the EU we look back at how trade between the UK, EU and Northern Ireland has changed and how cold chain businesses have coped with the transition. Have we achieved frictionless trade?