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.




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’. Keep an eye on your inbox for your invitation.


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.


Introduction to the cold chain – from the experts

17th April 2024 @ 10:00


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.


Cold Chain Risk Week

23rd – 24th April 2024


Risk Week 2024 is sponsored by Marsh Commercial and we will be joined by them along with special guests for our live workshops which delve into some of the risk challenges facing businesses in the cold chain.

  • Day One: Insurance Risks in the Cold Chain – Guidance Launch
  • Day Two: Cold Chain Conversation With Competition and Markets Authority


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).

Fundamentals of blast cooling – How to gain energy efficiencies.

14th May 2024 @12:30


Dawsongroup Temperature Control Solutions (tcs) is conducting a webinar for the Cold Chain Federation, with a focus on various aspects of blast cooling. The webinar will outline the principles of blast cooling, cover optimal product layout for efficient cooling, and address common errors and issues in the process.

A significant portion of the presentation will be dedicated to calculating the operational costs associated with blast cooling and highlighting the cost-effectiveness of avoiding common errors. Strategies for adjusting difficult product presentations for effective cooling will also be shared, along with insights into how modern technology can enhance the cooling process.

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.