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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 events with lots of opportunities for members to get involved with, 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.


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January 2022

COLD CHAIN COMPLIANCE WEEK – MANAGING FIRE RISK IN THE COLD CHAIN

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Minimising the risk of fire is imperative in any business, but cold chain operations present additional risks which businesses must safeguard against. In this session we will discuss the major sources of fire risk in the cold chain, assess how these have changed over recent years and how businesses must work with insurers and fire services to understand their unique risk and plan for every eventuality. We will also hear about the latest innovations in fire risk management.   SPEAKERS…

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COLD CHAIN COMPLIANCE WEEK – THE FUTURE OF REFRIGERANTS

January 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online

The UK’s net zero commitments place significant pressure on users of high GWP refrigerants to transition towards lower emissions alternatives. But how will refrigerants need to change in the coming years to meet these obligations and how will this affect refrigeration systems themselves? This webinar will look at the policies driving the transition towards lower emission refrigerants and focus on the technological changes in refrigerants and systems for cold stores and temperature-controlled distribution.   SPEAKERS   Graeme Fox CEng FInstR,…

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February 2022

ENSURING FOOD SAFETY IN THE COLD CHAIN – DEFENCE AGAINST FOOD CRIME

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Online

COLD CHAIN CONNECT ENSURING FOOD SAFETY IN THE COLD CHAIN – DEFENCE AGAINST FOOD CRIME TUES 8 FEB 2022 12:30-13:15 Security considerations for food defence have become more important with the increased awareness of food fraud since the 2013 horsemeat scandal brought it into sharp focus. Cold chain transport and storage are seen as vulnerable to the introduction and concealment of fraudulent goods. Whether intended or not, security breaches can have serious implications for food safety and the business involved.…

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March 2022

COLD CHAIN CONVERSATION – SUPPORTING GLOBAL BRITAIN: BREXIT ONE YEAR ON

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

COLD CHAIN CONVERSATION SUPPORTING GLOBAL BRITAIN: BREXIT ONE YEAR ON WEDS 2 MARCH 2022 10:00am - 11:00am 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? Join Cold Chain Federation CEO, Shane Brennan and guests as they share their experiences and thoughts about what the future may hold for…

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COLD CHAIN TRANSPORT WEEK – DRIVER RECRUITMENT AND PREPARING FOR CHANGES TO RED DIESEL

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online

COLD CHAIN TRANSPORT WEEK DRIVER RECRUITMENT AND PREPARING FOR CHANGES TO RED DIESEL In our first webinar, we will focus firstly on driver recruitment with an update on the latest statistics and insight into future trends. We will also look back on what can be learned to prevent a repeat of the crisis. Secondly, we will focus on the upcoming changes to fuel duty with a comprehensive outline of what businesses must do to prepare for the upcoming removal of…

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COLD CHAIN TRANSPORT WEEK – DRIVING EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS FROM HGVS AND TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online

COLD CHAIN TRANSPORT WEEK DRIVING EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS FROM HGVS AND TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION In this session we will focus on the latest innovations changing the way we transport temperature-controlled products. We will look at the outlook and barriers to adoption of alternatives to diesel for both HGVs and TRUs and will also be joined by a special panel of cold chain business leaders to discuss how the decarbonisation challenge is being approached in businesses across the cold chain.   REGISTER HERE…

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DRUG DRIVING: THE GROWING PROBLEM AND HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Online

COLD CHAIN CONNECT DRUG DRIVING: THE GROWING PROBLEM AND HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS TUES 22 MAR 12:30-13:15   Today we are joined by Ean Lewin, Managing Director of D.tec International, the UK’s leading provider of drug and alcohol testing services and equipment, to discuss the true extent of drug driving across the UK, not only on the roads with HGV and van drivers, but also in distribution centres and warehouses where FLT's are in common use. The focus will…

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May 2022

CELEBRATION OF THE COLD CHAIN

May 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA + Google Map

MEMBER ONLY EVENT CELEBRATION OF THE COLD CHAIN The cold chain kept the nation fed through the global pandemic. Cold chain professionals made the national vaccination programme possible. Join us as our guest, for a unique celebration of what we have achieved and help us make a statement to Parliamentarians about the importance of that support continuing into the challenges ahead. This event is FREE TO ATTEND but places are strictly limited to one per member company and available on…

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July 2022

SUMMER PARTY, COLD CHAIN CUP & ACTIVITY DAY

July 14
Celtic Manor Resort, NP18 1HQ + Google Map
£75.00 – £600.00

SUMMER PARTY, COLD CHAIN CUP AND ACTIVITY DAY   The ever-popular Cold Chain Cup Golf Day is back and this year we have worked hard to make our summer social more inclusive by adding a summer party celebration and golf alternative activities for team members. Hosted at the excellent, multi-purpose, five star Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales, we are combining a world class golf facility and the chance to compete for the coveted ‘Cold Chain Cup’ with opportunities for…

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September 2022

COLD CHAIN LIVE!

September 8 - September 9
ICC Birmingham, B1 2EA + Google Map
Free – £675.00

COLD CHAIN LIVE! is our flagship event of 2022 and the must attend event for cold chain businesses. The two-day conference and dinner will provide delegates with a range of inspiring, informative and up to the minute insight into the opportunities and challenges of running a modern cold chain business. We are delighted to welcome Sameena Ali Khan as our conference chair. Sameena is the lead news presenter covering the East and West Midlands. Delegates will experience a main stage programme…

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