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The cold chain is leading the fight against climate change. It acts as a frontline in preventing waste, and across our sector businesses are leading the way in reducing the carbon footprint of supply chains. This new event is our chance to recognise this mission and to celebrate those that are leading the way.

The Cold Chain Climate Summit was the first event of its type specifically aimed at people managing the climate, sustainability and energy efficiency programmes within cold chain businesses. With speeches, presentations and debate about the leading edge issues for cold chain businesses in cold storage, transport and systems, this is an event to widen your knowledge base and learn about the technologies available to help you achieve your sustainability goals.

Please find below the Keynote speeches, slide decks and panel sessions.

Prof. Alan McKinnon. Achieving net zero logistics – What do ‘net zero’ emission commitments actually mean for the logistics sector?

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Dr Leyla Sayin. Sustainable and resilient global cold chains. Why does a sustainable cold chain matter and how does UK action on climate change fit into the decarbonisation of global supply chains?

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Claire Walters. The Lineage Logistics Story.  How is the fast growing and international business, Lineage Logistics, approaching the challenge of climate change?

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Decarbonising cold storage panel

An expert panel of cold storage solution providers take an in depth look at how operator attitudes to sustainability are changing, the technologies which will shape the future cold store and the opportunities presented by becoming more sustainable.

  • Joanne Moore, Group Sustainability Manager, ISD Solutions
  • Alan Hunt, Managing Director, Blue Cube PCS
  • Will Watson, Commercial Director, Zestec

Driving away from diesel in temperature-controlled distribution

An expert panel of fleet operators and innovators look at the rapidly increasing market for low emission transport refrigeration and debate how the trucks of 2050 will be powered. The full panel is:

  • Mollie Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor, Road Freight Decarbonisation, Department for Transport
  • Graham Thomas, Fleet Operations Manager, Ocado Group
  • Harsh Persad, Head of Hydrogen, Tevva Motors
  • James Bielby, Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors


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