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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.

Cold Chain Live 2024! will bring you the very best insights from world leading experts, unique open discussion on practical challenges and opportunities in cold storage, transport, compliance, and sustainability

  • New, centrally located venue with great road and rail links
  • Innovation Zone presentations during networking breaks, showcasing new cold chain products and services
  • More frequent breaks to allow for extended networking across both days
  • Bigger networking area to accommodate more exhibitors
  • Vehicle & trailer displays plus product demonstrations
  • 3 course Gala Dinner located at the same venue

Our conference host is Maryam Moshiri, an exceptional TV news presenter, broadcasting to over 100 million global viewers a week. Her interests lie in global industry and business, and specialises in business, Brexit, sustainability and climate change.

Maryam is an experienced conference host and moderator and will be hosting the main stage at Cold Chain Live!

  • State of the UK cold chain in 2024
  • Cold chain as a driver of UK economic prosperity
  • Embracing a changing workforce to futureproof the cold chain
  • Cold chain sustainability, resilience & social responsibility


Paul Bennell
Managing Director
Samworth Brothers Supply Chain

The cold chain in 2024

Paul Whyte
Managing Director
Best Food Logistics

The state of the cold chain – a Foodservice perspective

Simon Darby
Head of Public Affairs

The new government and cold chain

Jeff Kirby
Founder and Managing Partner
Irbis & Partners

The market for cold chain: an investors perspective

Tom Southall
Deputy Chief Executive
Cold Chain Federation

The economic value of the cold chain: revealing the Cold Chain Report 2024

Professor Toby Peters
Professor in Cold Economy
University of Birmingham

Shaping the future of cold chain


Henry Rose Lee – What does Gen Z want from a career?

Known as the Generation Game Changer, Henry Rose Lee researches, consults and speaks about every generation in today’s workforces, from those who are just starting work, to people in their mid-career, and through to those workers whose career is maturing. Henry advises clients on the key themes of each generation at work – from attraction and recruitment to engagement and retention. She also consults on how best to embrace the new normal of remote, flexible and hybrid work, and how to get the best out of every generation, whatever their age and job role.

Maxine Wiseman
Chief Operating Officer
Leadership Trust

Developing todays emerging talent to be tomorrows leaders

Sinaed Daly
Business Success Manager
Leadership Trust

Developing todays emerging talent to be tomorrows leaders

Climate Change Committee

Climate Resilience Report

Ross Taylor
Chief Executive
Buffaload Logistics

Sustainability in action

Gary Stott
Executive Chairman
Community Shop CiC

Reducing food waste with surplus stock

Owen McLellan
Managing Director
Company Shop

Reducing food waste with surplus stock

Hear what last year’s delegates had to say:

Watch more from Cold Chain Live! 2023 on the CCF YouTube channel


Wednesday 4th September, drinks reception from 6:15pm

After an absorbing day at the conference, it’s time to kick back and relax. Join us for a drinks reception, sponsored by Magnavale and a delicious, traditionally served 3 course meal back at the conference venue to meet friends old and new and continue conversations started during the day.

And… It wouldn’t be Cold Chain Live! without something a bit different watch this space – all will be revealed shortly!



  • 2 FREE tickets per storage & distribution member company (does not include the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 4th September)
  • 1 FREE ticket for associate member company (does not include the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 4th September)
  • Tickets for Gala Dinner 4th September £150 each plus VAT
  • Additional tickets for conference and dinner £370 each plus VAT
  • Additional conference only tickets £220 each plus VAT


  • Conference and dinner tickets £550 each


We have more sponsorship opportunities available at Cold Chain Live! 2024, from exhibition stands in the conference networking area to branding opportunities at the Gala Dinner.

Contact for details.


There is a range of hotels near the venue to suit all budgets. We have a number of rooms available to book at the Holiday Inn, International Hotel and Ramada Hotel. To reserve rooms at these hotels please call 01952 527 000 and select option 1 for reservations and state the booking is for Cold Chain Live!

Other nearby hotels:

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