Global and UK Expert Speakers Announced for Cold Chain Live! 2023

The Cold Chain Federation has announced the speakers who will take to the stage at the industry’s definitive conference Cold Chain Live! 2023, at ACC Liverpool on 14-15th September.

The conference will focus on ‘Resilience and Opportunity’, featuring two days of discussion, insight and debate about how cold chains are emerging from the events of the past few years, and the challenges and opportunities to come. Cold Chain Live! 2023 is delivered by the Cold Chain Federation in association with Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Styne Refrigeration, Thermo King and Blue Cube. 

The main stage keynote sessions will be delivered by Professor Tim Lang from City University on the changing world food system; Sophie-Kim Chapman VP Sustainable Logistics at DFDS on meeting the net zero challenge; and Chris Hall, VP for Supply Chain at Asda on what UK retails needs from its cold chain. Cold Chain Live! 2023 will be chaired by ITV Broadcaster Sameena Ali-Khan.

Expert speakers will also join panel discussions in the conference’s Logistics Zone, Transport Zone and Energy Zone including Cold Chain Federation President and Samworth Brothers Supply Chain MD Paul Bennell; Lineage Logistics Regional Vice President Claire Walters; Business Unit Director at GXO Chis Hyde; Brakes Safety, Training and Fleet Compliance Director Paul Duncalf; Magnavale Director Andrew Lawrence; Constellation Cold Storage Chief Operating Officer Henry Pringle; and Culina Group Commercial Director Alistair Brown. The full programme can be viewed here.

Cold Chain Live! is the definitive conference for those working in and with the UK’s cold chain, and the programme for this year’s event is packed with speakers and sessions that will give us all new ideas, new perspectives, and new connections. The keynote and panel speakers are the absolute experts in their fields. I am delighted that Cold Chain Live! 2023 will bring together the latest academic research with highly experienced cold chain leadership from within the UK and globally. Cold Chain Live! has become our industry’s flagship event and I’m really looking forward to meeting with friends and new connections to discuss these important topics in Liverpool in September.”

Tom Southall, Cold Chain Federation, Executive Director

Cold Chain Federation members can book two free Cold Chain Live! conference tickets per storage & distribution member company, and one free ticket for associate member company.

Tickets for the Cold Chain Live! dinner on 14th September at Hilton Liverpool City Centre are separate and can be booked at £100 each plus VAT. Additional tickets for conference and dinner can be booked at £250 each plus VAT. Non-members can book conference and dinner tickets at £500 each. Find out more and book tickets at

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