World-Renowned Keynote Speakers Announced For Cold Chain Climate Summit

The Cold Chain Federation has announced three highly distinguished keynote speakers for the Cold Chain Climate Summit 2024, which returns on 13th March to build on 2023’s inaugural sellout event.

The three world-renowned keynote speakers who will bring their leadership, knowledge and experience to the Summit are Georgios Tetradis-Mairis (Head of R&D Futures, Nomad Foods); Dr Chloe Brimicombe (Climate Scientist at the University of Graz, Austria); and Dr Tim Fox (Independent Consultant in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation).

The Summit will take place on 13th March 2024 at Warwick University’s The Slate Conference Centre, welcoming cold chain logistics professionals, sustainability-focussed suppliers from the UK and beyond, key Government officials, and leading academics. Speakers, panellists and delegates will explore the key issues, challenges and opportunities for the cold chain in responding to and preparing for net zero. The event’s morning sessions will focus on climate resilience and the cold chain, and the afternoon session will explore the potential for reviewing temperature setpoints to save energy across the cold chain.

Cold Chain Federation Executive Director Tom Southall said: “Climate change will not only have a significant effect on the way the UK cold chain operates, but it will also change the requirements of our customers and the policy and regulation placed upon us by future Governments. Our industry’s need for this event is evident. With more than 200 cold chain professionals expected to come together in March to share knowledge about sustainability risks, adaptations and innovations, I am delighted that we will be joined by a stellar cast of speakers and panellists to help us plot the route to a sustainable cold chain.”

The focus on climate resilience in the morning’s session will include keynote speakers and panellists examining how climate change will affect temperatures in the UK, particularly in the summer months. This will include the impact of future temperature rises on cold chain infrastructure and services. The afternoon session will discuss increasing temperature setpoints to save energy across the cold chain, including the practical considerations for businesses and regulators and the next steps for the industry. Find out more about the Summit programme at

The Summit will include a networking lunch and the 2024 Cold Chain Sustainability Awards presentation, recognising businesses and individuals leading the way towards a more sustainable UK temperature-controlled logistics industry. Entries for the awards are open until 31st January 2024. Find out more at

All Cold Chain Federation member companies are entitled to one free ticket. Cold Chain Federation member companies can purchase additional tickets at £120 VAT. Complete the booking form at to reserve your space.

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