Jun 18 - 20 2018

Cool Chain Association Global Perishable Conference

Cool Chain Services that support perishable food distribution globally are estimated to be valued at nearly $250 billion. And if the world had a properly functioning cool chain, food losses due to perishables shipping can be brought down to just 2%.

Given the critical need for a better dialogue between the logistics sector and perishable producers and shippers, the Cool Chain Association organizes the CCA Global Perishable Conference, to be held in conjunction with the CCA AGM 2018 (members only) on 19-20 June at the premises of the Legere Premium Hotel in Luxembourg.

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The conference aimed to address the latest trends in temperature-controlled Air Cargo Logistics, to find innovative solutions to common challenges and tackle issues related to trade barriers, infrastructure and distribution involved in perishables transportation.

What you can expect: 

  • Excellent presentations
  • Lively discussions
  • Site Visit at State-of-the-Art Perishable Facilities
  • Productive round-table discussion

Evening Monday 18th June 2018 19:00 - Networking Drink

The Program: Day 1 - Tuesday 19th June 2018

10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:30 Annual General Meeting 2018 - Closed session for CCA members only

12:00 Buffet Lunch and registration for non-members

13:00 Start of the Conference
Opening remarks by Stavros Evangelakakis, Chairman CCA

13:15 Papaya's - Studying Waste in Perishable Logistics 
By: Philippe Schuler - CCA Researcher 
Q&A + Group Discussion

14:00 Disruptive Food Supply Chain Changes impacting the Airfreight Perishables  
By: Frank van Gelder - Founder Mediconad Consultancy  
Q&A + Group Discussion

14:45 Coffee, Networking and Booths Visit

15:00 Fresh Flowers - How do they do it 
By: Fons Arends - Managing Director, Fresh Partners Group  
Q&A + Group Discussion

15:30 How Europe, Africa, Caribean and Pacific work together  
By: Jeremy Knops - Director of Operations, COLEACP  
Q&A + Group Discussion

16:00 An interesting perspective on Salmon Production & Logistics  
By: Petter Fausko - Managing Director, Airsped AS 
Q&A + Group Discussion

16:30 Coffee, Networking and Booths Visit 

16:45 Round Table Discussions & Presentations 

18:00 Wrap-up & Conclusions Day 1

20:00 Networking Dinner

The Program: Day 2 - Wednesday 20th June 2018

09:00 Registrations, Coffee & Bus from hotel to Grosbusch

10:00 Opening Remarks by Stavros Evangelakakis, Chairman CCA

10:15 Challenges and solutions for Fruits & Vegetables  

By: René Grosbusch - General Manager, Grosbusch 
Q&A + Group Discussion

11:00 Site Visit

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Challenges & Solutions in Berry Logistics  
By: Rink Oord - EMEA Logistic’s Manger, Driscoll’s  
Q&A + Group Discussion

14:15 Trucking Perishables - the Road Ahead  
By: Sebastiaan Scholte - CEO, Jan de Rijk Logistics  
Q&A + Group Discussion

15:00 Coffee & Networking

15:15 Interactive Panel Discussions

16:00 Wrap-up & Conclusions Day 2

CA AGM2018 - Hotel Reservation

18-20 June 2018

The Légère Hotel Luxembourg offers a Standard Room at the rate of 195,- Euro per night 
 (optional: a Residence Suite for 245,- Euro and a Gallery Suite for 295,- Euro)

Please download the Hotel Booking Form

Return the completed form to:   
or fax to: +352 49 06 80

For questions and further information regarding your stay at the hotel, please contact the hotel directly at:

+352 49 00 06-1 | 

€ 450,- for members 
€ 650,- for non-members

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