Your guide to what’s on, where and when…

Almost all events have been disrupted, cancelled, or postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.  Check event websites for the latest updates

Cold Chain Conversation – The New Normal: Lessons of Covid and Brexit
2020 and 2021 have seen the whole world coping with multiple crises. The Coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption on a scale never experienced before. It been a period of day to day, week to week crisis management, what have we learnt about our resilience, our customer / supplier relationships, and our people. This seminar asks whether we can expect more of the same, and if not how have we emerged from this period and our hopes and expectations for the cold chain in the next five years.
Date: 13 October 2021


Cool Logistics Global
The 13th Cool Logistics Global conference and exhibition will be held online and hosted by the Port of Rotterdam. This year’s event hosts the most shipper and cargo voices in its 13 year history, the organiser says. The 2021 programme features new speakers bringing a fresh outlook and fresh opinions to discussions and debates. And it promises three days of learning and networking.

Date: 19-21 October 2021

Cold Chain Energy Week – Continuing the Net Zero Challenge
The second annual cold chain Energy Week – where the federation brings together the best practice, innovation and policy updates for businesses in the cold chain. Sessions include:
• An update on the Cold Chain Federation Climate Change Agreement
• Future of energy policy – COP26 and beyond
• Making renewable work for cold chain
• The Electronic Vehicle Transition Challenge

Date: 16-17 November 2021. (10.30-12am)


Cold Chain Connection
The Global Cold Chain Alliance Europe’s Cold Chain Connection will be held in conjunction with its Fall European Warehouse Forum on 18 and 19 November. Cold Chain Connections is for temperature-controlled logistics operators to address industry and business topical issues with peers from across Europe, learn and network in an informal atmosphere.

Date: 18 and 19 November
Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Solutrans is biennial show for haulage and urban transport to be held at the Lyon Eurexpo. This year there is a new hall to meet “the growing demand among exhibitors and visitors for innovation” the organiser says

Date: 16 – 20 November 2021
Venue: Lyon, France

UK Warehousing Association lunch and awards
The UKWA Awards for Industry Excellence recognise extraordinary achievement of individuals and companies operating in the Logistics industry. Winning one of these well-established and highly respected Awards will raise awareness of your brand and burnish your reputation in the sector.

Date: 24 November 2021
Venue: Dorchester Hotel, London, UK


Supporting Global Britain – Brexit One Year On
One year on from the start of trading outside of the EU this seminar looks back at how trade between the UK, EU and Northern Ireland has changed and how cold chain businesses have coped with the transition. Have we achieved frictionless trade? Join the federation to find out what you need to know about developments in processes and technology to help you moved chilled and frozen products to the EU and NI quickly and efficiently. In this week sessions include:
• A review of UK trade policy post Jan 2021
• Innovation and opportunity in international freight
• Cutting through the red tape – innovations and solutions

Date: 11-12 January 2022


British Frozen Food Federation annual conference
The British Frozen Food Federation has a new format for its annual conference that mirrors its Frozen Food Report 2022, due to be published early next year. There will be presentations from contributors to the report, including analysts, experts and some of the frozen food brands innovating within the industry.

Date: 23 February 2022
Venue: Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilsworth
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Spain’s first all-electric reefer

Lugo de Llanera, Asturias, Spain: Spanish supermarket Alimerka is using the first fully-electric refrigerated truck in Spain. The new electric MAN rigid with its Frigoblock …

New European headquarters for Daikin Reefer and IRS International

Rotterdam, Netherlands: Daikin Reefer and IRS International are relocating into a single site in the Rotterdam region to operate as a sales, service and parts supply …

Thermo King shows at Solutrans

Lyon, France: Thermo King will premiere its latest truck and trailer refrigeration at Solutrans in France next month. “After two extraordinary and challenging years, we are …

Carrier new Supra S10 boosts refrigeration capacity

Athens, Georgia, USA: The Supra S10 diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit is the new performance leader from Carrier Transicold. The S10 offers greater refrigeration and freezing …

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