12th European Cold Chain Logistics Education Program

The 12th European Cold Chain Logistics Educational Seminar was held on January 26-27, 2009 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is a yearly two-day event under the patronage of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. GCCA unites four organizations, namely: ·The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses(IARW) ·The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) ·The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) ·The International Association for Cold Storage Construction(IACSC) In 2008, a cooperation agreement was signed between GCCA and the IIR. The seminar focused on both strategic and operational issues, illustrating progress, expansion and the capacity to meet future challenges, despite the global economic recession and increasing restrictions. A trade show and a facility visit were part of the program that attracted 150 attendees.