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GCCA cold chain policy forum

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In 2022, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is looking to expand its advocacy reach to other countries and regions of the world. One of the ways GCCA is planning to deliver new advocacy programming to members is through the newly rebranded Global Policy Forum to be held August 9-11, 2022.

GCCA cold chain policy forum

The Virtual Global Policy Forum, featuring live and recorded sessions, will offer programming to include policy updates from across the globe with a specific track focused on government affairs in South Africa impacting the industry and business. These will include:

  • Access to markets and South Africa’s need for imports/exports
    Trade is an important part of the South African economy and the Cold Chain plays a major role. In this session you will learn more about regulations and policies affecting the import and export of meat.
    Presenter: Paul Matthew, chief executive officer, Association of Meat Importers & Exporters (AMIE)
  • Employment equity
    Learn more about the current B-BBEE regulatory landscape, as applicable to the cold chain and related sectors as well as general (B-BBEE) principles and how these are and can be applicable (advantageous and disadvantageous) in the cold chain cycle. For purposes of this session, the focus will be on 3 topics (i) entity/enterprise (B-BBEE) requirements and framework; (ii) Procurement, import and export rules/requirements and (iii) structure and transaction considerations for ownership.
    Presenter: Allan Hannie, director, Hannie & Associates Inc.

The global policy forum is further envisioned as the premier policy event for businesses engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. As with previous policy forum events, it will feature education sessions and keynote presentations focused on rules, regulations, and legislation that directly impact the industry and provide the opportunity for engagement with key government officials.

Over the past few years, the policy forum has been held in-person in Washington, DC. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that were previously in place that limited in-person engagement opportunities at the time, GCCA was forced to move the event to a virtual format for 2022.

The virtual format will enable GCCA to deliver a much broader program and reach a global audience. Committees that normally meet at the policy forum will also conduct their meetings virtually at times and dates yet to be determined. GCCA intends to return to an in-person event in the United States in 2023 as well as continuing to build on global advocacy program offerings.

The primary audience includes third-party transportation, warehousing, and logistics providers, design-build firms, food processors and manufacturers, retailers, and related industry associations.

GCCA is excited to truly provide a global perspective on the industry at this year’s forum and hope that you will join them over the day.

There is no cost to attend – register today to gain access to both live and recorded sessions.

View additional programming and regional tracks here.