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GCCA South African Cold Chain Conference

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The GCCA South Africa Cold Chain Conference (that will take place at Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town) is South Africa’s one and only venue bringing together cold store operators, distributors, manufacturers, producers, retailers, controlled-environment builders, equipment suppliers and service providers to discuss opportunities and innovations of this essential sector.


The conference will take place between 3 and 5 August 2022.

The conference provides leadership experience, knowledge, and exclusive networking with decision makers from across South Africa and beyond, in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.

The conference will address topical issues that are so dear to temperature-controlled logistics companies and highlight current trends and outlook for the future. Leading industry and business experts will share their knowledge and thoughts, ideas, and solutions on the theme.

The programme is as follows:

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

GCCA South Africa Food Safety Committee meeting
GCCA South Africa Advisory Council meeting
GCCA South Africa Risk Management Committee meeting
South Africa Refrigerated Transportation meeting

Wine Tasting – De Grendel Wine Farm
Dinner – De Grendel Wine Farm

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Registration & light breakfast in the expo

Opening general session
Welcome & introductions
Matt Ott, president & CEO of Global Cold Chain Alliance
International cold chain challenges & trends

Coffee/Tea break

General session
Building the cold chain in Africa
Case study on automation in South Africa
DALRRD moving forward
Tech talk


General session
Cyber security
Transnet ports update
Tech talk

Coffee/Tea Break

General session
Africa Future Leader Award finals
Department of Health: Food Safety
Tech talk
Closing and announcing the Africa Future Leader Award recipient

Cold chain closing reception

Friday, 5 August 2022

2022 South African Cold Chain Cup – Milnerton Golf Club

Cold chain companies will come together on the golf course for the 2022 South African Cold Chain Cup. This networking opportunity will conclude the GCCA South African Cold Chain Conference.

Who will be taking home the 2022 South African Cold Chain Cup?

For more information and to register, click here.