NC Ports Cold Chain Summit – POSTPONED
COLD GATEWAYS EXPANSION – FARM TO TABLE & BEYOND
Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, North Carolina Ports has decided to postpone the Cold Chain Summit 2018. NC Ports is currently working to reschedule the event for November and will announce the summit’s new date as details are finalized. North Carolina Ports appreciates your support and understanding as we work quickly to recover from Hurricane Florence.
Learn more about the event below.
Where: Wilmington Convention Center located at 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Who Should Attend: Attendees will include farmers and other food producers, food manufacturers, fresh processors, wholesalers, distributors and retailers, and all parties throughout the supply chain who specialize in refrigerated transportation services from local to state to global needs.
Join NC Ports for the second annual Cold Chain Summit: Cold Gateways Expansion – Farm to Table & Beyond. We’re bringing together key industry leaders in historic Wilmington for a day-long program to discuss current markets, shipping patterns, consumer behavior and environmental impacts, among other vital cold chain topics. The summit will feature a keynote address from Nick Perkins and Felipe Espinosa of ACME Smoked Fish as well as three panel discussions.
At the 2018 Cold Chain Summit, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with peers serving the perishables industry. It is a one-stop-shop for education and business-to-business networking for the global cold chain industry.
Panel I: Grow It, Harvest It, Ship It
Moderator – Taylor Howerton, SunTrust
Panelists – Ceferino Estrada, KB Specialties LLC; Jose Hidalgo Suarez, Customized Brokers a Crowley Company; Butler Anderson, Lewis Nursery and Farms Inc.; and Dr. Laura Jeffers, USDA
Panel II: Homegrown North Carolina
Moderator – Rob Hosford, NC Department of Agriculture
Panelists – Cheryl Clark, Mountaire Farms Inc.; Jason Lloyd, Interra Int’l LLC; Jay Brickman, Crowley; and Jose Calderon, Farm Pak Products/Barnes Farming Corp.
Panel III: Movers and Shakers: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Moderator – Burak S. Ayata, Ph.D, Kuehne + Nagel
Panelists – Marcus Gurganos, Coastal Container Express; Donald Vinson, Refrigerated Transport Electronics; Tim O’Connell, Maersk Line; Josh Sigler, Ascent Global Logistics; and Todd Southerland, SunTrust
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. NC Ports Overview and Future Plans with Brian Clark, NC Ports Chief Operating Officer
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – Noon Panel I: Grow It, Harvest It, Ship It
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Plated Lunch with Keynote Address featuring Nick Perkins and Felipe Espinosa of ACME Smoked Fish
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panel II: Homegrown North Carolina
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Panel III: Movers and Shakers: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Evening Reception sponsored by Marine Repair Services – Container Maintenance Corporation