Cold Chain Summit

NC Ports Cold Chain Summit – Wed., Sept. 26


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, migration and patterns, consumer behavior and environmental impacts, among other vital cold chain topics. The summit will feature a keynote address 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.

Program Schedule:

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 COO

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

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

Registration Information

Recommended Hotels

Hotel rooms are available at the Hotel Ballast Wilmington and Courtyard by Marriott located in historic downtown Wilmington. Be sure to call and ask for the NC Ports rate when making a reservation.

Parking During the Event

Complimentary parking will be provided by NC Ports at the Wilmington Convention Center Parking Deck. The entrance of the parking deck is near the corner of Nutt Street and Estell Lee Place, neighboring the Wilmington Convention Center. Validation will be provided at the registration desk.