The IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, 11 to 13 April 2022, includes an impressive selection of international experts on the topics of sustainability and the cold chain:

  • Delivering a sustainable Cold Chain is a worldwide initiative – presented by UNEP’s James S. Curlin, this talk will explore how countries must build national policies and action frameworks to ensure that more efficient cold chains are implemented.
  • Role of the UK in developing and delivering Cold Chains worldwide – led by Steve Cowperthwaite of DEFRA and Dr Elizabeth Warham of DIT, this presentation will look at the UK’s influence in establishing Cold Chains all over the world
  • The importance of a Sustainable Cold Chain – presented by Olaf Schulze of Metro Properties, this webinar will not only look at the prominence of a sustainable cold chain but also at the challenges and opportunities a sustainable cold chain brings.
  • Food for thought: how to make our food system more sustainable? Led by Andrea Voigt of Danfoss, this presentation will discuss ways to make our food system more sustainable from a societal and policy-based perspective, while highlighting the role of the cold chain and anchoring it in the fourth industrial revolution.


In addition to the above keynote presentations, the event will gather over 50 presentations, three workshops and several coffee lounges discussions looking at new ways to tackle questions around sustainability and the cold chain. It will explore cold chain innovation, developments in refrigeration technology and design, and examine what is being done to build a sustainable cold chain to address key UN sustainable development goals.


You can still register at any time to join the live sessions and view recordings for any days you have missed. The registration fees start from £152+VAT for full delegates, discounted rates are available for students. This includes access to all live conference sessions, online networking opportunities, the published conference proceedings, and the on-demand library of conference recordings.


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