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Connect with cold chain logistics executives, discover new perishable cargo trade trends & amplify your specialist supply chain skills

Key Cold Chain Conference speakers:

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Robbert Van Trooijen CEO, Latin America and Caribbean
Maersk Line


Juan Carlos Hernandez Global Equipment and M&R Manager


Camila Camacho Rocha Area Manager Latin America

Allison Nowlin International Logistics Supervisor

View the full list of Conference speakers

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TOC Cold Chain, part of TOC Container Supply Chain: Americas is a series of conference sessions designed for temperature controlled executives working in the container supply chain.

Delegates with a responsibility for refrigerated cargo should attend TOC in Cartagena this October to learn, debate and network.


Do you produce cargo that can only be transported in temperature controlled conditions?
If so you will understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of that cargo - and the huge costs incurred when there is disruption in the supply chain.


Are you a third party logistics provider working in the cold chain?
If so you will understand the difficulties in maintaining consistent cargo temperatures and the amount of wastage still present in perishable logistics chains.

Shipping lines

Are you a box carrier executive carrying refrigerated cargo?
The conventional reefer fleet is set to more than halve over the next 10 years as boxships continue to grow in capacity so liner shipping executives with a focus on the fast growing reefer market need to be aware of the new refrigerated cargo up for grabs.

Terminal operators

Are you handling reefer containers in your terminal?
Terminal operators need to stay up-to-date with the latest reefer box technologies, systems and processes for keeping cargo cold when on the terminal. View the full list of Conference speakers

who attends toc cold chain?

  • Shippers / BCO's
  • Ocean carriers
  • Port authorities
  • 3PL's
  • Terminal operators
  • Finance / government
  • Intermodal / rail


what cold chain offers you

  • Cold Chain sessions
  • Container Supply Chain sessions
  • TECH TOC sessions
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Official Networking reception
  • Networking coffees & lunches
  • Opportunity to register for port tour
  • Speaker presentations (post event)
  • Exhibition entrance






  • Full price $1,350 for Latin America and $1,650 for international

    *Payment due before early bird deadline in order to secure the special rate*

Explore the state of refrigerated logistics, shipping & cold chain infrastructure to support the growing movement of chilled & frozen goods to, from & within the Americas

Key Cold Chain conference content for 2014

  • Reefer shipping hear from expert shipping analysts and carrier executives on the trade trends affecting perishable cargoes. Understand how reefer freight rates, cargo volumes, ship capacity, and the cargo generation outlook will affect your business.

  • Logistics infrastructure where does cold chain logistics infrastructure need improving? And how can investment in landside logistics enhance cold chain efficiency? Learn from leading logistics experts as they discuss the new challenges and opportunities for improved cold chain assets.

  • New reefer technology from temperature tracking and real time cold chain monitoring, to new air cleaning systems, it’s clear reefer box technology is developing at a rapid pace. Find out how the latest breakthroughs are improving cargo care and enhancing food quality.

  • Cargo handling how can shippers reduce spoilage, shrinkage and claims in their cold chains? Listen to postharvest handling and technology specialists as they offer new insights into best practice in cargo handling, cooling, stowage and humidity control.

  • Port side What role do ports and terminals need to play in maintaining cargo quality? And what investments do ports need to make to ensure their status as cold chain hubs? Speakers from terminals with significant reefer plug capacity and throughput will share their insights.

  • Container Supply Chain delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the TOC Container Supply Chain sessions

  • TECH TOC delegates will be able to benefit from the terminal operations sessions designed for operational and technical personnel from ports and terminals

  • Networking roundtables - no powerpoints, no presentations - just peer-to-peer networking


Why attend?

  • Network! Take advantage of 10+ hours of networking with senior executives from across Latin America & the US

  • Meet the speakers discover a wealth of knowledge from senior industry executives (from port veterans to supply chain innovators

  • Choose from 20 unique sessions & create a tailor-made agenda to suit your learning & networking objectives

  • Join an exclusive tour of the Port of Cartagena & witness 20 years of rapid development

  • Learn how container ports can improve productivity (without disrupting day to day operations)

  • Find out why shippers make ocean freight procurement decisions & ask them directly how you can win their business

  • Analyse the container shipping trends impacting your container supply chain



“The TOC Cold Chain conference helped me understand that reaching the next level of excellence in supply chain from the shipper/manufacturer point of view can be possible only if we start collaborating with ports, carriers, freight forwarders and 3pls with a common goal of supporting one another solving similar problems that in this moment we are trying to solve in “silos” creating a joint value creation model that can speed benefits for all players in the industry..”

Logistic Operations Manager, Caribbean & Central America
Kraft Foods

“In my opinion TOC Cold Chain was a very good conference – well organized, very insightful talks, excellent food, and a good all round group of people that was very interesting and worth talking to... I enjoyed it very much”

Director of Postharvest Handling & Technology
Dole Foods

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  • Full price $1,350 for Latin America and $1,650 for international delegates

    *Payment due before early bird deadline in order to secure the special rate*

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