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The Cool Chain Association (CAA) will host its Fifth Global Perishables Event at Europe’s largest fresh and food hub at Venlo, the Netherlands, on 14th and 15th of May 2019, putting the emphasis on helping to reduce food waste.

Waste -to-energy solutions, the importance of standards in the cool chain, and collaboration with blockchain, are just some of the topics to be debated at the two-day event, which will also include a tour of the Fresh Park Venlo facilities.

Speakers at the event will also include the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Andrea Gruber, Head, Special Cargo, who will present IATA’s new Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Fresh Program, aimed at perishable supply chain stakeholders.

CCA Board member Vijan Chetty, General Manager, Coastal, Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB), South Africa will discuss the importance of standards, with Philippe Julien Digital Innovation Director at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo looking at how blockchain can help with collaborative workflows.

Day two of the event will include a Venlo site visit, as well as a presentation on what happens with food once it is waste, introduced by Saskia Louwen Pérez Project Manager for Waste-to-Energy projects at ARCHEA New Energy GmbH and a talk on insurance and certification in the cool food chain by Wolfgang Engel Head of Competence Sector Logistics at DSQ inc.

The 130 hectare Fresh Park Venlo is home to over 100 companies involved directly or indirectly in the business of fresh produce or food, including wholesalers, processing companies, logistics providers and packing companies.

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