Commodities & Cold Chain Summit

Commodities & Cold Chain Summit LogoInforma Economics is a world leader in broad-based domestic and international agricultural and commodity/product market research, analysis, evaluation, and consulting. Join this summit to learn more about the economic outlook in various commodity sectors, as well as the newest developments in cold-chain transport.

Explore the sessions available at this year’s Summit:

Wednesday, February 7 • 11:15am–12:30pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1 

W09 – GETTING TO MARKET, SERVING THE WORLD: COMMODITY FREIGHT DEVELOPMENTS

The core commodities of North America serve world markets in real and tangible ways.  From coal to grains, oilseeds, legumes, and fertilizer, these key commodities, among others, require efficient transportation, which depend on reliable infrastructure. This panel will present the market outlook for the core North American commodities, and give a perspective on the transportation requirements when moving these products to market.

 

 

Session Chair: Ken Ericksen, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Advisory and Development, Informa Economics IEG, Agribusiness intelligence

Thursday, February 8 • 8:45am–10:00am • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

T02 – EXPORT TRANSLOAD: THE PRINCE RUPERT CASE STUDY

Montreal-based Ray-Mont Logistics has opened its Agri-Food transload container-stuffing facility with current annual capacity for 50,000 TEUs near the Port of Prince Rupert. This case study will focus on how such a facility came to be in Northwestern Canada including the enabling key factors, such as cargo opportunities/infrastructure, land availability, and stakeholder investment.

 

Thursday, February 8 • 11:30am–12:30pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

T08 – COLD CHAIN TECH NEXT: THE COOLEST BEST PRACTICES FOR TRANSPORTATION

A year after releasing its Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) leads a knowledgeable followup discussion between cold chain stakeholders.