The Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain (IFC) Center has partnered with the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) to further enhance the robust educational programming available at the 2011 AFFI-GCCA Food Logistics Forum and help expand the Forum’s audience to include representatives from major food retailers and other key food industry sectors.
Co-hosted by AFFI and GCCA, the Forum will be held June 5-7 at the Westin Westminster in Denver, Colorado. The Food Logistics Forum brings together a broad spectrum of industry leaders representing frozen food production, foodservice, retail, and third-party logistics (3PL) providers to explore the latest trends and information on the critical issues impacting the cold chain industry.
The IFC Center is an industry/academic joint initiative dedicated to identifying and resolving critical integration issues across the end-to-end food chain. The IFC Center focuses on designing, analyzing, and continuously improving cold chains for perishable food products.
The IFC Center will play a significant role in bolstering the Forum’s educational offerings by providing an educational session and hosting a variety of council meetings. The Center will also invite a broad group of food industry participants from within its membership, including representatives from some of the nation’s largest food retailers, processors, transportation and logistics providers, to attend the Forum, helping solidify its position as the premier food logistics gathering.
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The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is the national trade association promoting and representing the interests of all segments of the frozen food industry. AFFI works to foster industry development and growth, and advocates before legislative and regulatory entities on the industry’s behalf. For more information, please visit www.affi.org.
The Integrated Food Chain (IFC) Center, a unit of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, is a collaborative initiative that brings the food industry, academia and government together to focus on integration issues for improving cold chain management of perishable food products. The IFC center provides strategic leadership and direction for collaboration among all of the stakeholders in the food chain to understand and prioritize problems; research and determine the methodologies, processes and technologies to overcome these problems; and leverage education to provide the human capital necessary to plan and execute exceptional food chains. For more information, please visit http://ifc.scl.gatech.edu/.
Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to facilitate communication, networking, and education for the perishable food industry. For more information about GCCA, visit www.gcca.org.