The International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), recently held the largest Conference & Expo in its 33-year history.
More than 225 cold storage construction professionals from six countries came together at the Cosmpolitan Hotel in Las Vegas NV to participate in educational programming, networking opportunities, and a cold storage construction trade show. The record attendance figure represents a 10% increase from 2012.
Educational programming, centered around the theme “Building a Strong Foundation,” covered topics such as employment law, facility design, maintenance and modernization (walls/lighting), solar installation best practices, LEED and next-generation refrigeration, plus two keynote presentations. The first keynote, Bob Ulliman, director of construction for Ben E Keith, provided attendees with a customer’s perspective on innovations in cold storage construction and the second, Mike Thompson, chief executive officer of SVI Inc, engaged the audience in a discussion regarding advanced approaches to leadership.
More than 25 companies participated in the sold-out expo, where attendees were able to explore the latest products in cold storage construction to improve current operations and find solutions to their most pressing challenges.
It was announced at the close of the event that the 34th IACSC Conference & Expo will be held November 6-9, 2014, in Boca Raton FL.