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ABIAF Cold Chain Symposium 2018

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Representatives of the main players in the world market of the refrigerated storage sector participated on October 18th of the Cold Chain Symposium 2018, held in São Paulo by the partner associations Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and the Brazilian Association of the Refrigerated Storage Industry (ABIAF). The event brought together about 100 participants in the Hotel Blue Tree Premium Faria Lima, including suppliers of products and services for the sector.


Francisco Moura, chairman of the board of GCCA Brazil and ABIAF and CEO of SuperFrio, hosted the event, and presented an analysis of the current Brazilian cold storage capacity. Corey Rosenbusch, CEO of GCCA Global, brought information on the growth and profitability of the world market.

The chairman of the board of GCCA Global and CEO of Canada’s largest supply company, Doug Harrison, participated in the international panel, which also featured explanations from Manuel Kabana, director of Friopuerto, and David Palfenier, president of Emergent Cold in Brazil. Fábio Fonseca Filho, president of the Friozem Group and vice-president of GCCA Brasil/ABIAF, served as moderator.

Rafael Gentile, Supply and Logistics Manager at Bloomin’Brands, a company that owns the Outback Steakhouse, Abbraccio and Flemmings brands, addressed the network’s logistics challenges and solutions, and presented the business prospects for 2019.

The director of the Food Regulation and Safety Committee of the Association, Vivianne Paiva Moreira Leite, explained the work she has been doing with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, seeking a reform in sanitary regulations applied to the sector.

During the symposium, participants had access to market launches, presented by Danfoss, Bertolini Sistemas de Armazenamento, Alvenius, Tyco Fire Protection, Lockton Seguros, Mayekawa do Brasil – Mycom, Guntner, Assist Software, Valfilm and Emerson Automation Solutions, which sponsored the event.

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