Month: August 2021

Cool chain association board welcomes miguel rodríguez moreno from qatar airways cargo who will focus on technology at the perishables conference

The seventh CCA Perishables conference will take place virtually on the 15th of September 2021 with a focus on innovation and tech and an overview of the South African perishables market

Luxembourg, Tuesday 10th August 2021: Miguel Rodríguez Moreno, Senior Manager Climate Control Products, Qatar Airways Cargo has joined the Cool Chain Association (CCA)’s Board of Directors.

He will take part in the CCA’s Seventh Perishables Conference, which will be virtual for the first time, on the 15th of September at 15.30 CET.

Rodríguez brings over six years’ experience in cargo, including four years as Global Pharma Development Manager for Etihad Cargo.

“It is an honour to join CCA’s Board of Directors and I look forward to sharing our expertise while at the same time hearing from other stakeholders so we can collaboratively improve and enhance the cool chain,” said Rodríguez Moreno.

“Digitalisation is one of the key pillars of our strategy; tech and automation is being implemented across all areas of our services including cool chain solutions and I am looking forward to being part of the CCA Perishables Conference where the focus is on innovation and tech.”

The Conference, sponsored by the South African Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB), will focus on innovation and technology, giving an introduction to current CCA projects supporting a quality-driven temperature-controlled supply chain.

Guest speakers will include Lucien Jansen, PPECB Chief Executive Officer, to give an in-depth overview of the South African perishables landscape, and Dr Radhika Batra, founder of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Every Infant Matters, the CCA’s chosen charity, to talk about reshaping healthcare to make it more accessible.

“CCA members work together on projects that will help improve the quality of the cool chain and we have plenty of useful information to share at our conference, especially given the challenges of COVID,” said Stavros Evangelakakis, CCA Chairman and Head of Global Healthcare, Cargolux.

“The value of collaboration is in sharp focus at the moment and we will be sharing knowledge and information to help support stakeholders from across the cool chain to be more agile and less wasteful.”

The two-and-a-half hour event will feature talks by Evangelakakis, as well as Nicola Caristo, CCA Secretary General, and Airline Partner Manager, SkyCell AG.

Round tables chaired by CCA Board Directors Vijan Chetty, General Manager PPECB; Eric Mauroux, Founder and President, FreshBizDev; and Fabrizio Iacobacci, Head of Pharma Business Development, BCUBE Spa, will look at data sharing, risk and change management, and collaboration in practice.

While the event is free to attend, the CCA is asking delegates to donate to its chosen charity Every Infant Matters, which serves communities in poverty in India, Nigeria, and the Dominican Republic with last mile health solutions.

For more information on sponsoring or attending  the CCA Perishables Conference 2021, contact

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