This year’s TCS&D Show promises more content than ever, including more than 100 exhibitors and a host of free to attend interactive seminars and workshops.
We asked show Exhibition Director Rob Fisher some key questions about the event, being held in conjunction with the Food Storage & Distribution Federation and the British Frozen Food Federation, which takes place on 16th and 17th September at the Peterborough Arena.
With diaries more hectic than ever, why should an industry professional take time out to visit the 2015 TCS&D Show?
The TCS&D Show is unique because of the focus it provides on the temperature-controlled products supply chain. It gives industry professionals the chance to evaluate their whole supply chain for the coming months and years, from their road transport fleet to racking, cold storage providers and materials handling equipment.
What can visitors expect?
Visitors will be able to meet more than 100 different exhibitors, see and test the latest equipment for themselves, learn from case studies, question industry experts, network and take back to the office practical steps to improve their business and increase profits.
This year, we have introduced a comprehensive free to attend conference programme including sessions with a host of industry experts. They will be able to give true insight which could help visitors to shape the future direction of their business. New for 2015, all these session will be free for visitors to attend.
It will be a true learning experience and delegates will gain the knowledge and tools they need to really make a difference.
I think the F-Gas seminar is likely to be very popular. TCS&D magazine held a survey earlier this year and at least 500 respondents either knew nothing about it or hadn’t taken any action, yet it’s such an important area. It is vital businesses understand their management and record-keeping obligations as a result of the changes, the timing of the phase-down plan and the alternatives currently available in the marketplace.
This focused seminar will take a detailed look at the regulations from the perspective of refrigerant producers, contractors, equipment manufacturers, service providers and enforcement agencies. Speakers include Sainsbury’s Operations Manager Gary King, Food Storage & Distribution Federation’s Chris Sturman, and President of Technical Advisory Committee and Vice President of Transfrigoroute International, Joe Grealy.
Ultimately, if businesses don’t comply with the new regulations there will be hefty fines levied against them, so this is a real call to action. We urge people to come and learn at the show – or else learn the hard way when the inspectors come knocking!
We also expect the case study sessions to be really popular, as we know how invaluable people find it to learn from their peers. And we are looking forward to a Q&A session with the expert panel of TCS&D award judges, as well as a session on the future of transport refrigeration, which is something we feel will be of interest to everyone.
Ultimately anyone who attends the seminar or workshops, will be able to leave the event with valuable, usable ideas and information, that they can implement in their own business.
How do you register for the show, and the seminars?
Registration is free and now open at www.tcsdshow.com. The seminars will be held in a central conference area and will operate on a first-come-first-served basis. We expect them to be very popular.
For more information: www.tcsdshow.com