How to

31 July 2017

TCS&D Exhibition 2017 - What to Expect

This year, the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution (TCS&D) Exhibition is being held on the 13th and 14th of September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Being the only event of its kind to be held annually in the UK, it’s set to be a big hit with individuals working in the industry; with it coming up in about six weeks, we’ll give you a run through of what’s to expect at the event.

What’s there?

The two-day event is a place for people in and interested in the temperature controlled storage and distribution industry to meet learn, connect and be recognised for their contribution to the industry. With a huge number of exhibitors already registered, it’s set to be a fantastic event. The TCS&D website lists the benefits of exhibiting:
  • Meet buyers face to face
  • Raise awareness of existing products and services to an audience actively looking to buy
  • Launch new products and services
  • Boost your profits by securing new buyers
  • Grow your business
  • Build and extend brand awareness
Visitors get the chance to see new technology from the industry as well as network with other visitors and exhibitors.


The huge amount of exhibitors will range from all parts of the industry; cold store refrigeration plants and construction services, cold store furniture and clothing suppliers to refrigerated panel vans, loading bay solutions and even more!  The stand-out focus of this year’s exhibition is new product developments being unveiled, with MHW Magazine reporting that new transport and/or storage technology from Montracon, Cartwright, CHEREAU and Panelflex (amongst others) will be celebrated at the event.


There are also seminars being held throughout the two-days, all of varying topics from industry professionals. Speakers include CEO of logistics company Fowler Welch, Nick Hay, Tim Ward from the Fright and Fleet team for Transport for London (TfL) and the Chief Executive from the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF), Christopher Sturman.

The seminars give exhibitors and visitors the chance to interact in Q&As and get advice from industry experts.  Topics of seminars range from the influence of current affairs on the industry, to focused talks on food logistics and temperature controlled transport.

TCS&D Awards

The TCS&D Awards are held to recognise influential individuals and companies who have really made a difference within the temperature controlled storage and distribution industry. There are 19 award categories in total including Health and Safety, Coldstore Construction Company of the Year, Refrigerated Fleet Manager of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

While the nominations for entries are now closed, we’ll keep you informed as to whom won what after the event in a follow-up post so stay tuned!

For more information on the event, take a look at their website.

Laura Sewell

An aspiring journalist, Laura is working her way into the industry with her love of writing about anything and everything in tow.