“Cold Chain – New Horizons“, a panel discussion comprising International & National experts was recently held in the Capital to set new horizons at the forthcoming, REFCOLD INDIA 2018, India’s first International Exhibition and Conference on Cold Chain, Industrial Refrigeration and Reefer Transportation being organized by The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) along with NurenbergMesse India on 22nd – 24th Nov 2018, Mahatma Mandir, Ahmedabad.
“The Panel Discussion was organized to bring Govt. and Industry under one roof to discuss how REFCOLD India can be the Knowledge sharing platform where ideas and technology will be exchanged for upliftment of the society by developing refrigeration industry and reducing the food wastage”, said Mr. Pankaj Dharkar, Chairman of REFCOLD INDIA.
L to R Parveen Jha, Subir Das, D K Shami, Pankaj Dharkar, Gyanesh Bharti, Kapil Singhal, Pawanexh Kohli, C Subramaniam, Sonia Prashar
Shri Gyanesh Bharti, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt of India was the chief guest and the panellists included Mr. Pawanexh Kohli , Chief Advisor, National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD), Dr. R K Sharma, Former Director, National Horticulture Board of India, Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, Vice President, Cold Storage Federation of India, Dr. R.S. Agarwal, IIT Professor, Mr. Manav Suri, Vice President, Suri Agrofresh, Ms. Bhairavi Jani, Executive Drirector, SCA Group & Chairperson, IEF, Mr. Vijay Khandwekar, Heading Solar Division for TATA International, Mr. Klaus Kienzler, Studio Head Design Service at Hyatt India Consultancy Private Limited and Mr. Kapil Singhal, Director, B. P. Refcool.
REFCOLD INDIA 2018 will cover all the sections of the refrigeration and cold chain industry and bring all the stakeholders together under one roof. It will also provide a platform to global investment community to connect with stakeholders in Refrigeration & Cold Chain sector in India.
In global terms also, the Cold Chain Industry in India is developing at a much faster pace, owing to the general change in the business outlook. While earlier, the focus at all times would be on increasing the production level, the market now is concerned about optimizations in terms of better storage and transportation facilities for their respective commodities. Hence, Cold Chain management has now become an integral part of the supply chain industry comprising of refrigerated storage and refrigerated transportation. This makes it essential for all businesses to invest in infrastructure that should help reduce wastage. With this promise and prospect, the cold chain industry in India is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 19% during the period of 2017-2022.
“As a country, India is much ready for a consortium of this level which shall be the launch-pad for potential business-enabling collaborations, as well as the live resource pool and aggregation of Cold Chain products, services and solutions,” Mr. C Subramaniam, ISHRAE National President expressed his enthusiasm with this event. “I am absolutely convinced that REFCOLD INDIA in November 2018 will be a greatly successful show that would leave a mark on the Refrigeration & Cold Chain market in India,” said Mr. Subramaniam.
Also present at the event, Ms. Sonia Prashar, Chairperson of the Board & Managing Director of NuernbergMesse India Pvt. Ltd. mentioned, “There would be representation and participation from all possible arteries of the industry. We are anticipating a great response across the food industry, trading and distribution sectors, transportation lines, storage companies, shipping and ports, pharamaceuticals, hospitality, horticulture departments and the whole range of researchers and innovators. We strive to achieve this and mark a successful debut as we collaborate efforts with regards to planning, implementation, marketing and value creation for our exhibitors and visitors alike.”
The Indian Edge – Some facts
Second largest arable land in the world
Largest producer of milk & second largest producer of fruits and vegetables
Largest livestock population
Rising consumption expenditure
Strategic geographic location in terms of exporting processed foods
Favourable government policies to boost the cold chain industry
The state’s focus to increase the export produce and reduce wastage
The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals, today has more than 12,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally as many as 7,500 Student-members. ISHRAE operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over the country with headquarters in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors.
About NurnbergMesse Group
NurnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. Its portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approximately 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share 41 percent) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors 24 percent) participate in the own, partner and guest events staged by the NurnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The group also has a network of around 50 representatives operating in more than 100 countries.