Summit Overview

Cold Chain Industry in India is witnessing growth and is projected to nearly triple in size by 2015 from USD 3 Billion in 2012 to approximately USD 9 Billion in 2015. This change is primarily driven through rapid change in consumption patterns, fuelled by expansion of the modern trade, QSR, processed food, dairy and pharma industries in India. However, the distribution of cold storage capacity in the country is geographically skewed at present.

 

Ramping up cold storage infrastructure could alleviate geographical price disparity in India, as well as help prevent wastages, offer farmers and traders better returns and consumers, better quality.

 

Given this background Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising the National  Cold Chain Summit on 15 October 2014, in New Delhi. The theme for the summit is Enabling Innovations, Integration and Investments across the Food Value Chain.

 

 

The summit will be an important forum to discuss and deliberate, in the Cold Chain context

 

·         the use of Solar and Renewable energy,

·         issues that are holding back Investments and enablers that need to be put in place

·         development of standards

·         implementation of back-end procurement mechanisms

·         setting-up of the post harvest infrastructure and working with the evolving modern retail formats to promote and sell.

 

 

Programme :

 

1000 – 1100 hrs Inaugural Session

 

1115 – 1230 hrs Role of Cold Chain in Enabling and strengthening the food value chain

 

1230  - 1345 hrs Setting the standards & benchmarks for cold chain

               

1430  - 1545 hrs Innovations in Cold Chain Management Technologies to show the way forward

                               

1600  - 1730 hrs Viability of Cold Chain projects