Thank you All , for your overwhelming response for the National Cold Chain Summit. Your Participation was valuable to us. We look forward to see you all again in the next National Cold Chain Summit in April 2015.

NATIONAL COLD CHAIN SUMMIT

Date: Saturday, 12th July- Summit
Venue: North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited, NEDFi House, G. S. Road, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam.- 781006

Date: Friday, 11th July- Field Visit
Field visit to Cold Storage and Strawberry Farm in Shillong

Indian cold chain industry is seen as an emerging and fast growing business sector. Considering the current levels of food wasted, cold chain facilities will play an important role in feeding the nation. Understanding the increasing demand for an effective cold chain, the government has taken many positive steps by introducing preferable schemes and policies. However, lots need to be done in order to drive the overall goal of the industry. In order to develop a world-class cold chain infrastructure, the government needs to adopt better and more effective policies to bring commensurate economic returns to the stakeholders involved in this sector.

ICC Cold Chain summit 2014 will give special attention to India’s North East region. It is undebateble that NER has a comparative advantage in producing fruits, vegetables and other horticulture products which has enough potential for Agri business and Cold Chain Market. Market analysis of North East shows that pack houses, collection centers linked to market based cold storages are required. There is a good opportunity for some high value fruits like passion fruit, Kiwi & Strawberry. Thereby, presenting a great opportunity to explore and invest more in this sector.

SUMMIT FEATURES
  • Two Day Focused Summit on opportunities in Cold Chain Market
  • Interactive B2B meet
  • Field visit to cold Storage and Horticulture farms in Shillong
  • Way forward meeting during working Dinner
  • Knowledge Paper on Cold Chain Projections for Indian Market

SUMMIT TOPICS
  • Enhancing capability of Indian Exporters of Agro and Food Products
  • Improving of marketing of the processed food products outside India and measures to counter Trade barriers.
  • Investment opportunity in Agri Infrastructure
  • Policy initiatives and Measures to create North East as the next cold storage destination
  • Basic Infrastructure, connectivity issues and solution operated approach.
  • Cluster and Marketing infrastructure
  • Best Practices-bridging the gap between centre and state
  • Capacity building
  • Procedural Bottlenecks
  • Latest Technology in Cold Chain
  • Facilities in Food processing for adoption of Food safety
  • Role of Financial Institutions in setting up cold storages
  • Cold Chain Opportunities in North East

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