Global Perishables Logistics Conclave 2017

Better Procurement: Better Storage: Better Distribution: Nutritional Security
18 April, 2017: Mumbai, INDIA

Session Faculty
0900 Registration & Coffee
0925 Welcome Remarks by Conference Chair – R Sivakumar, Agri Value Chain Services Pvt. Ltd.
0930 – 1045 Developing Multimodal Perishable Logistics in the Country.
Fresh produce (seafood + fresh produce + seasonality) is currently a key priority in perishable commodity groupings. How is the consumer demand driving these sectors? How prepared is the logistics industry to handle this demand? How proactive is the regulatory framework in supporting infrastructure initiatives around this. What are the essentials for building a robust multimodal perishable network in the country?
1045 – 1145 Food Distribution System for the planned Smart cities.
The food supply chain in India is complex in nature, where perishable goods are handled by numerous stake holders. The expertise, levels of technology application and the demographic challenges add to the complexity. What are the opportunities that the proposed smart cities will present for food distribution sector? What will be the mix of expertise and technology that will be required to encash these opportunities. What will be the associated challenges and the effective strategies to overcome them.
1145 -1200 Refreshment break
1200 – 1330 Development of Perishable Trade Business in India
a) Challenges in Wholesale, Retail distribution
Perishable cargo items need not just temperature control but other controlling techniques and mechanisms such as controlled and or modified atmosphere as well as intricate packaging methods. Each product needs careful individual attention to ensure that damage or product degradation from production to retail can be minimized. How do the structures of Indian wholesale and Retail distribution sector impact the same and how can this be overcome.
b) E Commerce and Perishables
How will e-commerce fresh produce trading alter India's traditional wholesale model? How will the food safety and perishable supply chain integrity be impacted by the same. Will the existing cold store investments meet demand or capacity expansion is required. How will it impact the end consumer will he witness an increase in final landing cost.
1330 – 1400 Networking Lunch & visit to the exhibition
1415 – 1545 Future Trends in building Cold chain and Food Processing Industry projects with Environment friendly and Energy Efficient refrigeration plants using ammonia and Carbon dioxide as refrigerant.
Globalization requires complying with international regulations which vary from market to market. Quality control necessitates controlling texture, taste, temperature and reducing the amount of processing. Multi cell carriers are finding increased applications in reducing cost. What are the effective strategies to manage business within this environment?
1545 – 1615 Metric Tonnes to Pallets - Moving from Cold storage to Cold chain the way forward
The food supply chain in India is complex in nature, where perishable goods are handled by numerous small stake holders. Apt infrastructure required to support the perishable food market is still developing. The perishable nature of products makes it necessary to have temperature controlled hygienic storage facilities, efficient handling, reefer transportation and distribution networks. These requirements stand as pillars of strength for the perishable products supply chain. How can this enable exports and boost India's revenues while providing growth to farmers.
1615– 1630 Refreshment break
1630– 1730 Creating Western India Cold Chain Hub to meet Food security of states which includes Maharashtra, Gujarat and MP and Rajasthan states.
The need and best strategies to develop a hub in the western region which not only helps share resources, best practice helping reduce cost but also leverages the existing infrastructure and leverage the new initiatives that are currently underway like dedicated freight corridors, coastal shipping, new ports etc
1730 – 1745 Closing remarks and end of session