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RefCold India to Make its Debut in November 2018
11 May 2018

Come November 2018, the Refrigeration and Cold Chain industry in India would witness the coming together of the best of technology and business at a grand scale. The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India have launched a brand new exhibition for the Refrigeration and Cold Chain industry, and it is called RefCold India. RefCold India will be a one-of-its-kind exhibition whose sole objective would be to ensure a well-rounded growth of the Refrigeration and Cold Chain industry in India. It would lead to augmentation in business, innovation, technology and sustainability. The event, in effect, would be an endeavor to cover all the varied sections of the refrigeration and cold chain industry and bring
together the vast base of business prospects under one roof. It will also be the arena for the global investment community to connect with stakeholders in the Refrigeration and Cold Chain industry in India.
RefCold India would mark its debut on November 22, 2018. It would be a three-day event that will close on November 24, 2018. The venue, Mahatma Mandir Convention Cum Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat is aptly chosen for its size, grandeur, technological preparedness and the distinct character reflecting the prosperity of Gujarat. All details with regards to the event can be looked up on the live website:

A hugely successful launch indicates an equally positive debut
RefCold India got launched on January 10 at The Hyatt Regency in Ahmedabad and got an impressive turnout of over 300 professionals and veterans from the industry. The launch show generated a very encouraging response, with industry leaders confirming their partnership. Confirming the above associations, Pankaj Dharkar, Chairman of RefCold mentioned, “We are thrilled to have finally launched RefCold India. The Refrigeration and Cold Chain Industry in India
needed a symposium where the focus would be solely on this sector. From its debut year itself, RefCold India would cover all aspects of the industry, which mainly are – the resources (cold chain services), the process (cold transportation and equipment) and the products (cold storage and equipment). I welcome all associates, partners, visitors and media to this promising platform and am confident that it would help us take the industry to the next level of knowledge and business exchange”. 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 with 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 businessenabling collaborations, as well as the live resource pool and aggregation of Cold Chain products, services and solutions”, Vishal Kapur, the President of ISHRAE, 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 and Cold Chain market in India”, said Kapur.
The Indian Edge – Some Facts
• Second largest arable land in the world
• Largest producer of milk and 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 export produce and reduce wastage
Also present at the event, Sonia Prashar, Chairperson of the Board and Managing Director of NürnbergMesse 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. I urge everyone to follow this event and participate with full force.”


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