The most productive concentration of cold-chain professionals under one roof in Asia – that’s one way organisers have described the coming Cool Logistics Asia conference, taking place on September 2 on the doorstep of the world’s largest potential cold chain market, in Hong Kong.
Coinciding with the opening day of Asia Fruit Logistica, this first edition of Cool Logistics Asia, being held at the AsiaWorld–Expo centre, will focus on new ways to control rising perishable logistics.
The high-level one-day forum will feature speakers from leading cold store operators and shipping lines, international perishable logistics experts, and perishable cargo owners, among many others, who will exchange experiences on how to create a roadmap for developing Asia’s perishable supply chains of the future.
It will also bring together the latest retail and e-tail trends with perishable product-based logistics case studies, food-safety with multi modal transport forecasts. Additionally, the conference will provide analysis of key infrastructure investments and a review of the latest available refrigerated logistics technology, and plenty of debating time as an appetiser and scene-setter for the Asia Fruit Logistica Exhibition.
The conference takes place within the wider context of an expected explosion in growth of the cold chain market in Asia in the short and medium term fired by greater demand for perishable goods, increasing wealth distribution and the development of e-commerce.
The need for new approaches is underlined by the fact that at least 30% of temperature sensitive cargoes are being wasted and have to be destroyed due to insufficient infrastructure, differences in culture and communication problems. Hence the critical need for this platform for better dialogue between the logistics sector and perishable producers, exporters and importers, organisers say.
Cool Logistics Asia has been designed as a regional event to complement Cool Logistics Global in Europe and other biennial regional events, such as Cool Logistics Africa and Cool Logistics Americas.
For more information: http://coollogisticsresources.com/asia/