Can India save China? Costing perishable supply chain performance at the 1st Cool Logistics Asia conference

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COOL ASIA HK 1st 2015HONG KONG, 01.09.2015 – Coinciding with the threat of another global economic crisis, the 1st Cool Logistics Asia conference taking place this week in Hong Kong will provide fresh produce shippers with a unique opportunity to assess perishable supply chain performance in the world’s two main cold markets: China and India.

Will India take over the reins as China stutters? And how will the world’s leading perishable experts gathering at the 1st Cool Logistics Asia conference on 2 September position themselves to service changing market needs?
Held for the first time as part of the annual Asia Fruit Logistica trade fair, this specialist perishables logistics and transport conference will feature expert international speakers covering all modes of transport, including perishable transport by air, container shipping, rail and road as well as storage.
Topics on the agenda include the latest forecast on Intra-Asian shipping, cold chain investment in China and India, food safety, multimodal connectivity options and an evaluation of some leap-frogging technologies designed to make the cold chain even more efficient and responsive to changing demand.
“Food demand patterns may change. However, people have to eat. More than ever, there is a need for fresh produce exporters and importers to reduce time to market. This will require innovative solutions from the perishable logistics sector, ” says Gerald Lamusse, Managing Director of GPE Events and Co-Director of Cool Logistics Asia.
Key speakers at the inaugural event will include Lars Kastrup, SVP at CMA CGM,  Thomas Lau, Head of Supply Chain Management and Logistics at Metro JinJiang Cash & Carry Co. Ltd,  Nigel Webster – Director, Refrigerated Containers, Seaco,  Thomas Eskesen of Eskesen Advisory,  Michel Looten – Director, Maritime, Seabury Group,  Chetan Kumria, Vice President-Supply Chain, Pernod Ricard,  Tarun Arora – Manager Fresh Import and Distribution, IG International,  Tsunemichi Mukai – Senior Vice President, MOL Liner,  Henrik Christensen – President Global Logistics, Silk Route Rail,  German Villachica of Kuehne + Nagel,  Jan Strassburg – Senior Manager Rail Logistics & Forwarding, DB Schenker,  Jack Lo – Cargo Product & Marketing Manager, Cathay Pacific,  Clement Lam – Director and General Manager, Swire Pacific Cold Storage,  Hans-Willem Van der Waal – Managing Director, AgroFair and many others.
“The aim of first Cool Logistics Asia Conference is to explore perishable supply chains of the future at a time when cool chain market in Asia is set to explode, ” said Alex von Stempel, Managing Director of Cool Logistics Resources Ltd and Co-Director, Cool Logistics Asia.”As everyone engaged in the perishable supply chain is looking to find new opportunities to market perishable produce while seeking to control logistics costs, this new forum will allow carriers and cargo owners to sort out their differences and meet eye-to-eye in order to shape the future together.”
1st Cool Logistics Asia  
2 September 2015
Hong Kong


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About the organisers

Cool Logistics Resources Ltd (CLR) has teamed up with Global Produce Events GmbH (GPE) to launch Cool Logistics Asia, a one-day high-level educational forum addressing perishable logistics and temperature-controlled transport, handling and distribution services across Asia.

GPE, a joint venture between Messe Berlin GmbH and Fruitnet Ltd (UK), organises the annual Asia Fruit Logistica exhibition in Hong Kong, now entering its 9th year with over 8, 000 visitors from 64 countries. develops specialist business conferences for the international perishable logistics and transport sectors, including Cool Logistics Global, now entering its 7th year, Cool Logistics Africa and Cool Logistics
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