March 28, 2013
-- From April 2 to 4, 2013, the second International Conference on sustainability and the Cold Chain (ICCC 2013) will be held in Paris. The guest of honor at his international conference is India.
More than 80 scientific papers on the research by scientists from New Zealand, the United States and different European countries will be presented during the three day-event where numerous topics, some focused exclusively on science and others with a social outlook, will be discussed. Although the Conference will be an opportunity to present the state of the art of the cold chain in Europe and India and talk about new refrigerating fluids in the machines, consumer acceptability of the cold chain will also be addressed.
India will be at the center of numerous discussions. The choice of India as the guest of honor at the second ICCC was carefully thought out. In 2011, an agreement was signed by the Ministers of Agriculture of France and India. Its purpose is to systematize French-Indian cooperation for the foodstuff cold chain in India. The agreement is particularly relevant as 30% to 40% of the foodstuffs in India are wasted because there is no cold chain. As a follow-up to the agreement, the French Ministry of Agriculture assigned the AMF and Cemafroid to organize the cooperation that will translate into recommendations for conducting joint studies of the standards and the setup of a training program. Two missions to India in 2011 and 2012 and the creation of a National centre of cold chain within the Indian administration has led to the twinning of thisoffice with Cemafroid. During this conference, an MoU between India and France is expected to be penned to enhance cooperation in the cold chain sector. As guest of honor, the Chief Advisor of NCCD, Mr. Pawanexh Kohli shall be addressing the plenary session of the conference.
The event is organized by the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), Association Française du Froid
(AFF, the French Cold Association)
, Cemafroid and IRSTEA (Institut national de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies pour l'Environnement et l'Agriculture,
the National institute of Research on Science and Technologies for the Environment and Agriculture, formerly CEMAGREF) and sponsored by different industry operators.