Cold Chain Reverse Trade Mission Planned To The United States

Trade mission to connect senior level U.S. cold chain executives with private sector executives and government officials from India.

Alexandria, VA: The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is organizing a two-week trade mission to the United States that will provide senior private sector executives and public sector officials from the Indian cold chain industry an opportunity to connect with U.S. cold chain suppliers and equipment manufacturers, as well as high-level executives from some of the world’s largest public refrigerated warehousing companies.

The visit is scheduled to take place in May 2011.

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) will support the mission, which will include participation in the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)-World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Annual Convention and Expo, being held from 30 April - 4 May 2011 in New Orleans.

IARW and WFLO are Core Partners of GCCA. The IARW-WFLO Annual Convention and Expo features 2.5 days of educational programming, a 95-booth exposition, and networking opportunities with over 600 cold chain professionals from around the world.

In addition to attending the convention, the delegation will learn about state-of-the-art U.S. technologies and standards for the cold chain industry through site visits to U.S. equipment manufacturers and cold storage facilities in New Orleans, Washington (DC), and Atlanta.

Delegates will be able to observe design, manufacture, demonstration, and operation of U.S. products and services on these visits. The delegation will also engage in discussions with representatives from the U.S. government to learn more about standards being used in the United States.