Event update: 1st IIR-UNEP Joint Experts’ Round-Table on Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates

The IIR and UNEP organise a Joint Experts’ Round-Table on Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates.

The IIR and UNEP join forces on Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates

In collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the IIR is proud to announce the

1st IIR-UNEP Joint Experts’ Round-Table

in partnership with ASHRAE Falcon Chapter


Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates

 26-27 September 2016

at the

Arjaan Hotel by Rotana Dubai Media City

Dubai (UAE)

Chaired by Mrs Halima Thraya,

IIR Delegate of Tunisia and Chairperson of the IIR Working Group on the "Cold Chain in Warm Climates"

Why Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates?

In warm countries, where microbial growth is faster as a result of high temperatures, the use of refrigeration is essential.

More than 80% of the world’s population lives in developing countries (the majority in warm climates) with 50% living in towns. These towns face increasingly severe food supply problems due to the lack of refrigeration.

With this in mind, the IIR and UNEP agreed to join efforts in order to address this issue by promoting the provision of state-of-the-art technical support to developing countries for more efficient management of the Cold Chain Sector.

This will be the first joint action of the two international organisations on this matter.

Technical Focus of the Joint Experts’ Round-Table

The Experts' Round-Table will address different aspects related to the Cold Chain Network’s three key dimensions: Technology, Operation and Policies.

A strategic opportunity for international collaborations

Presentations will be delivered by speakers from international and regional organisations and associations, as well as selected government environmental representatives from different continents, with the participation of industrialists, to help build bridges between industry, environment and governments.

View the event details.

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