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Egypt Cold Chain Exhibition

About the Event 

Wednesday and Thursday, January 22-23, 2020
Mövenpick Hotel, Cairo (6th of October City), Egypt

The USAID-funded Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) project, an agriculture activity implemented by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international agricultural development organization, in cooperation with the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), have organized the Egypt Cold Chain Exhibition. This exhibition is the first of its kind in Egypt, and aims to provide agriculture and cold chain market players in Egypt with the opportunity to network with each other and learn about new cold chain technologies and operational innovations.

Education and Networking

The event features two main activities: educational seminars on various cold-chain-related topics and networking with international and local cold chain exhibitors.

  1. Learn about global best practices and technologies at the educational seminars, including the use of solar energy to power cold chain infrastructure, and discuss the latest in modern cold chain technology with global equipment suppliers.
  2. Network with your peers to grow the cold chain within Egypt and to see how embracing the use of cold chain infrastructure can open up new markets within Egypt and export markets.

Why is Cold Chain Development Important for Egypt?

Cold chain infrastructure helps to reduce agriculture post-harvest losses and enables the proper handling and storage of perishable products through the development of systems and best practices for the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of food. Developing a modern, integrated cold chain has proven effective for agricultural development for many countries and offers the potential for economic growth in Egypt.

What are the Challenges in Developing the Cold Chain in Egypt?

The main challenge with cold chain operations are the huge capital investment needed, finding good employees to run the business, and the high costs of maintaining this energy-consuming operation.

Who Should Attend?

Egyptian agriculture and cold chain market players will join hundreds of cold chain players from Egypt and beyond to learn and share about these key topics. Participants will include hundreds of packhouse owners and operators, exporters, agricultural associations, cooperatives and their farmer members, input suppliers, end-market retailers including supermarkets, government officials, and logistic agencies.