The morning of the conference will be devoted to plenary sessions covering the major trends and issues in Asian perishable trade and logistics. The afternoon splits into two breakout sessions, giving delegates the chance to explore topics in more detail, before concluding with a closing plenary session to summarize key findings from the day and provide an outlook for 2017. Conference attendees are also invited to attend the Asia Fruit Logistica / Congress Welcome Reception on the evening of 6 September.
Simultaneous Mandarin / English translation will be available
Cool Logistics Asia registered delegates are cordially invited to attend the Asia Fruit Logistica / Congress Welcome Reception.
Registration, refreshments & networking
Welcome and opening remarks
PLENARY SESSION 1: Changing perishable trade patterns
Development of perishable shipping and trade in Asia
Fresh produce and protein focus: (seafood + fresh produce + seasonality) are currently the major perishable commodity groupings. How are economic factors affecting the future outlook of these and other commodities?
Shipping Keynote: Perishable shipping and logistics
The consolidation process in shipping is progressing. How will the perishable container segment be affected by greater consolidation?
Distribution and last mile delivery in China
PLENARY SESSION 2: Direct sourcing and coldchain logistics
Changing trade patterns: Can traditional trade lane approaches and modern demand chain concepts be reconciled
Targeted cold chain investment: what are the critical success factors
The shift towards food imports is one of the distinctive traits in modern China. Will this continue?
Scoping out the market for LCL shipments – Panel Discussion
As food sourcing strategies evolve and lot sizes decrease, consumers continue to demand both safe and fresh foods 24/7. Is the perishable logistics sector ready for the challenge?
Lunch & networking
BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Modal split, transhipment and transport connectivity
Air cargo temperature for chilled seafood/ beef
Refrigerated and chilled truck shortage – challenges and solutions
The New Panama Canal and its impact on global transhipment patterns – the role of reefers
Refreshments & networking
BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Perishable product solutions and innovations
Logistics risk management in emerging markets – The shipper’s view
Reefer logistics and the spot market for bananas
IoT and data security in the perishable supply chain
Technical solutions supporting direct fresh produce sourcing for the food service sector
Refreshments & networking
PLENARY CLOSING PANEL SESSION: Outlook for 2017
Close of conference