New Business Opportunities in Cold Chains Infrastructure and Agri-Food Value Chains

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04 Jun 2019, Tuesday @10:30 - 14:00

New Business Opportunities in Cold Chains Infrastructure and Agri-Food Value Chains

IDCC and DAFC (Danish Agriculture and Food Council) co-hosts a network seminar on the latest developments in India. Especially two topics will be on the agenda:

  • The development of nation-wide cold chain logistics
  • Specific Indo-Danish co-operation on food production and food safety.

Besides a general update on economic-political situation, you will get the opportunity to learn about the business possibilities created by the ambitious cold chain project. Also, you will hear more about the newly established government co-operation which could widely bring opportunities to Danish companies within the value chains of animal husbandry, dairy, and ingredients. You will furthermore have a chance to exchange your experience of doing business in India with other India focused companies.

Both topics are highly relevant, as India sees a rapidly growing population. This leads to a constant demand for more food which is both safe and of high quality. At the same time food waste along the Indian value chains make up close to 40 per cent. Danish competences contributing both to setting up cold chain infrastructure as well as supplying safer and better agri-food products are therefore in high demand.

With this background, we have put together a programme with the following elements:


  • 10.30-10.35: Welcome
  • 10.35-10.50: Market overview of the current Indian economy, including the cold chain sector, by Mr. Ashish Paliwal, Commercial Head for Agriculture and Food, Danish Embassy in India
  • 10.50-11.30: Business cases from cold chain operators:
    • Danfoss, a global tech company within cold chain construction, by Mr. Torben Funder-Kristensen, Head of Public and Industry Affairs, Danfoss Cooling Segment
    • Kuehne+Nagel, a global logistics company operating within cold chain infrastructure, by Mr. Flemming Madsen, Global Key Account Manager
  • 11.30-12.00: Discussion and knowledge sharing

Sandwich lunch break

  • 12.30-12.50: The economic-political situation of India today, by H.E. Mr. Ajit Gupte, Ambassador of India to Denmark
  • 12.50-13.05: Status on Indo-Danish co-operation on food production and food safety and associated business opportunities, by Ms. Nina Hvid Enevoldsen, Senior Project Manager, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
  • 13.05-13.15: Presentation and status of the World Food India 2019 conference, by DAFC
  • 13.15-13.25: India focused services to companies, by IDCC
  • 13.25-13.55: Discussion and knowledge sharing
  • 13.55-14.00: Round-off


Time: Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 10.30-14.00

Location: DAFC, Axelborg, Axeltorv 3, 1609 Kbh. V


In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Peter Michael Heller ( at DAFC or Mr. Mads Schlosser ( at IDCC.


Please book this seminar (free of charge) already now and kindly register by sending a mail to Ms. Eva Friis Mortensen at by 28 May 2019 at the latest, if you have not registered before.