Cold Chain Reverse Trade Mission Planned to the United States

February 03, 2011

Trade Mission to Connect Senior-Level U.S. Cold Chain Executives with Private Sector Executives and Government Officials from India

ALEXANDRIA, VA, February 3, 2011 – 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, Louisiana. 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

For more information on the mission, contact Atul Khanna in India ( , +91 9810059597) or Richard Tracy in the U.S. ( , +2022lpl ).

USTDA supports the creation of U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.


Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry.

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