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European Heat Pump Summit Newsroom

REFCOLD INDIA makes an impactful debut


Sets a benchmark as a dedicated industry platform for Refrigeration and Cold Chain in India

REFCOLD India 2018 concluded its premiere three day edition successfully at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between 22nd and 24th November, 2018. More than 150 companies across varied sections of the refrigeration & cold chain industry showcased their latest products creating a vast base of business prospects under one roof. REFCOLD is India’s first dedicated international exhibition and conference on cold chain, industrial refrigeration and reefer transportation.

The event organized by The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India has successfully met its objective of providing a platform exclusively for the refrigeration & cold chain industry. The show has also enabled the global investment community to connect with stakeholders in Refrigeration & Cold Chain sector in India.

REFCOLD India 2018 was inaugurated on 22nd November by Shri Vijay Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat State. While speaking at the inauguration, the minister said, “REFCOLD India 2018 is a great show with professional visitors & exhibitors from around the globe. I am sure it will be useful for all the stakeholders achieving the common goal of doubling farmer’s income by 2022. I wish all the success.”

Concurrent Events at REFCOLD India

  • REFCOLD Emerson Awards Night – The award night rewarded innovative & outstanding energy efficient projects in the Cold Chain and Refrigeration Industry.
  • Daikin Global Poster Competition – REFCOLD provided a platform to the national and international students to demonstrate their innovative research.
  • REFCOLD Entrepreneur’s Conclave – Creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurship through this conclave by industry experts.
  • REFCOLD Business Summit – This event aims to provide great business opportunities to exhibitors to connect with top industry buyers.
  • REFCOLD Innovation Hub – platform for exhibitors and partners to showcase their innovations which has power to transform the Cold Chain and Refrigeration Industry.

Ms. Sonia Prashar, Chairperson of the Board & Managing Director of NürnbergMesse India Pvt. Ltd said: “We are delighted with the success of the first edition of REFCOLD India show. The overall feedback from the exhibitors and visitors has been extremely positive as this show has provided an exclusive platform for a well-rounded growth of the Refrigeration & Cold Chain industry in India. We strive to raise the bar on this show in the upcoming editions as we endeavour to plan, implement, market and create value for our exhibitors and visitors alike.”

The exhibition had the presence of Industry leaders including Emerson, Kirloskar, Carrier, Voltas, Blue Star, Hitachi, Daikin, Isuzu.

REFCOLD India 2018 was supported and endorsed by global bodies like UNEP, IIR, ASHRAE, GFCCC (Global Food Chain Council). These distinguished organisations have encouragingly backed this event and have held a joint session at REFCOLD India.

The discussion of United Nations Environmental programme was about the following:

  • Understanding the Sector: International Institute of Refrigeration (France) UNEP Technology Briefs
  • Building Local Database: UNEP-GFCCC Model
  • Montreal Protocol and Cold Chain: an overview of challenges and opportunities by UNEP
  • Sustainable Refrigeration Technologies in the Marine & Off-Shore Fisheries Sectors by UNEP

Workshops, Technical Seminars and Interactive panel discussions were conducted on subjects of interest including Cold Chain and Refrigeration; Self-Audit of a Cold Store and Determination of COP, Efficiency Improvement – Insulation, safety in Operation, Best Practices in O & M Refrigeration Plant, Trouble Shooting, The Fire Losses due to inherent use of Metal Sandwich Panels – The myths, Facts and solutions, etc.

REFCOLD India received an extensive support from dignitaries from the Government of Gujarat and Government of India with their active participation and endorsement:

The array of visitors included an infinite range of Food Manufacture & Supply, Fruit & Vegetables, Meat & Dairy, Seafood & Fish, Frozen & Chilled Foods, Agriculture & Horticulture, Wholesale Distribution & Retail, Transportation, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Cold Storage Owners, Ports, Shipping companies, Horticulture departments, Hotels & restaurants, Pharma Laboratories, Pharma companies, architects, consultants, project managers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, facility managers, end users and Government officials.

The second edition of REFCOLD India 2019 will be held in Hyderabad at the HITEX Exhibition Centre, from the 21st November – 23rd November 2019.

For more details visit: www.refcoldindia.com

For Bookings Contact:

Rohan Chopra: rohan.chopra@nm-india.com


The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals, today has more than 12,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally as many as 7,500 Student-members. ISHRAE operates from 41 chapters and sub chapters spread all over the country with headquarters in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors. www.ishrae.in

About NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, about 35,000 exhibitors (international share: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 26%) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The group also has a network of about 50 representatives operating in over 100 countries.