September 29, 2022, Taguig City – CCI-Hub kicked off its seven-day “Cold Chain Technology Exhibition” with an opening ceremony and tour of the facility. The exhibit, which features 11 technological innovation showcases from contributors around the globe, seeks to increase the industry’s awareness on sustainable and energy efficient technologies in the cold chain.
The event was attended by trainers, technicians, industry stakeholders, project partners and government officials including Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Danilo Cruz; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Country Representative Teddy Monroy; Board of Investment (BOI) Governor and Co-chair of National Cold Chain Committee Atty. Marjorie Ramos-Samaniego; National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Assistant Secretary Sarah Lynne Daway-Ducanes and Director Diane Gail Maharjan; Department of Energy – Energy Utilization Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB) Director Patrick Aquino, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Services (DENR-FASPS) Director Al Orolfo and shecco’s COO & Head of APAC Mr. Jan Dusek, among others.
In his message, Mr. Monroy highlighted that adequate cold chain infrastructure is critical to feed the country’s large population. “By converting to environmentally sound and energy efficient refrigeration technologies in the cold chain, the country will not only address climate change but companies will reduce costs through energy savings”, he added.
Director General Cruz emphasized that CCI-Hub is a landmark in TESDA’s efforts in facing the challenges and opportunities for the fourth industrial revolution. “We shift to more technologically advanced innovations to be able to address the demand for more sustainable and energy efficient processes in the food cold chain”, he noted, while affirming the agency’s commitment to align its strategy towards this goal.
After the ceremony, shecco’s Jan Dusek gave a tour of the facility and gave an overview of each equipment provided by contributors from all over the globe. “We have entered into the most exciting phase of the Cold Chain Project in Philippines. Within next 6-8 weeks, all contributed systems will be operation and available for training of the industry in Philippines”, commented Jan Dusek.
The event also included a training on good practices in refrigeration and safe handling of flammable refrigerants. The training, participated by 25 refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) technicians, exemplifies how CCI-hub is geared towards developing knowledge and skills to advance the industry as it shifts to more sustainable and energy efficient technologies.
National Policy and Regulations Coordinator
Global Partnership for Food Cold Chain in the Philippines Project