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The Future of The Industry conference – First Speakers Announced

This is a final reminder that the CCI-Hub – The Future of the Industry Conference will happen on January 24, 2023 at the TESDA Women Center, Tandang Sora Hall, TESDA Compound, East Service Road, Taguig City. Join the discussion by clicking the registration link below. Limited seats are available.

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CCI-Hub The Future of the Industry Conference

  • Date: January 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Venue: TESDA Women Center, Tandang Sora Hall, TESDA Compound, East Servive Road, Taguig City
  • Target participants: End-users, industry  leaders, decision-makers and policy makers

Program Overview

9:00 – 9:30 AM – Preliminaries

  • Ms. Rosanna A. Urdaneta – Deputy Director General for Policy and Planning, TESDA
  • Mr. Teddy Monroy – Country Representative, UNIDO
  • Mr. Al Orolfo – Director, Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Services, DENR

9:30 – 11:00 AM – Session 1: Policy, Regulation and Training  

  • Mr. David Bugallon –  National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD)
  • Mr. Francis Peñaflor – Board of Investments – National Cold Chain Committee (BOI-NC3)
  • Mr. Anthony Dizon – Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP) 
  • Mr. Augusto Quitco – Refrigeration and Air conditioning Technicians for Development of the Philippines (RACTAP)
  • Engr. Edwin Navaluña – Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB
  • Mr. Daniel Collins – Department of Energy – Energy Utilization Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB)

11:00 AM – 12:00 NN – Launching of the Business Demonstration (DEMO) ProjectPresentation and Q&A

  • Mr. Jan Dusek – shecco

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 PM – CCI-Hub tech expo tour for End Users

14:00 – 14:15 – End User Keynote

  • Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. – President of Frabelle Corp.

14:15 – 15:15 – Session 2: echnology and Innovation (Group 1)

  • Katsuhiko Harada – Nihon Netsugen Systems
  • Sumitra Eksithichai – AHT Cooling Systems Asia Pacific
  • Emilio Gonzalez La’O – Cold Front Technologies Asia

15:15 – 15:30 – Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30 – Session 3: Technology and Innovation (Group 2)

  • Michael Ronquillo & Gary Ponce – EPTA Philippines
  • Jerry Taroy – TESDA (introducing the Vestfrost Solar Freezer)
  • Sofia Co – Magic-Aire Industries 

Reminder: CCI-Hub The Future of the Industry Conference and Technology Training Sessions on January 24-26

This is a quick reminder to all who are interested to participate in the CCI-Hub The Future of the Industry Conference on January 24 and Technology Training Sessions on January 25-26 to register on the following link:

Registration

Day 1: CCI-Hub The Future of the Industry Conference

  • Date: January 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: TESDA Women Center, Tandang Sora Hall, TESDA Compound, East Servive Road, Taguig City
  • Program Overview

            9:00 AM – Preliminaries
            9:30 AM – Panel Discussion: Policy, Regulation and Training
            11:00 AM – Demo Project Presentation 
            12:00 Lunch
            1:00 – 4:00 PM – Technology and Innovation for Food Cold Chain      Sessions

  • Target participants: End-users, industry  leaders, decision-makers and policy makers

Key representatives from the following organizations will discuss policy directions,  standards and training in developing efficient and sustainable cold chains. 

  • Department of Energy – Energy Utilization Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB)
  • Board of Investments – National Cold Chain Committee (BOI-NC3)
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB)
  • Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippines (DTI-BPS)
  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
  • Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP) 
  • Refrigeration and Air conditioning Technicians for Development of the Philippines (RACTAP)

Key international experts and local industry leaders will discuss natural refrigerant and energy efficient technologies. There will also be an interactive discussion about the Co-financing Opportunity for Demonstration Projects. Stand by for our announcement on the speaker line up next week!

Day 2-3: Technology Training Sessions

  • Date: January 25-26, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: CCI-Hub Building, TESDA Central Office, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City
  • Target Participants: End-users, engineers, technicians and other industry stakeholders

In this event, cold chain industry end-users and other stakeholders will gain deeper understanding of sustainable and efficient natural refrigerant technologies, innovation and practices with some of the world’s top experts on the subject. Demonstration of some of the Hub’s technology showcase will also be done on-site.

CCI-Hub’s high-level technical sessions aim to equip the industry with knowledge on new and emerging cold chain solutions. This series is part of the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project’s capacity development initiatives.

Upcoming Event: CCI-Hub Industry Leaders’ Conference and Technology Training Sessions this January

Dear CCI-Hub community mark your calendars for the CCI-Hub Industry Leaders’ Conference and Technology Training Sessions this January 2023!

We’re looking forward to connect with the industry through meaningful discussions around needs of the local food cold chain, global trends, innovation and policy directions on natural refrigerant technologies with key international experts, government officials, project partners, end-users and other industry stakeholders. There will also be hands-on demonstration of some of the Hub’s technology showcase – so do not miss this opportunity!

An important announcement will also be made on the DEMO projects, where select end-users will be granted a subsidy for availing efficient and sustainable cold chain technologies.

We will be releasing more details about these two events soon, but for those who are interested in joining, registration is open now!

Registration

See details below:

Day 1: Industry Leaders’ Conference

  • Date: January 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Women’s Center, TESDA Central Office, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City
  • Designated panel discussions:
    • Demonstration projects
    • Policy and regulation
    • Training of the industry
    • Technology and innovation 
  • Target participants: End-users, industry  leaders, decision-makers and policy makers

This conference aims to discuss policy directions and standards, as well as training, emerging technologies and innovation towards efficient and sustainable cold chains.

Day 2-3: Technology Training Sessions

  • Date: January 25-26, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: CCI-Hub Building, TESDA Central Office, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City
  • Target Participants: End-users, engineers, technicians and other industry stakeholders

In this event, cold chain industry end-users and other stakeholders will gain deeper understanding of sustainable and efficient natural refrigerant technologies, innovation and practices with some of the world’s top experts on the subject. Demonstration of some of the Hub’s technology showcase will also be done on-site.

CCI-Hub’s high-level technical sessions aim to equip the industry with knowledge on new and emerging cold chain solutions. This series is part of the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project’s capacity development initiatives.

Dear CCI-Hub community mark your calendars for the CCI-Hub Industry Leaders’ Conference and Technology Training Sessions this January 2023!

We’re looking forward to connect with the industry through meaningful discussions around needs of the local food cold chain, global trends, innovation and policy directions on natural refrigerant technologies with key international experts, government officials, project partners, end-users and other industry stakeholders. There will also be hands-on demonstration of some of the Hub’s technology showcase – so do not miss this opportunity!

An important announcement will also be made on the DEMO projects, where select end-users will be granted a subsidy for availing efficient and sustainable cold chain technologies.

We will be releasing more details about these two events soon, but for those who are interested in joining, registration is open now!

Registration

See details below:

Day 1: Industry Leaders’ Conference

  • Date: January 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Women’s Center, TESDA Central Office, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City
  • Designated panel discussions:
    • Demonstration projects
    • Policy and regulation
    • Training of the industry
    • Technology and innovation 
  • Target participants: End-users, industry  leaders, decision-makers and policy makers

This conference aims to discuss policy directions and standards, as well as training, emerging technologies and innovation towards efficient and sustainable cold chains.

Day 2-3: Technology Training Sessions

  • Date: January 25-26, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: CCI-Hub Building, TESDA Central Office, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City
  • Target Participants: End-users, engineers, technicians and other industry stakeholders

In this event, cold chain industry end-users and other stakeholders will gain deeper understanding of sustainable and efficient natural refrigerant technologies, innovation and practices with some of the world’s top experts on the subject. Demonstration of some of the Hub’s technology showcase will also be done on-site.

CCI-Hub’s high-level technical sessions aim to equip the industry with knowledge on new and emerging cold chain solutions. This series is part of the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project’s capacity development initiatives.

Announcement: Co-financing Opportunity for Demonstration Projects!

The Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines (FCC) project will implement a Business Demonstration Case (DEMO projects) that will exhibit low-carbon refrigeration technologies to improve cold chain operations resulting in decreased carbon footprint, operation costs, and avoidance of food loss. The DEMO projects follow the principles of efficiency, safety, replicability, impact and readiness.

The FCC Project is seeking proposals from food cold chain operators and end users that will benefit a subsidy for availing efficient and sustainable cold chain technologies exhibited in the CCI-Hub. The selection of DEMO projects’ technologies and the grant amount are subject to the screening criteria. The following is an indicative list of technologies to be installed in real life applications in the period ending June 2023:

  • CO2 TC refrigeration system / condensing unit for cold storage / food processing (industrial refrigeration)
  • CO2 TC refrigeration system (remote type, condensing unit & showcase) for food retail shop / other small footprint facility
  • R290 water loop refrigeration system (plug-in showcase & outdoor dry cooler) for food retail shop / other small footprint facility
  • Refrigerated truck with R290 cooling unit & monitoring system for last mile delivery
  • R290 plug-in showcases for food retail shop / food service
  • Preassembled plug-in R290 walk-in cooler (suitable for post-harvest facilities, restaurants, hotels,..)
  • CO2 TC refrigerated container (reefer) for post-harvest facility in remote area
  • Solar powered chest freezer (206L) for off-grid applications (min 5-10 units) per application
  • Efficiency improving measures for Ammonia refrigeration
  • Efficiency improving measures in food cold chain (various)

Are you interested in this co-financing opportunity? Follow these steps:

  1. Assess your organization’s cooling needs
  2. Find a matching technology from the list above
  3. Assess your organization’s readiness to implement the project by June 2023 
  4. Book a Zoom call with the CCI-Hub not later than January 23, 2023 (email: jan.dusek@shecco.com)

The selection of the beneficiaries will follow the minimum criteria listed below:

Be Part of the Discussion – Reserve Your Seat!

The details about the co-financing opportunity and the featured technology will be discussed by domestic and international experts during the CCI-Hub – The Future of the Industry Conference on January 24, 2023 at TESDA, Taguig City. For those who want to attend this event, kindly register through this link.

Stay up to date on our upcoming event by liking our Facebook Page Cold Chain Innovation Hub.

TESDA Honors FCC Project on Partners Appreciation Day

December 15, 2022, Taguig City – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) honored the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project during its Partners Appreciation Day at the TESDA Central Office.

TESDA has recognized FCC project for its commitment and support by establishing the CCI-Hub as one of the state-of-the-art facilities inside the TESDA Complex that serves as a learning venue for efficient and low-carbon refrigeration for the cold chain industry. CCI-Hub also serves as the project’s central ecosystem of technical resources, training, knowledge sharing and stakeholder collaboration.

After the awarding, TESDA shared their plans in pursuing Area-based and Demand-driven (ABDD) Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the upcoming year. The Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project, through the CCI-Hub, will continue to support TESDA in their plans and programs related to enhancing and upgrading skills of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) workforce. This is part of UNIDO’s commitment to foster green, resilient and innovation-led industries in the country.