CCI-Hub successfully conducted its Technology Training Week (TTW) on September 6-8, 2022 at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Complex in Taguig City. Attended by local and international speakers, it featured new innovation and technology applicable for the food cold chain. The sessions has both face-to-face and virtual participation from industry stakeholders.
The three-day event included presentations from Hussmann Oceania (Panasonic Group), Nihon Netsugen Systems, Güntner AHT, Cold Front Technologies Asia, GNQ, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Kilojoule Consultants International, Centro Nippon Fruehauf Cooltech, Nexty, Epta, and TESDA.
“Working closely with our industry partners from across the world, we have managed over the past 2 years to establish the CCI-Hub as the centre for sustainable food cold chain (FCC) technologies in Philippines and SEA. Access to the latest clean cooling technologies based on CO2, HCs and ammonia will play instrumental role in advancing the FCC in the country. The first Technology Training Week (TTW) with participation of expert speakers and local industry was the first of many steps in providing access to latest expertise and offering hands-on experience with these state-of-the-art systems that were not available in the country so far. We are excited about upcoming events and the 2nd TTW planned for early December with several demonstrations of newly commissioned systems.” said Jan Dusek, Head of Global Partners, CCI-Hub.
“This Technology Training Week has been a very educational experience and the first of its kind in the country. All sessions are very relevant and useful as the RAC sector anticipates more natural refrigerant technologies to be available in the market in preparation for the Kigali phasedown. What’s unique about this training is that it has actual equipment shown at the CCI-Hub for practical discussions. RACTAP has always been at the frontline of raising the awareness of our refrigeration technicians on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices and we look forward to the upcoming training sessions”, said Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians for Development Association of the Philippines (RACTAP) President Mr. Augusto Quitco who was among those who attended the sessions.
The first CCI-Hub Technology Training Week was attended by 215 cold chain refrigeration technicians, trainers, facility managers and industry stakeholders.
National Policy and Regulations Coordinator
Global Partnership for Food Cold Chain in the Philippines Project