The Unbroken Cold Chain, A Thought Leadership Event Series II, is an annual conference, hosted by Agility. The conference brings together professionals from air freight, ocean freight, the perishables and IT industries. The first conference, which took place in 2018, was attended by over 250 participants from companies in the Pharma Industry, Shipping Lines, Airlines, GHA, IT Solutions & Transport Packaging Solutions.
This year the event was kicked-off by a brief on various industry friendly measures being taken by the Telangana government by Mr Jayesh Ranjan, the Principal Secretary of Industries and Commerce Department. He focused specifically on Pharma, Food, Logistics and Technology sectors, given the theme of the event. This was followed by five tracks of thought provoking panel discussions on the following topics:
- Food For Thought: Cherish The Perishables
- Behind The Scene: Ocean Port Operations
- Air Freight: Transshipment Hub Challenges
- IT: Supply Chain Integration
- Quality, Compliance & Training
IMT, Hyderabad was a Knowledge Partner to this event along with ISCM. Also Prof Kalyana C Chejarla, Assistant Professor (Operations) was a panelist in the track “IT: Supply Chain Integration”. He talked about the important trends shaping the global supply chains, expectations from IT investments (specifically by Life Sciences companies) and the importance of Industry and Academia collaboration in generating, nurturing and applying industry relevant knowledge on a sustainable basis.
The full-day event was attended by around 300 supply chain and logistics related executives and concluded with a networking dinner. More about the event can be seen at https://www.agility.com/en/pages/unbroken-cold-chain/