Over the last 6 years, a group of Dutch agro-food companies have been working together in a consortium by the name FoodTechHolland (FTH) to explore and innovate Indian agro-food value chains. Dutch knowledge and innovation has been transferred into different sectors: bakery, fruit & vegetables, meat & fish, cooling and education. During a seminar, the companies will share their joint Indian journey and experiences on successfully doing business in India.

The seminar will be opened by Mr. Freek Vossenaar, head of the Agro Business Development Unit India of the ministry of Economic Affairs. The development of professional supply and cold chains is of crucial importance for the development of the agro-food sector in India. As such, the keynote speaker for the event is Mr. Pawanexh Kohli, CEO and Chief Advisor of the National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD). He will present his latest research report on the capacity of the cold chain sector.

Mr. Sumit Saran is head of international foods of Future Consumer Enterprise Limited (FCEL, part of the Future Group) one of the largest retailers in India. He will present the Indian opportunity and the way to tap into it. Following, the seminar will look back on the activities and achievements of 6 years FTH presented to you by Ms. Davinia Lamme, partner of Larive International and Mr. Sjaak Aerts, partner and former owner of RBK Group, one of the first companies joining FTH. He will share his cold chain experiences and sustainable solutions. Lastly, Mr. Vipin Moharir, chairman of the of The Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce & Trade (NICCT) will address business relations between India and the Netherlands.

This seminar is organized for Dutch companies and institutes that have an interest in doing business in India. It will be an interactive session with plenty of room to ask questions and join the discussion.

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