With just three days to go, the premium and one-of-its-kind event Cold Chain Unbroken (CCUB) 2022 is already turning out to be a Superbowl event for the entire industry. The testament to this could be gauged from the active participation of the industry leaders, bureaucrats, and big names like GMR Cargo, PharmaAero, SkyCell, Turkish Cargo, DFW Airport etc. coming together to make this a super successful extravaganza. Honourable Minister Shri. K. T. Rama Rao, Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology, Government of Telangana will grace the event as the Chief Guest while Shri. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology, Government of Telangana will join as the Guest of Honour of the event.
CCUB 2022, a brainchild of WIZ – a new age digital cross-border supply chain venture – and presented by Logistics Insider – India’s most comprehensive logistics media network – will act as a portal for the industry to witness some of the best possible discussions around the cold chain. To achieve this, we have come up with a two-day agenda that is hand-crafted with consultation from some of the biggest and the brightest in the industry.
Let’s give you a closer look at some of the sessions that will be part of this exciting event that awaits you at Novotel Airport Hotel Hyderabad, Telangana on the 15th & 16th of September 2022.
Telangana emerging as the pharma hub of Asia
Aiming to become a leading life-sciences hub in Asia through innovation-driven & tech-enabled growth, while doubling the sectoral value to USD 100 Billion and adding 400,000 new jobs, the state of Telangana – a pharma manufacturing hub of the nation at present contributes one-third to India’s production and one-fifth to its exports in the pharmaceutical sector. The state in the past four years attracted over Rs 10,000 crore (US$ 1.49 billion) in investments in the life sciences sector. The session will give a comprehensive outlook of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the state of Telangana.
Pharma 4.0: digital technologies driving disruptive changes
Pharma 4.0, a part of the wider trend of digital transformation in the industrial sector as a whole, was accelerated across the board by COVID-19. During the pandemic, the industry was forced to find ways to maintain operations under remote work conditions, meet changing customer demands, and cope with a fractured supply chain. Different verticals have reached different stages in the process, and are motivated to fully adapt Pharma 4.0. This session will break down the many facets Pharma 4.0 offers to the logistics industry.
Latest legislation on dangerous goods, perishables and regulatory framework
Safety is integral to transporting and storing dangerous goods to avoid any mishap. This is why the transportation of dangerous cargo via air or ocean is highly specialised and regulation-heavy. When it comes to dangerous goods, there are strict rules for each stage of the process – handling, packaging, labelling, marking, stowage, segregation, transport and emergency response. This session could potentially be an eye-opener to many as a lot of legislation and regulatory practices tend to fly under the radar.
Cold Chain For Agro – Where we are and what more can be done?
Despite being the top producer of agricultural produce and among the 15 leading exporters of agricultural products in the world, today, we face a food loss problem that amounts to about 40% of all the overall food produced every year. To prevent this, a holistic approach is required – one that considers various factors as well as seeks the active participation of all the stakeholders. This session is probably going to be one of the highlights of CCUB 2022.
Active & Passive Packaging – What’s coming in the future?
For temperature-controlled transport, there are two types of packaging solutions to choose between – active or passive packaging. The difference between active and passive packaging/containers is that an active container has active temperature control, which adjusts the temperature inside the container to keep the specified temperature range. Not going by the one-size fits all philosophy, it is important to choose the right packaging to ensure the product shelf life is maintained and costs are in check.
Challenges created by counterfeit medicines for the supply chain and end-user
A yearly report by the US Trade Representative office on intellectual property rights protection in 2019 stated that up to 20% of the medicines sold in India were counterfeit. And this truly feels like just the tip of the iceberg. It is of paramount importance to hold a discussion on ways to mitigate the risks of counterfeit drugs on a platform like CCUB 2022.
Apart from these, there are many other sessions that will be part of CCUB 2022.