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Schedule

DATE/TIME EVENT
Thursday 22 October
Arrival
Friday 23 October
7:30 – 8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Transit to Facility Visit 1
9:00 – 10:30

Facility Visit 1

ColdHubs is a social enterprise that seeks to reduce the post harvest losses in fruits and vegetables for smallholder farmers and increase their income through the installation of well-designed solar powered walk-in cold rooms in markets and farms across Africa.

10:30 – 11:30 Transit to Facility Visit 2
11:30 – 13:00

Facility Visit 2

The tour will be focused on fruit and vegetable farming, aggregation and retailing.

13:00 – 13:30 Transit to Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:00 Transit to Facility 3
16:00 – 17:30

Facility Visit 3

This visit will look at retail as part of the cold chain.

17:30 – 18:30 Transit to Hotel
Saturday 24 October
7:30 – 8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Transit to Facility Visit 1
9:00 – 10:30

Facility Visit 1

Visiting this site will provide attendees with information on how a processing plant operates in Nigeria.

10:30 – 11:30 Transit to Facility Visit 2
11:30 – 13:00

Facility Visit 2

The tour will feature the operations of a port for cold chain.

13:00 – 14:00 Transit to Cultural Site Visit (Boxed lunch on bus)
14:00 – 16:00

Cultural Site Visit 1/Roadside Farmers Market – Oke Arin Market

The outdoor market is where residents of Lagos go to buy groceries that last an entire month. From sacks of rice and tubers of yams to baskets of tomatoes and onions, these food items are usually sold in bulk.

16:00 – 17:00 Transit to Hotel
 Sunday 25 October
8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
 9:00 – 10:00 Transit to Cultural Site Visit 1
10:00 – 12:00

Cultural Site Visit 1 – Nike Art Gallery

Artist, Nike Davies Okundaye, is known for her colorful batik and paintings. Her gallery showcases Nigerian tradition that thrives in modern cities, a world that moves easily between talking drums and the internet.

12:00 – 13:00 Transit to Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Transit to Cultural Site Visit 2
15:30 – 17:00

Cultural Site Visit 2 – Lekki Conservation Centre

The Centre is a conservation initiative to protect wildlife found in southwest coastal environment of Nigeria in the face of sprawling urban development.

17:00 – 18:00 Transit to Hotel
Monday 26 October
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:00
  • Opening remarks (10 minutes)
  • Goodwill Speech (5 minutes)
  • Keynote 1 (10 minutes)
  • Perspectives of Industry Practitioners 1 (20 minutes)
10:00 – 11:00
  • Photo Session (5 minutes)
  • Dignitaries exhibition walk-through
  • Tea break
11:00 – 12:00
  • Plenary Session 1 – The Place of Cold Chain in Poverty Reduction
  • Discussion Panel
12:00 – 13:00 Technical Session 1 – Quality & Standards Issues
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00
  • Technical Session 2 – Capacity Building
  • Discussion Panel
15:00 – 16:00 Technical Session 3 – Packaging for Local & International Markets
16:00 – 17:00 B2B Meetings (20 minutes each)
Tuesday 27 October
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:00
  • Keynote 2 (5 minutes)
  • Perspective of Industry Practitioners 2 (10 minutes)
  • Plenary Session 2 – Financing the Value Chain (45 minutes)
10:00 – 11:00
  • Sponsored presentation slot (25 minutes)
  • Tea break (30 minutes)
11:00 – 12:00
  • Technical Session 4 – Powering the Cold Chain: Traditional & Renewable Energy Applications
  • Discussion Panel
12:00 – 13:00
  • Technical Session 5 Technology in the Cold Chain
  • Discussion Panel
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 15:00
  • Technical Session 6 – Third-Party Logistics in Cold Chain
  • Discussion Session
15:00 – 16:00
  • Interview Session 1 (20 minutes)
  • Interview Session 2 (20 minutes)
  • Sponsored presentation slot (20 minutes)
16:00 – 17:00 Panel Session – Developing a Road Map
17:00 – 18:00 Closing remarks

*Schedule is subject to change