Global Student Poster Competition | REFCOLD INDIA
SOUTH ASIA’S LARGEST Exhibition and Conference on Cold-Chain, Industrial Refrigeration & Reefer Transportation

Global Student Poster Competition

As part of the REFCOLD INDIA 2018, a poster competition is being organized for the students across the world. The aim is to involve academic community in the conference facilitate wider and to provide platform to the national and international students to demonstrate their innovative research.

The topic of poster submission should be in the area of refrigeration and cold chain industry. The poster can be submitted by individual students or a group of maximum two students. All participants must be enrolled as students at the time of poster submission. A proof of student status, such as active student ID or a letter from the college about current enrolment, must be submitted along with final poster. All the documents and presentations must be in English. A1 size poster (vertical oriented) should be printed and carried by the students for poster display at REFCOLD INDIA 2018.

Key Dates:
22nd October, 2018     Deadline to submit final poster
1st November, 2018     Notification to the selected posters for presentations
22nd -24th November, 2018     Poster display at REFCOLD INDIA 2018

  • Time and position of the poster display will be notified to the students after acceptance of the poster.
  • All the participant will receive a certificate for their participation.
  • Top three posters selected by the jury members will receive a plaque and an award money.
  • Travel costs up to ₹40000 will be provided to the winner.
  • The evaluation jury will comprise of members from industry and academia.


Awarding Criteria
The posters will be selected for awards based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of research to the community (10%)
  • Clear statement of objectives (10%)
  • Adequacy of methods used in research (10%)
  • Innovative components in research (25%)
  • Reliability of the proposed results (25%)
  • Clear outcomes from the research (10%)
  • Quality of presentation (10%)

For further information please write to:

Certificate Lead Author Name
Winner Praveen Kumar Govindasamy, Anna University 
1st Runner Up Harsh K. Shah, Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkatta
2nd Runner Up Nishant Ashokkumar Modi, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
2nd Runner Up Guruchetan A M, IIT MADRAS 


India has the largest cold store capacity in the world.

The penetration rate of the refrigerator market in india is on an increasing trend - from 27-3% in 2016 to a projected 47.5% in 2026

Knowledge enhancing workshops and seminars

Only exhibition focusing on industrial refrigeration along with Cold-Chain and reefer transportation.

Innovation Pavilion - Dedicated pavilion recognizing the innovative products and technology of the industry.

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer’s Welfare (Horticulture Division – MIDH)


By 2020, Indian Food and Retail market is projected to touch $ 828.92 bn

By 2020, the Indian Dairy Industry is expected to double to $ 140 bn

By 2024, the Food Processing Industry will potentially attract $ 33 bn investments and generate employment for 9 mm people

By 2030, Indian annual household consumption to spike, making India the 5th largest consumer

100% FDI is permitted under the automatic route in Food Processing Industries

100% FDI is allowed through goverment approval route for trading, including through e-commerce in respect of food products manufuctured or produced in India


Who should exhibit?

Companies that provide equipment, tools and technologies that support the infrastructure and operations of cold-chain design and build services cold storage warehouse and processing facilties, all forms of refrigerated transportation import/export facilities and services, and companies that provide third-party cold storage and refrigeration logistics.


If you produce, handle, store, transport or are involved in the distribution of perishable products, then REFCOLD INDIA is for you!