Tokyo, 12 February 2018: Following the approval in December 2017 of a ¥6.4 billion budget for natural refrigerant subsidies in Japan, the HVAC&R industry will today descend on Tokyo to hear Japan’s Ministry of Environment outline the funding opportunities available in the fiscal year ahead. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will also provide updates on Japan’s overall HFC phase-down strategy.
The Japan Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Industry Association, Japan’s leading HVAC&R industry association, will present the industry’s perspective on the HFC phasedown and actions the industry is taking to prepare.
The one-day event will be held on 13 February, at a new venue for the first time – the Tokyo Conference Center in Shinagawa, Japan. It is expected to welcome the largest number of end users in the conference’s history.
“This year’s ATMO Japan is truly going to be the biggest and best ever,” said shecco CEO Marc Chasserot.
“The global regulatory climate is changing quickly in response to the Kigali Amendment. This is especially true in Japan over the past year, where we have seen several key policy developments driving more opportunities for natural refrigerants in the country.”
“In addition, we’ve moved to a bigger venue to accommodate the growing number of attendees – including a record number of end users, which shows how much demand there is for continuing this discussion on natural refrigerants in Japan.”
Following several key developments over the past year in the Japanese market, such as the deregulation of CO2 and the reinstatement of subsidies for natural refrigerant systems, discussion is set to centre around how these developments can help more end users adopt natural refrigerant technology.
Underscoring this will be the Future of the Industry End User Panel, which will feature representatives from some of the biggest local and international names in consumer goods – including Ajinomoto, AEON, Ito Yokado, Meiji, Suntory, Walmart, and Nestlé.
The event will also cover the latest market trends and technology case studies with presentations from leading manufacturers active in Japan.
Aiming to grow participants’ local business network, the ATMOsphere Connect Business Matching session will also be held – an informal speed networking session with each participating company having a table. Participants will stop at each table for brief, five-minute face-to-face meetings, introducing their companies and its activities.
It is set to be a perfect opportunity to connect with new people and companies in an organised and effortless manner.
Find extensive coverage of the event including presentations and event photos on the ATMOsphere website.
See all the presentations from the conference and event photos on the ATMOsphere website.
Gold: Nihon Netsugen Systems, Mayekawa, Food Techno Engineering
Silver: Yamato Corporation, Conex Banninger, Danfoss, Embraco, Frascold
Bronze: Temprite, Fives Filling & Sealing, Alfa Laval, EBM-Papst, Nidec Global Appliance Germany, TEKO, Güntner, AHT Cooling Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems
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