Brussels, 16 August 2019 – The 10th edition of the conference will be held in Airport Hotel Okecie in Warsaw, Poland on 16-17 October 2019.
The latest natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R solutions will again be in the European spotlight at the conference, with over 50 presentations over the two days. Over 300 key industry experts, including policymakers, manufacturers, end users, NGOs, academics and more will gather to discuss the latest market developments for natural refrigerants, provide updates on regulations and standards, and showcase new technology innovations. The main conference sessions will be simultaneously translated into English and Polish.
The conference will kick off with keynote presentations by Professor Toby Peters, Birmingham Energy Institute – University of Birmingham, Professor Armin Hafner, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Klara Zolcer Skacanova, shecco and Maurycy Szwajkajzer, ENRECO.
Prof. Peters will talk about what makes refrigeration one of the most important and relevant current topics in the world, how it relates to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how sustainable refrigeration is crucial to combatting climate change. Prof. Hafner will give an exclusive, in-depth look at the latest natural refrigerants-based technology trends around the globe. During the Global Trends by sheccoBase keynote, shecco will share the latest market and policy trends from around the world on natural refrigerant technologies, including selected statistics from sheccoBase, and ENRECO’s Maurycy Szwajkajzer will compliment shecco’s global outlook with a specific focus on Polish market trends.
One of the most highly-anticipated sessions of the conference is the brand-new Industry 4.0 panel where panelists will discuss the applications of smart systems for HVAC&R and the Internet of Things (IoT). Delhaize, Nestlé, Crowley Carbon, CAREL, Eliwell and Carrier will be joining this panel.
Over 45 leading organisations will be speaking at the conference, including experts from Nestlé, Delhaize, Carrefour, Biedronka, METRO, MAKRO Poland, the European Commission, Greenyard Frozen, Crowley Carbon, Verny, Belgian Federal Public Service for Health and Environment, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, University of Birmingham, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Danish Technological Institute (DTI) as well as leading manufacturers and vendors.
About ATMOsphere Europe
As global action against climate change accelerates, environmentally-friendly solutions that are business-savvy and economical at the same time are of the utmost importance for the HVAC&R industry.
ATMOsphere Europe conference is the European edition of the global ATMOsphere conference series dedicated to natural refrigerants-based technologies, and features tailored content in a multifaceted program.
What makes ATMOsphere conferences different is that it serves as a unique meeting point for all key stakeholders in the HVAC&R industry, and offers a program jam-packed with knowledge and its unparalleled networking opportunities.
ATMOsphere Europe will help technology end users save their businesses money – and help the environment – by serving as a platform to learn about finding the most energy-efficient and sustainable HVAC&R solutions through innovative technology presentations and networking with leading businesses.
Future-proofing businesses against possible future national and international regulations with natural refrigerants is another advantage for end users and manufacturers, given the fast-changing regulatory environment as global action against climate change accelerates.
This year’s ATMOsphere Europe conference will bring new and refreshed features enhancing the content, business case and networking aspects with a special emphasis on end user presentations.
Full overview of EU policy, standards and regulation
The EU’s F-Gas Regulation seeks to reduce the emissions of fluorinated refrigerants by 79% by 2030. This legislation is having an immense impact on the industry and the adoption of natural refrigerant-based technologies as the most sustainable and future-proof solution.
ATMOsphere Europe conference in Warsaw will zoom in on the latest technology developments especially impacted by the growing HFC prices and the forthcoming bans on f-gases with certain GWP levels in stationary refrigeration equipment starting in 2020. The conference will also focus on the barriers in form of standards and building codes preventing or restricting the use of flammable refrigerants, as well as the need for a continued support from public authorities to overcome these.
Given the location of the conference, more emphasis will be put on the challenges and opportunities for the companies in Central and Eastern European countries, providing an excellent opportunity to get a direct feedback and interaction with the relevant players in the market.
ATMOsphere Europe conference has been the leading platform for policy-makers and other government experts to take the stage and explain current and future policies that will affect businesses. With the F-gas Regulation’s HFC phase-down and impending HFC bans as of 2020, ATMO Europe will once more feature an in-depth policy panel with key lawmakers and government representatives, including European Commission experts.
Bente Tranholm Schwarz of the European Commission, Camille Siefridt of theFrench Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Alain Wilmart of Belgian Federal Public Service for Health and Environment and Clare Perry of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) will be joining this session.
View conference programme here.
Register for the conference here. Please note standard registration deadline is 17 September.
Key features and benefits of ATMOsphere Europe 2019 include:
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