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*With 7+ weeks to go, the program is being updated daily. Last updated: 07 Aug 2018
Monday 19 November 2018
TENTATIVE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE | SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS
10:00
Participants will be able to choose to participate in one of the parallel workshops:

SuperSmart Workshop
2-hour training workshop

SuperSmart team welcomes you to take part in a 2-hour training workshop on how to build and maintain energy-efficient food retail stores.

Speaker: Armin Hafner 



Fans for refrigeration systems with flammable refrigerants
1-hour workshop by ebm-papst


ebm-papst will share its experience and knowledge in developing fan technology, which can be applied in refrigeration systems using flammable refrigerants such as hydrocarbons.

This free workshop will take a closer look at different fan solutions for such refrigerants and can serve also as a guideline for designers to select the right fan with respect to safety and efficiency.

Registration is mandatory and free of charge. CLICK HERE to register.
Networking lunch
12:00
Lunch will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Welcome & introduction
13:00
Welcome and introduction by Marc Chasserot & Lydia Matthäus-Wiltink, shecco
Thought leaders panel
13:20
HVAC&R industry thought leaders will discuss their future plans involving natural refrigerants, including their technology needs and the opportunities for natural refrigerant technologies across various applications in Europe.
Networking break
14:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Technology trends
15:00
During this all-star session, industry's leading experts on natural refrigerants CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons will give the audience an exclusive in-depth look at the latest technology trends.

Armin HafnerNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Latest CO2 refrigeration trends

Andy Pearson, Star Refrigeration, Latest ammonia refrigeration trends

René van Gerwen, ENTROPY Cooling Solutions, Latest hydrocarbon-based refrigeration trends 

Market Intelligence by sheccoBase
16:00
Latest market research and statistics of natural refrigerant technologies presented to you by sheccoBase.
Networking break
16:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Technology leadership round table
17:00
Leading European suppliers will give brief strategic and visionary presentations sharing their latest success stories, lessons learned, challenges and next steps regarding natural refrigerant-based technologies.

Marco Buoni, Centro Studi Galileo 

Guillaume Burvingt, Carrier

Kenneth Madsen, Advansor 
Networking drinks reception
18:30
Networking drinks reception held in the sponsor exhibition area

*With 7+ weeks to go, the program is being updated daily. Last updated: 07 Aug 2018
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Networking breakfast
08:30
Breakfast will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.
Policy session
09:00
Presentations by key representatives on the latest regulatory issues and standards regarding natural refrigerants in Europe.

Bente Tranholm-Schwarz, European Commission 

Davide Sabbadin, Legambiente
Networking break
11:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Parallel sessions
11:30
Participants will be able to choose to participate in one of the parallel sessions:

HVAC (Industrial Applications) 

Kenneth Hoffmann, GEA,
 
Swedish district heating - world’s largest heat pump utilising the power of natural refrigerants


Peter Rindler, Frigotherm Ferrari,
 Refrigeration plant with high temperature heat recovery from river water through double stage ammonia heat pump



Training Session

Nicola Pignatelli, Beijer Ref Academy  

Manfred Mahnert, Advansor 



MAC - Mobile Air-Conditioning with natural refrigerants

Michael Matthias, Sanden International (Europe) 

Michael R. Ingvardsen, Nissens

Fives Filling & Sealing (TBC) 

Networking afternoon
13:00
This new session "networking afternoon" combines several concurrent activities including a networking lunch, technomercials and client meetings.

Networking Afternoon

The networking afternoon will take place in the exhibition area. The exhibitors will showcase their products and will share their experiences creating connections with participants.

Client Meetings

Individual conference participants can hire private meeting rooms for one-on-one meetings available by the hour, to have confidential meetings, host clients for a short sales pitch or arrange a private team briefing.
End user panel
16:00
Leading European end users working with natural refrigerants will share their experiences and share their thoughts and comments.

Vincent Grass, Nestlé

Alex Kuzma, Woolworths South Africa

Fresco & Vario

Networking dinner reception & AE Awards ceremony
18:00
Dinner reception at an off-site location and the 2nd Annual Accelerate Europe Awards, recognising companies and individuals leading the transition to natural refrigerant­-based technologies.

*With 7+ weeks to go, the program is being updated daily. Last updated: 07 Aug 2018
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Networking breakfast
08:30
Breakfast will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.
Parallel sessions
09:00
Participants will be able to choose to participate in one of the two parallel sessions:

Commercial Refrigeration

Sacha Hellmann, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, High efficiency solutions with CO2 for warm & hot climates

Andreas Meier, TEKO, Germany's largest supermarket with COrefrigeration technology and heat reclaim

Mads Holst Nielsen, Danfoss, System efficiency with parallel compression - gas and liquid ejectors - and where to apply which CO2 technology

Javier Atencia Escudero, Tewis, Integration of refrigeration & air conditioning with CO2 in supermarkets

Giovanni Costantino, MITA, Energy optimisation in the food cold storage: MITA Alchemist solution



Industrial Refrigeration


Paul Arrowsmith, Sainsburys, Low carbon frozen food storage facility  

Mirko Bernabei, SCM Frigo, 
Transcritical system for a retail logistic platform in Italy

Enrico Zambotto, Arneg, 
NH3/CO2 cascade system for an Italian warehouse

Giulia Fava, Euroklimat,
 
R290 chiller for low temperature application in Sicily, Italy

Sergio Girotto, Enex,
Water and brine chillers using CO2 as a refrigerant 
Networking break
10:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Parallel sessions
11:00
Participants will be able to choose to participate in one of the two parallel sessions:

HVAC (Residential Air-Conditioning and Commercial Applications)

Jürgen Süss, efficient energy, 
Zero CO2 emission, solar driven cooling of buildings with a chiller using water (R718) as the refrigerant 

Isroiljon Khasanov, UNDP,
 
Renovation of centralised air-conditioning system at a hospital with low-charge ammonia 

Lars Munkøe, Purix



Solutions for Smaller Stores & Applications

Nicolas Pondicq-Cassou, Carrier,
Case study of a convenience store equipped with advanced CO2 condensing unit

Yoram Shabtay, Heat Transfer Technologies,
Sub-Zero and MTL Cool optimise MicroGroove copper-tube coils for use with natural refrigerants in refrigeration equipment

Henrik Chistensen, Reftronix,
An example on how to bring down total cost of a CO2 condensing unit
Networking lunch
12:30
Lunch will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Future of the industry debate
13:30
Summarising the tone of the three-day conference, this brand-new on-stage debate session will include a selection of key experts sharing their thoughts and predictions of where the HVAC&R sector is heading in the future, what opportunties are expected and what challenges lie ahead.

Clare Perry, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Andrea Voigt, The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) 

Marco Buoni, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration European Association (AREA)

Francesco Scuderi, Eurovent Association

Julie Hanson, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)
Conclusions
14:30
Summary of the conference and conclusions by Marc Chasserotshecco.
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