Events


*Last updated: 15 Jun 2017
Monday 5 June 2017
Pre-event Workshops
09:00

Building a Foundation for Long-Term Operational Success with Alternative Systems
1-hour workshop by Heatcraft, in Cambria Room

Kysor/Warren and Heatcraft will share their experience in designing, installing and providing support for CO2 and NH3 equipment to ensure the long-term success of retailers using these systems. The company will provide some comparison and contrast regarding the system type advantages and disadvantages. Session will include a highly-interactive Q&A session.

Regsitration is mandatory and free of charge. Click here to register and select the "Pre-event Workshop by Heatcraft" category.

10:00

Strategies for Expanding Transcritical CO2 Booster Adoption
2-hour workshop by Emerson, in Aurora Room

For decades, CO2 transcritical booster systems have proved very effective in cooler climates as a natural alternative to high-GWP HFC systems. But the desire to expand the adoption of these systems has led to the development of several strategies to improve CO2’s viability in warmer climates.

This session will take a closer look at the energy impact on some of these emerging strategies.

Registration is mandatory and free of charge. Click here to register and for more info. 

12:00

Harness the Full Potential of CO2 Solutions
1-hour training and Q&A by Danfoss, in Danfoss Training Unit 

Danfoss will share their in-depth knowledge of CO2 and its properties as well as  the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of the refrigerant. The CO2 Mobile Training Unit is equipped with CO2 solutions and interactive learning modules, including Danfoss’ AHR Innovation Award winning ejector technology, which industry experts recognize as key in the evolution of transcritical CO2 refrigeration.

Visit the training unit anytime during the conference or join the indicated training tours.

Registration and Welcome Lunch
12:30
Registration & welcome lunch served in the sponsor exhibition area. 
Welcome and Introduction
13:45
Thought Leaders Panel
14:00
HVAC&R industry thought leaders discuss their future plans involving natural refrigerants, including their technology needs and the opportunities for natural refrigerant technologies across various applications in North America.

Co-Chairs: Marc Chasserot & Derek Hamilton, shecco

Fernando Campos, Walmart Mexico

Tristam Coffin
Whole Foods Market

Antoine Azar, Sustainable Solutions (Former Coca Cola)

Gerard von Dohlen, Newark Refrigerated Warehouse

Ricardo García, Frialsa

Bryan Beitler, Source Refrigeration

Scott Martin, Hillphoenix


Marc Chasserot, shecco, New Naturals Report California
Networking break
15:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
Regulations and Standards Panel
16:00
Presentations by government representatives and other organizations on the latest regulatory issues and standards regarding natural refrigerants in North America.

Chair: Marc Chasserot, shecco

Glenn Gallagher, California Air Resources Board, Updates on HFC reduction measures in California

Peter Strait, California Energy Commission, Stakeholder engagement in the standards development process

Marek Zgliczynski, Embraco, Evolution of refrigeration equipment safety standards

Mark Skierkiewicz , Underwriters Laboratories (UL), UL standards and refrigerants

Dave Rule, IIAR, United States: Politics & Refrigeration

Jeff Cohen, EOS Climate, Refrigerants in transition: Market incentives

Marc Chasserot, shecco, Updates on global regulations and standards
Networking Reception
18:00
Drinks and light dinner will be served in the exhibition area during this networking welcome reception, sponsored by Heatcraft.

*Last updated: 15 Jun 2017
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Networking Breakfast
07:30
Continental breakfast will be served in the exhibition area.
Market Trends & Opportunities Panel
08:30
Leading North American suppliers will give brief strategic and visionary presentations sharing their latest success stories, lessons learned, challenges and next steps regarding natural refrigerant-based technologies.

Chair: Alvaro de Oña, shecco

Scott Martin, Hillphoenix, Market Trends and Opportunities

Michael Lehtinen, Kysor/Warren, Market trends

André Patenaude, Emerson, Market trends

Peter Dee, Danfoss, Market trends

Jerry Lozano, Güntner , Adiabatic Cooling for CO2 Applications

Giacomo Pisano, Dorin, Market trends

Alvaro de Oña, shecco, Global overview of natural refrigerants: Market Trends
Networking break
10:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the exhibition area.
Parallel Sessions
Food Retail Panel
10:30
Case Studies: Innovation
10:31
NETWORKING LUNCH
12:30
Networking lunch will be served in the exhibition area.
Parallel Sessions
Industrial Refrigeration Panel
14:00
Training Panel
14:01
Case Studies: Commercial Refrigeration
14:02
Networking Break
16:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the exhibition area.
Parallel Sessions
Round Table: The Future of Food Service
16:30
Chair: Antoine Azar, Sustainable Solutions (Former Coca-Cola Company)

Francisco Jorge Zavala, 7-Eleven México , Sustainability and LEED C-stores in retail

Charles Hon, True Manufacturing, True Manufacturing’s low GWP journey

Eoin Lennon , Novum overseas Ltd, Dublin, Ireland., NOVUM’s natural refrigerant choice

Howell Feig, AHT Cooling Systems USA, Hydrocarbon advancements

Avi Chatterjee, Huayi Compressor Barcelona, Huayi Compressors
Case Studies: HVAC
16:31
Case Studies: Industrial Refrigeration
16:32
Networking Dinner
19:30
Dinner reception at the Prado in Balboa Park. Shuttle buses will be available to take participants to the reception venue and back to the hotel. The buses will be leaving from 6:30 PM onwards. Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Hillphoenix. 


*Last updated: 15 Jun 2017
Wednesday 7 June 2017
Accelerate America Awards Ceremony & Breakfast
08:00
CEO Interview
09:00
Steven Trulaske of True Manufacturing, one of the most successful CEOs in the industry, will be interviewed by Michael Garry and Marc Chasserot of shecco in this brand-new panel.
Utilities Panel
09:30

Hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), this panel will focus on utility energy efficiency programs, and the role they play in accelerating the adoption of energy efficient refrigeration technologies. The panel, featuring major utility providers, will present details of their latest programs, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Chair: Ammi Amarnath, Electric Power Research Institute, New opportunities for natural refrigerants  

Aaron Daly, Whole Foods Market 

New opportunities for natural refrigerants

Chris Roman, San Diego Gas & Electric, SDG&E accelerating the adoption of energy efficient refrigeration technologies

Patrick Moore, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Product development

Jamie Anthony, Bonneville Power Administration, BPA refrigeration and refrigerants

Leigha Joyal, Hillphoenix, Incentives for natural refrigerants

Tim Kidman, WSP, SMUD’s pilot natural refrigerant incentive program

Paul Delaney , Southern California Edison, So What is the Opportunity?
Networking break
11:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the exhibition area.
CARB SLCP Discussion
11:30

This session, hosted by the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB), will be an opportunity for natural refrigerant technology stakeholders to provide input on the Short-lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, known as the SLCP Plan, on how the 40% HFC reduction target can be met. This meeting will be a unique opportunity for participants to engage with CARB officials on the details of California’s Refrigerant Management Plan that will be updated to reflect this new strategy once the rule-making process begins. Opportunities for natural refrigerant based technologies to replace HFCs will be the key discussion topic in this informal and interactive session.



Pamela Gupta, California Air Resources Board, Glenn Gallagher, California Air Resources Board, Open Discussion on HFC Emissions Reductions Strategies
Conclusions and Farewell Lunch
13:30
Conclusion by Marc Chasserot, shecco. Lunch will be served in the exhibition area.
POST-EVENT WORKSHOP
14:30

Harness the Full Potential of CO2 Solutions
1-hour training and Q&A by Danfoss, in Danfoss Training Unit

Danfoss will share their in-depth knowledge of CO2 and its properties as well as  the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of the refrigerant. The CO2 Mobile Training Unit is equipped with CO2 solutions and interactive learning modules, including Danfoss’ AHR Innovation Award winning ejector technology, which industry experts recognize as key in the evolution of transcritical CO2 refrigeration.

Visit the training unit anytime during the conference or join the indicated training tours.

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