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*Last updated: 15 Jun 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018
REGISTRATION
09:30
Participants are invited to the registration table to pick up their badges upon arrival.
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
10:40
Marc Chasserot & Lydia Matthäus-Wiltink, shecco


Welcome & Introduction
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
11:00
Professor Pega Hrnjak will give the audience an exclusive look at the latest technology trends in the natural refrigerants market.


Pega Hrnjak, University of Illinois, Technology Trends
KEYNOTE SPEECH BY CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR
11:30

Senator Ricardo Lara (D) is a California State Senator representing the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses Long Beach and portions of the Gateway Cities region.

In 2016, Lara authored the Super Pollutant Reduction Act committing California to reduce HFC emissions by 40% by 2030. Building this, he presented the California Cooling Act, aiming to introduce incentives for installations with low-GWP solutions including natural refrigerant systems. Read more here.

NETWORKING LUNCH
12:30
Networking lunch served in the sponsor exhibition area.
MARKET TRENDS
14:00
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.

Co-chairs: Alvaro de Oña & Derek Hamilton, shecco


Alvaro de Oña, shecco, NatRef Market Trends Around the World

Scott Martin, Hillphoenix, Dover Food Retail - 2018 Market Trends

Marc-André Lesmerises, Carnot Refrigeration, Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Andre Patenaude, Emerson, Market Trends

John Prall, Embraco North America, Market Trends - Natural Refrigerants
NETWORKING BREAK
15:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.
Utilities Panel
16:00
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.

Co-chairs: Ammi AmarnathElectric Power Research Institute & Paul Delaney, Southern California Edison


Ammi Amarnath, Electric Power Research Institute EPRI, The Case for Natural Refrigerants

Virginia Lew, California Energy Commission , Energy Efficiency and Low Global Warming Refrigerant Nexus

Ed Estberg, Raley's , Refrigeration System EER

Klas Berglöf, ClimaCheck, To measure is to know, Efficiency is a key to the future - Supermarket performance benchmarking

John Lerch , Axiom Energy, Energy Storage for the Cold Chain

Paul Delaney , Southern California Edison, Utility Incentives and Natural Refrigerants
NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
18:00
Networking drinks reception.

*Last updated: 15 Jun 2018
Wednesday 13 June 2018
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
08:00
Continental breakfast will be served in the exhibition area.
POLICY SESSION
09:00
10:00
Natural refrigerants workshop
An interactive workshop will take place during the second part of the policy session, aimed to address the topics of discussion outlined during the panel presentations.
NETWORKING BREAK
11:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.
PARALLEL SESSIONS
Industrial Refrigeration Panel
11:30
Participants will be able to choose one of the parallel sessions: 



Peter Lepschat, Henningsen Cold Storage Co, The Long Road to CO2 or how did we get here?

David Bornemeier, Western Gateway Storage Co, World's first Low-Charge Ammonia

Ronnie R. Ceballos, KPAC General, Rooftop Ultra - Low charge Refrigeration - A case for change
COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION CASE STUDIES
11:31
HEAT PUMP CASE STUDIES
11:32
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. 

It is available during the whole conference at $100,00 + tax per hour and can be reserved on the registration page http://www.atmo.org/America2018/register. Select the ticket type "Client meeting room" for easy payment and email america@atmo.org with your prefered time and date you want to reserve your space.

TECHNOMERCIALS
14:00
14:30
NETWORKING DINNER AND ACCELERATE AMERICA AWARDS CEREMONY
17:30
Dinner reception in Parkers' Lighthouse Restaurant, one of the most iconic locations in Long Beach and the 3rd Annual Accelerate America Awards, recognizing companies and individuals leading the transition to natural refrigerant­-based technologies.

*Last updated: 15 Jun 2018
Thursday 14 June 2018
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
07:30
Continental breakfast will be served in the exhibition area.
PARALLEL SESSIONS
08:30
Participants will be able to choose to participate in one of the parallel sessions: 



Contractors and Training Panel

Chair: Alvaro de Oña, shecco


Bryan Beitler, CoolSys, Contractors and Training

Lori Schiavo, RSES, Filling in the Training Gap

Rick Watters, AMS Mechanical Systems, Low Charge ADX Ammonia

Steve Gnas, Discovery Designs Refrigeration, Working with natural refrigerants, Training, and obtaining personnel
08:35
NETWORKING BREAK
10:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking break.
PARALLEL SESSIONS
10:30

Participants will be able to choose to participate in one of the parallel sessions:



Food Retail Panel

Chair: Michael Garry, shecco


Ed Estberg, Raley's , Raley’s Journey to Natural Refrigerants

Peter A. Marotta, Grocery Outlet , Challenges to Natural Refrigerants

Todd Ernest, Climate Pros, The Labor Shortage
10:35
sheccoBase Focus Group

This interactive session will give participants the chance to have their say on one of the industry's hottest topics: low-charge ammonia and the latest developments in the use of transcritical CO2 technology in industrial applications.One of the highlights of the session will be the presentation of the latest updates from the World Guide to Low Charge Ammonia. This session is expected to spark some excellent debate and participants will be encouraged to participate via live polling throughout the session.

Chair: Derek Hamilton, shecco

Terry L. Chapp, Danfoss Industrial, Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration Systems for Industrial Refrigeration Applications

Derek Hamilton, shecco, WORLD GUIDE TO LOW CHARGE AMMONIA
NETWORKING LUNCH
12:00
Networking lunch will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.
THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY DEBATE
13:00
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.

Chair: Marc Chasserot, shecco  

Kevin Messner, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

David Rule, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR)

Corey Rosenbusch, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

James Walters, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

Bryan Beitler, North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC)

CONCLUSIONS
14:15
Summary of the conference and conclusions by Marc Chasserot, shecco.
SITE VISIT TO LINEAGE LOGISTICS
14:30
Site visit to Lineage Logistics in Vernon, CA, organized by Hillphoenix/NXTCOLD.

To register, email us at america@atmo.org with the name, company, position and email address of the attendee(s).
Your registration will be complete once you receive a confirmation email.
Based on first-come first-served basis and approval, end users will have priority registration.

Bus transfer will be provided from/to the hotel.
The tour will last approximately 3 hours.

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