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Monday 10 February 2020
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
09:00
Welcome & Introduction by Jan Dusek, shecco
POLICY SESSION
09:20
Presentations by government representatives and industry experts on the latest regulatory issues and standards regarding natural refrigerants on both Japanese and internationl level.

Chair: Jan Dusek & Rena OKabe, shecco

Hidekazu Kuraya, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Takashi Shimokyoda, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


Chihiro Kaneko, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Marek Zgliczynski, Chair of the IEC SC61C subcommittee

Networking Break
10:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking break.
TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLE
11:00
Strategic and visionary presentations will be given by leading industry representatives on market trends and developments, followed by technology leadership round table discussion.

Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

Hiroyuki Tominaga, Panasonic

Katsuhiko Harada, Nihon Netsugen Systems

Makoto Ehara, Mayekawa

Norishige Sato, Food Techno Engineering 

NETWORKING LUNCH
12:00
Networking lunch will be served in the sponsors exhibition area.

End User Panel 1
13:10
Leading end users will share their experiences using different types of natural refrigerant technologies, including benefits, challenges and future plans.

Co-chairs: Rena Okabe, shecco

Shinichiro Uto, Lawson

Kenji Funamori, Metro Cash & Carry Japan

Akio Masuda, Japan Chain Store Association

Masashi Yokosawa, AP Company

ACCELERATE JAPAN AWARDS CEREMONY
14:20
The 2nd Annual Accelerate Japan Awards will recognize companies and individuals leading the transition to natural refrigerant-based technologies.

Award categories include:
  • Best in Sector - Food Retail
  • Best in Sector - Industrial
  • Innovation of the Year
End User Panel 2
14:40
Leading end users will share their experiences using different types of natural refrigerant technologies, including benefits, challenges and future plans.

Co-chairs: Rena Okabe, shecco

Takahiro Suzuki, AEON

Tatsuya Tamura, Tokyu Department Store

Akio Motohashi, Kokubu Group

Kenichi Suzuki, Hamamatsu Itaku Soko

Shigekatsu Koganemaru, Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses

NETWORKING BREAK
15:40
During the networking break that will take place in the sponsors exhibiition area, coffee, tea and snacks will be served.
TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES 1
16:10
Innovative technology case studies by leading companies active in the Japanese market.

Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

Hinako Sato, Mayekawa, Actual energy consumption of NewTon NH3/CO2 system versus freon-based system for vacuum freeze drying food processing

Manabu Onishi, Panasonic, Development of CO2 transcritical rack and water-cooled systems for cold storage and food processing

Taisuke Aoyama, Food Techno Engineering, Development of CO2 transcritical water-cooled system with heat recovery plus two years of operational data for a CO2 rack in food processing

TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES 2
17:00
Innovative technology case studies by leading companies active in the Japanese market. 

Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

Tadao Sekiguchi, Carel, Case study of a CO2 TC ejector in Asia and potential in Japan plus plug-in R290 freezer with BLDC technology


Guilherme Figueiredo, Embraco, Advantage of natural refrigerants (R290 / R600a) in plug-in equipment in the retail and foodservice sectors in Japan

Hiroaki Kuroishi, Nihon Nestugen Systems, An actual installation of a CO2 brine chiller plus development of an energy efficient CO2 system with parallel compression and ejector technology

CONCLUSIONS
17:55
Summary of the conference and conclusions by Jan Dusekshecco.
NETWORKING DINNER
18:00
Networking dinner reception at Something Delicious on the 3rd floor of the Conference Center.

Sponsored by Panasonic
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