The 5th annual ATMOsphere Asia conference on natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R solutions for Asia will arrive in Singapore on 4 September, the day before comfort cooling exhibition Mostra Convegno Expocomport (MCE) Asia kicks off in the same city (5-7 September).
With natural refrigerants poised to play a greater role in the global HVAC&R landscape following regulatory changes at global and national level (not least thanks to international agreements such as the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol), Southeast Asia – a warm-climate region with over 500 million inhabitants, whose growing middle class is fuelling increased demand for air conditioning – looks set to play a pivotal role in determining whether or not the world will meet its climate goals.
Singapore plays host to this year’s ATMOsphere Asia, the Southeast Asian edition of the global ATMOsphere conference series organised by shecco to help bring climate-friendly HVAC&R solutions to market. The city-state is known for being international, technology-savvy and environmentally friendly – some of the same values embodied by ATMOsphere events.
Against this backdrop, the conference will serve as a platform to bring together local and international stakeholders with its comprehensive programme of sessions on policy and regulations, and market and technology trends. The programme features an end user panel, case study presentations and several networking opportunities.
Discussions will revolve around bringing sustainable and business-savvy natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R solutions to market in Southeast Asia, addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by the sector, efficiency in warm climates, policy updates from Southeast Asia, and the latest natural refrigerant-based technology updates.
Among the event highlights is a diverse end user panel representing several different sectors, with interventions from Kiat Ananda Cold Storage (Indonesia’s largest cold store operator); MClean Technologies (a Singaporean precision cleaning and surface treatment service provider); Phapros (an Indonesian pharmaceutical company) and hotel firms Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel the Stamford, and Hilton. These end users will present the HVAC&R needs of their businesses and their future plans. In acknowledgement of the crucial role they play in growing the natural refrigerant sector, end users are welcome to attend the conference free of charge.
Other key presenters include Stefan Jensen of Scantec (an expert on low-charge ammonia solutions), Inderpal Saund of Beijer Ref (an expert on CO2 refrigeration) and Philipp Munzinger from GIZ Proklima (an international expert on hydrocarbon air conditioners). Bitul Zulhasni from the Indonesian government and Amy Charlene Wong from the Malaysian government will present their countries’ activities to phase out HCFCs and reduce the use of HFCs, and discuss opportunities to leapfrog to natural refrigerants.
For the last 17 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate-friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
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