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Updated: Save the dates: 2013 ATMOsphere events

14 May 2013

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To meet increasing demand, 6 global ATMOsphere events relating to Natural Refrigerants have been programmed for 2013, taking place in Vienna, Washington DC, Bangkok, Tokyo, Brussels and Kiev. The first of this line-up will be held in collaboration with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) and will focus on natural solutions for Developing Countries. + UNIDO ATMOsphere chosen as European Commission Green Week satellite event.
The main objective of the UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit is to provide practical solutions for overcoming the challenges during the introduction of natural substances. It aims to encourage the global acceptance of natural solutions amongst end-users and manufacturers of Developing Countries in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam sectors. Hence the title, Natural Solutions for Developing Countries.

Date and location:

  • June 3-4, 2013
  • Vienna International Center (VIC-UNIDO compound), Austria

The first confirmed Sponsor of this event is Mayekawa, a pioneering advocate of natural refrigerant solutions providing systems and products which promote energy-saving technologies and eco-friendly production to various industries around the world.

UNIDO ATMOsphere – European Commission Green Week Satellite Event

UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit has been chosen as an official satellite event of the European Commission Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy. By incorporating awareness-raising satellite events in different countries, Green Week seeks to spread its message across all of Europe.

The main Green Week conference will be held from 4-7 June at the Egg Conference Centre in Brussels, Belgium. Last year, over 3.100 participants from government, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, academia and the media took part in the event.

Visit European Commission offical Green Week website

Other upcoming ATMOsphere events for 2013:

ATMOsphere America – The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants

June 18-19, 2013 in Washington DC, USA

After a successful first-annual conference held in June 2012, ATMOsphere America Natural Refrigerants Workshop is back for a second edition. Showcasing the latest technologies, trends and regulatory issues, this event serves as an annual meeting place for industry experts. This year, several new features will be offered including more networking and discussions, an ATMOsphere America summary report to be published after the event and more.

Now Open! Call for Case Studies- for more information see related article


ATMOsphere OEWG33 (side event) – Policy Drivers and Examples of Natural Refrigerants around the World
June 27, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

This ATMOsphere panel discussion will be taking place during the UNEP’s (United Nations Environment Program) 33rd Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG33) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The side event offers an industry and policy perspective relating to Natural Refrigerants and is tailored to the climate negotiators who are looking for technologically viable, safe and efficient alternatives to the chemical refrigerants that must be phased out in the near future.

ATMOsphere Asia 2013 – Technology and Innovation
New Dates! February 3-5, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

shecco’s first-ever Asian ATMOsphere Conference on Natural Refrigerants will be held in Japan, a pioneer of the NatRef industry. The focus of this workshop is to facilitate Asian technologies reach global markets faster and to bring international suppliers to Asia. The conference will feature Natural Refrigerant technology and innovation from leading end-users, suppliers, academics and government representatives.

ATMOshpere Europe – Solutions for Europe
15-16 October, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium

This interactive workshop and conference on Natural Refrigerants (CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air) is back for the fifth annual edition. The main theme of this event will be the viability of natural refrigerants as alternatives to F-gases across Europe. Solutions will be highlighted through case studies, shared experiences and discussions.

ATMOsphere MOP25 (side event) – Update on Natural Refrigerant Solutions
October 31, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine

Taking place during the UNEP’s (United Nations Environment Program) 24th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP24), this ATMOsphere panel discussion targets ozone and climate negotiators seeking technologically viable, efficient and safe alternatives to HCFCs. The side event will provide updates on the latest developments regarding EU F-Gas regulation, as well as information on Natural Refrigerant technology trends in Europe and Developing Countries.

Useful contacts

scott martin
Director-Sustainable Technologies at Hill Phoenix

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