ATMOsphere Asia 2020

ONLINE – November 17-18, 2020

ATMOsphere Asia 2020

We’re thrilled to bring you yet another superb edition of ATMOsphere Asia during the month of November!

Due to the recent global developments with the COVID-19 health crisis, ATMOsphere Asia 2020 will take place in a digital format November 17th to the 18th!

This edition of the conference aims to discuss and analyze the status of the market for natural refrigerants-based technologies and opportunities in the fast-growing market of Asia where competition is increasing.

Conference programme will include: 

  • Keynote presentations 
  • Global and regional policy, regulations and standards       
  • Technology end user presentations 
  • Market & technology trends
  • Latest innovative technology presentations   

ATMO Asia 2020 aims to be THE platform to focus on applications of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient refrigeration throughout the cold chain – from farms to packing houses to cold-storage warehouses and finally stores – while advancing food safety and security.

Conference attendees will include end users, policy makers, manufacturers, researchers, academia, NGOs, associations, media, consultants and other relevant key industry experts & thought leaders! 

PROGRAMME

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th *In Philippine Time (PHT)

Introduction by Jan Dusek, shecco

 

Welcome by Engr. William P. Cuñado, Director, Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau

Keynote presentation on what makes refrigeration one of the most important and relevant current topics in the world, how it relates to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how, using a whole system approach, we can transform the food system from farm to fork into a resilient and sustainable structure.

 

Toby PetersEngineering and Physical Sciences Professor in Cold EconomyUniversity of Birmingham

Panel discussion with key stakeholders ranging from government to associations and private industry, discussing the current state and challenges of the food cold chain in the Philippines.

 

Moderator: Devin Yoshimoto, APAC Editor, shecco

 

Raquel Echague, OIC-Director, Resource-Based Industries Service, Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, Board of Investments

Cherrie AtilanoFounding Farmer, CEO and President, AGREA International

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Local end users representing food production, distribution and retail businesses sharing their experiences, challenges and learnings with the industry.

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO, shecco

Jairus Ferrer, Founder and CEO, Umá by iFarms, Inc.

Ar. Edson Mendoza, Royal Duty Free Shops & Emilio Gonzalez La’O, President/CEO, Cold Front Technologies Asia

Panel discussion featuring industry leading companies who are driving clean cooling technology opportunities for the Philippines.

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO, shecco

 

Andreas Meier, Managing Director, TEKO

Eason Cheng, Marketing Manager — Refrigeration, Asia Pacific, CAREL

Summary and closing remarks: Jan Dusek, COO, shecco

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18th *In Philippine Time (PHT)

Welcome & Introduction by Jan Dusek, COO, shecco

The Cooling as a Service Initiative is a global effort launched in early 2019 by BASE and K-CEP to scale up investments in clean and efficient cooling by mainstreaming the Cooling as a Service business model. CaaS involves building and business owners paying for the cooling service instead of investing in the infrastructure that delivers the cooling.

 

Dimitris Karamitsos, Senior Energy Efficiency Business Developer, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE)

Discussion by key representatives and stakeholders on the latest regulatory issues and standards required to enable a sustainable food cold chain in Southeast Asia.

 

Moderators: Gilda Garibay, Project Leader, Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines & Devin Yoshimoto, APAC Editor, shecco

 

Onofre Escota & Joylan Babia, Environmental Quality Management Division, Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau

Maraida Licerio, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Mitigation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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Discussion on the key opportunities, challenges and requirements needed to enable widespread training and upskilling of technicians and engineers on sustainable food cold chain technologies.

 

Moderators: Gilda Garibay, Project Leader, Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines & Devin Yoshimoto, APAC Editor, shecco

 

Franziska Menten, Project Coordinator, Montreal Protocol Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Manuel P. Azucena, Director, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technicians for Development of the Philippines

Cesar Lim, ASHRAE Philippines & IIAR

Local end users representing food production, distribution and retail businesses sharing their experiences, challenges and learnings with the industry.

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO, shecco

 

Alexander C. Losaria, Cold Chain & Food Service Operations Head, Monde Nissin

Wilfredo T. Salazar, Senior Vice President, Frabelle Cold Storage Corporation

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Panel discussion featuring industry leading companies who are driving clean cooling technology opportunities for the Philippines.

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO, shecco

 

Inderpal (Indy) Saund, Business Development Manager Asia Pacific, Beijer Ref

Li Hong, Embraco Asia Pacific Sales, Nidec Global Appliance

Summary and closing remarks: Jan Dusek, COO, shecco

Speakers

Cold Chain & Food Service Operations Head, Monde Nissin

Cesar Lim

ASHRAE Philippines & IIAR, Safe use of ammonia and industry training in Philippines

Managing Partner of Kilojoule Consultants Int'l. Co. * ASHRAE Society Standards Committee Member 2019 to 2023 * ASHRAE Society Nominating Committee Board Elected Alternate 2020 to 2021 * ASHRAE UN Environment Marine Refrigeration Technical Committee Chair * ASHRAE Milton W. Garland Commemorative Refrigeration Award for Project Excellence in 2009- The first Filipino/Asian to Get this award in 20 years after its inception. * ASHRAE's First Filipino/Asian Refrigeration Committee Chair from 2016 to 2017. * The only Filipino Member of IIAR An HVAC- Refrigeration Practioner for 45 years from Small Refrigerator to Industrial Cooling and Cold Storage System.

Devin Yoshimoto

Asia Pacific Associate Editor - shecco

Devin Yoshimoto currently serves as Associate Editor of Asia-Pacific at shecco where he has researched, covered and reported on developments in the natural refrigerants industry for the company's industry-leading media platforms, R744.com, Ammonia21.com, Hydrocarbons21.com and Accelerate24.news.

Dimitris Karamitsos

Senior Energy Efficiency Business Developer, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE)

Dimitris is a Senior Energy Efficiency Business Developer Specialist at the Swiss organization Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE). With more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of energy and sustainable technologies, Dimitris has strong experience in valuation principles, business development, digitalization, and project execution. Within BASE, Dimitris plays a key role in accelerating the deployment of the CaaS model worldwide; supporting technology assessment, business development, and solution implementation. Dimitris is a Senior Energy Efficiency Business Developer Specialist at the Swiss organization Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE).

Eason Cheng

Marketing Manager - Refrigeration, Asia Pacific CAREL

Eason Cheng has been with CAREL Group for over 10 years, as APAC Marketing Manager for Refrigeration. He is dedicated to promoting high effieciency solutions in both refrigeration and retail fields. For the past few years, he has been focusing on CO2 solutions and BLDC compressor applications in commercial refrigeration.

Franziska Menten

Project Coordinator, Montreal Protocol Division - UNIDO

Franziska has 10 years of professional experience in the field of climate-friendly technologies in HVAC&R, working with the private and public sector. At the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), she is working on the cross-sectoral development and implementation of projects related to the Montreal Protocol and the phase down of HFCs. One of the key objectives of current projects is the establishment of partnerships between national and international technology suppliers and linking them with financing institutions and mechanisms to facilitate investments for supporting the introduction of best available NatRef, energy-efficient technologies and practices in developing countries. Franziska holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from Humboldt University in Berlin and a degree in International Management from Bordeaux Business School.

Inderpal (Indy) Saund

Business Development Manager Asia Pacific, Beijer Ref A/B

Indy has worked in the refrigeration & air conditioning industry for the past 23 years, mainly around natural refrigerants within the commercial and industrial refrigeration sector. Over the past 14 years, he has been involved in a number of CO2 projects within APAC and running training programs across the region to promote the use of CO2. Having recently joined Beijer Ref, Indy is tasked with further promoting the use of natural refrigerant solutions and products across the Asia-Pacific Region.

Jairus Ferrer

CEO, iFarms

Chief Operating Officer & Head of APAC, shecco

Jan holds a Doctor of Engineering degree in System Design from Hosei University in Tokyo and a Master’s degree from the Czech Technical University in Prague. During his studies, and research undertaken in the USA, Europe and Japan, Jan has centered his academic focus on environmental technologies and marketing strategies. Having lived in Japan for over 13 years, Jan communicates fluently in Japanese and has a rich experience cooperating with Japanese industry. Jan is currently based in Tokyo, responsible for business/market development activities and monitoring Asian markets on behalf of shecco Japan. He is also the global COO for shecco Group.

Joylan Babia

Environmental Quality Management Divisio, Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau

Joylan Babia currently works as Current Public Awareness Officer/Legal Analyst of the Environmental Management Bureau-Philippine Ozone Desk. He is a former Political Affairs Assistant of the late Cong. Eduardo V. Roquero, M.D. of the Lone District of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan during the 13th Congress and has also worked as Legal Assistant in the City Legal Office of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, from 2007-2016 and as Court Decongestion Officer at Regional Trial Court, Branch 8, Malolos, Bulacan. He was also previously a former Legal Assistant in the Legal Unit of Environmental Management Bureau-National Capital Region and Case Decongestion Officer in the Environmental Management Bureau-Central Office. Babia graduated of Bachelor of Law in Philippine Law School on 2015.

Li Hong

Embraco Asia Pacific Sales, Nidec Global Appliance

Manuel P. Azucena

Director, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technicians for Development of the Philippines (RACTAP) Inc.

Manuel P. Azucena has served as Trainer, United Nations Environment Programme-Regional Office for West Asia, Manama, Bahrain from 2012 to the present. He has also served as International Master Trainer-UNEP-AHRI Refrigerant Driving License from 2019 to the present. Additional experience includes: Expert, Team Pilipinas-Refrigeration and Air conditioning, TESDA-Asean Skills Competition 2014 (Viet Nam) and 2016 (Malaysia) Head of Department, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Department Shinas Vocational Training Center, Sultanate of Oman, 2009-2010 Assistant Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme-Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand 2006-2007 Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA 1997-2009

Maraida Licerio

Senior Advisor for Climate Change Mitigation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Onofre Escota

Environmental Quality Management Division Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Management Bureau

Onofre Escota has worked for a long period of time as Project Evaluation and Monitoring Officer/Coordinator of the Philippine Ozone Desk - Environmental Management Bureau. He is mainly focused on the licensing of ODS and HFC importation through online monitoring and permitting systems, coordinating and monitoring all stakeholders in relation to phase out programs of the Montreal Protocol and its amendments. In addition, he is involved in the Annual Country Report Programme and Article 7 Report to the Ozone and Multilateral Fund Secretariat, as well as participation in the establishment of policy and standards in different sectors of ODS and HFC applications including illegal trade. Ecosta obtained a Bachelor of Science in the Mechanical Engineering Course at FEATI University.

Raquel Echague

Raquel Echague, Director, Philippine Board of Investments - Department of Trade and Industry

OIC-Director Resource-Based Industries Service Philippine Board of Investments – Department of Trade and Industry

Professor, University of Birmingham

Co-inventor of Liquid Air Energy Storage and joint lead on the original Doing Cold Smarter Policy Commission, Toby leads much of the new system-level approaches around the role 'clean cold' has to play in emerging market transformation. He is also a consultant to the World Bank and Sustainable Energy for All (Cooling for All) and sits on the Technical Advisory Panel for the Global Cooling Prize.

Wilfredo T. Salazar

Senior Vice President, Frabelle Cold Storage Corporation

Willy is a Licensed Mechanical Engineer from the University of Santo Tomas with 34 years of work experience in engineering and business. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Frabelle Group of Companies for Cold Chain and Power Generation Projects. Frabelle is into commercial cold storage operations for more than 20 years, and one of the pioneer members of the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines, and Willy has been a Director for 3 terms. He spearheaded the project designs and have managed the construction and operations of 7 cold storages, and handled other major projects of Frabelle such as processing facilities and an ice plant.

William P. Cuñado

Director, Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Environmental Management Bureau

Director Cuñado served as regional director for EMB-Region 7 since 2013. He started working with government in 1985 as Pollution Control Technician II for the National Pollution Control Commission (NPCC). In 1989, he was promoted as Supervising Environmental Management Specialist in DENR-Region 7 and was tasked to be the officer-in-charge of the Environmental Impact Assessment Division in EMB-Region 7 from 2000-2013.  Director Cuñado graduated from the University of San Carlos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masteral Degree in Business Administration from the same university.

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