ATMOsphere Europe Summit 2022

BRUSSELS – 15-16 November, 2022

ATMOsphere Europe Summit 2022


After several editions in Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland… we will be back in Brussels in 2022!

VENUE: Bedford Hotel & Congress Centres

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The 12th edition of ATMO Europe will be an in-person event. 

• Branding visibility for Sponsors at the event 

• Two-day programme to cover policy developments (REACH Regulation and EU F-gas Regulation), market updates, case studies, end users’ experiences, impact of refrigerants, and more.

• Attendees expected from all Europe (and beyond – Africa and Middle East).

• Networking Drinks Reception in the evening of Day 1

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• Keynote presentations 

• REACH Regulation, EU F-gas Regulation, policy, and standards         

• End user presentations 

• Market trends

• Latest innovative technology presentations 

• Panel discussions 


End users, policy makers, manufacturers, researchers, academia, NGOs, associations, media and consultants.


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Participants are invited to the registration table to pick up their name badge upon arrival.

Welcome and introduction by Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

Key experts will share the latest market and policy trends from around the world on natural refrigerant technologies, with a special focus on heat pumps. They will discuss the trends affecting the industry, either driving or impeding the uptake of natural refrigerants.


Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOspherewill present selected data from the ATMOsphere’s Annual Market Intelligence Report on the latest market trends in CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbon refrigeration.


Menno van der Hoff, Chief Executive OfficerTripleAqua, will talk about the future of heat pumps and their growth potential.


Ingo Seliger, Head of Standardisation – Public AffairsViessmann, will provide an update on the latest heat pump standards with regard to natural refrigerants.


Eric Lecomte, Policy Office, Unit B.5 – Innovation, Research, Digitalisation, Competitiveness, DG Energy, European Commissionwill present data and trends from the European Commission’s upcoming report: “The EU in the heat pump value chain: Status and trends”.


Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.

Panel discussion on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) plans to take up a proposal to restrict some HFC and HFO refrigerants and TFA as PFAS – applying the “polluter pays” principle – under the EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation.


Jutta Paulus, Member of the European Parliament


Audun Heggelund, Senior Adviser, Section for Chemicals, Norwegian Environment Agency


Collin Bootsveld, Project Engineer, BOOTSVELD.PARTNERS / Colruyt Group 


Jonatan Kleimark, Senior Chemicals and Business Advisor, ChemSec



ATMOsphere will present its global industry label, aiming to meet the growing market demand for a quality label that qualifies and celebrates the best natural refrigerant companies and products.


Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

In this session, panelists will discuss the rapidly growing demand for HVAC and heat pumps solutions in Europe, as well as the potential for natural refrigerants to make an impact and take market share. They will also investigate the potential and significant energy savings achieved with natural heat pump solutions.


Jonas Schönenberger, Head of Research & Development, Frigo-Consulting | Reversible CO2 heat pumps in heating and air conditioning applications


Casper Christiansen, Business Development Manager for Heat Pumps, Advansor, & Martin Sønderby, Technical Sales Consultant, Aktive Energi Anlæg | Reduce the need for fossil fuels with CO2 heat pumps for commercial and industrial applications


Alessandro Farina, Application Manager, Castel, André Dunnebier, Technical Manager, Euro-Cold, & Wil van den Kerkhof, Technical Director, Servex  | Heat pump with R744 installation, a clever combination in CO2 transcritical with R290


More presentations to be announced soon…

Looking at the transport sector and the opportunities for natural refrigerant to grow – both in mobile air conditioning (MAC) and transport applications. What is currently available and what is needed?


Federico Ferrari, Sales & Marketing – Application SpecialistCarel, & Ejner Brodersen, Chief Executive Officer, B COOL A/S | CO2 booster racks for ships and boats: a fully modulating efficient solution


Dominik Radler, Chief technology OfficerPBXField data review of a R290 transport refrigeration system in an electric


Alex Keane, Director of Finance and Business Development, Chilltech | Catalysing the cold chain by making cooling free at the point of use


More presentations to be announced soon…


Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.

In this session, panelists will discuss the rapidly growing demand for HVAC and heat pumps solutions in Europe, as well as the potential for natural refrigerants to make an impact and take market share. They will also investigate the potential and significant energy savings achieved with natural heat pump solutions.


Christian Heerup, Senior Consultant, Danish Technology Institute | HVACO2 air handling unit with reversible heat pump with CO2


Adrien Perez, General Director, & Manuel Fernandes, R290 Technical Expert, CTA | Propane in heat pumps, a natural and sustainable solution with energy savings for all applications (supermarket, offices)


More presentations to be announced soon…

Panelists will talk about SF6-free technologies, their applications and place on the market, and highlight the need for an ambitious EU F-Gas Regulation phasing down SF6.


Schneider Electric

Dr. Mark Kuschel, Chief Technology Officer, High Voltage Gas Insulated Switchgear, Siemens Energy | An EU F-Gas regulation that delivers clean, secure and affordable energy.


Deutsche Umwelthilfe


More speakers to be announced soon…

Participants are invited to join the Networking Drinks Reception.


Tea and coffee will be served in the in the sponsor exhibition area.

Welcome and introduction by Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

The keynote presentation will address what makes refrigeration one of the most important and relevant topics in the world, and how sustainable refrigeration is crucial to combatting climate change.

Key representatives will discuss on the latest developments in terms of the EU F-Gas Regulation review, applicable regulatory issues, and standards impacting natural refrigerants in Europe.


Clare Perry, Climate Campaign Leader, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)


Kęstutis Kupšys, Vice-President, Lithuanian Consumers Alliance, & Member, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)


More presentations to be announced soon…

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.

Leading end users will share their experiences using different types of natural refrigerant technologies, including benefits, challenges and future plans.


Olaf Schulze, Director Energy Management/ Real Estate Sustainability, METRO Properties 


David Schalenbourg, Director ACM (Architecture, Construction & Maintenance), Delhaize 


More presentations to be announced soon…


Case studies presented by leading manufacturers, commercial and industrial applications of natural refrigerants.


Olivier Liégeois, Director Marketing Refrigeration, Emerson, & Matteo Bettoni, Project Manager, Rivacold | Scroll compressor in R290 chiller for cold room application


David Wirth, Power Packs Product Manager, EptaETE – Extreme temperature efficiency high efficient technology to run transcritical systems in all climate conditions


Luca Rossi, Engineer Project Manager, Biaggini& Mirko Guidetti, Co-OwnerGrünenfelder | Grünenfelder SA: first R744 industrial integrated plant


Joseph Marchetti, Product Manager, CORefrigeration, Energy RecoveryEnabling energy efficient COrefrigeration with the Energy Recovery PX G1300™


Henrik Kudsk, Product Manager, HB Products, & Adrian Balaoi, CTO,  AB Tehnic | Energy saving by vapor quality control


Ivan Zudek, Partner, Zudek, & Sarah Van Erdeweghe, Energy Efficiency Engineer, Equans | Zudek & Equans low charge ammonia


More presentations to be announced soon…

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsor exhibition area.

Case studies presented by leading manufacturers, commercial and industrial applications of natural refrigerants.


Massimiliano Santini, International Business Development Specialist, AKM Industrieanlagen GmbHSustainable energy-saving refrigeration with the use of ammonia absorption chillers in the food industry 


Philippe BoachonBusiness Development Manager, Area Cooling Solutions, & Nick BranckaertsCalisiCOOL TM CO– decentralised solution for commercial refrigeration applications


Giacomo Pisano, Sales Manager – CO2  Compressors BDM, Dorin, & FrigovenetaIntegrated systems: do it all with CO2


Benjamin Tissot, Cold Chain Key-Account Manager, PanasonicCO2 condensing units – case study at VIBRA hotel chains


Marino Bassi, Key Account Sr. Advisor, Embraco, & Erik Venturi, Section Manager NPD Commercial Refrigeration, Daikin | Energy efficiency in walk-in cold rooms through R290 inverter compressor technology


More presentations to be announced soon…

Summary of the two-day conference with key takeaways by Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

Please note that this is a DRAFT programme: changes in the sessions and timings are possible.


CTO, AB Tehnic

Adrian Balaoi is CTO at AB tehnic. He holds a B.Sc from the Universitatea „Dunărea de Jos” din Galați.

Managing Director, CTA Group

Application Manager, Castel

Eng. Alessandro Farina Is one of the “Application Managers” for Castel. Trained as a mechanical engineer, he has a 22 years background in Research and development, project management, testing planners and creator, High-level trainer, and problem-solving. Technical contact person for the North and South America market and Canada, and key technician manager for the relationship with OEM systems builders.

Director of Finance & Business Development, Chilltech

Alex spent most of his career in the agricultural commodities trading sector, with senior roles at institutions such as Cargill, Morgan Stanley and ECTP. More recently, Alex co-founded three companies in the urban farming, insect protein and asset management sectors. He was educated at the University of Cambridge (MA (Hons), 1995). He is a dual UK / Swiss national.

Technical Manager, Euro-Cold

Born March 1950, started his career in the merchant navy after his studies in 1971. Worked as a marine engineer on board of oil tankers (Company Chevron) and tugboats (Company Smit Lloyd). There he also gained his first practical experience with cooling and freezing installations. After his seaman’s career he started to work in the cooling and freezing technology in 1981, which he is still active in. Saw many refrigerants come and go. Feels privileged to share his experiences, passion and message with today’s generations.

Senior Adviser, Norwegian Environment Agency

Audun Heggelund is a senior adviser at the Norwegian Environment Agency, Section for Chemicals. He has PhD in organic chemistry from 2005 and about ten years of experience with PFAS from the Norwegian Environment Agency. Audun is currently a coordinator of the Norwegian efforts with the EU restriction proposal for PFAS.

Benjamin Tissot

Cold Chain Key-Account Manager, Panasonic

Benjamin has close to 12 years in the commercial refrigeration industry, working almost with #NatRef only. He worked with natural refrigerants, from R290 / R600a by AHT Cooling Systems to CO2 from Sanden, and Panasonic until today. He is currently the Cold Chain Key-Account Manager for Panasonic and does not believe in other refrigerants, but #NatRef!

Business Development Manager for Heat Pumps, Advansor

Casper has more than 19 years of experience within the refrigeration industry. He started as a refrigeration technician and after some further technical studies, he became aftersales engineer with Advansor. Afterwards, he worked for 4 years as Area Sales Manager Denmark. As Area Sales Manager, Casper had been involved in the sales of several heat pumps, among others for more district heating plants. It became obvious that someone needed to take care of this segment and Casper got promoted to Business Development Manager for Heat Pumps in September 2022.

Business Manager, Refrigeration, Danish Technological Institute

Christian holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering supplemented by 30 years’ experience within refrigeration, including solutions for supermarkets, cold stores, heat recovery and air conditioning systems with focus on natural refrigerants CO2 and hydrocarbons. Christian has initiated several projects aiming at reducing climate impact and optimizing energy performance and he share his discoveries when delivering training courses in CO2 refrigeration.

Christine Luetzkendorf

Project Manager on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH)

Christine Luetzkendorf is a Project Manager on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases at the German Environmental NGO ‘DUH’ since the beginning of 2021. She focuses on promoting natural alternatives and works on regulations to restrict F-Gases as well as PFAS substitutes on national and European level. Christine holds a master’s degree with honours in biosciences from Utrecht University and moreover, specialized in science communication, which enables her to make the topic accessible to stakeholders like political actors and the general public.

Clare Perry

Climate Campaign Leader, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Clare Perry is the Climate Campaign Leader at the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). With more than 20 years working on global environmental issues, Clare is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of EIA´s climate campaign, which seeks to reduce emissions of climate super-pollutants, including ozone depleting substances, hydrofluorocarbons and methane. Clare has advocated ambitious environmental policies at multiple international fora (Montreal Protocol, UNFCCC, CITES, International Whaling Commission), including the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the EU F-Gas Regulation. Clare graduated from the University of Southampton in 1993 with a BSc in biology and subsequently gained a Masters degree in coastal zone management.

Collin Bootsveld speaker


Collin Bootsveld has a background in Chemical Process Engineering and experience on the introduction of natural refrigerants within Colruyt Groups' supermarkets in Belgium. Refrigeration and air conditioning also formed a large part of his work for the Dutch research organization TNO. He has developed his career around energy conservation in the process industry, the built environment, greenhouses, and the retail sector. He works as an independent short-term expert on the introduction of sustainable technology, such as cooling, heat pumps and air-conditioning with natural refrigerants or electrical and hydrogen powered transport.

David Schalenbourg

Director ACM (Architecture, Construction & Maintenance), Delhaize

As director of the Technical Department BeLux David Schalenbourg is since September 2015 in charge of realizing Delhaize's ambitions to reduce its CO2 footprint by building towards a sustainable 'brick' network. Graduated as an architect in Brussels, with Master in Urban Planning obtained in Paris and with an international track record in a variety of sustainable building projects (residential, office, retail, islands, ...)

Product Manager for Refrigeration Packs and Systems, Epta

David has been with Epta since 2015 as application engineer. Since 2019 he is the responsible product manager for refrigeration packs and systems. The focus of his work is to push natural refrigerants in commercial refrigeration.

Dominik Radler

Chief Technology Officer, PBX

Dominik finished his Master studies at University of Vienna in chemical and process engineering and after that was working at the University of Stuttgart on a project for an autark standby cooling system of Truck driver’s cabins. He later worked for a big OEM in the refrigeration field, responsible for developing a new system for transport refrigeration of long-haul trailers.   After the project he co-founded PBX (formerly PRODUCTBLOKS) with the aim to develop transport refrigeration systems with hydrocarbon refrigerants. The developed product for light commercial vehicles achieved certification by the end of 2020 and is now commercially available as the first of its kind.

Chief Executive Officer, B COOL

Ejner Brodersen is CEO at B COOL A/S an innovative company providing Marine Refrigeration solutions using CO2 as refrigerant. Ejner, which hold a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in thermodynamic has more than three decades of practical experience working in the Marine business providing HVAC and Refrigeration systems

Section Manager NPD Commercial Refrigeration, Daikin

He started his experience in the refrigeration industry during Bachelor studies. Grown into the vertical refrigerated display cabinets industry, he led the transition to HCs and inverter technology on commercial appliances, achieving at the same time a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering for Food Industry at Parma University of Studies. He joined Daikin Europe NV in 2020 as Section Manager for NPD Commercial Refrigeration, Product Compliance and Development Control. Registered to “Albo Ingegneri of Reggio Emilia” and CEN TC44 member for standardization.

Application Specialist - Refrigeration Food Retail, Carel

After graduating in Energy Engineering (University of Padova, 2018), Federico Ferrari joined CAREL as an Application Specialist in the Food Retail Marketing Unit. He is currently involved in the development and distribution of electronic controllers for compressor racks and condensing units, mainly focusing on CO2 as refrigerant. Being part of the Sales & Marketing department, he provides technical and commercial support to subsidiaries and the sales network.

CO2 Compressors Business Development Manager, Dorin

After obtaining his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2002, Giacomo Pisano worked for one year as a Project Manager for General Electric's Oil & Gas division, where the core business is turbomachinery applied to the oil \\u0026 gas industry. He joined DORIN in 2003 in the R&D department, taking responsibility of the CO2 compressor development and being in charge of the product's technical qualification. Giacomo Pisano then took over several application engineering roles and is currently responsible for the CO2 compressors' business development. In the meantime he joined several ASERCOM working groups and was the Chairman for the association's CO2 working group for many years.

Product Manager, HB Products

Henrik Kudsk holds a M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from DTU (1986) and B.Com from CBS (1991). He has over 30 years of experience as product manager and engineer from refrigeration, renewable and steel industry.

Partner, Zudek

Ivan has been Busines Development Manager for Zudek since 2020. He is working with Zudek as Partner for the UK market, a market that is switching to more sustainable business models, which is perfectly suited for Zudek. Zudek is an industrial refrigeration company focused on ecologic and extremely efficient plants. Ivan, the oldest son of Alessandro Zudek founder of Zudek srl, has many years of international experience and is helping company reach new clients in perspective markets.

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Head of Research & Development, Frigo-Consulting

Jonas Schoenenberger is working for Frigo-Consulting, a Swiss engineering company, mainly active in the fields of retail- and industrial refrigeration, with focus on energy efficient and sustainable refrigerating systems. Over the past years, he has gained comprehensive experience in engineering innovative solutions with natural refrigerants and has been involved in the design and implementation of several novel CO2 systems. Since 2012 he is in charge of research and development activities at Frigo-Consulting and committed to push and develop sustainable technologies. Jonas Schoenenberger has gained a Bachelor degree in system engineering in 2009 and has previously worked as mechanical engineer.

Senior Chemicals and Business Advisor, ChemSec

Dr Jonatan Kleimark has background as a PhD in organic chemistry and experience from working as a project manager within different industrial sectors, including MedTech, automotive and pharmaceutical industry. At ChemSec, he leads the work on PFAS, including PFAS Movement and identification of safer alternatives to PFAS, is project manager for ChemSec Marketplace, and is responsible for the work within the ChemSec Business Group.

Joseph Marhcetti

Product Manager, CO2 Refrigeration, Energy Recovery

Joseph Marchetti is the CO2 Refrigeration Product Manager at Energy Recovery where he leads the technical scope of the PX G1300 development, application and introduction into the HVACR market. He has worked specifically on developing the controls and systems scope of the PX skid to be integrated into existing refrigeration systems. Previous to CO2 refrigeration his role was in the R&D team primarily focused on reliability, system design, integration and core technology improvements on oil and gas projects. Previous to Energy Recovery, his experience was with major turbomachinery, in operation, reliability, optimization as well as project management and execution at multiple onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities. Joseph is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His research was completed in multiphase pump design and testing on electric submersible pumps for oil and gas applications

Member of the European Parliament

Jutta Paulus is a Member of the European Parliament for the German Green Party Bündnis90/Die Grünen since 2019. She is a member of the committees on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Transport (TRAN) and Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI). Paulus started her career as a pharmacist, co-founded an independent laboratory for the examination of chemical hazards, and worked in quality management. From 2017 to 2019, she was the regional co-president of the Rhineland-Palatinate Greens. Jutta Paulus dedicated her political work to climate, energy and environmental challenges. She aims to achieve that the European Union takes effective action against climate change and that human beings, animals and nature are protected from destruction, pollution and poisoning.

Vice-President, Lithuanian Consumers Alliance & Member, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Kęstutis Kupšys is a Vice-President of the Lithuanian Consumers Alliance, which (as of September 2021) unites ten consumer associations. The Alliance has been a member of the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) since 2013. After a 2-decade long career in finance, political consulting and public relations, Kęstutis Kupšys joined the consumer rights movement in 2011, when he was chosen to supervise the establishment of 'For Honesty in Banking', a consumer advocacy organisation destined to steer diverse civic and legal campaigns of vulnerable consumers hit by the financial crisis of 2008–2009. Kęstutis Kupšys currently serves as the Executive Director of this organisation, which along with the Lithuanian Consumers Alliance has been actively participating in national and European debate on various essential issues, among them overindebtedness, the affordability and accessibility of financial services, financial literacy, green finance, and socially responsible savings and investment. In 2014–2015, as Lithuania was preparing to enter the Eurozone, he led a national campaign monitoring consumer rights during the litas-to-euro transition period. In April 2018, Kęstutis Kupšys was assigned the role of an alternate member of the European Economic and Social Committee, in the 'Diversity Europe' Group (III). He was appointed full member in October 2020. He also currently represents consumer interests in the Payment Systems Market Expert Group at DG FISMA as well as in the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group at EIOPA. In addition, he takes part in the work of various BEUC working groups (on Trade, Financial Services, Sustainability, and Energy). Kęstutis Kupšys graduated from Vilnius University with a degree in Economic Cybernetics/Systemic Analysis of the Economy (in 1995), while his supplementary study interests encompassed Financial Markets and Business Administration (via Catholic University Eichstätt, Germany, 'Gaststudium' program in 1992–1993) and Philosophy (Vilnius University, 1995–1997).

Luca Rossi

Ing. ENG. Project Manager, E. Biaggini

Born in Italy, Luca obtained a specialist degree in energy engineering (ingegneria energetica) at Politecnico of Milan in 2011. He's been working in E. Biaggini SA in Switzerland since 2013 and is project manager in the field of commercial and industrial refrigeration systems with transcritical CO2 technology. Luca speaks Italian, English and German and closely collaborates with many Swiss, European and Chinese companies.

R290 Technical Expert, CTA

Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

Founder of ATMOsphere a global, independent market accelerator with a mission to clean-up cooling. Marc Chasserot has 20 years of experience in the HVAC&R sector. His focus throughout those years has been with Natural Refrigerant based technologies used in Refrigeration, Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning applications. He has founded several industry platforms, namely;,,, and Accelerate Magazine. Published numerous reports for industry and policy-makers, chaired over 70 ATMOsphere conferences worldwide. Marc has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and America. He holds several degrees in Economics, Marketing and Politics.

Marino Bassi

Key Account Sr. Advisor - Commercial Business, Nidec Embraco

After his graduation in Ingegneria Elettrica at the Pavia University of Studies he was attracted by the refrigeration sector. Engaged in Embraco since the beginning, he held several positions, including Technical Support, Marketing for Innovation, and actually Key Account Sr. Advisor - Commercial Business, dealing with Technical Liaisons between Embraco-OEMs-End Users. He pioneered the penetration and diffusion of HCs as a natural solution for integral commercial applications. Partner of RealAlternatives4Life EU training and CEN TC44 member for standardization.

Martin Sønderby

Technical Sales Consultant, Aktive Energie Anlæg

Martin Sønderby is a Mechanical Engineer and has worked with technical sales for more than 25 years within the industry and district heating sector both in Denmark and abroad. He is specialised in energy consulting and sustainability, especially working with Science Based Target initiatives and scope 1-3 carbon emission reductions. As Technical Sales Consultant at Aktive Energie Anlæg A/S, Martin contributes to the green transition and provides sustainable turn-key heat pump solutions to the district heating sector.

Massimiliano Santini

International Business Development Specialist, AKM Industrieanlagen GmbH

Massimiliano Santini is an Italian sustainable cooling specialist who has been working, for over 26 years, in the absorption cooling and refrigeration industry. He is a real sustainability enthusiast who chose Absorption Cooling from the very beginning of his career, because of the use of natural refrigerants (water or ammonia) and the exploitation of waste heat for its working cycle. A strong advocate of the use of absorption chillers as contributors to decarbonisation, Massimiliano has held different positions in the industry, most of them in business development and training of engineers worldwide. Today, in addition to his position as International Business Development Specialist for the German Ammonia Absorption Chillers manufacturer AKM, he is the Managing Director of World Energy Europe, the European HQs of the Korean lithium bromide chillers maker World Energy.

Project Manager, Rivacold

Matteo Bettoni is Project Manager for the R&D department in Rivacold. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (specialized in Thermodynamics) from the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona, with an internship period at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He has been working at Rivacold for over 6 years, starting from engineering up to Project management, where he is responsible for flammable refrigerant projects

Chief Executive Director, TripleAqua

Menno van der Hoff has been innovating heat pumps since 1989, many years Head of R&D at Colt International UK/D/NL and he invented the patented TripleAqua technology. TripleAqua is a natural three pipe reversible heat pump system without a 4-way valve, thus always more efficient, with less material and much less piping costs! The technology was tested at a series of pilots with the help of BeijerRef. By applying thermal storage, natural refrigerant propane, optimized heat transfer, a zero carbon footprint solution is created. TripleAqua is relaunched at ChillVenta 22 with CO2 transcritical. Menno has patented his designs and all patents have been granted and commercialized. Several licenses have been given out to leading family owned European heat pump manufacturers. For his work, he received a long list of awards, some to mention: the Cooling Industry Award 2009 UK, the H&V News award 2009 Environmental initiative of the year, twice he received the Dutch NVKL Cool Trophy for a propylene decentral heat pump system and for TripleAqua, the EU Climate-KIC award, EU Heat pump initiative of the year, the IEA Heat pump innovation award, The European Heat Pump City of the Year HPCY award, Person of the Year 2017 (Atmosphere) and more. Menno strives to continue to build new and innovative businesses using natural refrigerant and the most efficient heat pump technology available or to be invented.

Head of Content, ATMOsphere

As the Head of Content for ATMOsphere (formerly shecco), veteran journalist Michael Garry is responsible for the news articles on, and He also contributes to in-depth market reports, helps to organize ATMO conferences and helps to manage and curate the global ATMO Connect network. Starting at ATMOsphere in 2014, he has also served as editor-in-chief of Accelerate America and Accelerate Magazine. Prior to joining ATMOsphere, he led the coverage of sustainability, technology and logistics at Supermarket News for 11 years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of M.I.T with a degree in political science, he is the author of “Game of My Life: New York Mets.”

Co-owner, Grünenfelder

Born in Switzerland, Mirko Guidetti began his professional training with an apprenticeship as a refrigeration plant fitter; and then graduated as a designer of refrigeration systems. In 1998 he took on a new professional challenge at Grünenfelder SA (family business) as a food product representative. He attended the school of marketing technician and from 2000 he became sales director of the Retail / GDO sector. Since 2017 he is co-owner of the company. Mirko speaks Italian, German and French.

Olaf Schulze

Director Energy Management/ Real Estate Sustainability, METRO Properties Holding

Olaf Schulze is the Director Energy Management/ Real Estate Sustainability at METRO Properties Holding From 2005 to 2013, he was the Managing Director of Metro Properties Energy Management GmbH. Previously, Schulze worked at Europower Energy GmbH as the Head of Legal and Human Resources and at Geberit Mapress GmbH as the Head of Legal and Insurance.

Olivier Liégeois

Director Marketing Refrigeration, Emerson

Olivier Liégeois is Marketing Refrigeration Director for the Retail Sector in Europe at Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions.  He has a Master's Degree in Engineering in Thermodynamics from the University of Liège (B) and has been working at Emerson for more than 20 years. He has been involved in New Product Development during all his career, starting from engineering, to project management and now to product management, where he is responsible for the Cold Chain solutions using natural refrigerants.

Business Development Manager, Area Cooling Solutions

Business development manager at Area Cooling Solutions. Philippe leads the sales development of commercial refrigeration solutions based on customer centric as business approach, sustainable solution as core value and a philosophy based on being different. As a mechanical engineer with an MBA, he began his journey at Area as Business Manager for France, Belgium and North Africa and later became a sales manager for West Europe and North Africa market.

Energy Efficiency Engineer, Equans

Sarah holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering, graduated in 2015, and Doctor of Engineering Science: Mechanical Engineering, graduated in 2019. Since August 2019, Sarah has been working as an energy efficiency engineer at Equans in the department of Industrial Cooling. The department of Industrial Cooling designs and installs industrial cooling and HVAC-systems as well as heat pumps and is a premium maintenance partner. Sarah is responsible for energy studies of all kinds, amongst others: energy optimization of cooling and HVAC installations, integration of hot and cold streams, heat recuperation, heat pump optimization, pre-engineering and TCO-studies, and CFD-studies. Energy Efficiency Engineer

Refrigeration Systems Sales Expert - Technical Sales, HVAC-R Solutions, Eliwell Controls - Schneider Electric

Sergio graduated from High School in Electric Technologies in 1995. After a few experiences in various fields, he joined Eliwell in 1998 in Technical Support, as Engineer first and Manager later on. Over the years he built a solid knowledge of products, applications and Refrigeration Market. Since 2017, he has been working as Refrigeration Systems Sales Expert - Technical Sales, HVAC-R Solutions for Eliwell Controls, developing and supporting the Retail Solution both for Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration, including natural refrigerants. Since 2021, he has been working as well as Offer Manager supporting Marketing Department for Refrigeration Products.

Wil van del Kerkhof

Technical Director, Servex Refrigeration and Freezing Technology

''Refrigeration technology was instilled in me from the very beginning''. With Servex at home, founded in 1974 by his father, Wil grew up. After completing various training and courses and internships outside Servex, he and his brother took over the business in 2005. But times were changing. ''Traditional, synthetic refrigerants have had their day,'' he firmly believes. They are an enormous burden to the environment, are becoming increasingly rare and prices are skyrocketing. There is an alternative: natural refrigerants. That's why Servex has decided that starting in 2014, only refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants will go out the door. Effective, safe and economical. In 2020, he and Servex made an entire flat gasless in one day. This through a plug and play installation, on propane, with more to follow.... ''My biggest motivation is to make refrigeration more sustainable''



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