ATMOsphere Europe Summit 2024

Prague – 25-26 November, 2024

ATMOsphere Europe Summit 2024

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 13th edition of the annual conference will be held in Brussels on 19-20 September, 2023.

Besides focusing on the latest trends and achievements in the field of natural refrigerants technologies, the two-day event will explore business opportunities and reveal future perspectives in the HVAC&R industry. 

VENUE

Hotel Le Plaza Brussels

Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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MAIN HIGHLIGHTS 

• Branding visibility for Sponsors at the event 

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

• Attendees expected from all Europe and beyond.

• Networking Drinks Reception in the evening of Day 1

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CONFERENCE CONTENT

Established as a significant platform for HVAC&R industry stakeholders to discuss new ideas and innovations, ATMOsphere Europe 2023 offers the participants a comprehensive and multifaceted programme.

• Keynote presentations 

• Policy developments: PFAS workshop, EU F-gas Regulation panel  

 • Growing demand for heat pump solutions

 • Transport & MAC sector: opportunities for natural refrigerant

• End user presentations 

• Market trends

• Latest innovative technology presentations 

• Panel discussions 

ATTENDEES

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

Programme

TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER

08:00 | REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

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

08:45 | INTRODUCTION & SPEED NETWORKING

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

 

Participants will introduce themselves and get to know one another in a dynamic speed networking session.

09:15 | COMMERCIALISATION OF NATURAL REFRIGERANT HEAT PUMPS

Key expert will explain how they have expanded their natural refrigerant heat pump business, how they are active on the market, and their projections for the future.

 

Moderator: Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

 

Kim Gardø ChristensenCEO, Fenagy | Growing with natural refrigerants in Heat Pumps

 

Kenneth Hoffmann, Product Manager Heat Pumps, GEA | Commercialisation of heat pumps – GEA Heating and Refrigeration Technologies

 

Raymond Decorvet, Senior Account Executive, MAN Energy Solutions  | If you’re willing to change the world – let heat-pumps be your energy

 

Menno van der HoffChief Executive Director, TripleAqua | Latest 2023 heat pump trends & natural refrigerants

 

Davide Sabbadin, Policy Manager for Climate & Energy, European Environmental Bureau (EEB) | High temperature heat pumps in non-renovated homes. A desk analysis. 

10:45 | NETWORKING BREAK

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

11:15 | END USER KEYNOTE

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.

 

Moderator: Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

 

Olaf Schulze, Director Energy Management & Real Estate Sustainability, METRO Properties Holding | The 2040 climate and decarbonisation strategy of METRO 

11:45 | END USERS PANEL

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

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO & Head of APAC, ATMOsphere

 

Aurélie Grélot-LiénardGlobal Cooling and Refrigeration systems Lead, Cargill | Natural refrigerants within Cargill

 

Peter DanzerProject Leader, Deutsche Bahn | Change to natural refrigerants – activities, experiences and outlook of Deutsche Bahn AG

 

Oleksandr Sikora, Head of Technical Operations, METRO Ukraine | The first CO2 project in Ukraine during the war

12:45 | ATMO NETWORKING LUNCH
13:45 | EU F-GAS POLICY PANEL

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

 

Moderator: Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

 

Bas Eickhout, Member of European Parliament

 

Sophie Geoghegan, Climate Campaigner, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) | EU F-gas regulation review

 

Jürgen Süß, Member, Clean Cooling Coalition | NatRefs – their past, present and future

15:15 | NETWORKING BREAK

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

15:45 | PARALLEL SESSION 1: REFRIGERATION CASE STUDIES - Part 1

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

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO & Head of APAC, ATMOsphere

 

Andreas Meier, Managing Director, TEKO Refrigeration Ruben De Vos, Manager Energy & Engineering, Delhaize | FridgiWise – innovative Plug-in-Solution shows best performances in Delhaize trial store

 

KC Chen, Vice President of CO2, Energy Recovery & Stien Develtere,  Fieuw Koeltechniek | PX G1300 installations in Benelux region

 

Berty Jacob, Senior R&D Manager, UnileverEnergy efficiency initiatives in Unilever ice cream freezer cabinets

 

Ivan Zudek, Partner, Zudek & Mahmud Rahman, Head of Energy & Environment, Müller | Ammonia air cooled chiller with free cooling integration for Muller’s facility in Scotland

 

Jaume Casanovas, European Product Planning & Technical Support, & Indy TharnvithianProduct Specialist,  Panasonic & Philippe Bouly, Technical Engineer, SARL PMB | Panasonic strategically approach healthcare business applications 

 

Giacomo Pisano, CO2 Compressors Business Development Manager, Dorin & Enrico Zambotto, Technical Engineering Director Refrigeration Systems, Arneg | Improving CO2 systems efficiency with the use of the most novel technologies 

15:45 | PARALLEL SESSION 2: HEAT PUMP CASE STUDIES - Part 1

Presenters will talk about the rapidly growing demand for 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.

 

Moderator: Thomas Trevisan, Deputy Manager PA – Ozone, Climate, Energy and Chemicals, ATMOsphere 

 

Andreea Closca, Market Manager Residential Comfort, Copeland & François Crouzet, Head of R&D and Innovation for Residential Heat Pumps, BDR Thermea | Residential heat pump with natural refrigerant and low sound scroll 

 

Alessandro MonetaBusiness Development Manager for Renewable Energy Systems, Güntner & Kim Gardø Christensen, CEO, Fenagy | Air heat exchanger in district heating application: key factors and performance

 

Raymond Decorvet, Senior Account Executive, MAN Energy Solutions | Large scale HT CO2  heat pumps – Because they work !

 

Michael Bantle, CTO, Aneo Industry | Ammonia – Steam. Cascade heat pump for +100˚C steam generation

 

Timothy J. Held, CTO, Echogen Power Systems | High-Temperature CO2 Heat Pumps for Industrial Decarbonisation

15:45 | PARALLEL SESSION 3: TRANSPORT & MAC CASE STUDIES

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

 

Moderator: Stefan Elbel, Professor, Technical University Berlin

 

Roman Heckt, Senior Manager R744 eCompressor & Systems Development, HANON Systems Deutschland | Sustainable thermal management for electric vehicles 

 

Jürgen Süß, Technical Director, Ecooltec | Field experiences with natural refrigerants in transport

 

Philipp Barth, Senior Manager Product Engineering, Rheinmetall | R290 e-Compressor and HP-module for electric vehicles

 

Giacomo Pisano, CO2 Compressors Business Development Manager, Dorin | A novel CO2 compressor design for safe and efficient comfort cooling and heating in mobile HVAC systems

 

Filip Kitanoski, Founder, PBX |  Industrialisation of R290 in transport refrigeration

 

Phillip Denzinger, Project Manager, GIZ Proklima | Greener reefers project

17:20 | ATMO AWARDS / EUROPE CEREMONY

ATMO Awards / Europe ceremony, recognising companies and individuals leading the transition to natural refrigerant-based technologies.

18:00 | NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Participants are invited to join us for a networking drinks reception at the Banksy Museum – The World of Banksy, from 18:00 to 19:30.

 

The museum is located a 10-minute walk away from the conference venue.
Address: Rue de Laeken 28, 1000 Brussels

 

Attendees will be able to explore the exhibition and enjoy the immersion in the street-artist’s work.

WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER

08:15 | WELCOME COFFEE

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

8:45 | INTRODUCTION TO DAY 2 & SPEED NETWORKING

Welcome and introduction to Day 2 by Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

 

Participants will introduce themselves and get to know one another in a dynamic speed networking session.

08:55 | ATMOsphere NATURAL REFRIGERANTS LABEL WORKSHOP

Marc Chasserot, ATMOsphere, will provide an update of the ATMOsphere Approved Label and next steps. He will be joined on stage by Delhaize to discuss decarbonisation strategies for scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.TEKO Refrigeration, the first ATMO Approved manufacturer that has used the platform to reduce their embedded carbon emissions, will also take part in the session.

 

Tom Vandenberghe, Energy Manager, & Ruben De Vos, Manager Energy & Engineering, Delhaize

 

Andreas Meier, Managing Director, TEKO Refrigeration

09:30 | THE GLOBAL SERVITISATION FOR ENERGY TRANSITION ALLIANCE

The session will cover the work of the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy with the model of Servitisation, within the SET Alliance and the Efficiency as a Service (EaaS) initiative, to accelerate the deployment of natural refrigerants.

 

Moderator: Thomas Trevisan, Deputy Manager PA – Ozone, Climate, Energy and Chemicals, ATMOsphere 

 

Emma Wink, Project Lead, BASE | The Global Servitisation for Energy Transition Alliance – Accelerating the shift from products to services for clean and energy efficient technologies

Latest market and technology trends from around the world on natural refrigerant technologies, with a special focus on transport.

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO & Head of APAC, ATMOsphere

 

Stefan Elbel, CEO, Creative Thermal Solutions, & Professor, Technical University Berlin  | Transport market trends

10:30 | NETWORKING BREAK

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

11:00 | PFAS WORKSHOP

Presentations and interactive discussion on the impact of fluorinated gases that are PFAS and their TFA (trifluoroacetic acid) degradation product on our health, safety and the environment.

 

Moderator: Thomas Trevisan, ATMOsphere 

 

Jutta Paulus, Member of the European Parliament 

 

Christine Lützkendorf, Policy Advisor on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH)| Deep Dive TFA: small molecule, big consequences

 

Anna Lennquist, Senior ToxicologistChemSec | Impact of PFAS, including F-Gases on health and the environment 

 

Thomas Trevisan, Deputy Manager PA – Ozone, Climate, Energy and Chemicals, ATMOsphere | State of play & PFAS restriction intention

12:30 | ATMO NETWORKING LUNCH
13:30 | PARALLEL SESSION 1: REFRIGERATION CASE STUDIES - Part 2

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

 

Moderator: Jan Dusek, COO & Head of APAC, ATMOsphere

 

Federica Rosseti, R&D Department, SCM Frigo, & Andrea Zanchetta, Sagat | Low temperature CO2 system as optimized, energy-efficient solution: cold room manufacturer applications

 

Marino Bassi, Key Account Sr. Advisor – Commercial Business, Nidec Embraco, & Robert Pędzik, Technical Director ES System K | Revolutionary, energy efficient cabinet with variable speed compressor for effective sale and display of ice cream

 

Lionel Audouy, Integrated Products Director, Tecumseh, Wojciech Musioł, Research and Refrigeration Deputy Manager, & Marcin Szczecina, Sales Engineer/ Project Manager, JBG2 | R290-based waterloop display case with simplified heat recovery and superior benefits for supermarket

 

Luca Rossi, Engineer Project Manager, Biaggini Frigoriferi, & Andrea Skory, Facility and Technical ManagerMigros TicinoMigros Cassarate: R744 integral solution with lake water

 

Anders Mønsted, Business Development Manager – Industry, Advansor & Roy Arends, Design engineer refrigeration, industrial business unit, Veld Koeltechniek | Climate solutions for distribution centres!

 

Pedro Olalla, Sales/R&D Director, Huayi Compressor Barcelona | R290 variable speed compressor – The future of light commercial refrigeration 

13:30 | PARALLEL SESSION 2: HEAT PUMP CASE STUDIES - Part 2

Presenters will talk about the rapidly growing demand for 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.

 

Moderator: Menno van der Hoff, Chief Executive Director, TripleAqua

 

Azam Thatte, Chief Scientist, Energy Recovery | Novel rotary pressure exchanger for increasing efficiency of transcritical CO₂ heat pumps

 

Ebbe Nørgaard, Sales Director – Energy Sector, Fenagy | Heat pumps in Danish district heating

 

Menno van der Hoff, Chief Executive Director, & Radek Hrabánek, Project Manager, TripleAqua by Sinop | TripleAqua CO₂ 105 kW heat pump for new Czech SINOP factory

 

Andreas Längauer, Simulations Engineer, ecop | Unique ecop rotation heat pump for industrial and district heating applications using noble gases as working medium

 

Michael Eckert, Entrepreneur in Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration System Construction, Kälte Eckert | Use of a bivalent heat pump as a replacement for a liquid chiller in an existing building

14:30 | NETWORKING BREAK

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

15:30 | TRAINING PANEL

Experts will talk about the offer of natural refrigerant-based training and certification opportunities, becoming mainstreamed and under more scrutiny.

 

Moderator: Thomas Trevisan, Deputy Manager PA – Ozone, Climate, Energy and Chemicals, ATMOsphere 

 

Thomas Trevisan, Deputy Manager PA – Ozone, Climate, Energy and Chemicals, ATMOsphere | Spotlight on certification and training for alternatives

 

Coen van de Sande, President, AREA, & Director, NVKL | The importance of training

 

Harald Erös, Founding Member & Chairman, & Andreas Klaudus, Deputy Chairman,  Austrian Association of Refrigeration (ÖGKT) | Training activities related to natural refrigerants

 

Christian Heerup, Business Manager, Refrigeration, Danish Technological Institute (DTI)

 

Lee Downham, Technical and Sustainability Director, Beijer Ref Academy | Training for a sustainable future

 

Mustafa Abunofal, Senior Consultant, Guidehouse – Cool Up programme | CoolUp: Upscaling capacities in the MENA region and Türkiye

16:45 | SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS

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

Speakers

Sponsors

Gold

Logo TEKO Refrigeration, HVAC&R manufacturer, sponsor of sustainable natural-refrigerants event

Zudek - refrigeration HVAC&R company - networking event - natural refrigerants

Silver

Embraco logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

Sanhua HVAC&R organisation supporting networking events on natural refrigerants 4

Modine Manufacturing Company logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

ARNEG logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

Fenagy logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

BLUU UNIT logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

Refra logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

CTA refrigeration HVAC&R company - networking event - natural refrigerants

Bronze

Güntner HVAC&R company - refrigeration company supporting networking events on natural refrigerants

Energy Recovery, , natural refrigerants sustainability conference

Huayi Compressor Barcelona logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

Saginomiya logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences 3

SAMON HVAC&R company - refrigeration company supporting networking events on natural refrigerants

Temprite logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

Teklab logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

Dorin logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences 2

Ecooltec logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

Media Partners

Refrigeration industry logo, organisation in the HVAC&R industry, partners of ATMOsphere Conferences

natural refrigerants.com news & marketplace I partner of ATMOsphere conferences on natural refrigerants

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Events Manager

Email: charlotte.darniche@shecco.com
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Email: whitney.asare.nyame@shecco.com
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