ATMOsphere Cape Town 2020

March 10, 2020

ABOUT THE EVENT

The first ATMOsphere Conference event in South Africa will promote the uptake of natural refrigerants in Cape Town and its surrounding areas! The event will take place in Cape Town, on Tuesday, March 10th 2020, with a welcome reception the evening of March 9th.

VENUE: The Vineyard, Cape Town

Topics will include: 

  • Global Market Trends
  • Tech Trends
  • Policy
  • End-User Panel
  • Case Study Presentations

March 9th – Cooling as a Service Matchmaking Event: Africa

The CaaS Initiative team, led by BASE, will be coming all the way from Switzerland to talk about this game-changing model for the HVAC&R industry. Make sure to sign up for this (free) event, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa.
This will be followed by the welcome cocktail.

REGISTER HERE for the CaaS Event

PROGRAMME

MONDAY 09 MARCH 2020

14:30 | COOLING AS A SERVICE MATCHMAKING EVENT

14:30Read the full flyer
Guests are welcome to the venue for a chance to network with coffee, tea, and light snacks.
15:00This first session will focus on how CaaS works. A panel of experts will discuss opportunities and challenges related to the implementation of the model, followed by a session of Q&A.
Speakers:
Jonathan First
, Lead Specialist Product Innovation Group, Development Bank of South Africa
Marcel Steinberg, CEO, Sphere Solutions
Marius La Grange, President, SAIRAC
Dimitris Karamitsos, Senior Business Developper, BASE
Thomas Motmans, Sustainable Energy Finance Specialist, BASE
16:30Networking Break
17:00After the break participants will dive into the aspects of the model that are most relevant to their respective businesses. Roundtables & other dynamic formats will enable participants to engage actively and exchange with each other.”

18:30 | PRE-EVENT RECEPTION

A light networking cocktail will be served in the exhibit area to allow for sponsors, those who attended the CaaS event, and those who arrive early to get acquainted

Sphere
Beijer Ref
Arneg

TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2020

08:00 | BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

Participants are invited to the registration table to pick up their name badge upon arrival. Light breakfast will be served in the exhibition area.

Dorin Innovation
Teko
Temprite
Carel
Conex Bänninger
GEA
Crowley Carbon

09:00 | WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Welcome & Introduction by Marc Chasserot, shecco
See Presentation

09:15 | GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS

A thoroughly explained panoramic view of global market trends and how these may affect the Cape Town region.

Marc Chasserot, shecco
John AckermannSARDA; founder of Cold LinkDay Zero for Synthetic Refrigerants in SA
See Presentations

10:00 | TECH TRENDS

An exclusive look at how global technology changes are tied into Cape Town’s market.

Maurice RobinsonSphereCO₂ Trends
Hannes SteynGEA Refrigeration – Recent Trends in Ammonia Refrigeration
Grant LaidlawACRA Training AcademyHydrocarbon Trends, the potential of R290 across all sectors in South Africa, developing a national curriculum
Thomas MotmansCaaSMarket Transformation: Servitization of the Cooling Industry
Dave Goldberg, Crowley Carbon
See Presentations

11:15 | NETWORKING BREAK

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

Dorin Innovation
Teko
Temprite
Carel
Conex Bänninger
GEA
Crowley Carbon

11:45 | POLICY SESSION

An in-depth explanation of policy changes that could affect the industry and markets in and around Cape Town.

Ilana Koegelenberg,shecco
Margaret MolefeDepartment of Environmental Affairs (DEFF)South Africa’s Progress in Phasing out HFCs and Implementing Kigali
Sally BensonCape Town (Western Cape) Environmental AffairsAir Quality Management: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Project
See Presentations

12:30 | ATMO CONNECT LUNCH

ATMO Connect networking lunch.

Sphere
Beijer Ref
Arneg

13:30 | END USER PANEL

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

Richard TaylorPick n Pay
Alex KuzmaWoolworthsCO₂ Business as Usual
Wayne DerdekindSPARSPAR’s Road to CO₂
Andre SnymanLynca Meats Cooling as a Service, Abattoir: Lynca Meats
Neshen MoodleyRCL Foods
See Presentations

14:30 | NETWORKING BREAK

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

Dorin Innovation
Teko
Temprite
Carel
Conex Bänninger
GEA
Crowley Carbon

15:00 | CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS

Come see case studies presented by vendors, manufacturers, and end-users on both commercial and industrial applications of natural refrigerants.

Nigel Amschwand, GEA AfricaA Desktop Study of the Running Costs for a Low Temp Cold Storage Using Synthetic vs CO₂ vs Ammonia Refrigerants
Luigi PaviniARNEGCO2 Parallel Booster Case History – Tokai
Leon de SwardtValeoR290 Transport Refrigeration System, MT480
NW du PlessisBeijerRefMeat World Factory: Case Study
Nadine Neuberger, TEKOJourney of CO₂: Easy Solutions are Needed
Marius La GrangeSAIRACLow-charge Ammonia System: Eurofruit Local
Benjamin SiewekeCarelImproving Energy Efficiency in South Africa with CO2 and Ejectors Technology
See Presentations

17:00 | SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS

Summary of the conference with key takeaways by Marc Chasserot, shecco
See Presentation

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPEAKERS

John Ackerman

John Ackerman

John Ackerman

Founder, Cold Link Magazine, SARDA, Southern African Refrigerated Distribution Association

John Ackermann holds a mechanical engineering degree and has been involved in the refrigeration industry for nearly 50 years now. He runs his own refrigeration components business and founded The Cold Link newspaper in 1987, traveling the world to report on topical issues and present at conferences. He maintains a vigorous involvement with industry associations around the world and plays an active role in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol in South Africa, working closely with the GIZ, UNIDO and other industry role players.

Nigel Amschwand

Nigel Amschwand

Nigel Amschwand

Engineering Consultant, GEA Africa

Nigel Amschwand is an Engineering Consultant with GEA Africa (Pty) Ltd. Having more than 50 years’ experience with many aspects of refrigeration ranging from supermarkets to ultra-low temperature systems to food processing. A Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration and a Member of ASHRAE.

Sally Benson

Sally Benson

Sally Benson

Control Environmental Officer, Air Quality Management, Western Cape Government

Sally holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town. She is currently employed in the Directorate Air Quality Management of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government. Here, she and her team is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Western Cape’s Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP), while working closely with Municipalities to ensure that they implement their Municipal AQMPs. As part of this process, one of her main focusses has been on Goal 4 of the Western Cape AQMP, which is: “Support and implement air quality and climate change response programs, including promoting and facilitating the reduction of greenhouse gases”. Accordingly, much of her involvement has been on the successful roll-out of the Western Cape Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) Project, in partnership with the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection.

Marc Chasserot

Marc Chasserot

Marc Chasserot

CEO, shecco

Marc Chasserot is a specialist in natural refrigeration with over 15 years of experience in the HVAC&R sector, starting as the Marketing Manager for the Norsk Hydro business unit specialised in CO2 transcritical refrigeration and heating. He worked closely with several Japanese manufacturers selling the market innovative “CO2 Ecocute heatpumps”.

In 2006 Marc founded the industry leading website for CO2 cooling and heating experts worldwide, called www.R744.com. This was followed by three additional industry resources for hydrocarbons, water and ammonia (namely: www.hydrocarbons21.com, www.R718.com and www.ammonia21.com).

Marc is co-founder and CEO of shecco, an independent market development company specialised in bringing Natural Refrigerants ‘faster to market’, working with numerous companies worldwide. Marc has chaired and organised several international workshops bringing together leading policy and industry experts to discuss ‘how to bring natural refrigerants’ faster to market, known as ‘ATMOsphere’. He is also an active member of ASHRAE.

Wayne Dedekind

Wayne Dedekind

Wayne Dedekind

Group Development Manager, SPAR

Wayne started his career working 9 years as Project Manager for SPAR Group, controlling and developing new and remodel stores. He then worked for 5 years as Project Manager for McDonald’s South Africa for new and remodel store developments. He has now been the Group Development Manager for SPAR Group for 5 years, establishing the specifications and guidelines for SPAR stores.

In his career he has been a research and author for the following SPAR manuals: Refrigeration, Energy Efficiency, Cold Chain Management, Building Specifications and Finishing Standards.

Dave Goldberg

Dave Goldberg

Dave Goldberg

Refrigeration Director, Crowley Carbon

Dave has over 30 years experience in the Refrigeration and HVAC industry. Having started his career as an apprentice industrial refrigeration engineer with Frigoscandia.

He worked as a service and commissioning engineer for a number of industrial refrigeration companies in the UK before starting his own company in 2000 which was acquired in 2004, continuing as the MD for a further eight years before joining Crowley Carbon. Dave believes that there is no refrigeration or HVAC system that could not be improved to.

Marius le Grange

Marius le Grange

Marius le Grange

President, SAIRAC

Marius is a Mechanical Engineering professional working on custom made solutions and turn key projects within the SA Refrigeration sector for the last 10+ years. He specialises in system types including CO2 and Ammonia applications with some projects completed on behalf of GIZ in the local SA retail sectors. He completed an Executive Master in Business Administration at GSB in Cape Town. He is currently employed by Energy Partners Refrigeration as manufacturing manager in Cape Town and also feels privileged to currently serve local industry part time as SAIRAC president.

Hamzah Karim

Hamzah Karim

Hamzah Karim

Engineering Manager, RCL Foods

Hamzah holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu Natal a Government Certificate of Competency from the Department of Labour (South Africa) and is PMP certified by the Project Management Institute. Hamzah has been with RCL Foods for 6 years and is currently employed as the Engineering Manager for the Rustenburg Processing facility. During his career, the partnership between RCL Foods and GEA has afforded him great experience in the design and maintenance of Ammonia refrigeration systems.

Ilana Koegelenberg

Ilana Koegelenberg

Ilana Koegelenberg

Deputy Manager Market Development, shecco

With an honors degree in journalism (B.journ) from Rhodes University in South Africa and 10 years of experience relating to the HVAC&R industry, Ilana joined shecco in 2019 as Deputy Editor Global in the Media team. She has recently moved over to manage the Market Development team with a focus on market research, policy analysis, partner projects and specialized campaigns that aid in accelerating the adoption of climate friendly technologies across different world regions.

Alex Kuzma

Alex Kuzma

Alex Kuzma

Head of Engineering Services, Woolworths

Alex Kuzma has a BSc in Metallurgical Engineering and heads up the Engineering Services Department at Woolworths (Pty) Ltd, a South African based retailer with Head Offices in Cape Town.
Woolworths embarked on their “Good Business Journey” over 10 years ago in order to strategically position themselves at the forefront of sustainability and transformation in the global marketplace.
Refrigeration design and performance play a key role in delivering on the challenging targets related to energy efficiency and carbon emissions. Investment in natural refrigerants and energy savings technologies are a huge part of the Good Business Journey strategy.

Grant Laidlaw

Grant Laidlaw

Grant Laidlaw

Owner, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy (ACRA)

Grant Laidlaw is the current Owner of the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Academy (ACRA). Grant represents industry as the appointed subject matter expert for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (Dept Higher Education) and for the National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB) Grant was instrumental in the development of the latest SAQA registered national HERVAC curriculum He sits on SAIRAC National Council as the immediate past president and national treasurer. Grant is a recipient of the prestigious SAIRAC gold medal award for outstanding contribution towards research and development in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, both nationally and internationally. Grant is actively involved with UNIDO, GIZ and the South African Government Department of the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in advancing the HERVAC industry.

Margaret Molefe

Margaret Molefe

Margaret Molefe

Director: Hazardous Chemicals Management, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF),

Margaret is responsible for leading the development and implementation of national policies, strategies, legislation, norms and standards on chemicals and waste management. Among her responsibilities is implementing the Montreal Protocol on ozone depleting substances , Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention, etc.

Thomas Motmans

Thomas Motmans

Thomas Motmans

Sustainable Energy Finance Specialist, BASE – Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

Thomas is a sustainable energy finance specialist with experience in South America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. Thomas holds a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and an executive certificate in Sustainable Finance, and has experience designing, developing and implementing public and private finance mechanisms for sustainable energy projects. Currently Thomas is leading the global Cooling as a Service Initiative aiming to develop and scale up the use of servitisation business models for the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector, transferring physical energy assets into services.

Nadine Neuberger

Nadine Neuberger

Nadine Neuberger

Head of Marketing / Management Assistant, TEKO

Nadine studied business administration focussed on marketing and controlling. She is part of the TEKO Team for almost 10 years and among duties like corporate communication and design, event management and improvement of company processes. She’s also responsible for market research which gives her an excellent knowledge of the refrigeration market development. She is working closely together with the TEKO product management and therefore has a great insight into the development of all TEKO solutions with natural refrigerants.

Leon de Swardt

Leon de Swardt

Leon de Swardt

Mech Design Engineer (Refrigeration), Transfrig

Leon worked for 15 years as a mechanical design engineer in fields such as materials handling equipment design, and bulk material handling-, as well as in the plastics industry, specializing in the heating and cooling processes, and the development thereof.
He has been at Transfrig for the past 10 years, specializing in transport refrigeration equipment development, software development, and evaluation/testing of new- and alternative technologies for use in transport refrigeration.

Luigi Pavini

Luigi Pavini

Luigi Pavini

Sales Manager for South Africa, Arneg

NW du Plessis

NW du Plessis

NW du Plessis

Applications Engineer, Metraclark

NW has a bachelor’s degree in Electric and Electronic engineering from the North West University of Potchefstroom. He has completed his R6 course on Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration at the Open Trade Training Centre (OTTC) in Springs. He has completed his MBA and will be receiving his degree in May 2020. During NW’s six years working for Metraclark, he has been tasked with specialized designs involving agricultural refrigeration projects, abattoir refrigeration projects, energy efficient refrigerated retail stores and also natural refrigeration applications, focusing on R744 applications. His role in the Metraclark Engineering department is to assist in the design of CO₂ Refrigeration applications, specialized designs and technical assistance on standard Freon and R744 systems.

Maurice Robinson

Maurice Robinson

Maurice Robinson

Director: Sales and Marketing, Sphere

Maurice started his career doing my electrical trade and after completing his electrical trade he started working in the refrigeration field for a contractor.

After a few years of learning the refrigeration trade and market he moved into technical sales for refrigeration in 1999 for a company that was the distributor for Carel controls in South Africa, he became the sales manager for Eurocontrols for HVAC/R until Eurocontrols was bought by Carel Italy and was made a subsidiary of Carel in 2009.

At this stage he concentrated my sales in the retail sector and was the national sales manager for Carel SA until recently where he has joined Sphere as the sales and marketing director.

Ben Sieweke

Ben Sieweke

Ben Sieweke

CST Manager & IOT

Ben joined the Carel group in 2016 working as technical support for the Eastern Region in South Africa.
In 2019 had moved up to Carel Midrand as Customer Solution Team Manager for Carel South Africa.
Multiple times having received formal training from Carel Italy and webinars Ben is committed to keeping up to date with Carels latest technologies and in doing so ensuring our customers take advantage of all of Carel’s offerings and technologies.
Living in Johannesburg, where industries want to strive to reduce operating costs and increased user experience Ben has strengthened the use of Carel in our local market for CO2 applications.
Other areas of focus are the Ejector product and IOT platforms to offer more to our Retail market.

Andre Snyman

Andre Snyman

Andre Snyman

General Manager, Lynca Meats

A driven, passionate self-starter who has climbed to the top of his profession through extreme ownership, hard work and an enquiring mind. Spent the majority of his 20+ years of experience in the Meat Industry specifically at Lynca Meats, a large integrated pork manufacturing facility South of Johannesburg.
Andre gets a kick out of producing great food as efficiently as possible. Andre is also driven to finding innovative ways to produce great food at a competitive price.
Andre is GM of Lynca Meats and is responsible for Operations at multiple Plant sites.

Hannes Steyn

Hannes Steyn

Hannes Steyn

Head of Refrigeration Technologies, GEA Africa

Hannes Steyn is the Head of Refrigeration Technologies for GEA Africa (Pty) Ltd
He is a Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in Design, Manufacturing and
Contracting business and spent the last 15 years working with Natural Refrigerants –
predominately Ammonia.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

General Manager of Store Design and Implementation, Pick n Pay

He is Responsible for the internal fit out of new and revamp stores across all formats from Hypers to small format stores. Disciplines include layouts, shelving, shopfitting, signage, food service equipment and refrigeration.
A particular passion is striving for energy efficient solutions, reducing our carbon footprint and promoting the use of natural refrigerants in the retail industry.

SPONSORS

STAY IN TOUCH

PILAR ALEU

Business Development Manager

Phone: +34 936 550 554
Email: pilar.aleu@shecco.com

FRANCO D’APRILE

Sales, Marketing & 
Events Coordinator

Phone: +34 936 550 554
Email: franco.daprile@shecco.com

* indicates required
ATMOsphere Conferences and Events

By subscribing to our list, please note that you will be added to our email marketing database and personal data provided by you may be stored and used according to the legal provisions.