ATMOsphere Japan 2020

Tokyo – February 10, 2020

ABOUT THE EVENT

We’re thrilled to bring you yet another superb edition of ATMOsphere Japan during the month of super February – it will be THE time to be in Tokyo!

The 2020 edition of the conference discuss and analyze the status of the market for natural refrigerants-based technologies and opportunities in the fast-growing market of Japan where competition is increasing.

Key discussion points in this year’s conference will include: 

Policy and Regulatory developments

  • Upcoming F-gas regulation revision: After 5 years, Japan’s F-Gas Law is planned to be reviewed, with the process starting in 2020. The revision represents an opportunity to address the lack of ambition in some aspects in comparison to F-Gas regulation in Europe.
  • The IEC vote and ongoing HC risk assessment are affecting the hydrocarbons market as it expands from the light commercial sector into a wider range of applications in commercial refrigeration.
  • Ongoing subsidies by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment continue to drive the market for NatRefs in commercial and industrial refrigeration applications.

Rapidly evolving market dynamics

  • Industrial Refrigeration: Low charge ammonia based solutions are now competing with CO2 TC systems being newly offered by several players.
  • Commercial Refrigeration: CO2 TC condensing units have been the traditional NatRef solution for Japanese retailers. Recent years, however, have shown an increased acceptance of hydrocarbon plug-in showcases and in 2019 there was an emergence of a new proposition: R290 water loop systems.
  • Light commercial refrigeration & other applications: Japan has always been a strong R&D hub with Kigali bringing a wave of attention and investment into HFC-free solutions. In 2020, we expect to see new technologies harnessing the power of natural refrigerants in new and specialised industries

Conference programme will include: 

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

February 2020 is THE time to be in Tokyo with other important industry events happening such as:

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

PROGRAM

MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2020

9:00 | WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Welcome & Introduction by Jan Dusek, shecco
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9:20 | POLICY SESSION

Presentations by government representatives and industry experts on the latest regulatory issues and standards regarding natural refrigerants on both Japanese and internationl level.

Chair: Jan Dusek
Hidekazu Kuraya, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
Takashi Shimokyoda
, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Chihiro Kaneko
, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Marek Zgliczynski, Chair of the IEC SC61C subcommittee
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10:30 | NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking break.

Conex Bänninger
Dorin Innovation

11:00 | TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLE

Strategic and visionary presentations will be given by leading industry representatives on market trends and developments, followed by technology leadership round table discussion.

Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco
Hiroyuki Tominaga, Panasonic
Katsuhiko Harada, Nihon Netsugen Systems
Makoto Ehara, Mayekawa
Hiroyuki Juri, Food Techno Engineering 

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12:00 | NETWORKING LUNCH

Networking lunch will be served in the sponsors exhibition area. Sponsored by:

Nihon Netsugen Systems
Mayekawa
Food Techno

13:10 | END USER PANEL – 1

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

Chair: Rena Okabe, shecco
Shinichiro Uto, Lawson
Kenji Funamori, Metro Cash & Carry Japan
Akio Masuda, Japan Chain Store Association
Masashi Yokosawa, AP Company

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14:20 | ACCELERATE JAPAN AWARDS CEREMONY

The 2nd AnnualAccelerate Japan Awards will recognize companies and individuals leading the transition to natural refrigerant-based technologies.

Award categories include:

  • Best in Sector – Food Retail
  • Best in Sector – Light Commercial
  • Best in Sector – Industrial
  • Innovation of the Year

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14:40 | END USER PANEL – 2

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

Chair: Rena Okabe, shecco
Takahiro Suzuki, AEON
Tatsuya Tamura, Tokyu Department Store
Akio Motohashi, Kokubu Group
Kenichi Suzuki, Hamamatsu Itaku Soko
Shigekatsu Koganemaru, Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses

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15:40 | NETWORKING BREAK

During the networking break that will take place in the sponsors exhibiition area, coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

Conex Bänninger
Dorin Innovation

16:10 | TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES 1

Innovative technology case studies by leading companies active in the Japanese market. 

Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

Hinako Sato, Mayekawa, Actual energy consumption of NewTon NH3/CO2 system versus freon-based system for vacuum freeze drying food processing

Satoshi Tabei, Panasonic, Development of CO2 transcritical rack and water-cooled systems for cold storage and food processing

Taisuke Aoyama, Food Techno Engineering, Development of CO2 transcritical water-cooled system with heat recovery plus two years of operational data for a CO2 rack in food processing

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17:00 | TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES 2

Innovative technology case studies by leading companies active in the Japanese market.

Chair: Jan Dusek, shecco

Tadao Sekiguchi, Carel, Case study of a CO2 TC ejector in Asia and potential in Japan plus plug-in R290 freezer with BLDC technology

Guilherme Figueiredo, Embraco, Advantage of natural refrigerants (R290 / R600a) in plug-in equipment in the retail and foodservice sectors in Japan

Hiroaki Kuroishi, Nihon Nestugen Systems, An actual installation of a CO2 brine chiller plus development of an energy efficient CO2 system with parallel compression and ejector technology

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17:55 | CONCLUSIONS

Summary of the conference and conclusions by Jan Dusekshecco.
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18:00 | NETWORKING DINNER

Networking dinner reception at Something Delicious on the 3rd floor of the Conference Center.

Sponsored by:

Panasonic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Technology Case Studies 2

Innovative technology case studies by leading companies active in the Japanese market.  Tadao Sekiguchi, Carel, Case…
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SPEAKERS

MAKOTO EHARA

MAKOTO EHARA

MAKOTO EHARA

General Manager, Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd

Makoto Ehara has engaged heat engineering at different industries such as Cold Storage, Fishing Vessel and Food Process since he joined Mayekawa in 1987.

He recently involves newly energy management as an expert and promotes heat pump technology as energy saving and environmental issue requested by Food Process Industry.

KENJI FUNAMORI

KENJI FUNAMORI

KENJI FUNAMORI

Asset Management Manager, Metro Cash & Carry Japan

Specialties : Store facility construction and management, Energy management,Security and Operational monitoring, with 30 year experience in Retail.

KATSUHIKO HARADA

KATSUHIKO HARADA

KATSUHIKO HARADA

President, Nihon Netsugen Systems

Mr. Harada is the president of Nihon Netsugen Systems; manufacturer of chillers and heat pump systems partnering with GEA Refrigeration Technology in Germany. Mr. Harada takes leadership in introducing European CO2 supermarket cooling systems to Japan. In addition, Nihon Netsugen Systems manufactures natural refrigerant products like ammonia and propane chiller systems.
Mr. Harada holds Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University, and Master of Arts in Economics from New York University. Prior to his current carrier, he worked as a journalist for the political division of NHK – Public TV Japan.

KURAYA HIDEKAZU

KURAYA HIDEKAZU

KURAYA HIDEKAZU

Director of the Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Mr. KURAYA has been in charge of global environmental issues, waste management and water & air environmental management at the Japanese Ministry of the Environment (, also at MHLW and MLIT). He holds the position of the Director of the Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy at the Climate Change Policy Division in the Global Environment Bureau.


2014 Director for management of Climate Change Office, Environmental Policy Division, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

2016 Professor, Public Policy School, Hokkaido University

2019 Director of the Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment

SHIGEKATSU KOGANEMARU

SHIGEKATSU KOGANEMARU

SHIGEKATSU KOGANEMARU

President, Yoshio Ice Manufacturing Refrigeration

Shigekatsu KoganemaruPresident of Yoshio Ice Manufacturing and Refrigeration One of board membersof Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses; he lectures at technicalseminars of the association for cold warehouses owners or engineers.

AKIO MASUDA

AKIO MASUDA

AKIO MASUDA

Executive Director, Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses

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AKIO MOTOHASHI

AKIO MOTOHASHI

AKIO MOTOHASHI

General Manager of Logistics Group, Kokubu Group

AKIO MOTOHASHI participated in various projects such as “Logistics strategy formulationproject“, “Expansion of Logistics Business“, “Reconstruction of distribution bases“, “Improvement of physical distribution quality”.

AKIO MOTOHASHI is promoting realization of logistics measures by making full use of his knowledge, experience, and personal connections.

AKIO MOTOHASHI also promotes the use of natural refrigerants from the viewpoint of environmental conservation.

MANABU ONISHI

MANABU ONISHI

MANABU ONISHI

General Manager of Refrigeration System, Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company, Panasonic

1986 Joined the Company (Matsushita Refrigeration Company, Japan)

1996 Panasonic Compressor Division

2008 Managing Director / Panasonic Appliances Foundry Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Managing Officer / Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

2012 Managing Director / Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore Pte. Ltd.

2015 General Manager / Corporate Planning Group, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division, Appliances Company

2017 General Manager / Refrigeration System Department, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division, Appliances Company

2018 General Manager / Refrigeration System, Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company

HINAKO SATO

HINAKO SATO

HINAKO SATO

Food Market Division, Mayekawa

Hinako Sato has engaged heat engineering at food process since she joined Mayekawa in 2016.

Currently, she is promoting the use of natural refrigerants the freeze-dried food process.

She likes traveling and takes a deep interest in environmental issues from the traveling experiences.

NORISHIGE SATO

NORISHIGE SATO

NORISHIGE SATO

General Manager of FTE Academy, Food Techno Engineering Co., Ltd., Food Techno Engineering

April 2001. Joined Food techno Engineering Co.,Ltd, April 2001.

January 2017. FTE Academy.

November 2018. General Manager of FTE Academy

Food Techno Engineering Co., Ltd. was founded on August 2, 1999. Considering the quality and safety of foods as a top priority, engineering that realizes with high technical capacity is continued business by many customers.

FTE Academy with the concept of global environment and energy, was opened in January 2017.we are working on the development of CO2 refrigerator which is natural refrigerant. For the future of cold energy technology, we will continue to develop new technologies.

TADAO SEKIGUCHI

TADAO SEKIGUCHI

TADAO SEKIGUCHI

Sales Manager, CAREL Japan

After spending 18 years at Cabot Corporation and 19 years at Emerson Japan, both in sales within the country, Tadao Sekiguchi now works at CAREL Japan as a Sales Manager, focusing on electronic expansion valves.

TAKAHIRO SUZUKI

TAKAHIRO SUZUKI

TAKAHIRO SUZUKI

CSR Dept., Aeon Co., Ltd.

Joined JUSCO Co., Ltd. (Currently, Aeon Co., Ltd.) in 2000.

Accumulated significant experiences through Corporate Secretarial, Business Alliance, and Start-up New Business in the Aeon Group HQ before assigned to work in the Ministry of the Environment (MOE).

After coming back from MOE, currently have a responsible role of formulating and pursuing the mid-and-long term Environmental Strategies of the Aeon Group including “Aeon Decarbonization Vision 2050”.

TATSUYA TAMURA

TATSUYA TAMURA

TATSUYA TAMURA

General Human Resources Office, General Affairs Department Facility Manager , Tokyu Department Store

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HIROYUKI TOMINAGA

HIROYUKI TOMINAGA

HIROYUKI TOMINAGA

Cold Chain Business Division Director, Appliance Company , Panasonic

1991 Apr Joined “ Panasonic Corporation “ ( as “ Matsushita Electric Works “ )
2005 Apr R & D Planning Dept – R & D Management planning Dept . Manager
2010 Oct Energy system business promotion Center – Center Manager
2014Mar Corporate Strategy Div. Business Creatio Project Planning team leader
2016 Apr Appliance Company Company Strategy Div. Food Distribution Business Development Center – General Manager
2018Apr Appliance Company Cold Chain Business Division General manager – Domestic Area2019 Apr Appliance Company – Cold Chain Business Division Division Director

SHINICHIRO UTO

SHINICHIRO UTO

SHINICHIRO UTO

Architect, Energy Management, Lawson

Mr. Uto is in charge of the Store Development Division within Lawson, a Japanese leader in CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems installed in convenience stores (CVS). Mr. Uto’s role encompasses the construction planning and promotion of Lawson’s stores featuring the latest environmental technologies. Besides a specialty in CO2 refrigeration systems, Mr. Uto also carries out other energy saving measures in Japan and overseas.

MASASHI YOKOSAWA

MASASHI YOKOSAWA

MASASHI YOKOSAWA

Executive Officer General Manager, Brand Development Office, Sales Division, AP Company

Responsible for the retail and restaurant business as a brand manager at Hirata Bokujyo, a large company in the livestock industry

Joined AP Company after the Great East Japan Earthquake with the mission of “creating fisheries from izakaya”, he is contributing to society through restaurants.

Satoshi Tabei

Satoshi Tabei

Satoshi Tabei

Satoshi joined the Company SANYO Electric Co. in 1998 as an Experienced Engineering of Condensing Units. In 2009, he worked at Dalian Sanyo Compressor (China) as an Engineering Manager / Development Department. In 2014, started working at Panasonic Appliance Compressor Dalian (China) as an Engineering Manager / Development Department. In 2016 he worked as Chief Engineer / Refrigeration System Development Department, Refrigeration And Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division, Appliances Company of Panasonic. In 2017 he became Manager / Refrigeration System Development Department, Cold-Chain Business Division, Appliances Company of Panasonic. In 2018 he started as Manager / Products Engineering Department, Cold-Chain Business Division, Appliances Company of Panasonic.

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JAN DUSEK

JAN DUSEK

Chief Operating Officer & Head of APAC

Phone: +81-080-2165-9629
Email: jan.dusek@shecco.com

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