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Euro conference to offer online attendance

ITALY: Due to the uncertainties surrounding the covid-19 epidemic, this year’s biennial European conference on the latest Technologies in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is being planned as an on-site/on-line event.

This year’s event organised by Centro Studi Galileo will take place on 10-11 June 2021 at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Due to the uncertainties of travel and possible restrictions on public events due to the coronavirus, the conference will, for the first time, take place in a mixed on-site and on-line mode.

Participants can choose up to one month in advance if they want to join on-site or remotely – the price of registration for either is the same. 

The conference is again expected to attract heads of industry, environmental and government organisations. As customary, the conference will count on the participation of the global leading experts in the HVACR field, taking place under the auspices of the Italian Ministry for the Environment. There will be simultaneous translations in Italian and English.

The focus of the debate will be the latest technological innovations in the RACHP sector, in particular climate change, renewable energies, training and certification, the latest regulatory standards and safety.

After the introduction by UNEP and IIF-IIR, the first session will focus on energy efficiency, new low GWP refrigerants and their developments and perspectives and forecasts in light of the updated EU Regulation 517/2014.

The afternoon of the first day will include presentations from leading manufacturers presenting their latest technological solutions.

The conference will continue on Friday 11 June, with a session dedicated to F-gas regulation 517/2014, European and international certifications and licenses, and discussions on the worldwide phase down. The fourth session will feature a debate on new control technologies and the cold chain, cold storages and transport; including discussion of food conservation, with relevant contribution from the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Prior to the conclusions, undertaken by UNEP and IIF-IIR, the 19th European Conference will welcome a final, fifth session focused on new efficient and renewable cooling, featuring technologies such as evaporative, district and magnetic cooling.

There is a discounted early-bird registration fee of €180 + VAT (22%) available until 28 February.

The programme of event can be viewed here.

The booking form is available here.

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