International Institute of Refrigeration's International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain in June 2014 in London

By Freddie Pierce
The Institute of Refrigeration will be hosting the International Institute of Refrigerations 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and the Col...

The Institute of Refrigeration will be hosting the International Institute of Refrigeration’s 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain in June 2014 in London.

This conference will attract an international audience of researchers and industrialists to the UK, and provide an opportunity to showcase leading edge developments.

The conference programmes will feature two themes: The Cold Chain will bring together those with an interest in the cold chain, covering food, transport and other applications to explore new developments and key trends in technology. The Conference will be supported by experts from relevant International Institute of Refrigeration commissions.

Sustainability in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps will focus on environmental issues and innovation. Topics will include the integration of heating and cooling, refrigeration containment, renewable energy in the cold chain and carbon foot-printing. The event will be held in association with SIRACH, the Sustainability in Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump network. SIRACH has been set up in the UK to drive the research agenda on sustainability for our sector.

“This is an excellent opportunity to put the UK more firmly on the international map and develop a better understanding of the work that is taking place in these two very important sectors. The UK hosted the first event in this series in 2010 in Cambridge which was overwhelmingly successful with over 150 people taking part.” said Judith Evans FInstR, Chairman of the Conference Planning Group.

The programme will feature 60 technical papers presented across two days. The conference will begin with a reception on the 23rd June and continue on the 24th and 25th June 2014. The venue, St Mary’s University College Twickenham, offers self-contained meeting rooms and accommodation on-campus within easy reach of central London and Heathrow airport. 

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