The unmissable R744 events of 2014

By Huiting Jia, Jan 07, 2014, 12:19 6 minute reading

Throughout 2014, several leading international refrigeration and air conditioning conferences, trade shows and seminars will provide a key opportunities to discover the latest innovative products, technologies, and services for the HVAC&R sector. The team will be reporting from several of these events to explore the latest policy and market developments relating to the use the natural refrigerant CO2.

North America
2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference, New York, USA, 18 - 22 January: The Conference has a building-oriented theme with papers and presentations related to building information systems; environmental health; international design; HVAC&R applications and systems; and, of course, tall building performance.
AHR Expo 2014, New York, USA, 21- 23 January: Returning to New York City for the first time in six years, AHR Expo 2014 is the go-to place to see, learn and get inspired by the latest HVACR technology and more sustainable solutions for the built environment. Over 1,900 exhibitors  and 55,000 attendees from all 50 states and 130 countries will be at the 66th edition of the world’s largest HVACR industry event.
2014 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference, Nashville, USA, 23 - 26 March: The Industrial refrigeration industry’s leading manufacturers, contractors, trainers and other service providers will gather in Nashville, Tennessee to display their products and services at the 2014 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition – Heavy Equipment Show. This world renowned event attracts a highly qualified audience of industrial refrigeration decision makers who represent hundreds of contracting firms and thousands of end user facilities from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
11th IEA Heat Pump Conference, Montreal, Canada, 12 - 16 May: The IEA Heat Pump Programme operates under the International Energy Agency, as a non-profit organisation where member-country participants cooperate in projects in the field of heat pumps and related heat pumping technologies such as air conditioning and refrigeration. 
NRA Show 2014, Chicago, USA, 17 - 20 May: Every year, over the course of four days, more than 1,800 suppliers and tens of thousands of buyers come together to make lasting connections that drive business profitability and shape the future of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.
FMI Connect - The Global Food Retail Experience, Chicago, USA, 10 - 13 June: FMI Connect is the only food retail showcase with something for every aspect of your business. From consumer goods to capital goods, fresh produce to fresh ideas, 900 of the world’s leading suppliers will be here with the latest innovations for you – plus a full educational program and plenty of networking opportunities. If it has to do with food retail, you’ll find it here. Anyone who is in food retail will find four days at FMI Connect invaluable to their business.
ATMOsphere America 2014, San Francisco, USA, 18 - 19 June: The 3rd annual ATMOsphere America 2014  conference will take place in San Fransisco for the first time. The meeting place for industry experts to discuss natural refrigerant trends, the latest technologies and regulatory issues in North America, the event targets around 250 decision makers including leading retailers, suppliers, associations and more.
South America
AHR Expo-Mexico 2014, Monterrey, Mexico, 23 - 25 September: The 2014 event promises to build on the success of the previous  AHR Expo-Mexico, which established several all-time records for as the largest show ever in Mexico. The Show is expecting to continue it's record growth as it moves to a new venue for the Show, Centro Banamex, in Mexico City over the dates of September 23-25, 2014. Over 450 companies are expected.
HVAC&R JAPAN 2014, Tokyo, Japan, 28-31 Jan: The key phrase for HVAC&R JAPAN 2014 will be “Looking into the Future of Temperature Technologies.” Based on this theme, the event will seek to present a new future vision for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating technologies, demonstrating how they can contribute to the realisation of innovative energy use and an environmentally-conscious society.
ATMOsphere Asia 2014 – Technology & Innovation, Tokyo, Japan, 3 - 5 February: Having always been a pioneering advocate in the field of natural refrigerants, Japan is the ideal location for the first-ever ATMOsphere Asia Conference. This conference aims to support the uptake of leading natural refrigerant technologies from all over Asia, and bring international suppliers to the region. ATMOsphere Asia will serve as a forum for exchanges between leading end-users, suppliers, academics and government representatives.
48th Supermarket Trade Show 2014 (SMTS 2014), Tokyo, Japan, 12 - 14 February: The Supermarket Trade Show in Japan is the leading international annual trade show targeting supermarket buyers.
China Refrigeration 2014, Beijing, China, 9 - 11 April: This exhibition, with a successful 20-year history, is organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Beijing Sub-council, Chinese Association of Refrigeration, China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association, and has been certificated by the International Association of Exhibition Industry (UFI) and Foreign Commercial Service of Department of Commerce U.S. (US FCS).
FOOMA JAPAN 2014, Tokyo, Japan, 10 - 13 June: FOOMA JAPAN is a showcase of products, technologies, and services for food processing and related operations. The exhibitors represent every conceivable link in the value chain for food-related equipment. Annual attendance is large, and the range of exhibits broadens further with each exhibition. Excellent opportunities for business-to-business interchange are a FOOMA JAPAN hallmark.
11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen - International Conference on Natural Working Fluids, Hangzhou, China, 31 Aug - 2 September: The IIR’s Gustav Lorentzen conferences are acclaimed as the leading cutting-edge series of events covering all natural refrigerants. The event will provide an update on the increasing replacement of CFC, HCFC and HFC refrigerants with natural refrigerants within the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump industry, but requires national and international strategy and provide a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange.
The ACR Show, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 11-13 February: The ACR Show is the dedicated event in the UK for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The 2014 event will take place in Hall 9 at the NEC in Birmingham. Also taking place at the exhibition on the second evening is the prestigious ACR News Awards.
Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2014, Milano, Italy, 18 Mar 2014 - 21 March: The biennial MCE 2014 ties in with four thematic areas: Heating, Cooling, Water and Energy. MCE is a platform for showcasing the excellence of the most advanced technologies in HVAC, plumbing and sanitary-ware industries, and renewable energy to a diverse and highly specialised audience coming from all over the world. MCE will be held at the Fiera Milano.
2014 Seafood Global, Brussels, Belgium, 6 - 8 May: Seafood Processing Europe serves the European and international market for seafood processing equipment, services, packaging and logistics. Seafood Processing Europe is co-located with the European Seafood Exposition. Attendee registration includes access to both events.
3rd IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, London, UK, 23 - 25 June: The Institute of Refrigeration is proud to announce that the UK will host the 3rd International Institute of Refrigeration sponsored International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. The conference will take place at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London. An international audience of researchers and industrialists will be in attendance.
European Automotive Airconditioning Convention & Trade Show, Frankfurt, Germany, 21 - 22 September: The European automotive A/C market faces significant changes. In order to take full advantage of this rapidly changing global mobile a/c industry, it is of great value to receive accurate and The coming 2014 EAAC will provide relevant information and provide the opportunity for attendees to meet with potential customers, suppliers or other industry stakeholders from across the world. 
Chillventa 2014, Nuremberg, Germany, 14 - 16 Oct. 2014: Chillventa shows the latest trends, innovations, products and services for refrigeration, insulation, automation, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps all in one place. The development of the concept for this trade fair first organised in 2008 has been decisively supported by an alliance of experts from the industry, wholesale trade, professional associations and training institutions. 


By Huiting Jia

Jan 07, 2014, 12:19

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