Key ammonia events of 2014

By Silvia Scaldaferri, Jan 06, 2014, 16:07 4 minute reading

Mark your calendars; is bringing you the key HVAC&R events for 2014. Throughout the year, our team of journalists will be reporting from a number of these conferences, workshops and tradeshows, to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in the use of ammonia as a natural refrigerant worldwide.

North America

AHR Expo 2014, New York, USA, 21 - 23 January: Returning to New York City for the first time in six years, the AHR Expo 2014 is the go-to place to see, learn and get inspired by the latest HVACR technology and more sustainable solutions. 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 HVAC&R 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 (TN) 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.

123rd IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo, San Diego, California, USA, 26 – 30 April: This conference explores what continuous improvement looks like in today’s temperature-controlled logistics market by sharing strategies for satisfying customer demands, reducing expenses, and driving growth. This year’s event theme and an all-around smart business practice, continuous improvement, is an intentional commitment to innovate proactively.

ATMOsphere America 2014, San Francisco, USA, 18 - 19 June: The 3rd annual ATMOsphere America 2014 conference will take place in San Francisco for the first time. This conference is a 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.

59th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 7 – 11 September: Whether your area of interest is ammonia, urea, nitric acid, ammonium nitrate, or methanol, this conference will provide you with the information you need to make your plant as safe as possible.

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 its record growth as it moves to a new venue, Centro Banamex, in Mexico City. Over 450 companies are expected.


HVAC&R JAPAN 2014, Tokyo, Japan, 28 - 31 January: 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 Febuary: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.

ACREX India 2014, New Delhi, India, 27 – 1 March: ACREX is the largest international show in South Asia on Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services. This conference is a platform for key players in the fast-emerging HVAC&R industry to converge and discuss mega trends in building design, as well as showcase their latest products, technology & innovation.

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, and the China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association, and has been certificated by the International Association of Exhibition Industry (UFI) and Foreign Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce (US FCS).

11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, Hangzhou, China, 31 August - 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. 


ECSLA Spring Cold Chain Logistics Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands, 24 -26 February: This 2-day event, organised in association with the Dutch cold storage association Nekovri, brings together delegates from all links of the cold chain and features plenary sessions, a trade show, facility visit(s), the ECSLA Spring General Assembly and a networking dinner.

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 with an international audience of researchers and industrialists in attendance.

Chillventa 2014, Nuremberg, Germany, 14 - 16 October: 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 of 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 Silvia Scaldaferri

Jan 06, 2014, 16:07

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