Australia & NZ

NatRef Panel Discussions Set for ATMOsphere Australia

ATMOsphere Australia, which will take place in Melbourne, Australia on May 18, has announced five panel discussions, which cover a wide range of natural refrigerant-related topics.

The annual full-day conference, followed by a gala dinner, will take place a day before the Air conditioning, Refrigeration Building Services (ARBS) Exhibition. ATMOsphere Australia is organized by shecco, publisher of this website.

ATMOsphere Australia will feature mixed panels including suppliers, end users, contractors, policy decision makers and representatives from the education sector. Topics include sustainable cooling strategies, natural refrigerant performance and trends, cutting food waste, the HVAC market and changing job skills. 

The scheduled panel discussions are as follows:

Climate, Energy and Sustainable Cooling: As more businesses pledge their commitment to net zero emissions, this panel will discuss how renewables, energy efficiency, green buildings and sustainable cooling can contribute to meeting energy requirements.

Fact Check: End users and contractors will discuss costs, energy efficiency, and trends related to ammonia, COand hydrocarbons. They will look at the available choices and how they comply with regulations and sustainability. 

Sustainable Cold Chain: This panel will discuss natural refrigerant technologies and strategies to optimize energy efficiency in the cold chain – from harvesting to consumption. It will also discuss food waste/loss and the potential of natural refrigerants to make a difference in its reduction. 

HVAC Revolution: How is the HVAC market changing? This session will look at new opportunities in this sector, particularly with natural refrigerants, covering new technology and market trends. 

My job in 2030: The shortage of skilled professionals is a global challenge and the HVAC&R industry struggles with this, too. As automation, digital platforms, IoT, and other new technologies transform the HVAC&R industry, what skills will be needed in the future?

More information regarding the speakers and topics will be released closer to the date of the event. 

Early bird tickets have been extended to March 16. For more information about the event or to register, click here.