UK to host international refrigeration conference


The Institute of Refrigeration has announced that London will play host to the next ‘International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain’.

This prestigious conference, which offers a chance for the brightest minds in refrigeration to showcase leading-edge developments, will take place in the UK next summer.

The Cold Chain aspect of the conference will bring together those with an interest in developments in refrigeration for food, transport and other applications, while the Sustainability component will focus on environmental issues around refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps.

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Topics will include the integration refrigeration containment, renewable energy in the cold chain and carbon footprinting.

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 the 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,” said Judith Evans, chairman of the Conference Planning Group. “The UK hosted the first event in this series in 2010 in Cambridge which was overwhelmingly successful with over 150 people taking part.”

The programme will feature 60 technical papers presented across two days, June 24-25, at St Mary’s University College Twickenham.

The Institute of Refrigeration has already issued a formal call for authors of papers, adding that it would particularly welcome applications that showcase UK and international innovation in the cold chain, and practical case studies of how sustainable refrigeration technology is being introduced.

Abstracts should be submitted by 1 November 2013 to

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