NATURAL REFRIGERANTS FASTER TO EUROPE: Already for the third time, this international and interactive workshop on Natural Refrigerants will be organised in Brussels from Tuesday, 11 October to Wednesday, 12 October. This year the main focus will be on Europe: 180 policy and industry experts will come together to discuss strategies and concepts to bring natural refrigerants faster to Europe and beyond and also prove the business case for natural refrigerants. The ATMOsphere Europe 2011 programme will be a unique mix of European policy sessions, including the new F-Gas regulation and Ecodesign Directive and what it means for Natural Refrigerants as well as panel debates with European end-users (e.g. retailers, consumer brands) and 11 innovative technology case studies.
More about ATMOsphere Europe 2011
Why come to ATMOsphere Europe 2011?
1. Timing and context:
ATMOsphere Europe comes with perfect timing for the next round of discussions regarding F-Gases. The European Commission is expected to publish its assessment report on the F-Gas Regulation and open a public consultation just before ATMOsphere Europe 2011. We will have several representatives from the European Commission speaking and attending at our event to discuss next steps.
With this in mind the focus for our ATMOsphere workshop this year is Europe, Europe, Europe. Not only will we talk about latest developments with regards to F-Gases, EcoDesign and the Kyoto protocol but also about technology innovations from Europe, market trends for Europe and future plans of leading end-users in Europe.
This year we will have two end-users panels and speakers sharing with us their experience both positive and negative with regards to natural refrigerants. We have already 8 confirmed presenters from Marks & Spencer UK, Tesco Hungary, COOP Norway, MIGROS Switzerland, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Robert Wiseman Dairies as well as Northern Foods and even more to be confirmed within the next days.
3. 10-point action plan
The participants will discuss a 10-point-action plan for bringing natural refrigerants faster to Europe. This is expected to serve as a roadmap for interested stakeholders and will be shared with policy and industry decision makers from around the globe after the event.
What will this roadmap look at?
This 10-point action plan/roadmap will look at short, medium and long term actions that can be undertaken to speed up market penetration. Areas on focus will be:
- Technology / training / safety
- Policy / standards / regulation
- Market / costs / end-users
- all put in the context of general awareness and psychology