Johannesburg, 7 June 2018 – The commitment of major end users and manufacturers of HVAC&R technologies to rolling out natural refrigerants will herald a bright future for these environmentally friendly alternatives to HFCs in South Africa, attendees will hear at today’s ATMOsphere Network event in Johannesburg.
The ATMOsphere events series on natural refrigerants is making its debut in Africa today at ATMOsphere Network Frigair 2018.
Over 120 leading experts from across the spectrum of HVAC&R stakeholders including government, end users, technology manufacturers and contractors will gather in Hall 3 of the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand this afternoon.
Representing the policymaking world, Obed Baloyi of the South African Department Of Environmental Affairs will outline the steps being taken worldwide to phase down HFC consumption in the context of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, and set out South Africa’s contribution in this regard.
Representing end users of natural refrigerant-based technology, Alex Kuzma, from food retailer Woolworths and Malcolm Moore of food supplier In2Food will outline why adopting CO2 made sound business sense for their firms.
Álvaro de Oña from event organiser shecco will present market trends for natural refrigerants around the world, while Wynand Gronewald of event host Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) will go into more detail regarding CO2 trends in South Africa and beyond.
Other speakers include Grant Laidlaw, president of South African Institute for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC), and Kenneth Bank Madsen from Danfoss.
About FRIGAIR 2018
Africa’s only dedicated HEVAC&R tradeshow, FRIGAIR Expo is Africa’s largest heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition. The expo takes place every three years and is organised in partnership with the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC). Various industry bodies, including the South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA), South African Air-Conditioning Suppliers Association (SAASA), South African Smoke Ventilation Association (SASVA), Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (RAMSA), and the Southern African Refrigerated Distribution Association (SARDA), also endorse it.
FRIGAIR 2018 is expected to draw thousands of industry professionals from all levels and industry sectors, including consulting engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, contractors and builders, architects and interior designers, property developers, facility managers, industry associations, government officials and many more.
For the last 17 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate-friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
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