ATMOsphere Europe 2013 - Summary Report of International Conference
Lead authors: Janaina Topley Lira,  Marc Chasserot,  Franziska Menten
Size: 6.28 MB
Number of pages: 49
For the fifth consecutive year the European Workshop on Natural Refrigerants was held on 15-16 October 2013 in Brussels. The event opened with presentations and discussions regarding the status of the EU’s F-Gas Regulation Revision, during which attendees heard from representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and Member State Governments, and voiced what they believe a revised and strengthened Regulation can achieve. The latest market trends were also reviewed as well as latest technology developments, such as high temperature ammonia and hydrocarbon heat pumps, and solutions to make CO2 commercial refrigeration viable for convenience stores and in hot climates. This largest ever ATMOsphere conference gathered over 220 decision makers from all major stakeholder groups, and heard from 54 speakers over the course of 11 sessions and lunchtime Technomercials, a popular new addition to the programme. Prior to the two-day conference a pre-event F-Gas workshop was organised, and for the first time, a site visit to see a CO2 installation in the field was arranged, at the Delhaize Supermarket store in St.-Pieters-Leeuw, Brussels.
Janaina Topley Lira view profile
- International Editor
Janaina holds a Masters degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and has a broad understanding of the environment arena, with specialist knowledge of climate change related issues. Prior to joining shecco, she worked in communications, research and policy analysis in the NGO sector. Now managing shecco’s media and publications department, Janaina develops and delivers marketing and communications campaigns to promote climate friendly HVAC&R technologies.
Marc Chasserot view profile
- CEO / Publisher
Marc Chasserot is a specialist in natural refrigerants with over 15 years experience in the HVAC&R sector. In 2006, Marc founded the industry leading website for CO2 cooling and heating experts worldwide, called www.R744.com. This was followed by three additional platforms for hydrocarbons, water and ammonia. Since 2007 Marc is co-founder and Managing Director of shecco, an independent market accelerator specialised in bringing Natural Refrigerants 'faster to market', working with numerous companies worldwide. Marc has also chaired and organised several international conferences to discuss 'how to bring natural refrigerants' faster to market, known as 'ATMOsphere'. He is an active member of ASHRAE.
Franziska Menten view profile
- Chief Events Officer
Franziska holds a Master's degree in Business and Economics from Humboldt University in Berlin and a degree in Management from Bordeaux Business School. Sustainable management has been the focus of her studies, as well as one of her personal interests. She has over five years of professional experience in the field of environmental issues with a concentration in natural refrigerants. As the Events Manager at shecco, she is responsible for organising international conferences under the brand name ATMOsphere around the world, including in Brussels, Washington D.C., Bangkok and Tokyo. For the organisation of these conferences and workshops, she has also worked closely with UN agencies and the EU institutions as well as hundreds of industry leading and pioneering companies in HVAC&R.
Nina Masson view profile
- Chief Market Development Officer / Publisher / Lead Author
Nina holds two Masters’ degrees in Business Management and in Environmental Management. After serving in a communications role for global energy supplier Norsk Hydro, she has, for the last 10 years, been working in the field of environmental technologies, where she has developed special expertise on natural refrigerants. Today, she is mostly active in business development for market intelligence and consultancy services, as well as special projects and publications. She has been drafting and supervising global studies on behalf of United Nations agencies, including UNEP and UNIDO, as well as served as project coordinator for various EU projects. Nina is Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Alexandra Maratou view profile
- Lead author
Environmental and energy issues are the drive and focus in what Alexandra Maratou does. After studying Environmental and Resource Economics at University College London, Alexandra was a research assistant at the Electricity Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge, UK. Following that, she worked as an intern at Cabinet Dimas, Commissioner for the Environment at the European Commission before joining shecco as Deputy Public Affairs Manager.
Huiting Jia view profile
- Contributing writer
Huiting holds two Masters’ degrees in Development Studies and International Relations from Groningen University, Netherlands and Uppsala University, Sweden. With a background in EU policy, politics, and the Chinese economy, her expertise is in providing tailored analysis of key trends and developments, and assisting clients to optimise their strategy in target HVAC&R markets.
Klára Skačanová view profile
- Deputy Manager, Market Development
Klara holds a Masters' degree in International Relations from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia and has a background in European studies and international economic relations. Before joining shecco, she worked at the European Commission and a small business association. At her current position, Klara coordinates team activities in shecco's Business Development department, including for market research, public affairs and international project services. She is an expert on following legislative developments with an impact on the heating and cooling industry at national, European and international level, and informs decision-makers about the latest trends in the field of natural refrigerants.
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