World Refrigeration Day 2020

The annual World Refrigeration Day aims to raise awareness among the wider public about the importance of refrigeration technologies in everyday life.

With increasing global stakes at hand, over the past years refrigeration has come to take a leading role at the heart of international affairs.


As the only independent intergovernmental organisation in the field of refrigeration, the IIR joins associations and companies worldwide to support the initiative of an official World Refrigeration Day on June 26 every year.


Send us the details of your events to, with the subject “Call to Action: World Refrigeration Day”.


Scheduled events



  • Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) | online | June 26, 9.00am - 5.00pm

The AIRAH Virtual Industry Showcase will bring together HVAC&R companies, professionals and practitioners to explore the latest products and technologies in the industry. Find out more



  • The University Institute of the Gulf of Guinea (IUG) | Douala | June 26, 10.00am - 6.00pm 

The IUG will organise an interactive day of presentations, technical site visits, round table discussions and countless networking opportunities. Find out more


Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Congolese Association of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Professionals (Acoprof) | Kinshasa | June 26, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Thanks to insights from the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Industry, to name a few, the Acoprof will offer a dynamic day of debate, exchange and technical visits. Find out more



  • Cemafroid-Tecnea Technical Days | Paris area | June 25-26, from 9.00am 

Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Cemafroid, and “Innovations in the cold chain and refrigeration for better environmental and economic performance”.  Find out more


  • UNEP |  online | June 26, 3.00pm – 4.30pm 
    Join the UNEP OzonAction, ASHRAE, EPEE, GFCCC and IIR webinar dedicated to the “Cold Chain 4 Life”. The webinar aims to bring to the attention of public, policy-makers and end-users technology, food waste/loss, health, environment and energy considerations associated with the cold chain sectors. Find out more


  • French Association of Refrigeration (AFF) | online | June 26, 2.00pm - 4.00pm 

Get to know the AFF, its mission and its future projects a little better during this webinar, and have the chance to win a free subscription to the AFF refrigeration journal, Revue générale du froid et du conditionnement d'air (RGF). Find out more


France - Reunion

  • French Association of Refrigeration (AFF) | Reunion | June 26, 2.00pm – 6.00pm

The AFF will set up its "Indian Ocean" regional committee and invites you to join, whilst respecting physical distancing, to a half-day meeting on the theme of "Refrigeration and energy savings in the departments of Reunion and Mayotte". Find out more



  • Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) | online | June 26, 11.00am and 4.00pm

Join the ISHRAE Bangalore Chapter for two online sessions throughout the day on Energy Management for Cold Storage and on the Sustainable Cold Chain. Find out more



  • Centro Studi Galileo | online | June 26, 2.30pm - 6.00pm 

Join the webinar on “The Latest Technologies in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration at the time of post Covid-19.” The event will cover issues relating to installations and sanitation, sanitisation, equipment, refrigerant recovery and recycling, training and licensing. Find out more


  • ItaliAfrica Business Webinar | online | June 27, 4pm - 6pm

Gain insight on how to encourage successful collaborative Italian-African projects. Find out more



  • National Association of Distributors of Refrigeration and Air conditioning (ANDIRA) | June 26 

Be part of the story! ANDIRA will create a video to highlight the essential role of all key stakeholders in the refrigeration industry. Find out more



  • Moscow
    • Online Conference on “Refrigeration technologies in the food industry as a key to preserve the quality of foodstuffs”.
    • Open day of companies specialising in low temperatures organised by Russian companies GELIYMASH, REFCOOL, together with the Russian National Committee, and ROSSOYZKHOLODPROM.
    • Student competition on “Refrigeration in the eyes of a student” organised by Moscow Polytechnic University.
    • Seminar on “Modern technologies of refrigeration and use” organised by the Association of climate industry companies (APIK, Moscow).
    • Quizzes for pupils and university students: 1. “Where is the logic? Cold mind” 2. “Cold mind. Hot hearts” 3. Brain-ring “Cold. OK” (Moscow Polytechnic University).
    • Publications: The Russian Research Institute for the Refrigeration Industry (VNIKHI) is preparing material on the “Cold chain for life” to be published.

Find out more



  • Airzone | online | June 26, all day

Follow a day in the life of a HVAC worker with HumansOfHVAC. Discover a compilation of stories of the people who dedicate their lives providing comfort and safety in building, and particularly in response to the COVID–19 crisis. Find out more


  • Association of Refrigeration Companies and Technologies (AEFYT) | online | June 26, 11.00am – 1.15pm

Regrouping key national stakeholders, this Spanish Assocation (Asociacion De Empresas De Frio Y Sus Tecnologias) will organise an innovative day of insight and exchanges online in collaboration with AFAR (Association of Andalusian Refrigeration Manufacturers) and AFEC (Association of Weatherisation Equipment Manufacturers). Find out more



  • National Ozone Unit of Tunisia | June 26

This Ozone unit, which represents the focal point of the Montreal Protocol of Tunisia, is organising a round table on the cold chain: State of play and prospects for the refrigeration sector in Tunisia in the context of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Find out moreAgenda



  • Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)

Become a member of the IOR at a reduced rate and gain instant access to the its online resources. Find out more



NB: All events are indicated in local time


Consult the official announcement


  • Date : June 26, 2020
  • Address : Worldwide