26th International Congress of Refrigeration: A Remarkable Success

The 26th International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR), held on August 21-25, 2023, left an indelible mark on the world of refrigeration, serving as a resounding success with the active participation of approximately 1,000 attendees. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who graced the event with their presence!  

Here’s a snapshot of the congress, depicted by the figures: 


  • A global gathering: With delegates from 58 countries, the ICR truly embodied international collaboration and exchange of knowledge. 
  • A strong technical programme: The congress offered a comprehensive technical programme, including 99 stimulating technical sessions and 14 enlightening keynote presentations. 
  • Research insights: A total of 453 full papers were presented, along with 25 full posters, highlighting ground-breaking research and innovations in refrigeration technology. 
  • Diverse perspectives: The conference received an impressive collection of over 1,000 abstract submissions, reflecting the diversity of perspectives and ideas within the refrigeration community. 
  • Hands-on learning: Participants had the opportunity to take part in 22 workshops offering practical insights and skills development. 
  • Innovations in refrigeration: The "Work in Progress and Innovation" (WIPI) posters were a promotional success, with 94 submissions presented in the corridors of ICR2023, one of the highlights of the event. 
  • Strong industry support: The event thrived thanks to the generous support of 33 sponsors and the active involvement of 28 exhibitors, underlining the vital role of industry collaboration in advancing refrigeration technology. 



At the end of this extraordinary congress, we look forward to seeing you at the next edition, scheduled to take place in Seoul in four years’ time. The 27th ICR promises to build on this success, offering even more opportunities for collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing. 


We sincerely thank all participants and look forward to welcoming you to Seoul for another enriching and inspiring experience!  


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