Experience the unforgettable in Japan at ICR2015: It’s not just about refrigeration, it’s also about fun!

ICR2015: Discover the plenary speakers, technical tours, and popular tours and activities

Discover the plenary speakers, technical tours, and popular tours and activities at ICR2015.

Activity around ICR2015 continues to gather pace with top notch plenary and key note speakers as well as technical tours. Additionally, the latest sightseeing tours have been announced so that you can discover Yokohama.

You still have 3 days left to take advantage of Early Bird rates. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with stakeholders from science, government and industry worldwide.

Building on the success of previous Congresses, conference delegates will benefit from a rewarding programme, starting with highly esteemed plenary speaker Nobuo Tanaka opening the conference with a talk on “World Energy Situation and Japan's Energy Strategy.”

A wealth of keynote speakers delivering on the 10 IIR commission topics (see below) as well as a special focus on sustainable and high performance buildings.

  • A1: Cryophysics, cryoengineering
  • A2: Liquefaction & separation of gases
  • B1: Thermodynamics & transfer processes
  • B2: Refrigerating equipment
  • C1: Cryobiology, cryomedicine
  • C2: Food science & engineering
  • D1: Refrigerated storage
  • D2: Refrigerated transport
  • E1: Air conditioning
  • E2: Heat pumps, energy recovery
  • Sustainable and high performance buildings

Refrigeration in action

Quality technical tours are pivotal to the ICR programme and this year’s selection covers a wide range of visits.

In line with the Congress theme, “Improving Quality of Life, Preserving the Earth”, ICR2015 technical tours give a first-hand look at today’s cutting edge refrigeration technologies used in Japan.

Tours include:

  1. MINATOMIRAI 21 District Heating And Cooling System
  2. Tokyo Sky Tree District Heating And Cooling System
  3. Home Appliance Recycling Factory HYPER CYCLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION Head Factory
  4. Refrigeration and Heating system Building Facility Tokyo Denki University Tokyo Senju Campus
  5. KIRIN Beer Yokohama Work (Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd. - Yokohama Brewery)
  6. Nichirei Foods The No.2 Funabashi Plant

Sightseeing tours: There's so much to see and do!

Sumo wrestling at its best

Take the opportunity to experience a 1,500 year old Japanese cultural tradition at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium.

Enjoy the thrilling matches from your seat as you are emerged into the electrifying atmosphere of the sumo tournament.

Don’t miss a second of the ring entering processions of the Makuuchi division wrestlers or the Yokozuna, or the ritual stomping ceremony.

If you get peckish you can always grab a bite at one of the arena vendors or at one of the many traditional chanko stew restaurants run by former sumo wrestlers in the area.

And if that wasn’t enough, why not stop by the Sumo Museum where you can learn about the history and intricacies of sumo, or visit through the lobby where you never know who you may get to meet.

Mount Fuji….Japan from a breathtaking point of view

As one of the most popular tourist attractions, this guided 1-day tour takes you to majestic Mount Fuji and Hakone.

During this unforgettable tour you will stop at the Fuji Visitor Centre, visit Mount Fuji's 5th station at the height of 2,300 meters, take a cruise on the scenic Lake Ashi, and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway.

You can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding Hakone National Park and all that Japan has to offer in an incredible setting from between the clouds.

Robot show

The Robot Show is a whole new type of entertainment, born in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, which offers a truly original show and an experience like no other.

Enjoy the new Live Robot Band Show and the Rainbow Lounge which puts even Las Vegas to shame.

For more information and/or to reserve visit japanican.com

Technical summary lectures — learn from Japanese pioneers

In addition to presentations from keynote speakers from across the globe, at ICR2015 distinguished Japanese pioneers in refrigeration will present the history, present and future situations in each of their research fields, sharing their knowledge with junior and senior researchers active on the global frontier of science and engineering.

Find out who the lecturers are

Improving Quality of Life, Preserving the Earth

IIR International Congresses of Refrigeration (ICR) are milestone events. Since 1908, a congress has been held once every 4 years uniting refrigeration stakeholders from every corner of the world.

A place where dialogue and discussions on important technical issues happen, the ICR is known as a platform for in depth exchange and analysis that covers all aspects of refrigeration.

Recognised internationally as a milestone refrigeration event, from 16 to 22 August 2015, the International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) will bring together key refrigeration stakeholders from across the globe at the Pacifico Yokohama convention centre in Japan.

Learn more about ICR2015