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ICCC 2020: The most important international cold chain event of the year!

Register today to the IIR Cold Chain Conference 2020. A biennial event of the IIR, the ICCC conference series is recognised worldwide as a cutting-edge event on the cold chain.

6th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain

Register today!


A biennial event of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), the ICCC conference series is recognised worldwide as a cutting-edge event on the cold chain.


Set to take place on April 15-17, 2020 in Nantes, France, the 6th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain (ICCC 2020) will address the ever-increasing demand of knowledge-sharing in sectors like refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps, and will bring together an international audience of researchers and industrialists.


For this edition, ICCC 2020 will highlight topics including:

  • Food quality and food safety
  • Modeling and prediction tools for optimizing the cold chain
  • Refrigeration and health
  • Energy efficiency in the cold chain
  • Innovation in eco-design of equipment


Over 120 abstracts have been received for ICCC 2020; a new record!


Authors are reminded to submit their full papers by January 6, 2020! EXTENDED January 20, 2020!


A programme not to be missed


The dynamic three-day programme will include over 70 quality scientific presentations, 10 industry-focused workshops and 4 technical tours.


Keynotes will be presented by renowned sector experts including:

  • Jean-Eudes Tesson, President of the Tesson group and President of La Chaine Logistique du Froid,
  • Xavier Py, President of the University of Perpignan,
  • Tom Ståle Nordtvedt, Senior researcher at SINTEF


April 15


Workshops Avoid disappointment and sign-up to book your seat:

  • Cryogenic Energy Storage for Renewable Refrigeration and Power Supply (Organised by the IoR) SIGN-UP
  • For energy efficient and HFC-free domestic, commercial and retail refrigeration in Article 5 countries (Organised by UNIDO, IIR and ICA) SIGN-UP


Technical visits To be sure to participate, select your choice when registering:

  • Petit Forestier, National Interest Market Nantes Métropole (Rezé)
  • Oniris laboratories
  • Johnson Controls Factory


April 16


Student Networking A dedicated session for students to exchange with confirmed professionals


Gala dinner on the banks of the Erdre; one of the most beautiful rivers in France at Château de la Poterie


April 17


IIR Commission meetings A chance for members of Commissions C2, D1 and D2 to get updates on the latest Commission activities.



Important dates


  • Full papers due January 6, 2020 EXTENDED January 20, 2020
  • Early bird registration closes March 6, 2020
  • Conference ICCC 2020 April 15-17, 2020


Register today!


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