IIR Congress 2019: The refrigeration event of the year
IIR Congress 2019
Bringing the refrigeration community together
First held in 1908 and now the leading scientific and technical event for refrigeration, the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR 2019), will bring together key stakeholders, decision makers, engineers and upcoming talents in the field of refrigeration.
Taking place on August 24-30, 2019 in Montreal (Canada), birthplace of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the congress will be organised under the theme “Refrigeration for Human Health and Future Prosperity" and will focus on the current global issues at the centre of international concern.
Against the backdrop of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals announced by the United Nations in September 2015, ICR 2019 will provide the ideal platform to take stock of the historic Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which entered into force in January this year, and will bring about a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Many other issues will be presented and discussed such as the cold chain for food and health products, which is essential for avoiding losses and maintaining product quality, the increasing energy consumption of refrigeration equipment and cryogenics for new technical applications.
A programme that interests!
Catering to all HVACR vocations and levels, ICR 2019 will offer a dynamic programme of quality technical and scientific presentations, 16 keynotes, 10 industry-focused workshops, 10 IIR Working Group meetings, 5 technical tours, numerous networking opportunities and much more!
During technical tours,Congress participants will gain behind the scenes access to one of 5 high-tech locations in the city:
- CHUM university hospital, the only facility in North America to offer a 100% fresh air environment
- Place Bell, a state-of-the-art complex boasting 3 ice rinks for our hockey-mad community
- Municipality of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux: energy efficiency and cost-reduction via CO2 packs
- CanmetENERGY tour: experimental tech galore at this leading R&D organization
- Offsite workshop: Concordia University’s high-performance buildings
Over the 5-day technical programme Corporate Sponsored Symposiums, Innovation Theatres where new groundbreaking products will be showcased, or Lunch & Learn (L&L) events where one can discuss different topics with an expert in the field, will be just a few of the many different ways in which participants can make the most of their congress experience.
A series of prestigious academic and scientific awards will also be presented at the congress to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of refrigeration or who have completed noteworthy research. At ICR 2019 these awards will include the IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Medal, the IIR Science and Technology Medal, six IIR Young Researchers Awards and the IIR Student Competition.
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Join key decision makers, engineers and upcoming talents
Covering all fields of refrigeration, ICR 2019 is expected to surpass the success of previous congresses, and will be a unique opportunity for researchers and engineers from all over the world to meet, exchange and publish the results of their research.
Register today at www.icr2019.org!