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Saturday, 29 June 2013
 
Opening Session
Welcome (Dave Stirpe, The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy)
   
Session I: Technology Innovations, Opportunities and Challenges (Moderated by Ahmed Saleem, Maldives)
Timeline for introduction of alternatives (Mike Thompson, Ingersoll Rand)
District cooling: experiences and opportunities (Hajimi Yabase, Kawasaki, Japan)
AHRI Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (David Calabrese, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), USA)
   
Session II: Policy and Regulatory Initiatives (Moderated by Alessandro Peru, Italy)
Upcoming EU F-gas regulation (Philip Owen, European Commission)
Outline of the amendment of Japan’s fluorocarbons recovery and destruction law (Keiko Shindo & Hitomi Kimura, Japan)
Ozone and climate-friendly alternatives: successes and challenges, Mexico's case (Augustín Sánchez Guevera, Mexico)
   
Session III: Air Conditioning (Moderated by Lambert Kuijpers, Netherlands)
Development and handling of hydrocarbon air-conditioners – the Godrej experience (Dilip Rajadhyaksha, Godrej, India)
Conversion to HCFC-free technologies in commercial air conditioning (Iwan Chandra, Gita Mandiri Tehnik, Indonesia)
Recent developments in low-GWP refrigerants for air conditioning & refrigeration applications (Lawrence Chin, Honeywell, Singapore)
Insights into design and marketing challenges with low-GWP refrigerants (Mike Thompson, Ingersoll Rand, USA)
Experience with manufacturing R-290 air conditioners (Tanun Sattarujawong, Haier, Thailand)
Development of climate friendly alternatives for chillers (Paul de Larminat, Johnson Controls, France)
Promising lower GWP refrigerants in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems (Rajan Rajendran, Emerson, USA)
Update on R-32 air-conditioners and heat pumps manufacturing and sales (Mark Stanga, Daikin, USA)
Research of R290 application (Zhiyong Liu, Midea, China)
Component technologies for low-GWP refrigerants in air-conditioning (Torben Funder-Kristensen, Danfoss, Denmark)
   
Sunday, 30 June 2013
   
Session IV: Standards (Moderated by Emmanuel Osae-Quansah, Ghana)
International safety standards (ISO & IEC) and flammable refrigerants (Osami Kataoka, The Japan Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA), Japan)
Standards needed to allow new alternatives to come into the market (Kevin Lee, Heatcraft, Australia)
Standards (Torben Hansen, Johnson Controls, Denmark)
   
Session V: Foams (Moderated by Philippe Chemouny, Canada)
Low-GWP alternatives for the foams sector (Helen Walter-Terrinoni, DuPont, USA)
Low-GWP impact, high efficiency blowing agents (Eric Yang, Honeywell, China)
Cost effective alternative in PU foam applications – International perspective developments and trends (Raul Dacomba, Foam Supplies, Inc., USA)
   
Session VI: Aerosols, Fire-extinguishing and Solvents Sectors (Moderated by Ella Deocadiz, Philippines)
HCFCs-141b solvent alternatives demonstration project in medical devices sector in China (Zhang Qian, Zhejiang Group, China)
Re-evaluating Halon 1211 replacements (Bradford Colton, Halotron, USA)
   
Session VII: Sustainable Refrigerant Management (Moderated by Vika Rogers, Fiji)
Review of Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) analysis (Yunho Hwang, University of Maryland, USA)
Recovered refrigerant management – the installed bank as a transitioning resource (Michael Bennett, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia)
Opportunities for sustainable refrigerant management in the context of the European F-Gas Regulation (Andrea Voigt, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), Belgium)
   
Session VIII: Civil Society, Government and Corporate Initiatives (Moderated by John Thompson, United States)
NGO perspective on adoption of low-GWP alternatives (Clare Perry, EIA, UK)
Natural refrigerant market development trends: global overview (Marc Chasserot, Shecco, Belgium)
Initiative to encourage uptake of low-GWP, energy efficient alternatives (Claudia Becker, Refrigerants, Naturally!)
A RAD Partnership: achieving ozone & climate benefits through responsible recycling (Cindy Newberg, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA) | video clip
Leveraging ozone and climate opportunities: CCAC and other mechanisms (Danielle Grabiel, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), USA)