Press Release: ATMOsphere Asia 2016 returns to Tokyo for the third time

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February promises to be a thrilling month, as shecco’s 2016 series of ATMOsphere conferences kick off in Japan with ATMOsphere Asia on 9-10 February, followed by the Supermarket Trade Show’s 50th anniversary edition on 10-12 February. For a few days, Tokyo will become the hub for the Asian HVAC&R industry to discuss and influence future natural refrigerant technology for HVAC&R.

What is ATMOsphere?

ATMOsphere events focus specifically on the state of the natural refrigerant industry around the globe, including technology and market trends, research & development as well as regulatory developments. The conference’s primary goal is to facilitate and accelerate market uptake of natural refrigerant technologies in Asia, North America, Europe and other regions by showing that cutting-edge natural refrigerant solutions exist for various applications, and that these technologies are both an environmentally and economically viable solution for the HVAC&R industry. Since 2009, shecco has confirmed its status as the market expert, organising 26 international ATMOsphere events and welcoming over 400 speakers and 500 presentations.

ATMOsphere Asia 2016

The third edition of ATMOsphere Asia - Natural Refrigerant Solutions for Asia - returns to Shin-Marunouchi Conference Square in Tokyo to bring together leading HVAC&R experts from across the globe. Previous ATMOsphere conferences have been supported by retailers and food&drink manufacturers including Lawson, AEON, Save On, Kobeya Baking, Whole Foods, Metro, Starbucks, McDonalds, Coca Cola, Red Bull, Carrefour, Tesco and Sobeys, with representatives coming to the conference to keep abreast of the latest technology developments and exchange knowledge, while also creating and strengthening business relationships through the use of refrigerants CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air.

An added benefit for ATMOsphere Asia 2016 participants is the opportunity to attend the Supermarket Trade Show, taking place from 10-12 February in not too distant Tokyo Big Sight. Participants will be able to attend four different food industry trade shows at the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which aims to present the latest developments and innovations in the distribution industry to what promises to be a record number of visitors in 2016, giving the ATMOsphere participants the chance to attend and network at two leading industry events.

What can you expect at ATMOsphere ASIA 2016?

MEET: Connect with key HVAC&R professionals, end users and policy makers from Asia and beyond, including: the MOE, METI, UNIDO, NEDO, Vietnam National Ozone Unit, UNDP, JRAIA, Panasonic, Mayekawa, Sanden, Delhaize, Alfamidi, Lawson, AEON, COOP Mirai, Marukyu, METRO, Coca-Cola, Sobeys, PT. Adib Global Food Supplies, Yokorei, Patine Leisure, Chemical Grouting, Bitzer, Yamato, Danfoss, Emerson, Carel, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Alfa Laval, Temprite, Dorin, Swep and Obrist.

INNOVATE: Participate in influential dialogue shaping the market and stay up-to-date in the quickly evolving natural refrigeration sector.

GROW: Promote your business services, products and technologies to a captive audience.

DISCOVER: New sessions to complement global key discussions on policy and research & development, including an overview of high ambient technology trends.

IMPACT: Contribute to a global movement making a positive impact on the environment.

ATMOsphere Asia program highlights

While simultaneously translated into Japanese and English, the 2016 conference will have a focus on both policy and technical innovation. Government representatives and industry experts will present the latest regulatory issues and standards, both in Japan and internationally.

One of the most anticipated sessions will be the presentation by Dr. Hafner on the high ambient technology trends, which will shed some light on this hot topic. Dr. Hafner will present a global overview of state-of-the-art technology developments for natural refrigerants in warm climate zones, covering commercial and industrial refrigeration, air-conditioning and transport. This ‘high-tech 101’ course will contrast all the developments of natural refrigerants in climates with warm temperatures across Asia, Europe and America.


We are currently updating the programme, please find the latest version below:


We are very excited to have the support of our sponsors:

Platinum: Panasonic
Gold: Mayekawa and SANDEN
Silver: BITZER, YAMATO Corporation, Danfoss, Emerson Climate Technologies and CAREL
Bronze: Alfa Laval, Temprite, DORIN, Swep, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Obrist Engineering.

Sponsorship opportunities

Interested in increasing your visibility at ATMOsphere Asia 2016? Find out more about our exclusive sponsorship opportunities by contacting Jan Dusek at

Silver and Bronze levels are still available.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We hope to see you in Tokyo!

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