Press Kit: ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo 9-10 February

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About ATMOsphere Asia 2016

Returning for its 3rd edition, ATMOsphere Asia 2016 is the leading industry event bringing together HVAC&R experts from across the globe! Perfectly timed on the 9th and 10th of February 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Supermarket Trade Show also taking place in Tokyo from the 10th to 12th of February, the conference is expected to attract a record number of both Asian and international end users and other leading industry stakeholders.

The conference will cover the latest natural refrigerant technology innovations, market trends and regulatory issues, looking at both the Japanese scope as well as the international dimension. Programme highlights include updates on national subsidies given by the Japanese Ministry of Environment and information about F-Gas policies and their implementation in different world regions.

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The Organizers

ATMOsphere Asia 2016 is organized by shecco. For over 15 years now, market development expert shecco has been active in helping bring climate friendly technologies faster to the market. shecco supports over 100+ partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration and heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. The company offers a variety of services in three areas: 1. media & publicatons, including online platforms (,, and and a catalogue of dedicated research reports; 2. business development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3. events, including international conferences and national workshops. In addition to the branches in Europe and Japan, shecco has recently opened a new office in the U.S..

Contact Persons

For enquiries about ATMOsphere Asia 2016, please contact us at
or call: +32 2 230 3700 (Brussels) / +81 3 3287 7330 (Tokyo)

For general media enquiries, please contact Linda Toivio at

ATMOsphere Asia 2016 – Media Briefing

ATMOsphere Asia returns to Tokyo for its 3rd edition! The conference is taking place on the 9th and 10th of February 2016.

Purpose: ATMOsphere Asia 2016 focuses specifically on the state of the natural refrigerant industry in Japan, China, India and South East Asia, incorporating technology and market trends as well as regulatory developments. One of the conference’s primary goals is to support and encourage the faster market uptake of natural refrigerant technologies in these regions by showing that innovative natural refrigerant solutions exist for various applications and that these technologies are both an environmentally and economically viable solution for the Asian HVAC&R industry.

ATMOsphere Asia 2016 serves again as a forum for knowledge, lessons learnt and best-practice exchanges between industry experts and stakeholders, ensuring discussions and networking opportunities that help disseminate information about natural refrigerant technologies and spur a faster market uptake of these sustainable energy saving and long run cost efficient solutions. In the tradition of the ATMOsphere conferences, this year’s event will showcase a high level of expertise, bringing together leading HVAC&R experts and prominent end user companies such as Delhaize, Alfamidi, Lawson, AEON, COOP Mirai, Marukyu, METRO, Sobeys, Coca Cola, PT. Adib Global Food Supplies, Yokorei, Patine Leisure and,Chemical Grouting etc. and component & system suppliers including Panasonic, Mayekawa, SANDEN, Bitzer, CAREL, Yamato, Danfoss, Emerson Climate Technologies, etc.. ATMOsphere Asia 2016 is spreading the message that natural refrigerant solutions are the future for the HVAC&R market not only in Asia but worldwide.

ATMOsphere Asia conferences aim to boost the use of natural refrigerants in Japan, China and South East Asia by bringing together key international and Japanese HVAC&R industry leaders to share ideas, lessons learnt and best practices.

Companies attending: Below is a list of some of the companies, associations, government representatives, academics, and more that are attending ATMOsphere Asia 2016.

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.

Speakers: ATMOsphere Asia 2016 welcomes 36 speakers, including representatives from national and federal government bodies, retailers and consumer goods brands, system and component suppliers, academics, and other industry experts.

For a comprehensive overview and speaker biographies, please visit the speakers list on the event page:

Sponsors: 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

Programme: The most recent program can be found on the event page at

Programme Overview

Tuesday February 9, 2016

08:30 Welcome coffee & Registration – sponsored by shecco Japan

09:00 Welcome and Introduction

09:10 Video Presentation

09:20 Policy Session
Presentations by government representatives and industry experts on the latest regulatory issues and standards for natural refrigerants at both Japanese and international dimensions

11:00 Coffee/ Tea networking break – sponsored by Bitzer

11:30 Market Trends
Leading industrial representatives will give 5-7 minute stategic and visionary presentations sharing their latest success stories, lessons learned, challenges and next steps with regards to natural refrigerant based technologies

12:45 Networking Lunch – sponsored by SANDEN

14:00 End User Panel 1
Leading end users will share their experiences using different types of natural refrigerant technologies, including benefits, challenges and future plans

16:00 Coffee/ Tea networking break – sponsored by Yamato

16:30 Commercial refrigeration technology case studies
Leading suppliers and technology pioneers share their latest natural refrigerant based projects and product innovations, covering best practices, lessons learned, efficiency and cost analysis, as well as next steps

18:15 Networking dinner – sponsored by Panasonic

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

08:30 Welcome coffee & Registration – sponsored by shecco Japan

09:00 Welcome and Introduction Day 2

09:10 Policy, Labels and R&D Session

10:30 Coffee/ Tea networking break – sponsored by Emerson

11:00 High Ambient Technology Trends

12:00 Networking Lunch – sponsored by Mayekawa

13:15 End User Panel 2
Leading end users will share their experiences using different types of natural refrigerant technologies, including benefits, challenges and future plans

15:00 Coffee / Tea Networking break - sponsored by CAREL

15:30 Industrial Refrigeration & Other Applications Technology Case Studies
This session will present some real-life examples of how natural refrigerants are applied in industrial and new/special refrigeration applications.

17:15 Farewell drink - sponsored by Danfoss

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