EUSEW 2019 - EPEE & CoolingEU Event - 20 June 2019 (14h00 - 16h30)

| Addressing the cooling sector's challenges in research, technology roll-out and integrated system design




EUSEW 2019 - EPEE & CoolingEU Event

Addressing the cooling sector's challenges in research, technology roll-out and integrated system design


20 June 2019 (14h00 - 16h30)

The Office, Rue d'Arlon 80, 1040 Brussels                 

Keynote Speaker – Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration

In the context of the European Commission’s annual Sustainable Energy Week, and given the valuable role cooling and refrigeration play in today's society, the European Partnership for Energy and Environment (EPEE) would like to take the opportunity, together with CoolingEU, a dedicated platform gathering stakeholders involved in the cooling and refrigeration industry, to discuss the challenges faced by these sectors in the energy transition.
Didier Coulomb will kick off the event with a short opening speech, which will be followed by a series of discussions with policy makers, academics and business representatives. We will draw inspiration from the world café method – where participants are encouraged to debate selected topics in small groups, switching tables every 15-20 minutes to contribute on several chosen themes: 

•  Closing technological gaps through research and innovation
•  Encouraging global roll-out of the most efficient technologies
•  Fostering integrated system design



14:00 Opening remarks by Didier Coulomb, Director General of IIR

14:20 World café introduction by Andrea Voigt, Director General of EPEE

14:30 World café discussions of 15–20 minutes per topic with Table Hosts

15:30-16:20 Reflection on ideas brought up in the world café tables & discussion with policy experts and business representatives

16:30 Event wrap-up


Confirmed speakers include: Jonas Loholm Hamann, Danfoss; Oliver Jung, EHPA; Julie Hanson, GCCA; Didier Coulomb, IIR; and Irene di Padua, Solar Heat Europe

Don't miss the last chance to register and join us on June 20th to discuss how we can best tackle these challenges and more. For any questions, please contact us at



The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) represents the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe. Founded in the year 2000, EPEE’s membership is composed of 48 member companies, national and international associations.EPEE member companies realize a turnover of over 30 billion Euros, employ more than 200,000 people in Europe and also create indirect employment through a vast network of small and medium-sized enterprises such as contractors who install, service and maintain equipment. EPEE member companies have manufacturing sites and research and development facilities across the EU, which innovate for the global market. As an expert association, EPEE is supporting safe, environmentally and economically viable technologies with the objective of promoting a better understanding of the sector in the EU and contributing to the development of effective European policies Energy efficiency is one of the core priorities of EPEE’s work, alongside refrigerants, with a focus on the development and implementation of eco-design and labelling measures with the objective of increasing the overall energy efficiency of products. 


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