SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Carrier has announced the lineup of speakers for its 11th Global Engineering Conference — called “20/20 the Future in Focus: Rethink. Restore. Regenerate.” — which is scheduled for March 18-20, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The event features more than 20 workshops and presentations by a slate of international speakers, including:

• George Berbari, CEO and founder of DC Pro Engineering, who will talk about accelerating citywide efficiency improvement based on his expertise from the Middle East.

• Markus Dochantschi, founder and principal of New York’s studioMDA, who will share his experience from around the globe, through his implementation of new building technologies and design of passive sustainability strategies for buildings in Japan, England, Switzerland, and Austria.

• Ahmed Abdul Ganhi, chairman, Allied Consultants, from Egypt, who will review practices in the district cooling systems and pumping schemes to manage the impact on energy.

• Rohan Parikh from Infosys, one of India’s leading software companies, who will highlight what it takes to create a low-energy building.

• Rajan Rajendran, vice president, Engineering Services and Sustainability for Emerson Climate Technologies, who will speak on refrigerants of the future and how these choices can impact our industry through examples of his work with alternate refrigerants in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

• Vincent Tse, managing director, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Building MEP, China Region, who will discuss sustainable design in mega-large entertainment resorts and venues in Singapore and Macau.

In addition, keynote speakers including Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO, and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, and David Gottfried, founder of the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Council, will focus on rethinking current practices, restoring natural resources, and developing regenerative initiatives. Speakers will also spotlight new technology and engineering topics in the HVAC industry, as well as a variety of technical, multi-disciplinary, case study, and sustainability topics.

“At Carrier, we never rest on our accomplishments, but instead seek ways to continuously improve our products, our environment, and the world,” said Geraud Darnis, president and CEO, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, and president of Carrier. “The Global Engineering Conference is another way we can create dialogue and share ideas on how we can rethink, restore, and regenerate our resources.”

Continuing education units and professional development hours will be awarded. For the complete agenda or to register, visit

Publication date: 02/27/2012