SURREY, United Kingdom — The Institute of Refrigeration has announced that it will be hosting the International Institute of Refrigeration’s 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain in June 2014 in London. The conference is expected to attract an international audience of researchers and industry members to the UK, and showcase leading edge developments.

The conference program will feature two themes:

The Cold Chain will bring together those with an interest in the cold chain, covering food, transport, and other applications to explore new developments and key trends in technology. The conference will be supported by experts from relevant International Institute of Refrigeration commissions.

Sustainability in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps will focus on environmental issues and innovation. Topics will include the integration of heating and cooling, refrigeration containment, renewable energy in the cold chain and carbon foot-printing. The event will be held in association with SIRACH, the Sustainability in Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump network. SIRACH has been set up in the UK to drive the research agenda on sustainability.

“This is an excellent opportunity to put the UK more firmly on the international map and develop a better understanding of the work that is taking place in these two very important sectors. The UK hosted the first event in this series in 2010 in Cambridge which was overwhelmingly successful with over 150 people taking part,” said Judith Evans, FInstR, chairman of the Conference Planning Group.

The program will feature 60 technical papers presented across two days.

A formal call for authors of papers is now being issued. The organizers would particularly welcome applications for papers to be presented which showcase UK and international innovation in the cold chain, and practical case studies of how sustainable refrigeration technology is being introduced. Abstracts should be submitted by Nov. 1, 2013 to

For details on the call for papers and guidelines for authors, and for more information on the conference, visit

Publication date: 7/15/2013

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