CRAA, KRAIA and JRAIA, Trilateral Industrial Association Annual Meeting 2022 was held online


No.684 2022年6月

The annual meeting of the three countries' industrial associations was held online in May 2022, hosted by CRAA (China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association).

2021; Online hosted by JRAIA in September, linked here (Japanese)
2020; Suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019; @Busan, Republic of Korea hosted by KRAIA in May, linked here (Japanese)
2018; @Kunming, People's Republic of China hosted by CRAA in July, linked here (Japanese)

The Trilateral HVAC&R Industry Associations of China, Korea and Japan hold an annual meeting on a rotating basis for each association to exchange related information. Following last year's meeting, this year's meeting was held online on Thursday, 12 May 2022.

Date and Time: Thursday, 12 May 2022, 13:30 –15:30(JST)
Venue (in Japan): Meeting room A, JRAIA


中国 CRAA (China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association)
Li Jiang (Chairman)、Zhang Zhaohui (Vice chairman and secretary general)、
Liu Xiaohong (Deputy secretary general)、Li Si/ Zhu Yiping (International affairs) 5 participants

韓国 KRAIA (Korea Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association)
Sunghee Kang (Chairman)、Sungyong Kim (President)、Hyukjoong Kwon (Executive director)、Jongsik Ham (Carrier)、Insik Min (Carrier)、Christine Kim (Director, international affairs) 6 participants

日本 JRAIA (The Japan Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association)
Futoshi Nishizaki(Chairman), Kenji Matsuda, Tetsuji Okada(President),
Hideaki Kasahara/Koji Hatano/Miyuki Tsuji(International affairs),
Kaori Asakura(General Affairs)7 participants

1. Call to order
2. Opening remarks by CRAA, Introduction of participants and Photo session
3. Reports from each association and Q&A
4. Next meeting

The meeting opened with a speech by Mr. Li Jiang, Chairman of CRAA, followed by an introduction of the participants from each association and a group photo with a screenshot.

Photo session

Reports from each association introduced market trends, legal and regulatory developments trends in their respective countries are presented, followed by a Q&A session.

All countries have also started taking steps towards carbon neutrality, and this meeting provided a useful opportunity to exchange information on each national government action plans, industry initiatives and progress, etc. even it was online in English with interpreters.

The next meeting was agreed to be held online hosted by KRAIA, and the meeting was closed with a speech by Mr. Li Jiang, Chairman of CRAA.

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