International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2023(Hybrid)


No.696 2024年3月

The International Symposium on Environment and New Refrigerants 2023 was held at the Kobe International Conference Center on Thursday 16 - Friday 17 November 2023.

Report 2021 Click here 
Report 2018 Click here

Results and programme of the International Symposium on Environment and New Refrigerants 2023 Click here

1.A record number of 631 participants., which was the first face-to-face event in almost five years.
The last time the event was held in 2018, it was not held in person due to Covid-19, but this time it was held as a hybrid for the first time in five years.

The event usually averages around 400-500 attendees, but with the addition of Zoom streaming, the number of attendees exceeded 600, making the event a success.

There were 35 lectures, 17 poster sessions and 631 registrations, including 80 international participants from nine countries, mainly from China, Korea, Thailand and the USA.

Photo1: Kobe International Conference Center

Photo2: Registration desk

On the first day, opening speeches were given by Mr Tazunoki, Chairman of JRAIA, and Mr Imanishi, Deputy Mayor of Kobe City. In addition, Mr Okada, President of JRAIA, gave a keynote speech on 'Challenges and Responses of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry to Achieve Carbon Neutrality 2025'.

The keynote presentation material can be found here.

Photo3: Greeting from Tazunoki chairman of JRAIA

Photo4: Keynote speech from Okada, president of JRAIA

As the conference was held in a hybrid with zoom, it was possible to see the content of the presentations and the faces of the presenters on the web, even if they were not at the venue.

Photo6: Q and A 

Photo7: Mr.Nonaka, Chair of Kobe symposium steering committee
The sessions were divided into nine sessions over two days, with breaks for the poster sessions.

Photo8: Poster session

This year, the poster session included a one-minute presentation on stage, as was the case in 2018.

Photo9: Poster session speach
From this year, we have stopped distributing printed copies of the proceedings and have instead made them available for download from the website. As there are still requests for paper copies, the first 150 copies of each session have been placed next to the registration desk.

Photo10: documents

At the end of the first day, a reception party was held, which was well attended and resulted in a lively exchange of ideas.

Photo11: Reception party

Photo12: Reception dinner

This year, even in mid-November, it was still too warm to feel the change of season, but the Christmas tree in front of Sannomiya Station finally made me realise that the end of the year is near.

Photo13: Xmas tree in front of Hankyu department stores

The next event is scheduled for autumn 2025.


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