Centro Studi Galileo, an Italian HVAC&R training center, will hold its 19th European Conference virtually and in person at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, over the next two days, June 10-11.

The conference, divided into five thematic sessions, is organized by Centro Studi Galileo with  the United Nations – UNEP,  IIR (International Institute for Refrigeration),  AREA (Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association), ATF (Italian Association of RAC Technicians) and REI (Renewable Energy Institute).

The 19th European Conference will mark an “historic step” towards closer  relations between Europe and Africa. AREA President Marco Buoni (also Director General of Centro Studi Galileo and Secretary General of the ATF Association) and U-3ARC President Madi Sakandé  will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MoU will “guarantee the exchange of skills and resources, focusing on training and capacity building of the human capital, aiming at strengthening the African economy, strongly encouraged by the United Nations,” Centro Studi Galileo said in a statement.

The program is as follows:

First Session | Technologies; equipment and components. New components & equipment with alternative refrigerants, considering their energy efficiency and environmental issues, results and updates.

Second Session | F-Gas and Refrigerants. New refrigerants and future perspectives, in reference to the f-gas regulations and energy saving.

Third Session | Green Cooling and Energy Efficiency, including the European Green Deal and ecodesign. Energy efficiency in plants. Heat pumps, cooling with absorption and adsorption plants. Renewable energy and chemistry in air conditioning and refrigeration. Evaporative cooling, district cooling and magnetic cooling. Mobile air conditioning.

Fourth Session | Regulations & Certifications Globally. Policy: global f-gas phase down and EU regulation review, training and certification.

Fifth Session | The Cold Chain. The cold chain, food and vaccines distribution and conservation, cold storage and transport, controls and data loggers.

More information on the conference is available here.

Author Michael Garry