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Overview of IIR Conferences and Congresses

Platforms for in depth exchange and analysis

9 conferences — 10 sessions — 4 days


IIR conferences provide a unique global platform, reaching every sector of refrigeration and bringing together all stakeholders:


  • scientists and engineers from private industry
  • academia
  • government organizations worldwide


With 47 speakers or more over four days, these conferences address state-of-the-art research developments, including energy efficient and climate friendly solutions. Moreover, findings presented by researchers at IIR conferences can be selected and published in the acclaimed International Journal of Refrigeration (Impact Factor 2.24).


Networking opportunities

Our conferences are synergistic with national associations, enhancing the contributions of all stakeholders to provide unique networking opportunities.


Conference attendees can also take technical tours showcasing:


  • local leading-edge research projects
  • refrigeration facilities
  • emerging product ideas.


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International Congress of Refrigeration


The IIR International Congresses of Refrigeration are flagship events held every 4 years uniting stakeholders in all refrigeration fields.


The next ICR will take place in Montreal, Canada from August 24-30, 2019.




14th CRYOGENICS 2014


The 14th Cryogenics will take place in Dresden, Germany from 15 to 19 May 2017.


A world-renowned conference on cryogenics, this conference takes place takes place every two years.


Main themes include problems of the equipment and technologies where temperatures below 120 K (-153°C), as well as with other devices and technologies related to the topic.

International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain


The 4th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain will take place from 7-9 April  2016 in Auckland, New Zealand .


This series of events focusing on the cold chain addresses an ever increasing demand for knowledge-sharing in this essential domain.


Jordanian International Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning


One of a series of scientific conferences held by the Jordan National Committee of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), the Jordanian IIR International Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning brings together researchers, experts and engineers.


This unique opportunity offers attendees a forum to discuss research ideas; exchange knowledge and practices; and review refrigeration and air conditioning advances.


Thermag - International Magnetic Refrigeration Conference


THERMAG VII takes place in Turin, Italy from September 11-14, 2016.


This conference series on magnetic refrigeration provides an exceptional opportunity for everyone wishing to discover this cutting-edge sector.


Main themes include magnetocaloric materials, systems and applications in terms of heating, refrigeration and energy conversion.


Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants


GL2016, the 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Refrigerants  Conference, takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland from 21-24, August 2016.


This conference series on natural working fluids is recognized as a leading-edge event on natural refrigerants, addressing the needs of everyone interested in monitoring trends in this field and system developments.


Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes of Refrigerants Conference


Launched in 2001, this conference series focuses primarily on: low-GWP refrigerants, CO2, improving system efficiency, condensation, current issues in heat transfer, heat exchangers, lubricants, nanofluids and new refrigerants.


Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies Conference


In addition to ammonia technology, the 6th conference in the series included CO2 refrigerant as a topic.

Specialists in the field of ammonia unite every 2 years in Ohrid, Macedonia  to discuss the latest developments in ammonia technology.

Phase-change Materials & Slurries for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning


Nine events have already been held within the framework of this series of conferences dealing with this leading-edge technology.


The main themes include: nano-emulsions, hydrate slurries, microcapsules, properties of slurries, tseting in the air-conditioning field, computational modelling, thermal storage and passive cooling, application of phase-change materials to domestic refrigerators, industrial cooling applications. During each event, the participants discuss available options and challenges facing the industry.


International Conference on Compressors and Coolants


Held in Casta Papiernicka, Slovak Republic, these events enable participants to gain insight into the state of the art, and focus on design, modelling and simulation, regulations, ammonia, CO2 and new refrigerants, heat pumps, propane, energy savings, diagnosis and inspection.





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