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The commercial air-conditioning sector is undergoing substantial change, with this trend projected to accelerate rapidly.

End users are increasingly demanding much higher energy efficiency, while simultaneously companies are needing to switch to new lower GWP refrigerants, which are flammable.

These issues need to be managed and this is happening through increased use of electronic solutions, wireless technologies and the Internet of Things. While dealing with these issues presents challenges to the industry, there is a massive opportunity to improve outcomes for the client and asset managers.

The transition towards new systems designed for complex building systems will mean changes will occur to the tools, working practices, component standards and workplace safety considerations relating to repair, service and refrigerant recovery by service technicians.


Future:Air is a partnership between AREMA and AMCA that will present breakfast seminars in Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta (NSW), Melbourne and Box Hill (VIC) from May 20-24, 2019 to inform the industry of these emerging industry trends.

Future:Air is delighted to present international and Australian speakers who are recognised globally as thought leaders and authorities in the air-conditioning and refrigeration sectors, who will draw significant interest from the broader industry.

Stephen R Yurek
Speaker profile: Steve Yurek
(Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute)
Stephen R. Yurek is CEO and President of AHRI. Mr. Yurek joined AHRI in 2002 as Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs and General Counsel.

The importance of sharing international best practice for energy efficient installation and maintenance practices will also be covered.

Andrea Voigt
Speaker: Andrea Voigt
(European Partnership for Energy and the Environment)
Andrea Voigt has more than two decades of experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and has been Director General of EPEE, the industry’s voice in Europe, since 2009.

Future:Air seminars will deliver vital information to clients, building operators, businesses and technicians facing a rapidly changing industry, providing access to the industry’s top global experts and explaining the reason for the changes, the technical background of the new equipment and refrigerants, new safe working practices and standards relating to the quality and design of both components and service equipment.

Speaker: Stuart Kirkwood (Ingersoll Rand)
Stuart is Ingersoll Rand’s business leader for the Australia & New Zealand region with 35 years’ HVAC industry experience, including nine in Asia. Responsible for Trane and Thermo King brands, he represents AREMA on several Australian Standards Committees.

In addition to informing you about the latest updates on industry trends, Future:Air seminars will reveal the current and expected regulatory changes that will impact the design, purchase and use of chillers and large air-conditioning equipment.

Greg Picker
Speaker: Greg Picker (Refrigerants Australia, AREMA)
Greg Picker has been Executive Director of both RA and AREMA since 2013 and has over 20 years’ experience dealing with climate change and energy policy, including with the UN Framework on Climate Change, the Australian Government and AECOM.

Spaces are limited and demand is expected to be high, so book your place now.