Discover the latest in industry thinking, ideas and development presented in an expertly-curated programe

Join leading professionals from key institutions and organisations from across the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors as they deliver a series of invaluable presentations on the key topics challenging the industry.

With dedicated seminars and Industry Insight discussion panels taking place over the course of the three-day event, the conference area of HVAC & Refrigeration Live is shaping up to be a truly unrivaled resource of specific trade expertise.

With the event rapidly approaching, the programme is already shaping up nicely, with a variety of speakers from every corner of the industry having confirmed that they will be offering expertise in the conference centre.

                                                  Monday 20 April 2020                                                  

The HVAC & Refrigeration Live conference will kick off with a half-day, starting at noon and will focus on business and legislation. Further sessions will be added this programme and will include sessions on building regulations updates and information on how SMEs can access government procurement.

Sessions include:


Peter Dinnage

Refrigerants: Where are we now and the landscape of the future.

British Engineering Services Association (BESA)

Legislation: Post-Grenfell Update

industry insight panel

Jacob Anderson of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be joined by Kevin Glass of Bitzer UK/Institution of Refrigeration to discuss HVAC and the post-Brexit landscape.

Toshiba Carrier UK
David Dunn

Chillers vs. VRF
What is the future of Air Conditioning technology?

Honeywell & the European Fluorocarbon Technical Committee

Refrigerants: The black market

                                                  Tuesday 21 April 2020                                                  

The second day of HVAC & Refrigeration Live conference programme will be a dedicated day to Climate Action. There is no doubt that action needs to be taken to secure the future and this day is dedicated to the issues that the HVACR sector is currently facing and what actions we can take moving forward.

Sessions include:

Peter Dyment

Indoor air quality – sustainable clean air solutions.

European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)
Andrea Voight

Count on cooling as an enabler for carbon neutrality.

Daikin UK
Graham Wright

Part L and the future of refrigerations.

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)

Decarbonisation by hydrogen.

British Engineering Services Association (BESA)

Industry action update.

industry insight panel

Representatives from the Chartered Institution of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) will be joined by professionals from the Heat Pump Association (HPA) to discuss hydrogen vs. heat pumps.

Heat Pump Association (HPA)
Graham Wright

Climate action with heat pumps.


Refrigerants: Climate action.

industry insight panel

Representatives from Focus FM, ISG, Lewisham Council & Vinci Facilities will discuss sustainbility and the performance gap.


The smart grid.

                                                  Wednesday 22 April 2020                                                  

The final day of HVAC & Refrigeration Live will look at skills, training and education. in order to move forward with climate action, training those already in the industry must sit alongside engaging with those who are the future of the industry, so fay three will host three sessions geared towards training visitors, engaging with students and looking into the future.

Sessions include:

Cool Concerns
Jane Gartshore

Legislation: Pressure equipment directive.

Toshiba Carrier UK
Niel Hitching

Raising the bar on ACR training: the contributions of SkillFRIDGE and other industry initiatives.

industry insight panel

Richard Merrit of AC Solutions, Kevin Glass of Bitzer UK and a representative of SkillFRIDGE will discuss methods to inspire millennials. 

Institute of Refrigeration
Graeme Fox

Climate action with heat pumps.

Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA)

Skills, education and training

David Evans

CPD: Advances in chiller technology.

Bitzer UK
Kevin Glass

How modern zero-GWP ammonia systems can transform safely and efficiently.

Paul Smith

CPD: AHU design for optimum efficiency.