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Call for abstracts now open for the IIR Congress 2023

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To be organised under the theme “Towards efficient, controlled and smart refrigeration”, the call for abstracts for the 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration has been launched.

The 26th edition of the IIR Congress, which will take place on August 21-25, 2023, in Paris, France, will reunite key international stakeholders and provide perspectives on the future of the industry in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This leading event in refrigeration, to be organised by the French Association of Refrigeration (AFF), will be held under the theme will aim to explore how the industry can continue to build refrigeration with a positive impact.

First held in 1908, the International Congress of Refrigeration of the IIR is a flagship event that converges both industry and research.

Covering all fields of refrigeration, the IIR Congress, which takes place every four years, is the world’s largest gathering of scientists, experts, technicians, and professionals in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning. It provides a unique forum to present and disseminate the results of research, development, and innovation.

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts (up to 250 words) by June 29, 2022, via the Congress website.

Abstracts are welcome under 10 key themes (IIR Commissions) encompassing all fields of refrigeration:

  • A1 – Cryophysics & cryoengineering
  • A2 – Liquefaction & separation of gases
  • B1 – Thermodynamics & transfer processes
  • B2 – Refrigerating equipment
  • C1 – Cryobiology, cryomedicine & health products
  • C2 – Food science & engineering
  • D1 – Refrigerated storage
  • D2 – Refrigerated transport
  • E1 – Air conditioning
  • E2 – Heat pumps & energy recovery

To submit an abstract or for more information, visit

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an independent intergovernmental science and technology-based organisation promoting refrigeration knowledge and associated technologies that improve quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner including:

  • Food quality and safety from farm to consumer
  • Comfort in homes and commercial buildings
  • Health products and services
  • Low temperature technology and liquefied gas technology
  • Energy efficiency
  • Use of non-ozone depleting and low global warming refrigerants in a safe manner.

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