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Vahterus booth design by Linda Bergroth

The biennial main event of the refrigeration industry is scheduled to take place in Nuremberg 13–15 October 2020.

While writing this statement in March 2020, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air. The coronavirus pandemic dominates front pages this month. China Refrigeration Expo 2020 in Wuhan has been postponed, and we’ve just received a notice of cancellation of the 2020 IIAR Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Additionally, this past winter has been the warmest recorded in Europe, scientists have announced, with snow having to be imported for sporting events. In Helsinki, Finland, the average temperature for January and February was more than 6°C higher than the 1981–2010 average. Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia.

There's no denying it, the climate is changing. And we must look to the future. Natural refrigerants, energy recovery and heat pumps are one of the key solutions to building a clean and safe environment for the next generations.

Here’s hoping we meet in Nuremberg this October and get the opportunity to discuss these challenges together. We’ve been very effective in implementing the decreased use of refrigerants with ozone-depleting issues to safeguard our environment. Together, we can develop safe and sustainable solutions to tackle climate change.

Heikki Oksanen

Refrigeration Business Manager

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