Welcome to San Diego and the 2015 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition!

It’s time again for the industrial refrigeration industry’s largest conference and we think this will be one of the best and most informative programs we’ve ever produced. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all attendees to the 2015 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition.

If this is your first conference we are so glad to have you with us. If you are a long-time IIAR member who has attended before, welcome back! Beautiful, sunny San Diego is an ideal place to learn about the latest equipment, products, services and technologies that our industry has to offer.

As always, the IIAR Technical Program is the core of the conference. The series of presentations will include rigorously peer reviewed technical paper presentations, experiential workshops, and interactive panels on topics ranging from global refrigerant trends to low charge ammonia systems.

The IIAR conference draws refrigeration professionals from all across the United States and increasingly from around the world. This international gathering of the key decisionmakers in our industry is the perfect opportunity to network and learn from colleagues from all corners of the globe.

This year the conference will feature an international program with paper presentations in Portuguese, Spanish, and Mandarin.

In addition, all technical papers presented in English will be offered with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and all international language presentations will be offered with simultaneous interpretation in English. With our ever expanding global reach, we’re expecting to deliver the broadest and most comprehensive update on technologies that are important to you.

We are also introducing the IIAR CO2: Design and Application in Industrial Refrigeration educational program.

This one-of-a-kind condensed learning experience is designed to instruct attendees on the basic engineering principles needed to design a variety of energy efficient CO2 systems. We’ve been fortunate to have acknowledged leaders in this field share their understanding and their design methodology with our attendees.

I would like to thank each and every company who provided the important financial support for IIAR through their participation at this conference and to send a special thank you to all the companies that encourage and support the essential volunteer work of our members.

And of course, thanks also go out to our members whose participation and collaboration in exchanging information, experience and expertise make this conference such an incredible learning event – paper authors, workshop presenters and panel participants who develop the presentations are all an integral part of making this such a great conference.

Welcome to San Diego, and enjoy the conference!

Best Regards,

Mark Stencel

2015 Conference Chair