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IEA Heat Pump Conference 2017
The Executive Committee for the IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies is pleased to invite experts from all over the world to the IEA Heat Pump Conference which will be 2017 at the World Trade Centre (WTC) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 15th – 18th May.

What is the conference about?
The conference will show Heat Pumping Technologies as one of the key technologies in existent and future energy systems.  No time to hesitate. ‘Rethink energy, act NOW!’ as conference theme, clearly signifies the paradigm change that is needed which can already now get into effect!

Listening to presentations, exchanging ideas in the challenging workshops and meeting experts and exhibitors during the coffee breaks and luncheons on the exhibition floor and the poster sessions. New technologies in R&D phase or starting in new markets, policy, environmental benefits, energy conservation and standards are issues to be dealt with in the light of conference theme.

What are the conference topics?
The Conference will start with six workshops and will continue after a plenary opening session with high level speakers with three days of presentations. Keynote presentations will open each morning and afternoon session. The very successful call for papers have generated 250 high quality papers. The Conference therewith will have the unique opportunity to present four main conference tracks.

  • Domestic applications, ranging from Nearly Zero Energy Buildings to Multi Family Buildings and Domestic Hot Water
  • Smart Communities with, Hybrid Heat Pumps, Smart Grids, District Heating, storage and ground sources.
  • Industrial Heat Pumps and Waste Heat
  • Sorption Technologies, Working Fluids and Non Traditional Heat Pump Systems.

Each of the sessions under the four conference tracks reflects the work undertaken in past, running and future Annexes under the IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies. Within those main tracks there will be attention for such topics as Air Conditioning, Supermarkets, Heat Pumps in Cold Climates and Combination with other renewable technologies.

Why should you attend?
The conference set-up is designed to maximize the discussions between participants. To facilitate interaction between participants, an extensive exhibition area is available at the World Trade Centre. All the conference social functions (in addition to the poster sessions) will be held in the trade show area. If you are interested in booking a space for the exhibition, or if you wish to become a conference/event sponsor, please consult the Sponsor & Exhibition section on the website.

The IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies uniqueness is providing an international platform for collaborative work on Heat Pumps. The benefits for participation are numerus:

  • Accelerates the pace of technology development and deployment through the cross fertilization of ideas and exchange of approaches and technologies.
  • Promotes standardization of technology, methodology and codes & standards.
  • Enhances national R&D programs thorough collaborative work.
  • Permits national specialization in technology research, development or deployment while maintaining access to information and results from the broader project.
  • Saves time and money by sharing the expenses and the work among the international team.

Who Should Attend?

  • Policy makers, government officials and local city councils
  • Executives and representatives from industry, utilities and the public sector
  • Manufacturers, distributors and technology supporters
  • Designers and R&D managers of manufacturers and suppliers
  • Researchers, developers and equipment designers
  • Managers of housing corporations
  • Academics and students

Past Conferences

This conference is the 12th in a series of triennial conferences under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pumping Technologies. The conference will summarize the current technology, market status, progress and trends.

Previous conferences were held in:

  • 1st Graz, Austria in 1984
  • 2nd Orlando, USA in 1987
  • 3rd Tokyo, Japan in 1990
  • 4th Maastricht, The Netherlands in 1993
  • 5th Toronto, Canada in 1996
  • 6th Berlin, Germany in 1999
  • 7th Beijing, China in 2002
  • 8th Las Vegas, USA in 2005
  • 9th Zürich, Switzerland in 2008
  • 10th Tokyo, Japan in 2011
  • 11th Montreal, Canada in 2014
  • 12th Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2017 – next edition