Key note presentations at the plenary opening session

The plenary opening session had presentations by high level key note speakers:

  • Per Jonasson – Chairman IOC
  • Bert Stuij – Manager National Programmes / Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (
  • Stephen Renz – Chairman of IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies – Welcome address
  • Eric Masanet – Head of Energy Demand, Energy Technology Policy Division, the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Hans van Steen – DG Energy, European Commission – Clean Energy for all Europeans
  • Michael Taylor – International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – Perspectives for the Energy Transition


Next to his presentation Hans van Steen has written a short article called ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans‘ in the IEA Heat Pumping Technologies Magazine Vol 35 no 2/2017.




Thereafter high level experts had a number of topical presentations:

The Conference program

The very successful call for papers have generated 274 high quality papers. The Conference therewith had the unique opportunity to create four main conference tracks, topics directly related to the work under the IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies (TCP-HPT) in the now eight running international collaboration projects (Annexes) and two new ones under development.

Track 1: Domestic and building applications,

  • Supermarkets
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
  • Heat pumps in Residential Buildings
  • Cold Climate Heat Pumps
  • Domestic Hot Water Heat Pumps

Track 2: Smart Energy Communities and Ground Sources

  • Markets and Policy
  • Hybrids
  • Smart Grids
  • Combination of technologies
  • District Heating
  • Ground Sources

 Track 3: Air-Conditioning & Industry

  • Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Heat Pumps
  • Waste Heat

Track 4: Sorption and Working Fluids

  • Working Fluids
  • Sorption Technologies
  • Gas Driven Heat Pumps
  • Technology developments
  • Non Traditional Technologies

Each of these tracks had up to 44 oral presentations of which there were a number of key note presentations and a large number of poster presentations. These poster presentations were all presented in the central meeting area of the Conference hall.

All presentations can be downloaded. The papers are available as download for registered participants of the Conference only.

On Wednesday in Track 3 there was a session on the ‘Daikin Best Student Award’. In this session a number of students did give a presentation on their heat pump related projects.

The ‘Dutch Innovation Award’, as sponsored by the Dutch energy company Eneco, has been presented at the Wednesday lunch break.

During the conference an exhibition has been held in the main hall of the World Trade Centre.