The call for abstracts is now open for the seventh International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Sustainable Cold Chain Conference, which is due to take place in Newcastle, UK, from April 11–13, 2022.
The IIR says the conference will provide a platform to share expertise on the cold chain with developing countries. The aim is to address key UN sustainable development goals related to hunger, health, energy, education, economic growth, infrastructure, sustainable cities, responsible production, climate action and partnerships.
“The event will explore innovation in the cold chain including retail refrigeration, technology and design as well as building a sustainable cold chain in developing nations,” the IIR says. “Abstracts are sought on topics including storage, transportation and logistics, modelling and predictive tools reducing food waste and pharmaceutical cold chain.”
The conference is expected to attract more than 120 delegates and in excess of 60 technical papers. Discounts for authors on the registration fee for the three-day event will be available.
“This is an excellent opportunity to put the UK more firmly on the international map and develop a better understanding of the work that is taking place in this very important sector,” says Chairman of the Conference Planning Group, Andy Pearson.
“The UK has hosted the first event in this series in 2010 in Cambridge and once again in 2014 in London. Both were overwhelmingly successful, with over 150 people taking part in each conference.”
The deadline for submissions is October 1.
More information is available here.