Top hotels, retailers to attend ATMOsphere Asia

Hotel giants Marriott and Hilton are among an unprecedented number of end users of HVAC&R technology set to attend ATMOsphere Asia in Bangkok on 6 September.

Bangkok at night, seen from the top of Banyan Tree Hotel

In a sign of growing interest in natural refrigerants in Southeast Asia, representatives from the region’s leading retailers and hotel chains – along with top-level policymakers from local and international organisations – are gearing up to attend this year’s ATMOsphere Asia conference in Bangkok on 6 September.

The impressive number of end-user attendees indicates a high level of market interest in natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R solutions. Much of this interest is coming from the big hotel companies active in the region.

Among these are internationally recognised brands such as Marriott and Hilton, European multinational hotel groups such as InterContinental Hotels Group and AccorHotels – which operates the Pullman and Sofitel upscale hotel brands in Asia-Pacific – as well as large regional firms such as Singapore-based Banyan Tree Holdings.

Joining the hotel chains are some of the Southeast Asia’s largest supermarkets and industrial food service companies.

High-end retail chain Jaya Grocer and multinational retail conglomorate Charoen Pokphand Group will attend alongside Thailand-based food manufacturers Thai Union Group and Betagro Group, among others.

Representing the growing small format convenience store market are Lawson and Central Family Mart, both of which are quickly expanding their business in the region.

According to recent reports, Central Family Mart is planning to double the number of convenience stores in Thailand to more than 2,000 within five years. The company’s interest in natural refrigerant solutions could signal significant business opportunities in the near future.

Representatives from leading international organisations and local ministries will provide the most-up-to-date overviews of the regulation and policy that will guide the Asia-Pacific market over the next few years.

These include: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Malaysia’s Department of Environment, and China’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office – Ministry of Environmental Protection.

With the participation and attendance of key stakeholders, the conference is set to be a key driver for the development of natural refrigerants in the region.

Click here to see the full programme.

By Devin Yoshimoto

Aug 28, 2017, 20:50




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