The Energy & Store Development Conference will take place next week in Atlanta, home to many OEMs and component makers.
The Food Marketing Institute’s 2018 Energy & Store Development Conference, scheduled to run September 23-26, will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta – a part of the U.S. where many major refrigeration OEM and component manufacturers are located.
The conference will take advantage of that location by offering a facility tour on the last day at Bitzer’s newly enlarged reciprocating compressor plant in Flowery Branch, Ga., and Hussmann’s facility in Suwanee, Ga. There will also be a tour of a Kroger Marketplace store and The DeKalb Farmers Market, and an off-site social event at the World of Coca-Cola.
But before then, the conference will feature a wide range of educational sessions on refrigeration, energy, store design and industry trends along with a manufacturer-retailer exchange. The exchange will provide supermarket operators the opportunity to meet more than 100 suppliers of energy management, HVAC, refrigeration, design, construction, and lighting systems.
In addition, at a breakfast on September 25, Tom Land, GreenChill Partnership Program Manager, Stratospheric Protection Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will present the annual GreenChill Achievement Recognition Awards. Categories include: best emissions rate, most improved emissions rate, distinguished partner, best certified store and store certification excellence.
General sessions will include:
The refrigeration sessions will include:
The energy sessions will include:
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