June 26th Every Year

James Curlin, Acting Head of UNEP OzonAction

“World Refrigeration Day is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate the tremendous contribution that refrigeration and air conditioning makes to our societies. This includes enabling our agricultural and food systems to harvest, store, transport and sell the foods that nourish us all. The cold chain is what makes this possible,”

Kadir İSA, PhD - Soğutma Sanayi İş İnsanları Derneği (SOSİAD)

“Bir araya gelmek başlangıçtır, bir arada durabilmek ilerlemedir. Gerçek başarı ise, birlikte çalışabilmektir, sözü bize çok anlamlı gelmektedir. Gıdaların küresel ölçekte %25’inden fazlasının soğuk zincirin tesis edilememesi nedeniyle tüketilmeye fırsat kalmadan çöpe gitmesini önlemek, birlikte çalışmayı gerekmektedir. Dünya Soğutma Günü (WRD) inisiyatifini, farkındalık oluşturmak, sürdürülebilirlik ve muhtemel çözüm ortaklarını bir araya getirme potansiyeli taşıması açılarından çok  önemsiyoruz.”

 

Shane Brennan - Chief Executive ColdChain Federation

“Refrigeration has transformed the way we feed the world. As we face up to national and global challenges of population growth and climate change the cold supply chain has a leading role to play. World Refrigeration Day will be a focal point to drive awareness and joint working on a global scale. We look forward to playing our part this year and beyond.”

Didier Coulomb, Director General of IIR

“Reducing food losses is one of the most important challenges concerning food security in the future as well as reducing global warming. Building good cold chains worldwide is the best answer.”

Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng. ASHRAE President

“We are proud to partner with other global organizations to support World Refrigeration Day in this its second year as we celebrate refrigeration’s vital role to the modern world.”

Andrea Voigt, EPEE Director General

“Our sector is essential for our health, for our productivity, for our wellbeing. And it does not stop there. Cooling can play a major role to support the decarbonisation of our economy by ensuring energy savings and supporting the shift to renewable energies, for example, with solutions such as heat recovery, thermal storage and demand response,”

Matthew Ott,President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

“Refrigeration and its technology play a critical role in maintaining the safety and quality of food perishables in storage and transit.World Refrigeration Day provides a great platform to call attention to refrigeration’s pivotal role in food safety, providing access to fresh and frozen foods to people around the world.”

Holger Neumann, Vorsitzender des Deutschen Kälte- und Klimatechnischen Vereins e.V. (DKV)

“Die Kälte-, Klima- und Wärmpumpentechnik ist unabdingbarer Bestandteil unserer industrialisierten Welt und Voraussetzung für viele Prozesse und Produkte, die unser Leben ausmachen und zum Teil erst ermöglichen. Der Weltkältetag ist ein hervorragender Anlass, diese Technologien in das Bewusstsein der Menschen zu rücken und daher sind wir glücklich, diesen Gedenktag unterstützen zu dürfen.”

Graeme Fox - Head of REFCOM

“REFCOM are proud to support World Refrigeration Day in recognition and celebration of the contribution the sector makes towards protecting the food supply chain, lifesaving and comfort cooling, process cooling, and sustainable renewable heating technologies.”

Roberto Solsona Presidente de AEFYT, Joaquin Peñalver Presidente de AFAR y Luis Mena Presidente de AFEC

“Estamos orgullosos de compartir la celebración del Día Mundial de la Refrigeración, con nuestros compañeros de todo el mundo. En esta difícil situación por la que estamos atravesando,  hemos demostrado que somos esenciales y que contribuimos a hacer la vida sea más agradable.”

Miriam Rodway - CEO of the Institute of Refrigeration

The IOR is a proud supporter of World Refrigeration Day as an initiative to raise the profile of the important contribution that refrigeration air conditioning and heat pumps make globally across so many aspects of modern life”

Claudia Sanchez, Directora Ejecutiva, Asociación Colombiana de Acondicionamiento del Aire y de la Refrigeración-ACAIRE

“ACAIRE promueve la celebración del Día Mundial de la Refrigeración, como un reconocimiento de la responsabilidad del sector en el cumplimiento de los ODS, por medio instalaciones de alta eficiencia, promoción de la calidad de aire interior, la correcta aplicación de la cadena de frío y formación de personal calificado, desde una perspectiva de equidad de género.”

Marco Buoni - President of the European contractors’ association AREA

“This celebration is an acknowledgment of the role for our society played by refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps whether related to health, food or comfort. RACHP contractors represented by AREA are proud to contribute to achieving such noble purposes”

Jinchul PARK, President of SAREK (Society of Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea)

“인류에게 없어서는 안 되며 꼭 필요하고, 생활 환경, 산업 환경 및 다양한 목적으로 요구되는 특수한 공간 환경을 인위적으로 만드는 냉동 공조 기술은 인류의 풍요로운 삶을 지속가능하게 할 것입니다. 대한설비공학회는 냉동공조기술의 지속적인 발전을 위해 세계 냉동의 날이 많은 사람들에게 인지될 수 있도록 부단한 노력을 할 것입니다.”,  

Ian Harwood - President AIRAH

“AIRAH are proud to support World Refrigeration Day as it increases awareness of one of the most important engineering initiatives of the last century enabling cooling and food preservation around the world. “

Madi Sakande, President presso UNION OF ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN ACTORS IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING ( U-3ARC)

“Cooling (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning) is for the Sustainable Development Goals, what the lubricant is for a mechanical transmission chain. Cooling is the key to sustainable development.  We are proud to recognise and commemorate World Refrigeration Day with the formation of U-3ARC on  June 26th 2020.”

Jim Barron, Executive Director of Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association

“RETA is a proud supporter of World Refrigeration Day and their mission to raise worldwide awareness about the role of the refrigeration industry in supporting modern life and society.”

Miguel Ángel Llopis Gómez, Presidente Asociación Técnica Española de Climatización y Refrigeración-ATECYR

“Producir frío y saber usarlo es una técnica fundamental en el desarrollo industrial, no sólo en muchas de las actividades domésticas cotidianas, sino también en el sector terciario o en la industria alimentaria.

La refrigeración contribuye al bienestar y la salud de las personas. “

Dave Rule - President Emeritus of IIAR

“The IIAR,  along with other organizations around the world, support the World Refrigeration Day effort to focus on the benefit of refrigeration in our lives.”

Richie Mittal - President ISHRAE

 “The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) is delighted with the establishment of World Refrigeration Day, which will drive innovation, efficiency and standards for the refrigeration industry and the cold chain.”

Peter Yufer Sulzer, Presidente de la Cámara Chilena de Refrigeración y Climatización (Asociación Gremial)

“La importancia de la refrigeración ha quedado de manifiesto tras la crisis por el Covid-19. Nos guste o no, el mundo en el que vivimos ha cambiado y la refrigeración es fundamental para asegurar los servicios básicos de cada país. Este próximo 26 de junio vuelve a celebrarse El Día Mundial de la Refrigeración, y es la oportunidad también, de mostrarle al mundo el rol importantísimo de la refrigeración en la sociedad moderna.”

Stephen Yurek, President & CEO - The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Institute (AHRI)

“Refrigeration is an important component of a safe and healthy society. From keeping medicines and food supplies safe to enabling a ready supply of fresh food choices regardless of geography, refrigeration is an often unheralded and yet vital technology for the modern world. America’s commercial refrigeration manufacturers join the world’s citizens in celebrating World Refrigeration Day.”

Tetsuji Okada san, President - (JRAIA) Japan Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association

“JRAIA is proud to join associations and societies who support World Refrigeration Day on 26th June every year from 2019 onward. As RACHP equipment association in Japan, JRAIA acknowledge this day to raise awareness amongst the people in the world of the importance of choosing environmentally friendly products and proper maintenance during use”

Giovanni Barletta, Presidente ACAIRE

“El Día Mundial de la Refrigeración nos promueve y obliga a la reflexión de la importancia de la cadena de frio en nuestras vidas. Incrementar la conciencia en nuestros países de la responsabilidad de disminuir los desperdicios de alimentos, además de preservar la salud, y  garantizar la conservación y transporte de las vacunas y medicamentos en  nuestras regiones más alejadas de las urbes, que viven en condiciones subnormales.”

Khurram R. Malick, P.E. President, Pakistan HVACR Society

The Pakistan HVACR Society and the nation as a whole appreciated the World Refrigeration Day, under the theme “Cold Chain 4 Life”. The day’s celebration was intended to highlight the significance and vital contribution that the Cold Chain system makes to ensure food safety & security as well as public health and safety. This year, MoCC/Ozone cell partnered with us to send a strong country wide message to promote this theme in order to boost our economy by meeting the energy efficiency and various respective protocols  

 

Colin Goodwin, Technical Director, BSRIA

“BSRIA relishes the chance to support World Refrigeration Day on Wednesday 26th June. The day has a mission to emphasise the effect of refrigeration – globally.”

Marco Masoero, Vice President of the Italian Association of Refrigeration Technicians ATF

“La pandemia ha mostrato più che mai quanto sia fondamentale il ruolo della refrigerazione e del condizionamento dell’aria all’interno della società moderna, e quanto i Tecnici del Freddo siano cruciali per il mantenimento efficiente e sicuro degli impianti: non solo la cold chain, che è rimasta attiva e operativa, e ha garantito che la catena della distribuzione alimentare rimanesse sempre costante, che i farmaci fossero conservati nel modo corretto, che i data center funzionassero per portare internet nelle nostre case e che i sistemi di aria condizionata effettuassero i ricambi d’aria necessari a contrastare la diffusione del virus.”

Stuart MacPerson, President - CIBSE

“World Refrigeration Day provides a chance to demonstrate the many benefits that refrigeration brings to the world. It is an occasion to recognise the achievements of the pioneers of early refrigeration and to recognise the developments that continue today.”

M.Romdhoni, Chair- Perkumpulan Ahli Refrigerant Indonesia (P A R I)

“Kami,Perkumpulan Ahli Refrigerant Indonesia (P A R I) yang mana kehadirannya ikut peduli akan pemanfaatan aplikasi berbasis sistem pendingin hingga penanggulangan resiko-resikonya terhadap lingkungan dan bumi.

Bahwasannya kami merasa senang dan penuh rasa bangga akan kepedulian negara-negara besar Industri berbasis sistem pendingin telah membuat suatu keputusan yang sangat bijak akan menyelenggarakan ” HARI PENDINGINAN DUNIA” yang akan di realisasikan pada tanggal 26 Juni setiap tahun.”

Grant K. Laidlaw, President, South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (S.A.I.R.A.C.)

“High Priority needs to be given to food stability for the entire population, refrigeration representing a critical area in the maintenance of the cold chain. In the Air Conditioning space, high-quality, energy efficient systems and products, introduction of innovative design and technological solutions, and their efficient application in industrial, commercial and residential housing is paramount in taking us forward. We as S.A.I.R.A.C. recognise the importance of refrigeration and are a proud supporter of World Refrigeration Day and look forward to future participation.”

Henry Kruiper – Director of NVKL (Dutch Sector Association of professional refrigeration and climate control industry)

“Koeltechniek is niet weg te denken uit ons dagelijks leven. De gehele voedselketen, industriële processen, datacenters die zorgen voor ons internet, het binnenklimaat in kantoren, zorginstellingen en woonhuizen, allemaal zijn ze afhankelijk van koeling, de professionaliteit van onze koeltechnische installateurs en leveranciers én de duizenden technici die het in de praktijk waarmaken. Ook in Nederland staan we stil bij World Refrigeration Day om het enorme belang van koeltechniek in onze samenleving te benadrukken.”

Mrs Kim Limburg, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Refrigeration Mechanics Association

“We wholeheartedly support World Refrigeration Day June 26th. Refrigeration and air conditioning is the single most specialised trade we have and yet it has continued to be the most hidden, initiatives such as this not only put the refrigeration and air conditioning trade and it’s industry in the world’s spotlight, it also gives the industry’s tradespeople the recognition that is so very deserving.”

Kevin Fay, Executive Director, Global Food Cold Chain Council

“GFCCC enthusiastically participates in and sponsors World Refrigeration Day. The event brings to focus the important work of using our experience in the international and domestic policy community, as well as the reputation of its member companies, in highlighting the sustainable cold chain and to identify effective long-term global goals that are environmentally and economically effective.”

Khun Siri Techalapanarasme, President- Thai Refrigeration Association

ประเทศไทยได้ชื่อว่าเป็นครัวของโลกเป็นแหล่งผลิตและจำหน่าย อาหารไปทั่วโลก ถ้าปราศจากเครื่องทำความเย็นแล้วเราคงประสบความสำเร็จในการเป็นครัวโลกได้ยาก เนื่องในโอกาส วันการทำความเย็นโลก ทางสมาคมเครื่องทำความเย็นไทย เล็งเห็นความสำคัญของการทำความเย็นต่อมนุษย์ชาติ  ขอแสดงความยินดีกับทุกท่านที่อยู่ในอุตสาหรรมทำความเย็นทั่วโลกเพื่อระลึกถึงความสำคัญของการทำความเย็นที่มีต่อมวลมนุษย์  

Prof. Branislav Todorović, President of the Serbian HVAC&R Society (KGH)

“The Serbian HVAC&R Society (KGH) is glad to support the World Refrigeration Day and recognize many historical achievements of this branch of industry. Hoping that the World Refrigeration Day will help global society to anticipate and overcome together all the challenges in future.”

Nuno Roque, Secretary General of APIRAC (Portuguese Refrigeration, Air Condition and Heat Pump Association)

“A APIRAC orgulha-se de pertencer à espantosa coligação de parceiros que em todo o mundo apoiam o Dia Mundial da Refrigeração (WRD), uma celebração anual recém-criada para valorizar as inúmeras contribuições do setor de refrigeração, ar condicionado e bombas de calor para os objetivos sociais e ambientais. O WRD oferece uma excelente oportunidade para aumentar a consciencialização de como este Setor contribui para a qualidade de vida e a proteção da saúde humana e do meio ambiente.”

Prof. Gratiela TARLEA PhD AGFR PRESIDENT (Romanian General Association of Refrigeration)

 

“ZIUA INTERNATIONALA A FRIGULUI ,  ESTE O  OPORTUNITATE PENTRU TOTI SPECIALISTII DIN DOMENIUL FRIGULUI SI AERULUI CONDITIONAT, DIN INTREAGA LUME,   DE A-SI EXPRIMA SOLIDARITATEA IN LUPTA  UNITA  PENTRU APARAREA DREPTURILOR SI PROMOVAREA INTERESELOR PROFESIONALE, SOCIALE, ECONOMICE, CULTURALE SI A PROBLEMELOR DE INVATAMAT, PROFESIONAL IN LEGATURA DIRECTA CU CERCETAREA SI PRODUCTIIA DIN ACEASTA MINUNATA COMUNITATE .”

 

Ardiyansyah Yatim, Refrigeration Regional Vice Chair for ASHRAE Region XIII

“Refrigeration has a very important role for ASHRAE Region XIII. With a range of members consisting of both developed and developing economies, this region requires refrigeration in various aspects of life. From the cold chain to deliver food products from sources at sea and land, industrial processes, and retail to air conditioners in homes, buildings in cities and hospitals. Therefore, ASHRAE Region XIII is proud to celebrate WRD 2020 to increase awareness of the importance of Refrigeration”.

 

 

 

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