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ATMO LATAM Conference to Address Growing Market for Natural Refrigeration in Latin America

ATMOsphere LATAM conference on natural refrigerants HVACR technologies and market trends

The conference will be held Wednesday, November 8, and Thursday, November 9, 2023, in Mexico City.

BRUSSELS, Belgium (October 13, 2023) – A wide range of manufacturers, end users, contractors and policy makers will address the growing market for natural refrigerant-based refrigeration and cooling systems at theATMOsphere (ATMO) LATAM (Latin America) 2023 conference on natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R.

The conference will be held Wednesday, November 8, and Thursday, November 9, 2023, in Mexico City at the Barceló México Reforma hotel. It will be hosted by ATMOsphere, a global market accelerator for natural refrigerant-based systems.

This is the second ATMO LATAM and the first to be held in person. The first was held online on October 22, 2020, as part of the online ATMO America conference.

Like other ATMO conferences, ATMO LATAM will gather key industry experts, including manufacturers, policy makers, end users and contractors, to learn about the latest developments in natural refrigerant-based refrigeration and air-conditioning, including those using CO2, hydrocarbons and ammonia.

Presentations will be bilingual, translated into either English or Spanish.

The policy session will feature the following speakers: 

  • Claudia Paratori Cortés, Ozone Unit Coordinator Climate Change Division (Coordinadora Unidad Ozono División de Cambio Climático), Ministry of the Environment Government of Chile (Ministerio del Medio Ambiente Gobierno de Chile), who will speak on Synergies and Challenges on HCFC and HFC Reduction (Sinergias y desafíos en materia de reducción de HCFC y HFC).
  • Laura Estela BerónOzone Program Office Coordinator (Coordinadora Oficina Programa de Ozono), Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Argentina), (Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible/Argentina).
  • Leslie Smith, Head of the National Ozone Unit, Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment and Renewable Energy (Grenada).

End user speakers will include Moisés VentocillaDirector of Engineering, Emergent Cold LATAM, and Ricardo GarcíaProject Director, Frialsa, while contractor/installer speakers will include David OsmaOperations Engineer, Weston Luel RodriguezDeputy Director LOM Process Control, Pier ZecchettoCEO Pórtan, and Armando Sanabria, Commercial Director Sistemas de Refrigeración Totales

CO2 case-study presentations will include:

  • Mauricio Baena, Regional Sales Manager, LATAM, Advansor, and Ingeniero Julio Viera, Corporate Project Manager, Axionlog, on CO2 refrigeration solutions for distribution centers: an efficient and sustainable solution (Soluciones de refrigeracion con CO2 para centros de distribución: una solución eficiente y sustentable).
  • Ignacio Chaparro, Sustainability & New Technologies Manager, Epta, on CO2Transcritical Real Comparison (Comparativa real de CO2 transcrítico).
  • Rolando BissotEngineering and Maintenance Manager, Arneg, on Integrated Refrigeration & Air Conditioning CO2  System for Supermarket applications (Sistema de refrigeración y aire acondicionado CO2 integrados para aplicaciones de supermercado).
  • Giacomo PisanoCO2 Compressors Business Development Manager, Dorin, on CO system efficiency in warm climates, a real example from Italy (Eficiencia del sistema de CO2 en climas cálidos, un ejemplo real de Italia)
  • Raúl AlanisMechanical Engineer, Güntner, onOvercoming the challenges to operate low-temperature and medium-temperature (LT and MT) 1400kW (398TR) CO transcritical in warm-climate Monterrey City, Mexico. (Superando los retos para operar CO2 transcrítico en la Ciudad de Monterrey, México. Caso de estudio de almacén de CO2 transcrítico baja y media temperatura (LT & MT) 1400kW (398TR) en clima cálido)

Other case-study presentations will include:

  • Miguel Hauser, Senior Business Development Manager LATAM, Hussmann, on StoreConnect:leak detection and predictive analytics for commercial refrigeration (StoreConnect: detección de fugas y análisis predictivo para refrigeración comercial).
  • Carolina VélezTechnical Advisor, GIZ Proklima, on The Green Cooling Initiative III (La iniciativa de enfriamiento verde III).
  • Adolfo Santos,Sales Manager NOLA, Cold Chain atCopeland, and Manuel Alarcón, ABE Refrigeración Industrial, on Ammonia integrated industrial application – a safe and sustainable solution (Aplicación industrial integrada de amoníaco – Una solución segura y sostenible).
  • Rogério Marson Rodrigues, Engineering Manager, Eletrofio Refrigeração, on  HighPack PRO – Propane Chiller (HighPack PRO – Enfriador de propano).

There will also be a keynote, presentations on global market trends and market and technology trends in Latin America, and a policy discussion on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) refrigerants and byproducts.


Attendees will include end users, contractors, policy makers, manufacturers, researchers, academics, consultants, NGOs, associations, media, and other key industry experts and stakeholders.

Register for the event here and find the preliminary program and other information on the event website.  End users can register for free, and contractors/installers of HVAC&R systems are eligible to receive one free ticket per organization, with a 50% discount on additional tickets.

The Gold sponsors of ATMO LATAM 2023 are TEKO, Arneg, Epta, Copeland and Hussmann. Information on sponsorships can be found here.

“The use of natural refrigerants in HVAC&R solutions is growing in Latin America, and we’re thrilled to give the opportunity to all industry stakeholders to learn, engage and help accelerate the transition to greener cooling technology alternatives, with natural refrigerants only!” said Marc Chasserot, CEO of ATMOsphere.

Marc Chasserot, Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere,
Charlotte Darniche, Events Manager, ATMOsphere,