CHILLVENTA 2022

A space for exchanging ideas, knowledge and expertise

 

This year’s Chillventa is a long-awaited opportunity for us all to meet again and share some exciting conversations. That’s why at Güntner we’ve created an inviting space for discourse: together with Francis Kéré, the internationally renowned Burkinabè architect and the 2022 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, we’re bringing the extraordinary Tugunora installation to our booth. 

Tugunora is a blend-word formed from the ancient Greek term agora, a public space for assembly and discussion, and the Burkinabè word tuguna, the traditional gathering space in small West African communities, where the elders come together to confer regarding important local matters. It’s where we hope that questions will be answered and big ideas will be inspired.

INSPIRING BIG IDEAS WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

We’re excited to be offering a platform for a broad range of conversations that we hope will inspire some big new ideas. Our panel discussions with experts from around the world will tackle three key topics: ‘Creating Liveable Cities’, ‘Choosing Natural Refrigerants’ and ‘Driving Digital Change’.

Join us at our booth 7-150 or follow the panel discussions online through our livestream.

11 OCTOBER 2022, 12 PM UTC

Creating liveable cities.

Today some 56 % of the world’s population live in cities. In Europe, the proportion is already at 75 %, and is expected to increase to almost 84 % by 2050. The speed and scale of urbanisation bring challenges amid global concerns over energy and water consumption, and the push to transition to a circular economy. It’s time to engage all urban stakeholders and collectively take action to find a holistic approach to creating more sustainable and liveable cities.

our SPEAKERS

Francis Kéré

ARCHITECT, KÉRÉ ARCHITECTURE

Francis Kéré is an internationally renowned Burkinabè architect and the 2022 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. He is recognised for his pioneering approach to design and sustainable modes of construction. His vocation to become an architect comes from a personal commitment to serve the community he grew up in, and a belief in the transformative potential of beauty.

Max Farrell

FOUNDER & CEO, LDN COLLECTIVE

Max Farrell is Founder and CEO of the LDN Collective, a network of built environment experts and creatives fighting to improve people’s lives and the planet’s prospects. Its current projects include #ParkPower – a crowdsourced vision for the future of London’s green spaces. In 2021, Farrell addressed a UN Development Conference, presenting a vision for the future of urban spaces.

Kim G. Christensen

MANAGING DIRECTOR, FENAGY

Formerly CEO of Danish sustainable refrigeration company Advansor, Kim G Christensen is Co-founder and Managing Director of Fenagy, a company that specialises in industrial refrigeration and electrical heat pumps and aims to increase the use of CO2 as a refrigerant. He also operates a private investment company specialising in early investments in the energy and environment sectors.

VOLKER STAMER

Director SCHAUFLER Academy, BITZER

A former Sales Director at Güntner, for the last ten years Volker Stamer has worked for refrigeration and air conditioning technology company Bitzer. In 2015, he became Director of the Schaufler Academy, Bitzer's renowned international seminar and training centre in Rottenburg, which offers education in new technologies and current legislation in the refrigeration industry.

Jürgen Fischer

PRESIDENT, DANFOSS CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

Jürgen Fischer is President of Danfoss Climate Solutions, which provides integrated, energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions in buildings, cold chains, industrial applications and infrastructure. He is passionate about the need to accelerate action in order to meet global climate goals, and about using innovation to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow.

MARKUS OFFERMANN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GUIDEHOUSE

With more than 25 years of experience, Markus Offermann is an expert in the field of sustainable buildings. He was the leader of a recent research project for the German Environment Agency that provided in-depth insights into air-conditioning for buildings in Europe. The project looked at sustainable solutions for reducing heat stress in cities and providing a comfortable indoor climate.

Robert Gerle

CSO & BOARD MEMBER, A-HEAT

Robert Gerle is the CSO of A-HEAT and oversees all global operations in Sales, Marketing and Technology. With more than 30 years of experience, Robert Gerle is part of our Güntner story. He is passionate about driving Güntner’s strategic global expansion and brand recognition, while he always strives to challenge the status quo.

Michael Freiherr

MANAGING DIRECTOR EUROPE & CTO, GÜNTNER

As Managing Director Europe and Chief Technical Officer, Michael Freiherr’s area of expertise is in innovative, smart solutions as well as energy efficiency and sustainability. His background in refrigeration plant construction gives him a deep understanding of refrigeration and HVAC.

Andrea Belloni

HEAD OF SALES EUROPE, GÜNTNER

Head of Sales in Europe for Güntner, Andrea Belloni has a deep-seated and practical knowledge of energy efficiency, gained from working on many projects in the area. A graduate in electrical engineering, prior to working at Güntner, he was Head of the Power Generation Division at LU-VE Group. In his current role, he is responsible for Güntner's entire sales organisation across Europe.

Alejandro Lomas

INNOVATION MANAGER, GÜNTNER

Alejandro Lomas, Innovation Manager at Güntner, will be moderating all of our panels at Chillventa. He joined the company in 2015, and has since introduced a broad range of innovation programs in areas such as IoT, robotics and digitalisation. In Mexico, he led the state of Nuevo Leon's Digital Transformation Committee, with the goal of raising the region's digital capabilities.

12 OCTOBER 2022, 12 PM UTC

CHOOSING NATURAL REFRIGERANTS.

In the refrigeration industry, the use of refrigerants is imperative - that's a fact. But it is not necessary to use refrigerants made from harmful substances when there are alternatives. Natural refrigerants - including carbon dioxide, ammonia and hydrocarbons - have no or almost no global warming potential (GWP), no ozone depletion potential (ODP), and do not harm the environment in other ways. That's why these refrigerants are the foundation for sustainable heating and cooling systems of the future and the rapid transition to natural refrigerants is both urgent and vital.

our SPEAKERS

Marc Chasserot

founder & CEO, atmosphere

Marc Chasserot is a specialist in natural refrigerants with more than two decades of experience working with climate-friendly technologies. In 2007 he founded Shecco, a global, independent market accelerator with a mission to clean up cooling. It recently repositioned itself as ATMOsphere so it could better address the global need to scale up the clean cooling economy.

Alexander Cohr Pachai

SENIOR PRODUCT SPECIALIST, JOHNSON CONTROLS

Having started his working life as a refrigeration technician apprentice back in 1978, Alexander Cohr Pachai has now spent more than 40 years working with a wide range of refrigerants. His experience with hydrocarbons goes back to the early 90s, and he began working with CO2 in the late 90s. He is currently Senior Product Specialist at Johnson Controls, based in its Denmark factory.

Katsuhiko Harada

PRESIDENT, NIHON NETSUGEN SYSTEMS

Katsuhiko Harada is President of Nihon Netsugen Systems, a pioneer in the manufacture of CO2 refrigeration units in Japan, and has long led the push in his country towards the adoption of natural refrigerants. His career has given him considerable insight into the practical, as well as environmental, benefits of CO2 technology in particular. Prior to working at NNS, he was a TV journalist.

Robin Langebach

PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE, KARLSRUHE

Professor Robin Langebach took up the Chair of Compressor Technology at the University of Applied Science in Karlsruhe in 2019. Previously, he worked with DIEHL Aviation in the research and development of small refrigeration units for aircraft applications. He has a strong background in refrigeration, heat pumps and cryogenics, as well as the associated compressor technology.

Andreas Hermelink

DIRECTOR, GUIDEHOUSE

A Director at consulting firm Guidehouse, Dr Andreas Hermelink is a specialist in the areas of energy, sustainability and infrastructure, with particular reference to climate neutral building. He supports large public and corporate clients, as well as NGOs, in shaping forward-looking, science-based solutions, with the ultimate aim of one day creating a decarbonised built environment.

Michael Freiherr

MANAGING DIRECTOR EUROPE & CTO, GÜNTNER

As Managing Director Europe and Chief Technical Officer, Michael Freiherr’s area of expertise is in innovative, smart solutions as well as energy efficiency and sustainability. His background in refrigeration plant construction gives him a deep understanding of refrigeration and HVAC.

Martin Beermann

HEAD OF INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION,                        GÜNTNER

As head of Güntner's Industrial Refrigeration Business Unit, Martin Beermann considers working with natural refrigerants a matter of course and says that his aim is to find the most efficient and sustainable solutions for Güntner's customers. Beermann has been with the company for more than 20 years and has seen at first-hand the shift towards sustainable refrigeration solutions.

Franz Sperl

PRODUCT MANAGER, GÜNTNER

Having begun his career as a Mechatronics Technician for Refrigeration, Franz Sperl went on to complete a bachelor thesis at the University of Maryland and a dual study program with Güntner and ESaK Maintal. Having held several positions at Güntner, he has worked on international collaborations in the fields of heat transfer technology, natural refrigerants and heat pumps.

Alejandro Lomas

INNOVATION MANAGER, GÜNTNER

Alejandro Lomas, Innovation Manager at Güntner, will be moderating all of our panels at Chillventa. He joined the company in 2015, and has since introduced a broad range of innovation programs in areas such as IoT, robotics and digitalisation. In Mexico, he led the state of Nuevo Leon's Digital Transformation Committee, with the goal of raising the region's digital capabilities.

13 OCTOBER 2022, 12 PM UTC

Driving digital change.

For today’s B2B companies, a digital-first strategy is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Digitalisation is redefining how B2B businesses connect with their customers, who now expect to be able to access relevant, up-to-date content anywhere, anytime, and on the device of their choosing. At the same time, analysis of the huge amounts of data produced by digital processes can bring new insights into products and solutions, resulting in enhanced customer experiences.

our SPEAKERS

Thomas Troll

partner, ROI-EFESO Management Consulting

Dr Thomas Troll has worked as a consultant for nearly a quarter of a century, focusing on the transformation of operations towards excellence and sustainability. This ranges from the strategic redesign of global footprints to the optimisation of supply chains and the digitalisation of value-adding processes. Before his consulting career, he developed vehicle sensor systems.

Thomas Zeller

Chief Digital Officer, UnternehmerTUM

Thomas Zeller is Chief Digital Officer of UnternehmerTUM, an independent spin-off of the Technical University of Munich that is the largest innovation and start-up centre in Germany. He co-founded the centre's Digital Product School, which helps teams from established companies emulate an environment of fast learning similar to that experienced by young tech companies.

Tilo Neumann

GENERAL MANAGER & OWNER, Sachsen-                  kälte

General Manager and owner of Dresden-based refrigeration and air conditioning technology specialists Sachsen-Kälte, Tilo Neumann took over the reins from his father, Wilfried, in 2011. Next year he will celebrate 25 years in the industry, a period during which he has been able to observe at first hand the shift towards more environmentally friendly solutions and a digital future.

RAINER GROßE-KRACHT

VICE CHAIRMAN, EXECUTIVE BOARD, BITZER

Industry veteran Rainer Große-Kracht has worked for BITZER for 25 years and is currently responsible for all research and development departments at the company worldwide, having previously held various positions in Application Engineering and Advanced Research Engineering. He is Chairman of the ASERCOM Board and Vice Chairman of the EPEE Steering Committee.

Gernot Puntigam

MANAGING DIRECTOR EUROPE, güntner

Gernot Puntigam brings a broad knowledge of digitalisation to his role as Güntner's Managing Director for Europe, having worked with diverse IT systems in his previous roles in both Asia and America. Prior to coming to Güntner he was Managing Director of a German manufacturing company in China, and before that, was Sales Director of a Swiss technology group in Southeast Asia.

MARCO BAUMANN

MANAGING DIRECTOR, JAEGGI HYBRIDTECHNOLOGIE

Marco Baumann heads up Swiss company JAEGGI Hybridtechnologie, which has long been a pioneer in hybrid cooling and condensing technology, and is a member of the Güntner Group. He is also responsible for service and customer service for Güntner across Europe. This includes on-site mechanical work and an online spare parts shop, as well as remote technical support.

Zac Wernlund

SMART SOLUTIONS MANAGER NLA,                      GÜNTNER

Smart Solutions Manager for Güntner in the North and Latin American markets, Zachary Wernlund also works with the development team in Germany. He is currently leading the application of innovative IIoT technologies to the Güntner product line globally and has been involved in the cooling industry for over six years with a focus on bringing new technologies to the industry.

Alejandro Lomas

INNOVATION MANAGER, GÜNTNER

Alejandro Lomas, Innovation Manager at Güntner, will be moderating all of our panels at Chillventa. He joined the company in 2015, and has since introduced a broad range of innovation programs in areas such as IoT, robotics and digitalisation. In Mexico, he led the state of Nuevo Leon's Digital Transformation Committee, with the goal of raising the region's digital capabilities.

FRANCIS KÉRÉ:
BUILDING FOR
THE FUTURE

"It’s important for everyone to understand
that sustainability is complex and cannot
be guaranteed with promises," says
award-winning architect Francis Kéré,
who designed Güntner’s dialogue-
inspiring booth at Chillventa 2022.