Refrigeration Section

Refrigeration is one of the essential pillars for a sustainable future

Refriamericas is the epicenter of Innovation and Development in the Refrigeration Industry.

The refrigeration industry plays a fundamental role in our society, ensuring the preservation of food, medicines and other essential products, while contributing to key sectors such as healthcare, logistics and manufacturing. In a world where sustainability and energy efficiency are increasingly crucial, the refrigeration sector faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities.

Refriamericas stands as the ideal setting to address these challenges, bringing together key industry players to drive innovation, foster knowledge sharing and promote best practices. The companies participating in Refriamericas, leaders in their respective fields, are at the forefront of this change, developing technologies and solutions that not only optimize performance, but also minimize environmental impact. Their commitment to excellence and sustainability is key to building a brighter future for the industry and for the planet.

Meet the companies participating in Refriamericas specialized in the refrigeration sector.

Our academic program brings together conferences of excellence focused on the sector.



Conferences given in spanish

12:00 - 13:00 | CONFERENCIA

Aplicación de la Inteligencia Artificial en sistemas de refrigeración industriales y comerciales

Rafael Rau

Consultor - Costa Rica

13:00 - 14:00 | CONFERENCIA

R290 aplicado a los Chillers

Gildardo Yáñez

FB Refrigeración - México

14:00 - 15:00 | CONFERENCIA

Guías ASHRAE para sustentabilidad de facilidades refrigeradas y sistemas de refrigeración

En esta conferencia, bajo una guía ASHRAE, se mostrarán generalidades del diseño y la operación de instalaciones frigoríficas, con énfasis en métodos de sostenibilidad, y estrategias específicas para equipos. Se plantearán tecnologías de refrigeración, incluidos sistemas de compresión de vapor, sistemas secundarios de refrigerante y métricas de rendimiento, cubriendo la refrigeración comercial e industrial, así como el diseño de las instalaciones y las cargas térmicas asociadas. Esto incluye aspectos como la selección del método de enfriamiento, diseño del edificio, distribución del flujo de aire en función de la disposición de evaporadores, disposición de otros elementos de planta de refrigeración, control de la humedad, requisitos de atmósfera controlada y estrategias de control, destacando las oportunidades generales para mejorar la sostenibilidad en el diseño de la instalación.

Giovanni Barletta

Acaire - Colombia

15:00 - 16:00 | CONFERENCIA

Cómo ahorrar energía eléctrica en sistemas de cadenas de frío

La importancia de controlar la temperatura adecuadamente: Monitoreo, reportes, Set Point, deshielo, apertura de puertas; procesos automatizados, rotación de equipos BKP, sistemas de dispositivo de expansión.

Fabio Pettená

Full Gauge Controls - Brasil

16:00 - 17:00 | PANEL

Desafíos que enfrentan los Contratistas - Instaladores de proyectos con la aparición de la Inteligencia Artificial y otras tecnologías complementarias

Los CALA Awards reconocen al proyecto más destacado de la industria de HVAC en Latinoamérica. En este panel, los finalistas participarán para compartir sus consideraciones sobre los desafíos que se avecinan para el mercado desde su perspectiva como contratistas - instaladores.

Panel Finalistas CALA Awards HVAC

17:00 | Visita a Expo - Coctel de Bienvenida - CALA Awards



Conferences given in english

12:00 - 13:00 | CONFERENCE

The role of mentoring in building a powerful leadership culture

Successful business leaders will tell you that they didn’t build their business on their own. If asked, they will share that they have relied on mentors to guide their path towards building that successful business. This workshop will focus on the role of mentoring in building a leadership culture for your business. It will explore resources available to you and your teams for mentoring and how it can help you build the culture you desire to attract and retain talent for your organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to take home the tools you can use immediately to enable your teams to reach their full potential.

Jane Sidebottom

Board Member Women in HVACR

13:00 - 14:00 | CONFERENCE

AIM Act and its implications for the refrigeration industry

Yesenia Rector

Director IIAR - United States

14:00 - 15:00 | CONFERENCE

AI technology with condensate pumps and resulting energy savings

It is estimated retail food stores are responsible for around 3% of the total electrical energy consumption and 1% of total GHG emissions. The average supermarket uses 3-4 million kWh of electricity per year. Product refrigeration systems are estimated to account for up to 60% of the total energy used. In this conference you will learn how smart condensate pumps help reduce energy costs. We will also talk about DC motor advancements, related to ice machine pumps.

Craig Elliott

Product Manager - Hartell - United States

15:00 - 16:00 | CONFERENCE

Progress in Codes and Standards Related to Natural Refrigerants (NH3, CO2, & HCs)

After this activity, participants will be able to…1-Understand the road map progress of natural refrigerants (NH3, CO2, HCs) for equipment safety, engineering, service, meeting building codes, and their specific applications to Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Approvals. 2-Understand the general purpose, scope, and refrigeration equipment locations within occupancies of the IIAR Standards that can utilize natural refrigerants. 3-List the Model Code Adoptions of IIAR Standards forthcoming in 2023 & 2024 and become aware of the IIAR HC Standard that is presently in development.

Tony Lundell

CIRO, PMP - Senior Director of Standards and Safety - IIAR - United States"
16:00 | End

Refriamericas Supporting Show Sponsor

Global Leaders in Industrial Refrigeration Driving Innovation in Refriamericas

The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) is the world's leading voice in promoting safe, reliable and efficient industrial refrigeration with ammonia.

As a trade association dedicated to the industry, IIAR provides educational, technical and advocacy resources for its members and the community at large. Its commitment to excellence and innovation is reflected in its role as Supporting Show Sponsor of Refriaméricas, the leading refrigeration trade show in Latin America.

IIAR is proud to support the growth and development of the refrigeration industry in the region, encouraging the adoption of sustainable and efficient technologies that benefit both the environment and the economy.