An international expert on the changing refrigerant landscape and chair of the European Fluorocarbon Technical Committee (EFCTC), Nick Campbell, will deliver the keynote address at this year's CCN Live event.

With more than 30 years experience working primarily on the ozone issue and climate change, Campbell is based at Arkema SA headquarters in Paris where he is the environment manager for the fluorinated products division.

He is ideally placed to talk about this year's theme: Refrigerant Roadmap Beyond 2030.

Sponsored by Refrigerants Australia, Campbell will talk about the HFC phasedown and the many challenges associated with new refrigerants and their application.

The HFC phasedown is the single biggest issue facing the HVACR industry today and even a decade from now its significance will be just as great which is why it was chosen as this year's theme for CCN Live.

It is estimated that the global phasedown will reduce emissions by up to 72 billion tonnes by 2050.

In addition to his rôle at Arkema, Campbell is also the former chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Working Party on Climate Change.

He has attended UN climate change meetings since 1991 and has been present at every Meeting of the Parties and worked on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.

He was recently appointed Review Editor for Chapter 11 (Industry) of the Working Group III IPCC 6th Assessment Report.

Locally, the federal government is planning a review of the HFC phasedown in Australia which is scheduled for 2022 to ensure industry is on track and to make changes if they are required.

CCN Live participants will also hear about the latest developments in refrigerant recovery and reclamation from the newly appointed general manager of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA), Kylie Farrelley.

Following the speaker program, CCN will formally announce the winners in all seven categories of the 2019 HVACR Leadership Awards.

Support for the 2019 HVACR Leadership Awards has never been greater with a record number of sponsors coming on board this year including ABB, Daikin, Kirby, Panasonic, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioners Australia, Toshiba and Refrigerant Reclaim Australia.

Early bird tickets are still available for CCN Live 2019 at


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