Line-up of keynote speakers
With their EYE ON 2030, the congress will officially be opened on Sunday by Marjan Minnesma, director of the Urgenda foundation and Roland Bal, Professor at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. Other keynote speakers are programmed around the 5 congress themes: energy, circularity, health & comfort, digitization and learning & education.
On Monday, Lidia Morawska, director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health at QUT, will cover the airborne route transmission of the Coronavirus and the importance of ventilation in the issue at hand. Additionally, Arsen Melikov is professor at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy and will discuss focus on occupants, energy and airborne cross-infection. Ben van Berkel, Dutch architect; the founder and principal Architect of the international architecture firm UNStudio and UNSense, will discuss sustainable architecture and design.
On Tuesday we will be joined by Lieve Helsen, Professor in Mechanical Engineering (KU Leuven & EnergyVille), leading the Thermal Systems Simulation (The SySi) research group, focusing on modelling, optimal control and optimal design of thermal systems in the built environment. Additionally, Pau Garcia Audi, policy officer at DG Energy will hold a keynote speech on Energy.
On the final day of CLIMA 2022, Clayton Miller will speak on the importance of open data for the development of robust machine learning in the building industry. The final keynote speaker of the congress will be Thomas Auer, managing director of Transsolar, Stuttgart.
Workshops and other interactive sessions
Conference attendees will be challenged to look beyond regular frontiers in a varied program of workshops and interactive sessions. All workshops are organised by international academic expert groups (Task Forces), European research projects and supporter companies discussing various scientific and technology topics. The 1.5 hours sessions feature short presentations from key academic and industry experts followed by at least half an hour discussion or other interactive group work. Other interactive sessions include discussion forums, seminars and courses.
In addition to providing an opportunity to share knowledge and inspiration, CLIMA 2022 also provides a platform to innovative companies in the HVAC sector to share their latest developments and solutions. On the exhibition ground, players such as Carrier, Siemens, Halton, Daikin, Georg Fischer and many others will exhibit their game-changers.
Experience Rotterdam and opportunity to meet peers
An extensive social program will give attendees a chance to experience Rotterdam while connecting with peers. Either with an energizing morning run, an informative arranged tour past some of the Netherlands’ famous deltaworks, or a culinary delight at the Rotterdam World Museum – CLIMA 2022 will introduce attendees to new people as well as new experiences.