International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain

9 Jun 2024 to 11 Jun 2024

ICCC2024 is being organised by the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

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ICCC2024 is being held in Tokyo, and will be an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers and industrialists from all fields of refrigeration to discuss how to promote sustainability on the cold chain.

The conference has been held seven times since 2010 in the UK, France, New Zealand and China and is recognised as the international conference to attend if you want to exchange the latest information about cutting-edge research results on the cold chain and sustainability.

To establish a truly sustainable cold chain, it is necessary to engage in discussion on the global food supply chain to achieve energy conservation, GHG reduction, elimination of food loss and waste, and guarantee of food safety and quality.

Programme and papers

ICCC2024 will present around 80 oral presentations  Each oral presenter is requested to submit an abstract, then a full paper. The submitted full paper will be peer-reviewed, and the scientific committee may request revisions from the author

The submission guideline, paper format and template will appear on the ICCC2024 website. Papers presented at the ICCC2024 will be published in the IIR Fridoc database.

The topics of the technical session:

Cold Chain

Process and equipment design
Storage, transportation and logistics
Modelling and predictive tools
Food quality and food safety
Food science and food engineering
Innovations in retail refrigeration
Cold chain in developing countries


Low GWP Refrigerants
Innovative technologies for carbon neutrality
Life cycle assessment on the food supply chain
Advancements in commercial refrigeration
Application of renewable energies



The IOR is not involved in the organisation of the Conference. All queries relating to ICCC2024  should be sent to the organiser at