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Call for Speakers Announced for ASHRAE Developing Economies Conference

  • 09 Dec 2022
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

Call for Speakers Announced for ASHRAE Developing Economies Conference

Karen Buckley Washington
Senior Public Relations Specialist

ATLANTA (December 9, 2022) –ASHRAE announced a call for healthcare and residential tracks speakers for the Developing Economies Conference 2023, May 11-12, 2023 in Mumbai, India. This is ASHRAE’s third Developing Economies Conference.

The conference theme is “Decarbonizing and Sustaining Growth of Healthcare and Residential Infrastructure in Emerging and Future Markets.”

“This conference is expanded to include Global South economies as they face challenges in expanding infrastructure in a cost-effective manner,” said Ashish Rakheja, conference chair.

With a focus on healthcare and residential, the conference will cover resiliency, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), building decarbonization, policy making and digitalization and other topics. Technical sessions will also address the challenges of rapidly growing energy demand, epidemic effects, fast-paced advancements, urbanization, sustainability and the role to be played by the global HVAC&R industry to meet the building decarbonization targets set during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26.

“Post-COVID, the importance of quality healthcare and the need for carbon footprint reduction have been crucial issues, which is why they will be the focus area for the 2023 conference. The last two editions of the conference have demonstrated the benefit of this event, as it offers a two-way learning for both developed and emerging economies and provides an opportunity to the global HVAC&R community to come together to network, learn and evolve their offerings in making the world a better place,” Rakheja said.

Presentation proposals to speak are requested on the following program tracks:


  • Decarbonizing healthcare sector
  • Resiliency in healthcare buildings / infrastructure
  • Working with nature in designing hospitals
  • IEQ in healthcare
  • Policies, standards, codes and certifications
  • Role of digitalization in healthcare


  • Decarbonizing residential ecosystem: engineering towards net zero
  • Retrofitting to a sustainable future
  • New-age products and technologies
  • Heating and cooling technologies
  • Smart homes
  • Policies, standards, codes and certifications
  • Future proofing our homes (climate change)

Presentation abstracts (300 words or less) are due January 15, 2023, and notifications will be sent by February 28, 2023. If accepted, final presentation submissions are due April 30, 2023.

For more information or to submit a presentation proposal, visit


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