2019 Schedule

Stay tuned for more details on speakers and sessions as our schedule is finalized

 

Download the 2019 Schedule-at-a-Glance

  • Key:
  • General Session
  • Breakout Session
  • Other Activities

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Conference Registration

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Pre- Conference Committee Meeting

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Manufacturer/Retailer Exchange and Opening Reception

Meet leading suppliers of energy management, HVAC, refrigeration, design, construction and lighting systems. Discover potential business partners who can provide you with the resources and capabilities to remain competitive, cost-efficient and cutting-edge. Offered on two successive evenings.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Conference Registration

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks by the ESD Committee Co-Chairs

Speakers:
  • John Lerch, CEP - Director, Energy and Facilities, Weis Markets, Inc.
  • Brad Morris - Senior Manager, Engineering and Energy, Giant Eagle, Inc.

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening General Session: Managing Change

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Break

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

General Session: State of the Food Retail Industry

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Focal Areas:

  • Refrigeration
  • Energy
  • Store Design
Specific Topics are listed at end of schedule. Stay tuned for more details in scheduling and speakers!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Focal Areas:
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy
  • Store Design
Specific Topics are listed at the end of the schedule. Stay tuned for more details in scheduling and speakers!

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

General Session: Digital Technologies in Food Retail: From AI to IoT

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Manufacturer/Retailer Exchange and Reception

Take advantage of another opportunity to meet leading suppliers of energy management, HVAC, refrigeration, design, construction and lighting systems. Discover potential business partners who can provide you with the resources and capabilities to remain competitive, cost-efficient and cutting-edge. 

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

GreenChill Achievement Recognition Ceremony and Breakfast

EPA will host the GreenChill Partnership’s annual Achievement Recognition event. GreenChill partners represent approximately 30% of U.S. supermarkets, allowing the partners to benchmark their refrigerant management performance versus each other and the industry. Join us in congratulating this year’s winners. Come learn about best-in-class refrigerant emissions rate reductions, emissions prevention in new store construction, and emissions rates for advanced refrigeration technologies.

Speakers:
  • Tom Land - GreenChill Partnership Program Manager, Stratospheric Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

General Session: A Comprehensive Look at Store Design

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Break

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

General Session: Refrigerants and Energy Regulations Update

The retail industry is facing regulations on what refrigerants can be used in air conditioning and refrigeration, both at the Federal and State levels.  At the same time, energy efficiency standards are having an impact on systems design and use. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute and equipment manufacturers have been at the forefront of these changes, working to make sure that these changes have the least impact on the retail industry. This session will present the regulations that are already in place, the upcoming regulations at the federal and state levels, and what the industry is doing to ensure transitions are smooth and effective.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

General Session: Tackling Tough Topics

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Focal Areas:
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy
  • Store Design
Specific topics are listed at the end of the schedule. Stay tuned for more details in scheduling and speakers!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Focal Areas:
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy
  • Store Design
Specific topics are listed at the end of the schedule. Stay tuned for more details in scheduling and speakers!

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Focal Areas:
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy
  • Store Design
Specific topics are listed at the end of the schedule. Stay tuned for more details in scheduling and speakers!

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing General Session: Innovation and Creativity

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Off-Site Social Event – Perot Museum of Nature & Science

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Facility and Design Tours Breakfast

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Facility and Design Tours

Tours require pre-registration and fee.

We are finalizing locations. Stay tuned for more information.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Post-Conference Committee Meeting

Refrigeration Workshops:
Refrigeration Contractors Installation and Service Best Practices
HVAC and Humidity Management: Best Practices and Developments for Improving Refrigeration
Replacement Strategies for Equipment using R22
In-store System Flexibility
Current and Future Refrigeration Architecture

Energy Workshops:
Energy Test Case Study Results
Using Software Analytics to Improve and Maintain Performance of Refrigeration Systems
Energy Procurement (Ins and Outs of Contracts)
Sustainability Scorecard
Energy Efficiency and Maintenance Management in Supermarkets

Store Development Workshops:
Micro Fulfilment
Mixed-Use Urban Design
Experiential Store Design
Autonomous Vehicles/Robotics
Small Platforms/Design Layout