Heat pump conferences

IEA Heat Pump Conference

Every three years the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies, (IEA HPT TCP) stages the IEA Heat Pump Conference. It is an international heat pump conference that was held for the first time in 1983.

The conference offers a unique meeting place where advances and prospects in technology, applications, and markets for heat pumps, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications are shared.

HPC2023 Conference – “Heat Pumps – Resilient and efficient”

The 14th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference – will be held on May 15-18, 2023, in Chicago, U.S.

About the Conference

Clean, efficient, and reliable energy systems are essential to meeting basic needs for comfortable, secure, and environmentally friendly building environments; food processing, transport, and storage; and industrial processes. Many analysts estimate that it will not be possible to achieve long-term climate, security, and energy goals without increasing the use of renewable heating and cooling hand in hand with large-scale refurbishment and renovation of the world’s existing buildings and industrial infrastructure.

The Theme

The theme for the conference will be “Heat Pumps – Resilient and efficient”. The National Organizing Committee led by Chairman Brian Fricke will be organizing the conference, which will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.


Peter Ritter von Rittinger International Heat Pump Award

Welcome to nominate your candidate for the award! Read more and find the nomination form here >

The deadline for nomination is November 30, 2022


Call For Papers

Abstracts (250 words maximum) covering the conference theme may be submitted on the conference website beginning 15th November 2021. The abstracts will be screened and authors will be advised of acceptance. Important dates are given below.

  • Abstract submission open November 15, 2021
  • Abstract submission due May 15, 2022 DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 15, 2022!
  • Full paper submission due November 15, 2022
  • Final paper submission due February 15, 2023

More information can be found on the
Conference homepage

Download the Conference folder here


Launch of the 14th IEA Heat Pump Conference

Listen to the presentation by Chairman Brian Fricke


In conjunction with the International Heat Pump Conference, the Peter Ritter von Rittinger International Heat Pump Award is awarded.
Read more about the Rittinger Award here.


Past Heat Pump Conferences

Proceedings from the HP Conferences can be downloaded for free from our publication database.


2021 – Jeju, Korea “Heat Pumps – Mission for the Green World”

Recordings from the opening ceremony and the plenary speeches
are now freely available to watch
here >

Mechtild Worsdorfer, IEA Director for Sustainability
Martin Forsén, President of EHPA (European Heat Pump Association)
Min-Soo Kim, President of SAREK (Society of Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea) and NOC Chair
Saikee Oh, Vice President of LG Electronics
Xudong Wang, Vice President of AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute)
Noboru Kagawa, Professor of the National Defense Academy in Japan
Stephan Renz, Chair of IEA HPT TCP


2017 – Rotterdam, the Netherlands “Rethink Energy, Act NOW!” 

2014 – Montreal, Canada”Global Advances in Heat Pump Technology, Applications & Markets”

2011 – Web conference organized by Japan “Heat Pumps – The Solution for a Low-Carbon World”The actual conference was decided not to be held due to the great Eastern Japan earthquake.

2008 – Zurich, Switzerland “Advances and Prospects in Technology, Application and Markets”

2005 – Las Vegas, United States ”Global Advances in Heat Pump Technology, Applications, and Markets”

2002 – Beijing, China “Heat Pumps – Better by Nature”

1999 – Berlin, Germany “Heat Pumps – A Benefit for the Environment”

1996 – Toronto, Canada “Heat Pumping Technologies Towards the Next Century: Applications and Markets”

1993 – Maastricht, the Netherlands “Heat Pumps for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Progress”

1990 – Tokyo, Japan

1987 – Orlando, United States

1984 – Graz, Austria