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.

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.


2023 conference – “Heat Pumps – Resilient and efficient”

The 14th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference – HPC2023 – will be held on May 15-18, 2023, in Chicago, U.S.
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.

Launch of the 14th IEA Heat Pump Conference

Listen to the presentation by Chairman Brian Fricke


Past Heat Pump Conferences

Proceedings from the HP Conferences can be ordered 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 organised by Japan”Heat Pumps – The Solution for a Low-Carbon World”The actual conference was decided not 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