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Developing Economies Conference 2023

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Developing Economies Conference 2023

May 10-11, 2023 
Mumbai, India

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Technical Program now available



conference brochure    Conference Flyer

This is the third edition of its successful format of Developing Economies Conference by ASHRAE.

“The reach is enhanced to include entire Global South economies as they face similar challenges in expanding infrastructure in cost effective manner,” said Ashish Rakheja, conference chair. “Post-COVID, the importance of healthcare and the current pressing environment needs of carbon footprint reduction are the focus area for 2023 conference. The last two editions have demonstrated the benefit of this Conference wherein it offers a two-way learning street 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,” he said. The conference will have keynotes, presentations and panel discussions on current topics and technology demonstration. 

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

The conference shall focus on aspects relating to Resiliency, IEQ, Decarbonization, Policies, Digitalization and other tracks. The conference will also address challenges like 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 decarbonization targets set during CoP 26. 

The conference provides the opportunity to bring together people from diverse cultures and climates to deliberate on various aspects of building design, operation & maintenance that is responsive to local needs and utilize traditional construction practices. The focus shall be application of latest technologies to achieve cost-effective solutions for high performance buildings in emerging economies.

  • Technical Program

    This program is tentative and subject to change.

    Healthcare Day 1 & 2 
    Presentation Title Presenter
    Effective Strategies of Accelerated Decarbonization in Hospitals Alamelu Brooks
    Rewards and Risks of Smart Systems - Are We Smart Enough for a Smart World? Bill Bahnfleth
    Importance of Healing Architecture in Healthcare Dr.Shivraj Dhaka
    Understanding Air Change Rate in Healthcare Facilities and Their Implication on Contamination Control – a Review Dr.Arup Bhattachary
    Energy Performance Assessment: Comparison between ASHRAE standard 90.1 and Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of India for Healthcare prototype buildings Saha, Arpan
    The Role of Digital Twins in Decarbonizing Healthcare Facilities Rohan Rawte
    Panel Discussion with CAHO / IMA / ISHRAE / ASHRAE  
    Net Zero Carbon Standard - CIBSE Julie Godefroy
    A research on Clean Air - Medical perspective - TBC Dr.Sundeep Salvi, Pulmonologist
    Panel Discussion post evening Tea Break on Day 1
    Accelerating the adoption of innovation IFC TECH EMERGE

    Residential Day 1 & 2
    Presentation Title Presenter
    "Comparison of Different HVAC Systems for Typical Comfort Room from Different Aspects: Indoor Comfort and Embodied Carbon Danielak, Dr. Maciej, 
    Building Insulation System for Tropical Climate Pathway to Decarbonizing & Sustainability  K.K.Mitra
    New mixed-mode design for health, sustainability, and resilience  Prof.Li
    Indoor Environmental Quality Status of Residential Spaces in The National Capital Region of India  Pooja Shukla
    Innovating Air Conditioning: A Sorbent-Assisted Multi-Utility System with Intelligent Ventilation for Energy-Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality M.S.Sudarsan
    Vaastu & its scientific significance in sustainability D.M.Upasani
    District Cooling Systems - Opportunities & Challenges  Debate
    Net Zero Carbon Standard / Housing Retrofits - CIBSE Julie Godefroy
    Enhance: How can Mumbai benefit from a transition to Green?   International Finance Corp.
    Enable: What are the business drivers for Green Development?  International Finance Corp.
    Panel Discussion post evening Tea Break on Day 2
    Envision: How to plan, build and adopt Green?  - IFC IFC EDGE
  • Sponsorship / Partnership

    The conference organizers are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities to engage industry participation. All sponsors will have their company logo and name on the event flyer, the conference web site and recognition during the conference. A summary of the specific benefits of each sponsorship level is included. If you have questions or are interesting in being a sponsor, please contact Staci Loeffler

    sponsorship opportunities

  • Partners and Sponsors

    Gala Dinner Partner

    Carbon Nuetrality Partner

    Sustainability Partner

    Hydronic Flow Optimization Partner

    Eco Thermal Partner

    Insulation Partner

    Healthy Air Partner

    IAQ Partner



    Global Partner

    Partner Society

  • Supporting Organizations

    Thank you to the Supporting Organizations of the Developing Economies Conference




  • Call For Presentations

    The Steering Committee seeks presentations focused on the following topics and subtopics:

    Healthcare Facilities

    Residential Buildings

    Submit an Abstract: Presentation proposals should identify the track and include a 300-word maximum abstract and biography.

    Upcoming Deadlines

    • January 31, 2023 - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Abstracts due
    • February 28, 2023 - Notification on Abstracts  
    • March 31, 2023 - Submission of Presentations
    • April 30, 2023 - Final presentations 

    For more information on tracks and abstract submissions, please contact Nivedita Jadhav

  • Hotel

    Hotel Reservations

    The Developing Economies Conference will take place May 10-11, 2023 at the JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai

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  • Steering Committee

      Steering Committee:   Advisory Board:  
      Ashish Rakheja, Chair Kanagaraj Ganesan
      Nivedita Jadhav, Vice Chair Anushree Riswadkar
      Rupesh Umtol Pankaj Sareen
      Bharat Jare Shailendra Kasera
      Suhel Parkar Pallab Kar
      Sanjay Verma Priyank Garg
      Manoj Khati Manan Vora
      Mahesh Prabhu T.Nagaraja
      Prateek Narayan Mohammad Asif Basha
      Mihir Sanghavi Salman Rasheed
      Sagar Munishwar Vishal Kapur
      Kartik Kommireddi  
      Roshini Easow  
      Goutham Pitchikala  
      Sunil Nayak  
      Shankar Sapaliga