Registration is now open

Early bird rate will be withdrawn at 11.59 pm on the 1st June 2018. (BST) 

What is included in the registration fee?

  • Full conference delegates: The conference proceedings, a data stick of all papers, short courses and workshops, a choice of technical tour,  welcome reception on the 2nd September, conference dinner on the 3rd September, lunches and refreshment breaks on the 3rd and 4th September.
  • Day Delegates: 1 day of conference proceeding, a data stick of all papers, lunch and refreshment breaks. Day delegates packages will not include the conference dinner this will be an optional extra.

Registration fees

HF02018 Fee

Hotel information

Birmingham has many hotels to suit all budgets. Click here to book your accommodation via Meet Birmingham the official accommodation agency of the conference. 

Accompanying persons programme

An informal programme for accompanying persons will be organised subject to interest and tailored to the requirements of those taking part. Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and has much to offer. Visitors can choose from museums, historic walking trails, art galleries, visitor attractions, excellent shopping facilities and world class restaurants.

The accompanying person’s package will include a welcome pack and access to the social programme of the conference. On the 2nd September you will attend the conference welcome reception. This is an informal event where you can meet others attending the conference and on the evening of the 3rd September you will join the conference dinner.

Please be aware accommodation, entry fees additional transport costs and meals are extra.

Cancellation Policy 

If a registrant is unable to attend the 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement, someone else from the same institute/organisation.

Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person then the following refund arrangements apply:

  • Bookings cancelled on or before the 21 February 2018 will receive a full refund less a £50 handling fee.
  • Bookings cancelled between 22 February 2018 and 02 June 2018 will be refunded 50% of the fee paid.
  • Bookings cancelled after the 03 June 2018 will not be eligible for a refund and 100% of the amount will be due.

All cancellations and changes of names relating to conference registration must be sent in writing to

 Refunds will be made in the following ways:

1. For payments received by credit or debit cards, the same credit/debit card will be refunded.

2. For all other payments, a bank transfer will be made to the payee nominated account.

I am an international delegate, why do I need to pay VAT?

Conferences that take place in the UK are liable for UK VAT as they are classed under VAT legislation as 'services' and therefore VAT is chargeable at source. Overseas delegates must pay the VAT charged on their invoice initially but may be able  to claim the VAT back from the UK VAT office. For information on reclaiming VAT see Notice no 723 which can be obtained from 

Further guidance can be found below.

Delegates from the EU:

Delegates based outside the EU:


1 Day Ticket

4 Day Ticket

Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

+44 (0)208 6477033