City joins forces with the Office for Product Safety & Standards, The Association for the Manufacture of Domestic Appliances and the London Fire Brigade to host 2050: Fridge of the Future.

By Mr John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer), Published

City, University of London will be hosting 2050: Fridge of the Future on Thursday, 16th September 2021.

The event has been co-organised by the Office for Product Safety & Standards, The Association for the Manufacture of Domestic Appliances and the London Fire Brigade.

It is aimed at bringing together all parties with an interest in understanding the future of large white goods to share perspectives, identify common interests and discuss the possibilities for working together to achieve shared goals.

Some of the questions posed at the event include: What will white goods in the future look like? How will they be shaped by evolving demand, environment and new technologies? What impact will this have on product safety and future ready regulation?

624339Speakers include Graham Russell, Chief Executive, Office for Product Safety & Standards; Charlie Pugsley, London Fire Brigade; Paul Hide, Chief Executive, The Association for the Manufacture of Domestic Appliances; Professor Rajkumar Roy, Dean, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE); and Professor Ahmed Kovacevic, Howden/RAEng Chair in Compressor Technology & Associate Dean, Corporate Partnerships.

Professor Kovacevic is looking forward to City hosting the event. He said:

“Refrigeration has changed significantly from the 19th Century when ice blocks were delivered to households for use in icebox refrigerators. Today around 200 million fridges are produced annually to meet ever increasing demands for household refrigeration and consumes a vast amount of energy which is similar in consumption patterns to other household appliances. We are now relying on renewable energy, the use of artificial intelligence and big data to improve the safety and efficiency of household items enjoy more comfortable lives. This event is timely in addressing and discussing technologies that might be used in the next few decades, including their safety and efficiency and the policy requirements for enabling this exciting transformation. I am very excited about participating in this event.”

Please visit this weblink to register for this free event and find out more information about the panel discussions.