Keynote Speakers

Jacques Guilpart

IIR Head of Section C and MF Conseil Executive Manager, France

Jacques Guilpart is an agronomist and a refrigeration engineer.
After an early career in rural development in West Africa and in the cattle feed industry, he joined the Refrigeration Processes Engineering Research Unit of Cemagref in 1990. At this position, he carried out research on efficiency in refrigeration equipment and systems and on applications of refrigeration for food products. In 1999, he became head of this research unit and deputy director of a joint research unit which carried out research on Food Process Engineering.

He actively participates in IIR activities as French delegate to the IIR, as head of IIR Section C (Biology and Food technology), and as member of the IIR B2 commission. He has been an early member of the Working Party on Ice Slurries. From 2004 to 2010, he was on the editorial board of the International Journal of Refrigeration.
Mr Guilpart is also active in the French Association of Refrigeration (AFF) both as a member of the management board and as president of the orientation committee. He teaches industrial refrigeration at the French Institute of Industrial Refrigeration and is a member of the French academy of agriculture (AAF).

He has authored and co-authored more than 120 papers and conference presentations, including 50 peer-reviewed publications.

In 2009 he joined the consulting firm MF Conseil, specialized in the field of energy efficiency and energy management for industry, specifically the food industry. Since 2010, he is the executive director of MF Conseil.