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Chillventa 2016 expected to be biggest yet

Refrigeration, AC and heat pump exhibition in October expects 1000 exhibitors

The fifth Chillventa exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany on 11 to 13 October is expected to be the biggest yet, as it consolidates its position as the leading international refrigeration and AC show according to its organiser NürnbergMesse.

The show will once again be preceded by a major international conference, the Chillventa Congress on 10 October.

NürnbergMesse said: “The mood in the industry is upbeat and in 2016 we are expecting all key trade fair performance indicators to be up again. As things stand today, we will exceed the results from 2014 for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space. We are expecting around 1,000 exhibitors and will again be welcoming more than 30,000 trade visitors from all over the world.”

This year’s expansion will see Chillventa add new halls and reorganise the layout to enable the refrigeration and AC sectors to be organised more thematically for the future. A brand new hall, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects will be brought into operation for 2016 and the exhibitor’s expansion is such that a further hall has been commissioned from the same architects for 2017.

The firm said the focus of both the trade fair and the congress alike will be on issues such as: current climate targets; Ecodesign; refrigerant choice; efficiency through controls; innovation in heat transfer; limits of refrigeration technology; and air conditioning of data centres. The show will also have several special presentation areas on topics like data centres; heat pumps for industrial and commercial applications; and energy audits for AC and ventilation systems.

The Congress will again have a particular focus on heat pumps, said event co-ordinator Dr-Ing Rainer Jakobs. He said: “Despite rising energy prices, the heat pump has established itself as a practical and attractive alternative to fossil heat generators. Chillventa is acknowledging this development with its special presentations on heat pumps in commercial and industrial use. It is primarily in these areas of application that the heat pump is now showing the way forward.”

The exhibitor has also unveiled a new project award to recognise the show’s theme of Connecting Experts. The Chillventa AWARD recognises expert teams (planners, system engineers, clients/operators) and their involvement in exemplary projects. The judges are looking for in particular ‘the interaction between project stakeholders from conceptual through planning and system engineering to operation of the system.’

Any form of refrigeration, AC or heat pump system (new or rebuild) realised in Europe is eligible for a Chillventa AWARD. Closing date is June 30. More information from: https://www.chillventa.de/en/exhibitors/participation/award


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