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European associations launch HVACR Week on 6-12 June

EPEE, AREA, the Associazione Tecnici del Freddo and EVIA join forces to unite their events across a week

Contractors’ body AREA, Italian group the Associazione Tecnici del Freddo, cooling association EPEE and ventilation body EVIA are joining efforts to emphasise the importance of the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration sector during the first ever “HVACR Week”, which will take place from 6 to 12 June 2019.

The associations will be hosting two showpiece events, namely the 18th European Conference in Milan on 6-7 June, and EUREKA 2019 in Bruges on 11-12 June.

Marco Buoni, President of AREA said: “We want the HVACR Week to be a highlight of our sector’s calendar for years to come, Six months after the entry into force of the Kigali Amendment, two weeks following the European elections, and at a time when climate change is a major concern for worldwide citizens, this will be the perfect time for our sector to gather, stop and think about how it can help make the world a better place.”

The European Conference, which is held biennially in cooperation with the Centro Studi Galileo (CSG), UN Environment (UNEP), and the International Institute of Refrigeration, will be held at the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Participants will have the chance to hear updates about the latest technology available on the market through a set of scientific presentations by the Presidents of major global associations and various industry representatives. The debate will focus on climate change and technologies developed to counter its effects.

On 11 June, EPEE and EVIA will host the third edition of EUREKA, examining the crucial role of cooling and ventilation for health, productivity, and wellbeing.

EPEE’s Director General Andrea Voigt said: “Cooling and ventilation are not a luxury but a necessity. Our sector contributes significantly to a number of Sustainable Development Goals but is far from getting the attention it deserves. Technologies and solutions are readily available but still not sufficiently deployed. This is even more worrying as current trends such as urbanisation, an ageing population and a warming climate will fuel market growth as well as energy demand.”

This year’s EUREKA will focus on the role of cooling and ventilation in view of the Goals. The event will explore opportunities for sustainable cooling and ventilation technologies and their role as part of the transition towards smart and sustainable cities and regions, as well as the wider challenges the sector is facing such as skills, employment and gender participation.

Participants who want to attend the HVACR Week can benefit from a 20 per cent discount on their registration to the two events. Please contact info@eureka-hvacr.eu and conference@centrogalileo.it for more information.


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