· HVACR Expo Saudi and co-located FM Expo Saudi & Saudi Clean Expo inaugurated by Dr. Sufyan Al-Irhayim, Director of Conformity Assessment Department and Acting Director of Standards and Metrology Department, GCC Standardization Organization, Lucie Berger, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs, Delegation of the European Union, and Mr. Giorgio Elia, Vice President, UTC Climate, Controls & Security.
· HVACR Expo Saudi 2018 is hosting 80+ regional and international exhibitors and will run until 16 January at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.
Dr. Sufyan Al-Irhayim, Director of Conformity Assessment Department and Acting Director of Standards and Metrology Department, GCC Standardization Organization, Lucie Berger, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs, Delegation of the European Union, and Mr. Giorgio Elia, Vice President, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, officially inaugurated HVACR EXPO Saudi and co-located FM Expo Saudi & Saudi Clean Expo yesterday at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.
The third edition of the largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event was opened with the first ever EU – Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting, organised in partnership with Eurovent ME, to address collaboration opportunities between Saudi Arabia and the European Union on HVAC standards, certification and labeling.
“Energy efficiency and sustainability is a growing concern all over the world for apparent reasons. In a region like the Middle East, with its extreme temperatures, it is even more important to have adequate standards and regulations in place to keep energy consumption at a reasonable level,” evaluates Markus Lattner – Director of Eurovent Middle East.
The meeting played a fundamental role in helping preserve the Kingdom’s wealth of energy resources and strengthen the national economy complementing the Saudi National energy efficiency program. The meeting comes under the initiative of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia.
Over 100 VIP delegates attended the meeting, which was made up of keynote speeches as well as what resulted in an engaging panel discussion, to gain insight from high profile speakers including the Ambassador of the European Union of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Michele Cervone D’Urso, Manager of International Standards at ISSO Jaap Hogeling, and Frank Wouters, Director of the EUGCC Clean Energy Technology Network.
Beyond the high level meeting, the educational offering at HVACR Expo Saudi features a total of 18 free-to-attend CPD (continued professional development) certified workshops to promote best practices and innovative solutions for the Saudi HVAC-R industry. A range of topics on the agenda cover the latest solutions for Energy Optimisation, better IEQ (Indoor Environment Quality) and Green Technology HVAC Systems.
The HVACR market in KSA is expected to double at a CAGR of around 13% from 2017-2022 on the back of developing energy tariffs, increased public awareness and an increased sense of responsibility, driving HVACR Expo Saudi to be 20% larger than the previous edition.
Over 80 local and international manufacturers are showcasing the most innovative HVAC-R solutions and equipment at HVACR Expo Saudi 2018, which will run until 16 January. Along with market leaders such as Carrier, Zamil Air Conditioners, Midea, HH-Shaker, Samsung, LG and Al Salem Johnson Controls - YORK, products at the exhibition will include Ecofrigo’s refrigerated trucks and containers, Grant Ice Systems’ Flake Ice Machine and curtain type fire dampers by J C Cooling and Williams’ Air Curtains.
Platinum Sponsor Carrier, winner of Climate Control Awards for ‘GCC Region Manufacturer of the Year’, ‘Innovative Manufacturer of the Year (Chillers)’, and ‘Manufacturer of the Year (Air – Treatment)’, will come together alongside with Gold Sponsor Zamil, Product Launch Partner Samsung, Registration Sponsor Media and HH Shaker, and Workshop Sponsor, Al Salem Johnson Controls – YORK.
Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and MICE Arabia, HVACR Expo Saudi is co-located with FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo – the only dedicated facilities management, cleaning and hygiene event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and featuring the high-level Facility Management Leaders’ Summit. Alongside a collection of carefully selected exhibitors to compliment scheduled sessions, the free-to-attend CPD offering includes topics such as legionella, the emergence of the Internet of Things, and shifting financial influencers like privatisation and VAT.
Both events run until 16 January and open 4pm – 10pm daily. Entry to the events is only for trade professionals and over 18s, and is free of charge.
To know more about HVACR Expo Saudi visit, https://www.hvacrexposaudi.com/