HVACR Expo Saudi open in Jeddah, co-located with FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo
Jan 15, 2018
The third edition of HVACR Expo Saudi is open, with the first ever EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting, and co-located FM Expo Saudi & Saudi Clean Expo at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.
The meeting is 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 comes under the initiative of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia.
More than 100 VIP delegates attended the meeting, which was made up of keynote speeches and a panel discussion.
High profile speakers included 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.
18 free-to-attend CPD (continued professional development) certified workshops is promoting best practices and innovative solutions for the Saudi HVAC-R industry.
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.
This has helped drive the Expo 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.
Platinum Sponsor is 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)’.
Gold Sponsor is 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.
The event was inaugurated yesterday 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 Giorgio Elia, Vice President, UTC Climate, Controls & Security
The shows run until tomorrow.