JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia’s largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event, HVACR Expo Saudi, is expected to attract over 6,000 visitors from Jan. 14 to 16 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events. Following the success of the 2017 edition, “the event is back with a 20% increase in terms of exhibiting companies, which are more than 80 this year, coming from across the globe to access the lucrative Saudi market,” announced Event Director Roni El Haddad.
With more than 70% of electricity being consumed for air conditioning and cooling in Saudi Arabia, “Today, energy efficiency is a priority for the Kingdom’s construction and HVAC-R industries, and will take center stage at the upcoming HVACR Expo Saudi,” El Haddad said. On Jan. 14, the event will feature the first high-level “EU-Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting”, under the initiative of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, and the European Union delegation to Saudi Arabia, with the participation of SASO (the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization).
Bringing together experts and decision makers, the meeting will address collaboration opportunities between Saudi Arabia and the European Union on HVAC standards, certification and labeling. Defined as a “key initiative in Saudi Arabia” by SASO’s Vice Governor of the standards and laboratories, Eng. Abdullah Al-Gahtani, the “EU-Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” will facilitate dialogue on energy efficiency strengthening the competitiveness of the Saudi economy.
Moreover, across the three days of the show, industry experts will deliver 18 educational workshops that will promote best practices and innovative solutions for the Saudi HVAC-R industry. Spanning from the latest solutions for Energy Optimization and better IEQ (Indoor Environment Quality), to Green Technology HVAC Systems, and Innovative chiller technologies for high ambient conditions, the workshop sessions will be CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified and free to attend for all visitors.
An unmissable platform for HVACR industry professionals to network, do business and discover new technologies and trends, HVACR Expo Saudi 2018 will bring to Saudi Arabia the latest HVACR solutions and equipment from local and international manufacturers. The winner of the Climate Control Awards for ‘GCC Region Manufacturer of the Year’, ‘Innovative Manufacturer of the Year (Chillers)’, and ‘Manufacturer of the Year (Air–Treatment)’, Carrier, will be also showcasing its latest solutions for the Saudi built environment.
“Carrier is delighted to support HVACR Expo Saudi as Platinum Sponsor for the third year running. The event serves as an exceptional platform for us to discuss major trends and regulations within Saudi Arabia’s growing HVACR market. With a focus on energy efficiency at the forefront in 2018, we are excited to announce our upcoming certified workshop, The way forward – Inverter Technology leading the trend of energy saving, taking place on Jan. 14, which will involve active participation from the workshop attendees,” said Olaf Heynes, Carrier Saudi Arabia.
Along with market leaders such as Zamil, Midea, HH Shaker and Johnson Controls., the exhibition will present hundreds of products for the HVACR industry, including Ecofrigo’s refrigerated trucks and containers, Grant Ice Systems’ Flake Ice Machine, curtain type fire dampers by J C Cooling and Williams’ Air Curtains designed to keep building environments free of airborne contaminants, among many others.
Sponsored by Carrier as Platinum Sponsor, Zamil as Gold Sponsor, also supported by Samsung, Midea, HH Shaker and Johnson Controls, the event is organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and MICE Arabia, and co-located with FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo.