The future is here

Taking place in Hall 9 at the NEC Birmingham from 16-18 February, The ACR Show is the ONLY national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors. If you want to meet leading companies exhibiting top brand products; see live demonstrations and get advice on affordable and energy efficient solutions, this particular event is well worth a visit.

Besides a fantastic line up of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies, will be an informative and topical seminar programmes in three CPD accredited seminar theatres: the Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Theatre, sponsored by Klima – Therm; the Refrigeration & Cooling Theatre, sponsored by Chemours and the Training & Careers Theatre, sponsored by Toshiba. Sessions include: Are you in control of your Building & Energy Management System; New developments in Refrigerants (HFO, CO2); F-Gas, Elite Project & Future Changes in the Industry; Major issues of interest in BIM; Using refrigeration frequency inverters to save energy and improve cooling quality in air conditioning and refrigeration; Bridging the Performance Gap and Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery for commercial applications.

The decision to add the H&V sectors to the show has won the backing of all the major trade associations, including the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA). FETA’s Commercial manager, Martyn Cooper said: “FETA is delighted to be associated with The ACR Show. We are sure that the show and its format will provide essential opportunities for exhibitors, visitors and other stakeholders.”

REFCOM is a long standing supporter of the show. Secretary Stephen Crocker said: “The ACR Show is a key event for the industry, raising awareness and standards by bringing together all relevant parties to highlight and discuss industry and technological developments.”

The Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM) and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) are supporting the event for the first time, reflecting The ACR Show’s growing importance in Europe. The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) is also backing the 2016 event.

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) meanwhile, is taking over the Refrigeration & Cooling Theatre for the day on Thursday 18th February for its 2016 conference, which has a theme of ‘Emissions, Energy and Eco-design’.

Exhibitors are displaying some fascinating and ground-breaking products. This is your chance to see them up close and in action.

Ian Carroll, sales and marketing manager for Fujitsu, said: “We are very selective about which trade shows we go to, but The ACR Show is one that we are happy to support, especially when we have something to say, and this year we will have plenty to say. We are still finalising our plans for the stand, but it will focus on our existing comprehensive portfolio of air conditioning units and controls, and the introduction of some exciting new products.”

Innotech Europe is exhibiting for the first time. Commenting on the new and improved format, Innotech Europe’s distribution manager Thomas McIlhatton said: “Innotech is not a company that waits and follows trends, we like to make them. As the ACR Show has taken this step to offer support to the HVAC&R and building and energy management industry, we are proud to support this move and believe that having a more diverse offering (including HVAC&R Controls and BEMS) for attendees, will really make the event something people won’t want to miss.”

John Halloran, from Applied Product Solutions said: “Our theme for the show will be energy efficiency and cost savings.” APS will be displaying a range of products including Alfa Laval’s high efficiency commercial and industrial air coolers incorporating EC fans, which can save up to 50% energy and are suitable for use with all refrigerants.

Klima – Therm has some exciting product launches planned. Sales director Tim Mitchell said: “We are particularly excited about showcasing our Gree range of air conditioning units. This is likely to be the first chance that the majority of show visitors will have had to see the quality and range of products that the world’s largest air conditioning unit manufacturer can offer, including the photovoltaic range, so we expect to be very busy across all three days of the show.”

Andie Chessun, national sales manager for HygroMatik in the UK & RoI said: “As the only national exhibition dedicated to the HVAC industry, it is the ideal place for us to showcase our products and expertise to a wide variety of visitors from different sectors.” Andy will present a CPD accredited seminar in the Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Theatre on the second day of the show, in which he will discuss the various application areas of humidification and the different types of humidification systems available.

John Kelly, marketing manager for Airflow Developments said: “We are delighted to bring the Airflow Duplexvent Commercial range to the ACR show. The ACR show has traditionally been targeted at the ACR sector but with the increase in multi skilling of installers to provide a broader range of services, Datateam’s re-branding of the show to a Heating and Ventilation visitor profile provides us with an opportunity to reach a wider audience of specifiers and contractors who are looking for solutions to address wider indoor air environment issues”.

Scandia Refrigeration is taking the biggest stand at the Show. The company’s Alex Mockford said: “Visitors should expect to see all things refrigeration. “The stand will have products ranging from door furniture, refrigeration equipment, refrigerated display, modular cold rooms, refrigerated trailers, and of course a cold room.”

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