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‘The mood was excellent’

Organisers of Chillventa 2010 claim success in their closing report, say exhibition attracted over 29,000 visitors.

| | Dec 15, 2010 | 11:05 am
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Organisers of Chillventa 2010 claim success in their closing report, say exhibition attracted over 29,000 visitors.

Calling Chillventa 2010 a success, NürnbergMesse Group, its organisers, said that the show, held from October 13 to 15 at Germany’s Nürnberg Exhibition Centre, attracted over 29,000 trade visitors from all over the world. In the week of the show, the organisers said, the Nürnberg exhibition centre was the hub of the international refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump community.

In all, 881 companies from 42 countries presented the variety and innovative power of a whole industry, the organisers said. Among them were Güntner and Bock. The mood was excellent and marked by an optimistic view of the future, they added.

“Chillventa 2010 was a great success for the exhibitors from all over the world,” said Heinrich Reuß, Chairman of the Chillventa Exhibition Committee. “We had the right visitors on the stands and held highly qualified talks. The mood at Chillventa showed the way ahead for the industry. Chillventa has class – here you meet the decision-makers and professionals. I’m already looking forward to the next exhibition.”

A high degree of internationality

The mood in the industry is excellent, and Chillventa 2010 impressively reflected this optimistic and good atmosphere, the organisers said. Said Richard Krowoza, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse: “The feedback from both the exhibitors and visitors was extremely positive. The international industry is now doing better again after some difficult months, and this was clearly noticeable at the exhibition.” This was definitely shown by the number of exhibitors, the organisers said. According to them, Chillventa set a new record with a 10% increase to 881 companies. The internationality of the show – at 63% — was also excellent, the organisers said. In all, companies from 42 countries exhibited at the event. The list of the top 10 exhibitors from abroad was headed by Italy, followed by China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the USA, France, the Czech Republic, Spain and Belgium. Speaking on the internationality of the show, Friedhelm Körner, General Manager, Johnson Controls Systems & Service GmbH, said: “The high degree of internationality was clearly noticeable this year and twice as high as two years ago. Chillventa is a permanent feature of our company’s exhibition calendar and meanwhile established as European exhibition in the concern. Many of our customers come from all over Europe to convince themselves of our expertise.”

Global visitors

The number of visitors and congress participants was equally good at the high level of 29,312. Hans-Joachim Socher, General Manager, Walter Meier, was delighted with the turn-out. “We could hardly cope with the crowds on our stand during the three days of the event,” he said. “We were rushed off our feet, which is what we want at an exhibition. We are very satisfied with Chillventa 2010.”

According to the organisers, the high quality of the visitors at Chillventa 2010 was constantly praised. The majority of visitors were involved in decision-making processes. They were from research, development or design, or from production planning, planning, purchasing, procurement or sales, the organisers said. The installation and maintenance firms were also excellently represented, they added.

Chillventa Congressing

The Chillventa Congressing programme, which started a day before the exhibition, attracted 400 international participants. The Chillventa forums, parallel to the exhibition, provided extensive and highly qualified information and covered all segments of refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps, the organisers said. As programme coordinator, Dr Rainer Jakobs, put it: “The special features of this year’s Chillventa Congressing were the top-class presentations from Germany and especially from abroad. The participants at the congress were all delighted and praised the quality of the papers, which are now also available in digital form. A special highlight was the ‘Presentation by Trainees’ series, in which young students and graduates showed their knowledge, with a special emphasis on the scientific approach. I am sure we will present a first-class Chillventa Congressing programme again in 2012.”

Focus on know-how

Visitors to the show also had the opportunity to source extensive information at various forums on refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heat pumps and cleanrooms, which were organised in 17 blocks in three halls, the organisers said. The forums focused on topics, such as energy efficiency of refrigeration plants & components, industrial refrigeration, supermarket refrigeration, refrigerant development, energy efficiency, regulations, power control, energy-optimised components and solutions for phasing out R22. The Bundesfachschule Maintal/Niedersachswerfen (Federal College of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology) gave additional forum presentations on certification under the F-Gas Regulation. The complete programme presented over 130 events.
Cleanroom Village

The Cleanroom Village celebrated its premiere at Chillventa, and the special presentation was convincing right from the start, the organisers said. Walter Ritz, Senior Consultant, TÜV Süd Cleancert, was delighted with the Village. “The Cleanroom Village was very well received,” he said. “We – and I speak for all the participants at this special presentation – had very good national and international contacts. So the Cleanroom Village enjoyed a super successful start, which will be continued next year at the TechnoPharm exhibition.” According to the organisers, the live show, in particular, in the Cleanroom Village was very well attended. The show, under the motto, “We make the invisible visible”, visualised the effects of clothing and movement using online particle measurement.

Industrial Heat Pump Village

The Industrial Heat Pump Village, in Hall 1, focused on heat pumps for the second time, following its premiere in 2008. Nineteen companies presented their products and solutions for heat pumps. The visitors were also able to obtain comprehensive information about heat pumps from experts at the forum in Hall 1, exchange views and enjoy a constructive dialogue with the heat pump specialists.

About the NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse is one of the 20 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe. The portfolio covers some 120 international exhibitions and congresses and more than 30 sponsored pavilions at the Nürnberg location and worldwide. Every year, some 25,000 exhibitors (international share: 33%), 805,000 trade visitors (international share: 16%) and 315,000 consumers participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil and Italy. The group also has a network of 43 representatives operating in more than 80 countries.

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