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HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit to gather industry leaders at HVAC R Expo

The one-day summit will bring together HVAC R industry leaders from across the region to discover the latest technologies, develop innovative strategies and network with like-minded peers, organisers say

| | Nov 12, 2019 | 2:56 pm
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DUBAI, UAE, 12 November 2019: The second edition of HVAC R Expo, from November 25 to 28 in Dubai, will feature an all-new HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit, on November 26, dmg events, organisers of the Expo, said.

Josine Heijmans (photo courtesy dmg events)

Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director, dmg events, said: “After the successful launch edition of HVAC R Expo, we are delighted to announce that the event will this year feature the HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit. The summit responds to the HVAC R community’s needs to find more energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions for the region.

“According to recent research, there are USD 70 billion worth of HVAC R systems that are planned to be installed in the Middle East over the next decade. Ninety per cent remains to be awarded, and this presents a huge drive for the HVAC R sector, reflecting growing opportunities for global industry stakeholders.”

While the HVAC R sector is coined as one of the most important in the Middle East region, due to the climate, which makes it a pivotal element of all building projects, it is also the largest consumer of electricity in the region’s cities, dmg events said. Ronak Monga, Segment Development Manager of Building Services, Grundfos, and speaker at the summit, corroborated the dmg statement, adding that such factors are leading to a big appetite for innovation in the market.

He said “As a result, it is so important to have a platform such as the HVAC Pioneers’ Summit, where stakeholders can share best practices on what works well, as well as reflect upon what hasn’t worked well, in order to secure the next generation of highly efficient, sustainable and futuristic HVAC systems right here in the Middle East.

Ronak’s co-participants include Hassan Younes, President, ASHRAE Falcon Chapter; Afif Saif Harhara Al Yafei, Senior Vice President – Regional Asset Management, Tabreed; Rob Gregory, MEP Technical Director, Aurecon International; and Suhas Inamdar, Head of Technical Support and Planning, Wasl Properties.

Inamdar, speaking on what a smart city’s HVAC R system might look like, said: “Just one example of innovation in the sector is that smart thermostats shall increasingly use artificial intelligence and machine learning to study the user behavioral pattern and optimise the power consumed by HVAC systems in the buildings. Moreover, we shall witness a new range of eco-friendly DeVAP HVAC systems in the coming decade, which consumes significantly less energy and does not use any harmful refrigerant to achieve cooling.”

According to dmg, the HVAC Pioneers’ Summit is free to attend for selected professionals, and the agenda not only covers an overall market outlook on the Middle East’s HVAC R sector but also features individual and panel discussions on the significance of indoor air quality, the growing demand for district cooling, and cooling of super-tall buildings, as well as a masterclass, titled ‘BIM + HVAC = smarter buildings of the future’.

According to dmg, HVAC R Expo also brings back the free-to-attend and CPD-certified HVAC R Talks, presenting a unique opportunity for visiting professionals to gain career development points and providing them with a chance to stay updated on trends in the sector.

HVAC R Talks 2018 (photo courtesy dmg events)

Aside from educational content, visitors to HVAC R Expo can expect to see the latest and most ground-breaking products on display at the event, relating to climate control, air quality and building automation, among others, dmg said.

Prakash Chablani, Managing Director, Unigulf Development LLC, and returning exhibitor said: “The best part about HVAC R Expo is to have all HVAC R products and services players in one area, under one roof. This arrangement is so convenient from the perspective of those who will visit the show with a specific interest in this field.”

According to dmg events, HVAC R Expo is co-located with The Big 5, The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and Urban Design & Landscape Expo, this year – together transforming Dubai World Trade Centre into the global hub for the construction industry.

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