The associations will be hosting two showpiece events, namely the 18th European Conference in Milan on 6-7 June, and EUREKA 2019 in Bruges on 11-12 June.
“We want HVACR Week to be a highlight of our sector’s calendar for years to come,” said Marco Buoni, president of AREA. “Six months after the entry into force of the Kigali Amendment, two weeks following the European elections, and at a time when climate change is a major concern for worldwide citizens, this will be the perfect time for our sector to gather, stop and think about how it can help make the world a better place.”
The European Conference, which is held biennially in cooperation with the Centro Studi Galileo (CSG), UN Environment (UNEP), and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIF-IIR), will be held at the Polytechnic University of Milan under the aegis of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea Protection.
Participants will have the chance to hear updates on the latest technology available on the market through a set of scientific presentations by the presidents of major global associations and various industry representatives. The debate will focus on climate change and technologies developed to counter its effects.
A few days after the European Conference, EPEE and EVIA will host the third edition of EUREKA, covering the crucial role of cooling and ventilation for health, productivity, and well-being.
“Cooling and ventilation are not a luxury but a necessity”, said EPEE’s director general Andrea Voigt. “Our sector contributes significantly to a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but is far from getting the attention it deserves. Technologies and solutions are readily available but still not sufficiently deployed. This is even more worrying as current trends such as urbanisation, an ageing population and a warming climate will fuel market growth as well as energy demand.”
This year’s EUREKA will therefore focus on the role of cooling and ventilation in view of the SDGs. The event will explore opportunities for sustainable cooling and ventilation technologies and their role as part of the transition towards smart and sustainable cities and regions, as well as the wider challenges the sector is facing such as skills, employment and gender participation.
Participants who want to attend the HVACR Week can benefit from a 20 percent discount on their registration for the two events.
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