HVAC R Expo returns to Dubai World Trade Centre for a second edition from 25-28 November, featuring the all new HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit.
Josine Heijmans, portfolio director at dmg events, announced the feature, and said it 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 $70billion worth of HVAC R systems that are planned to be installed in the Middle East over the next decade,” she said.
“90% 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.
According to Ronak Monga, segment development manager of building services at Grundfos and speaker at the summit, this is 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 joins the region’s biggest names from the HVAC R sector, including Hassan Younes, president-elect for ASHRAE Falcon Chapter; Afif Saif Harhara Al Yafei, senior VP regional asset management from Tabreed; Rob Gregory, MEP technical director at Aurecon International; Suhas Inamdar, head of technical support and planning at Wasl Properties, and more.
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 both 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 in ‘BIM + HVAC = Smarter buildings of the future’.
Inamdar reveals what a smart city’s HVAC R system might look like: “Just one example of innovation in the sector is that smart thermostats shall increasingly use AI and machine learning to study the user behavioural 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.”
HVAC R Expo also brings back the free-to-attend and CPD-certified HVAC R Talks, presenting an opportunity for visiting professionals to gain career development points and providing them with a chance to stay updated on trends in the sector.
Aside from educational content, visitors to HVAC R Expo can expect to see the latest and most groundbreaking products on display at the event, relating to climate control, air quality and ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and heating, HVAC equipment and services, and building automation.