HVAC R Expo Saudi, Saudi Arabia’s largest event dedicated heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, will return for its fifth edition at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 11-13 February.
GCC investments in HVAC R systems over the next decade is estimated to exceed $68bn in total, according to a recent report published by event organiser dmg events and MEED Projects.
As for the kingdom itself, event director for HVAC R Expo Saudi, Roni El Haddad, said: “On the back of a construction boom in the country, Saudi Arabia alone represents over 50% of the total needed investments for HVAC R solutions in the GCC over the next 10 years, with $34bn worth of systems expected to be installed in that time.
“As demand increases the market will need to develop in line with government goals such as energy conservation and smart initiatives, making it the perfect time for the local and overseas industry to gather under one roof at HVAC R Expo Saudi.”
Industry heavyweights already signed up to exhibit include the likes of Carrier Middle East Equipment, Zamil Air Conditioners, Alessa-Samsung-Crafft, Conex Banninger, and for the first time GreenAire.
Vineet Kashyap, Carrier Middle East Equipment MD, said: “We are happy to participate in this annual forum as KSA is a key geography for us and we are very committed to the segment.
“We get to meet customers and regulators during the HVAC R Expo and explain our offerings to them, while learning from their experience of what they need.”
To encourage the transferring of knowledge at the event, HVAC R Expo will once again feature 30 free-to-attend and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops.
Running across two theatres, workshops will be split between the Master Class series and Training Theatre sessions.
The Master Class series will offer a first hand-look at new solutions and innovations in the HVAC industry, delivered by manufacturers themselves, whereas the Training Theatre sessions will delve into the latest trends and approaches in the worldwide market, presented by consultants and regulators in the field.