Record breaking visitors at HVAC R Expo Saudi 2017
Hosting over 80 exhibitors, hundreds of innovative solutions, as well as revolutionary ideas, the second edition of HVAC R Expo Saudi closed today with a record-breaking attendance. 3
“Saudi Arabia’s largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event proved to be an unmissable event for HVACR industry professionals to network, do business and discover new technologies and trends,” Firas Abou Ltaif, project manager for HVACR Expo Saudi said announcing next year’s show dates. HVAC R Expo Saudi, organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, and co-located with FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, will be back in fact at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events from 15 to 17 January 2018.
This year, big industry names such as Carrier, Zamil Air Conditioners, Abdul Latif Jameel, YORK, Johnson Controls, Aquatherm, Advance World Air Conditioning Ltd, Mekar, Portacool, Samsung and UL – Underwater Laboratories, to name a few, showcased to thousands of buyers a wide range of products
More than just an exhibition, HVAC R Expo Saudi 2017 offered 15 free to attend and CPD-certified workshops curated by trusted international experts sharing their insight into some of the pressing issues facing the industry. Jai Kawrani, Area Sales Manager Baltimore Aircoil Gulf FZE, explained how to reduce water & energy consumption of a cooling tower in a region, the Middle East, where 77% of the energy is being consumed in the buildings, and 70% of the building energy is being utilized for Cooling.
Participants had also the chance to learn what will the future of refrigeration look like. Albert Haykal, Distribution Sales Leader at Trane, unveiled the next -generation of fluids for HVAC equipment, while Adel Ansari, LEAFA – LTTgroup, presented the New “NCEEG” (New Concept of Energy Environment Growth) Technology and the opportunities Solar Energy offers to power 100% fresh air conditioning units.
These and the other workshops at HVAC R Expo Saudi 2017 gave delegates a unique opportunity to learn and network with fellow professionals and keep up-to-date with the very latest trends and schools of thought.
Currently valued at $3.2 billion, Saudi Arabia’s HVACR market is expected to grow steadily in the next five years. According to the ‘Saudi Arabia HVACR Market Outlook 2021’ by TechSci Research, commissioned by HVACR Expo Saudi, the country features amongst the leading markets for air conditioners across the globe.
“The demand for HVAC equipment in Saudi Arabia will keep growing steadily, boosted by the Government’s construction projects valued at around $80 billion,” Mr. Ltaif commented.
According to the report, the refrigeration market grew at a CAGR of around 11.80% during 2010-14, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 12.27% over the next five years in Saudi Arabia. Also, building insulation is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 7.39% during 2015-20, mainly on account of increasing concerns regarding energy saving.
HVAC R Expo Saudi 2017 was sponsored by Carrier, the world leader in heating, air-conditioning and Zamil Air-conditioning, the largest supplier of air conditioners in the Middle East.