Tuesday 11 August 2020

Top HVAC R pioneers set for big Dubai summit

DUBAI, November 12, 2019

Leading global players in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC R) industry will be in Dubai for a crucial one-day summit where they will discuss the latest technologies and innovative strategies to develop the sector in the region.

The all new HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit will be held on Novemebr 26 on the sidelines of Middle East region’s leading platform for connecting the HVAC R industry.

Announcing the new feature, Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director at 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 $70 billion worth of HVAC R systems that are planned to be installed in the Middle East over the next decade. Around 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.

"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," he stated.

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 Vice President - Regional Asset Management from Tabreed, Rob Gregory, MEP Technical Director at Aurecon International, Suhas Inamdar, Head of Technical Support and Planning at Wasl Properties.

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’.

Suhas Inamdar, the head of Technical Support and Planning at Wasl Properties, 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 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to study the user behavioral pattern and optimize the power consumed by HVAC systems in the buildings," stated Inamdar.

"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," he noted.

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.

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 ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and heating, HVAC equipment and services, and building automation, he added.

Prakash Chablani, Managing Director, Unigulf Development, said: “The best part about the 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."

It 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 from November 25 to 28.-TradeArabia News Service


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