ACREX India 2017: A ‘truly national’international show

ACREX India will open its doors for the 18th time in Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR, India from 23 to 25 February. South Asia’s leading trade fair on refrigeration & cold chain, air conditioning, ventilation and intelligent buildings is organised by Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and produced by NuernbergMesse India.

“With every edition, ACREX India is becoming grander than before – offering more opportunities for stakeholders across the industry. Build Fair Alliance is an initiative to bring five strengths of the Built Industry under one roof. All individual experts under the Alliance will present the best ever platform with respect to participation and networking opportunities for the construction industry,” says Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India

ACREX 2017 is expected to attract 500 exhibitors, 30 per cent of them from outside India and more than
50,000 decision-makers, architects, developers, end consumers, advisers and project managers.

The venue, India Exposition Mart (IEML), Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR, will be hosting the event for the first time.This location provides a larger exhibition area, which meets the call from ACREX exhibitors for more space.

The theme for this year at ACREX India 2017, Rising India: Enterprising and Cool, is directly linked to the
growing economy of India, laying emphasis on how
welcoming a country can be.

“India is currently one of the favourites of the major international players. The world views our country as
an engine for growth for their business,” said Ashish Rakheja, Chairman, ACREX India 2017. He added,
“There is a greater focus on energy efficiency and end consumers, skilled workers and installers all consider
there will be more and more need for energy-saving technologies. There is growth in all areas – hospitals,
retail, industry, infrastructure and commercial development zones – which offer incentives for central industrial plant businesses. The Refrigeration industry is also enjoying continued growth. All of this
offers the ideal conditions to make ACREX India 2017 a success.”

ACREX India 2017 will have country pavilions hosted by Turkey, Germany and China. Besides these, there
is individual participation by 25 countries including USA, UK, UAE, Taiwan, Italy, France, Hong Kong,
Russia, Mexico, Sweden, Korea, South Korea, Thailand, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Malaysia, Vietnam and
many more. Two new participating countries namely Russia and Hong Kong will also be present. Country
delegations are expected from Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey and China. One of the biggest highlights this
year will be, for the first time we have a Guest Country at the show, Turkey, represented by ISIB, to improve
relations between India and Turkey.

Besides participation of international global players the show will also see international support from organisations like ASHRAE, REHVA, ISKID, CAR, ANPRAC, Eurammon, KNVIK, ISIB, and CIBSE.

Focus on MSMEs
The intention is also to give small and medium-sized enterprises better opportunities to participate in the
trade show. Special packages have been developed for them, including an exhibition area of 6-9 sq.m.
with a hostess provided, along with airport transfers, hotel accommodation and tickets for important
industry events as part of the trade show. Next year the organisers would also like to focus on increased
participation by companies in the automation industry. From the perspective of manufacturers and skilled
workers, this sector offers strong parallels with the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
technology industries.

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