ACREX 2018: A truely international show

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ACREX has been the largest event which gives level field platform to the HVAC&R industry. With large number of exhibitors and participants from across the globe are expected to witness an aesthetical value in the HVAC&R industry at ACREX 2018. Apart, this event will also promote energy efficiency, sustainability and so on. On the note of ACREX, Vishal Kapur, National President, ISHRAE states, “ACREX has ensured that Indian HVAC industry and the market are exposed to the international players.” On the sideline he also reveals new themes and major highlights of the event.

Could you portray the growth of HVAC industry during last year in India?
The last year has been a challenging one for the Industry with growth rates ranging between 5-12 per cent depending on the segment. Demonetisation, GST, RERA are all going to contribute well to the Indian economy but in the short term there was a minor impact. The Industry is now getting back to normalcy and with a construction boom expected in the country the growth rates should attractive. The star rating program in the residential segment will change from 1st January 2018 and this will make the customer move up the value chain.

How ACREX has played essential role in bringing HVAC industry together?
ACREX is the biggest platform for all stake-holders on the industry to come together -manufacturers, designers, contractors to service providers and distributors are all able to witness new technologies, products and also network with each other. The sheer volume of the expo means that anyone connected to the industry would like to be present at ACREX. Many companies prefer to launch their new product at ACREX and we also recognise the innovators and efficient/green products by awarding them. The concurrently organised workshops provide an excellent opportunity for all learn and improve their knowledge.

How far ACREX has been successful destination to attract global players?
Absolutely, ACREX has ensured that Indian HVAC industry and the market are exposed to the international players. We get a very large contingent of international visitors as well as exhibitors to the expo. For
anyone this is the best occasion to be seen or witness others.

What is your focus for ACREX 2018?
Rising India: Enterprising & Cool. Witness global cooling is the motto that drives ACREX India. ACREX India’s main focus revolves around the fact that the Indian consumer market is ever growing and so is its infrastructure. With the HVAC&R industry benefiting from this growth, thereby making India a consumer market to be reckoned with and a destination that attracts many international companies to come and sell their products. Additionally, in line with the ACREX India vision of becoming the largest network and the most dynamic platform for the HVAC&R and the building construction industry, ISHRAE has advocated the importance of natural resources, recycling and reusing materials alongside employing energy efficient equipments is the key to organic sustenance.

What new themes are you venturing in ACREX?
Last year, the theme of “Rising India: Enterprising and Cool” was linked both to the rapidly growing economy of India as well as the welcoming nature of its citizens. This year commits to garner even more attention and positively impact the society that we live in with dedicated pavilions on refrigeration and cold chain, building automation and building management systems.

This edition of ACREX India promises to venture into exciting themes like sustainability, green buildings, eco-friendly innovations and carbon neutrality while expecting more than 600 exhibitors
and participation from major global players across 30 countries.

What would be the major highlights during the event?
One of the major highlights for the annual exhibition this year will be ISHRAE’s collaboration with United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to discuss the technological developments in zero-ODS and low-GWP RAC technologies as well as the regulatory and policy measures needed to scale up their adoption, thereby maximising ozone, climate and energy efficiency benefits.

At ACREX 2018, UNEP will be hosting an exclusive ‘Ozone Pavilion’ which will serve as a platform for organisations to come and showcase their respective Ozone2, climate friendly technologies and products. The ‘Ozone Pavilion’ will serve as a testimony to efforts shown towards building ozone and climate friendly refrigerant technologies or systems.

How do you envision the success of ACREX 2018?
As ACREX India 2018 gears up to be a truly international show, ISHRAE as an industry body continues to protect the environment, facilitate energy conservation and improve the impact of HVAC&R on the marine, food and refrigeration, indoor and outdoor air quality management, medical and the cold chain industry. This is in line with the larger goal of promoting energy efficiency, sustainability and achieving advanced functional and aesthetical value in the HVAC&R industry, that is going to be addressed through ACREX 2018.

This year commits to garner even more attention and positively impact the society that we live in with dedicated pavilions on refrigeration and cold chain, building automation and building management systems.

This edition of ACREX India promises to venture into exciting themes like sustainability, green buildings, eco-friendly innovations and carbon neutrality while expecting more than 600 exhibitors and participation from major global players across 30 countries.

With the larger goal of promoting energy efficiency, sustainability and achieving advanced functional and aesthetical value in the HVAC&R industry, that is going to be addressed through ACREX 2018
Vishal Kapur, National President, Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)

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