The International Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Fair, C&R 2021, is getting ready an edition that will be critical for bringing the trade together again and boosting business in a crucial time for its recovery. After a challenging year, convening this major international fair on special dates, from 16th to 19th November, we can now provide a safe working environment for face-to-face contacts, business exchanges, and promoting agreements and business opportunities.
The successful experience with FITUR, just a month ago, the first in-person trade fair held in Europe since the pandemic began, points the way forward for the other trade events organised by IFEMA MADRID. It aims to mark a turning point in the market and increase optimism and confidence in the sector.
These are the objectives of the next C&R, the leading international event for the Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Ventilation, Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration sectors in Spain. Next November, it will be back, putting this industry in the professional spotlight again, to provide the market with an innovative showcase for products and solutions. Priorities are changing, and the industry is increasingly focusing on technologies to optimise and monitor installations, cut energy use and be more environment-friendly.
IFEMA MADRID is currently working on the marketing stage of the fair, with several months of work still ahead. However, even at this stage, we are already seeing strong demand for participation at C&R, with intense interest in the Fair’s three main themes.
As a preview, we can confirm that leading companies in the air conditioning sector will be at the Fair, including well-known brands and large multinationals including Daikin, Ecoforest, Panasonic, S&P, Hitecsa, Trox, Stulz, Systemair, Koolair, Fisair, Saint Gobain, Sodeca, Haier, and EAS Electric. In the Refrigeration sector, participants include, among others, companies of the stature of Climalife, Grupo Disco, Carel Controls, Epta, Frost Trol, Frimetal, Infrico Supermarket, Intersam, Keyter-Intarcon, Tewis Smart Systems, and Vidal Automatización y Control. In the Heating Hall, C&R has confirmed the attendance of Domusa, Tesy, Alb, Mecalia, Instrumentos Testo, Fig, Plásticos Ferro, Jeremías, and Industrial Blansol, among others.
C&R’s organisers are also working on launching our new state-of-the-art platform C&R LIVEConnect, accessible using your web browser or the mobile app. C&R LIVEConnect will complement on-site participation at the Fair and enable all professionals from across the sector to keep in touch, access unique extra content, and build an agenda for contacts to expand their network for business meetings during C&R substantially.
C&R has the unanimous backing of all the associations that represent supply and demand in the sectors involved. All the associations have representatives of their members on the Fair’s organising committee. The Committee is chaired by AFEC (Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturers Association). There are two vice-chairs, FEGECA (Association of Heat Generators & Emitters Manufacturers) and AEFYT (Association of Refrigeration and Related Technologies Companies).