The International Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Trade Fair has submitted its 2023 plan to the Sectoral Associations, companies and entities involved in the next edition of the Fair, which will be held in the last quarter of the year from 14 to 17 November.
Organised by IFEMA MADRID, the Fair focuses on three objectives: boosting the representativeness of its offer, encouraging the participation of qualified professionals in distribution channels and prescription and driving its internationalisation. C&R 2023 will be spread across pavilions 5, 7 and 9, presenting the Heating-DHW and Plumbing, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning sectors respectively. There will also be the C&R LIVEConnect digital platform for those who wish to attend remotely.
The International Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Trade Fair (C&R) held its first meeting with the Sectoral Associations, Companies and Entities that make up the recently created Organising Committee for its next edition, which will be held at IFEMA MADRID from 14 to 17 November 2023. This edition has secured a date in the last quarter of the year for the second consecutive edition.
The plan and objectives of this 20th edition were also presented during the meeting, with a special focus on boosting the representativeness of its offer, encouraging the participation of qualified professionals in distribution channels and prescription and driving its internationalisation.
This year, the C&R project broadly maintains the structure that defines it as one of the leading events in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. There will be the trade exhibition with a host of new technologies, equipment and solutions will be spread over three pavilions with a selection of content on offer for the Heating-DHW and Plumbing sector in pavilion 5; Refrigeration in pavilion 7, and Air-Conditioning, heat pumps and ventilation in pavilion 9. The fair will continue on the C&R LiveConnect digital platform, which was released in the last edition, offering an additional tool to in-person participation to promote B2B, agenda management and monitoring of content beyond the dates of the fair.
The Organising Committee will define and coordinate the various parallel activities that will offer a framework of information and knowledge to all those attending this edition, such as selecting key topics to be addressed in the presentations and conferences of experts participating in the C&R 2023 FORUM programme; the educational workshops for installers, the Applied Air Conditioning Techniques Workshop (TAC Workshop) and the Refrigeration Workshop, with new topics to promote best practices in installation, and a new edition of the Innovation Gallery, to highlight the cutting-edge proposals on which the industry has been working.
C&R 2023 ORGANISING COMMITTEE
The recently created Organising Committee for this edition is headed by Francisco Perucho, Chairman of AFEC, the Spanish Association of Air-Conditioning Equipment Manufacturers, and the two vice presidents of FEGECA, the Spanish Association for Heat Generator and Emitter Manufacturers and AEFYT, the Spanish Association of Refrigeration Companies and their Technologies. AFEC, FEGECA and AEFYT, have several members in the Committee, together with the representations of AEDICI, the Spanish Association of Engineers and Consulting Engineers of Installations; CONAIF, the National Confederation of Associations of Plumbing and Gas Companies; APIRAC, the Portuguese Association of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry; ATECYR, the Spanish Technical Association of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Sectorial Group AseTUB (ANAIP); CNI, the Spanish National Confederation of Installer and Maintenance Companies; ATEAN, the Andalusian Association of Energy Technicians; ASIMCCAF, the Madrid National Association of Business Owners, Installer and Maintenance Companies; AMASCAL, the Association of Sanitation, Heating, Plumbing and Gas Wholesalers; ACTECIR, Catalan Association of Energy, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians; AFAR, Andalusian Refrigeration Manufacturers' Association; ASHRAE Spain Chapter¸ and ACI, Associació de Consultors d'Instalacions