Key Industry and Policy Makers Congregate at ACREX INDIA 2023
Advocating & Engineering Towards Net Zero Plan for HVAC Industry
• 22nd edition, 450+ Exhibitors; 35,000+ Expected Attendees; Participation from 40 Countries in South Asia’s largest expo on the industry
• Think Tanks from HVAC; Knowledge Forums; Innovation Zones, B2B Meeting area, Workshops & Interactive Panel Discussions to drive India’s vision of carbon neutrality
• ACREX Awards of Excellence and Hall of Fame
Mumbai, 14th March 2023: The 22nd edition of ACREX India, organised by ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers) in collaboration with Informa Markets in India commenced today at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. With the dual objectives of engineering towards net zero and advancing sustainability objectives of the HVAC sector, the three-day exhibition ( 14th – 16th March 2023 ) will highlight India's highly potential HVAC Industry.
The grand inauguration of the leading trade fair for the HVAC industry took place in the presence of key dignitaries – Mr N.S. Chandrasekhar, National President, ISHRAE; Mr Amitabha Sur, Immediate Past President - ISHRAE Chair - ACREX National Steering Committee; Mr Yogesh Thakkar, National President Elect, ISHRAE; Mr Akbar Bharmal - Chairman, Acrex, ISHRAE; Chirag Baijal, Managing Director, Carrier; Sanjay Goyal, Director and Senior Vice President, DAIKIN; Madhur Sehgal, Head of Climate Solution Sales-Indian-Region, Danfoss and Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India amongst others. The trade exhibition is supported by industry associations such as the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trades Association (RATA), All India Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Association (ACRA), International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), Assocham India, Indian Plumbing Association, India Green Building Council, FSAI to name a few.
One of the recurrent concerns for the consumer durables industry has been that the vast potential of creating demand for these goods has not been fully realized in India. While the Union Budget announcement of a 33 per cent expansion of the capital expenditure is a welcome change for unlocking the potential of this industry, initiatives like ACREX is providing a one stop platform to provide the much-needed boost.
This year’s edition opened its doors to over 35,000 visitors and more than 450 exhibitors, including companies like Fujitsu General India Pvt Ltd, Greystone Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd., Honeywell Automation India Ltd., Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Matel Motion & Energy Solution Pvt Ltd., Murugappa Morgan Thermal Ceramic Ltd., Panasonic Life Solutions, Yaskawa India Pvt. Ltd., Shanti Refrigration and Auro Engg Company, among many others that will provide a 360-degree overview on the current HVAC trends worldwide.
Key Partners at the expo include AEROPURE UV SYSTEMS, Kehems Technologies Pvt. Ltd., ZECO AIRCON Ltd., DAIKIN AIRCONDITIONING INDIA PVT. LTD, Blue Star Limited, Sanuha India Pvt Ltd., Frascold India Pvt Ltd., Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd., Hisense India Pvt Ltd., M/s ABS Fujitsu General Pvt Ltd., Munters India Humidity Control Pvt Ltd., Gandhi Automation Pvt. Ltd., Eurovent Certita Certification, AHRI (Air-Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute and Enlite Research Pvt. Ltd.
Commenting on ACREX India 2023, National President, ISHRAE said, ““We are immensely excited to have ACREX on and in full swing after a gap of 3 years owing to the pandemic. This edition of the exhibition is one of its kind as it encourages Make in India involving majority of Indian manufacturers to display products, system solutions and the innovations by the start-ups. We are committed to use this platform’s displays, conferences and seminars to help understand energy conservation and introducing artificial intelligence and IOT to the Indian HVAC industry. This industry has enormous potential as only 4% of residential sector is using air conditioning and the percentage of usage will only increase with India’s rapid urbanisation and ISHRAE aims at creating a meeting and networking point for all to work towards sustainable utilization of this potential in the HVAC industry. We at ISHRAE recognise the responsibility of the HVACR industry in achieving the decarbonised India by 2070 commitment made by PM Modi. Inspired by this commitment ISHRAE has adopted the Prithvi Paryavaran Parivartan to ensure caring for the environment and ACREX 2023 theme of ‘Engineering towards net zero’ is also in clear coordination with ensuring the deliverance of the same. ACREX 2023 theme of engineering towards net zero is in clear coordination with ensuring the deliverance of the decarbonised India 2070 .With our reach to 20000+ professionals, 6000+ students, 50 chapters in Indian cities, 3 chapters in UAE Qatar and Bangladesh we will focus on much more than just business and steer towards these green commitments for the future of this industry."
Speaking on ACREX India 2023 and the outlook of the HVAC Industry, Mr Amitabha Sur, Immediate Past President - ISHRAE Chair - ACREX National Steering Committee said, “ ACREX, the largest show of HVAC&R industry in South Asia and the 6th largest in the world is back in Mumbai after a pause of 3 years due to COVID inflicted restrictions. There cannot be a better time for this show to happen. The HVAC&R industry as per the industry study is poised to grow 6 times its current size in the next decade. Also, India is committed to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2070 and HVAC&R industry shall also a play an important role in reducing the carbon footprints. Further, in the post COVID era, buildings have become more conscious of being Healthy apart from being Energy Efficient. ACREX 2023 is the perfect place where one can see the emerging technologies from the industry based on all these above very relevant market trends. There would be a big focus on the products that can serve the residential segment also as currently only 4% of the Indian residences enjoy the comfort of air-conditioning. In the next decade, according to studies available, this segment is poised to grow from 4% to 14%.”
Speaking on the commencement of the 22nd edition of ACREX India, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, ”The response we have seen has been overwhelmingly positive, and the coming two days of this Maha Kumbh Mela of the industry promise to further boost it . The potential that comes with USD 1.45 Trillion government investment in infra projects over the next five years is exactly what we are harnessing with this buyer-seller platform. More than business, ACREX India 2023 is bringing together various HVAC industry stakeholders, creating a meeting and networking point for all to work towards technological developments in the HVAC industry, which is essential to building a better future and a better planet.
“Considering the Union Budget’s prioritisation of sustainability, aiming for a green economy and net-zero carbon emission by 2070, the various features of ACREX India including conferences by industry stalwarts, ‘ACREX Awards of Excellence’ and the ‘ACREX Hall of Fame’ will undoubtedly inspire and build India’s sustainable future as seen in its impressive teeming commercial buildings, educational institutions, entertainment hubs, hospitality and hospital sectors, residential complexes etc,” he added.
Buzzing with insightful workshops and seminars for the industry to carve out a medium-to-long-term blueprint for the HVAC stakeholders and identify various growth drivers and inhibitors within it, the power-packed conferences comprise panel discussions and presentations on topics such as Engineering Towards Net Zero, Role of HVAC in Net Zero Plan of India, Design Challenges for large-scale residential, to name a few. The first day of workshops and seminars took place yesterday at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, with the theme of ‘Engineering Towards Net Zero’ . Subjects such as Making Commercial Buildings Carbon Neutral IOT way by Mr Bob French from 75F and scaling up net zero efforts using energy-efficient products backed by independent verification by Mr P K Goel from Eurovent, among others, provided riveting and thought-provoking conversations.
Today, the seminars continued with the theme of ‘Clean Cooling Opportunities for India: the INDEE+ Project Contribution’ where eminent speakers like Shikha Basin and Sonal Kumar from CEEW and Vikram Murthy from ISHRAE along with others, discussed the ‘Landscape of current refrigerant use and disposal in India, barriers, and priorities’.
In the coming days, discussions on ‘Energy Optimisation in Healthcare Applications’ will be held with leaders from the healthcare industry, such as Dr Sunil Kumar M Rao, Dr Vivek Desai, Founder & Managing Director of HOSMAC and many others. In addition, ‘integrating Health and Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities’ will be discussed by Mr Gauntam Baliga, ISHRAE.
Along with this, visitors and exhibitors also witness ACREX concurrent events such as ACREX Awards of Excellence - a unique event acknowledging products of the participating companies & the support of the partners and ACREX Hall of Fame - an industry benchmark to recognise efficient and innovative building designs, systems, and technologies.
The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 in New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has more than HVAC&R professionals and Student-members. ISHRAE operates from 53 Chapters, and sub Chapters spread all over India and internationally in Bangladesh, UAE & Qatar, with HQ in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers who are members of the Society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors
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