Jul 18th, 2017
10 mins

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Stand sales gather pace as new format excites industry participation

In line with feedback that 60% of companies and attendees at previous shows carry out most of their business in the south, The HVAC & Refrigeration Show – the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors – is making its debut appearance at London’s ExCeL from 23-25 January 2018.

Along with the change of name and location, organiser Datateam Business Media has implemented a new approach to attract a fresh audience of quality visitors, engage key brands and reach industry nationally and internationally. This year’s show will see the launch of a new sector – refrigerated and chilled food transportation, along with the introduction of larger stand options with restructured prices to allow companies the space they need to bring their products to life.

The event will also look to the future of the industry with the series launch of the national SkillFRIDGE competition, a three day series of live debates on key issues presented by a panel of industry figures, a three day seminar programme with speakers invited from UK and European Associations including presentations from Institute of Refrigeration and WorldSkills UK and a number of unmissable networking events to be hosted in the Business Hub over the course of the three day exhibition.

Bringing brands to life

With less than six months until the event the changes are already proving a huge success, with an exemplary line up of exhibitors having been confirmed including AREA Cooling Solutions, Broughton Electro Air Products, Daikin Applied UK, ECEX Air Intake Screens, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK, Gel-clear, Hawco, Jumo Instrument Co, Lordan (UK), Parcel Holders, REFCOM and many more.

Gel-clear will be exhibiting on Stand F31 at the HVAC & Refrigeration show with its award winning condensate drain tablet – a simple, low cost, effective solution to blocked condensate drains. Paurick Gaughan of Gel-clear comments on the importance of end-user interaction ahead of the show: “We work closely with our end-users in product development in order to provide a better product and ensure we provide a better service. If we can lead in the UK, the rest of the world becomes much easier for us to engage.”

Daikin Applied UK is making its first ever appearance at this year’s show and will be showcasing a number of exciting new products on stand E20, ensuring that the largest exhibition space at the show is packed full of the latest technology on the market. Customers will be able to discover the technological innovations in both air handling unit design and chiller products, as well as see first-hand the high quality product that Daikin Applied UK can supply.

Steve Anderson, AHU plant manager at Daikin Applied UK says: “We manufacture in excess of £1million worth of AHU plant in the UK, for the UK market every month and the HVAC show will give us an opportunity to showcase our latest developments such as our thermal break rounded internal corner AHU profile which will be standard across our AHU range. We look forward to welcoming our existing clients as well as to reach out to potential new clients, who we believe will be impressed with our products, quality and the flexibility we can offer.”

Parcel Holders is also making its debut appearance at the show. Marking its launch into the HVAC&R sectors, it will introduce its national network pickUp, dropOff points (PUDOs) for service and maintenance engineers out on the road to SMEs on Stand E38. Ed Fraser, managing director, says: “Having dipped a toe in HVAC&R – namely, supermarket refrigeration systems – to great success, we would be hard pressed to find a more prestigious and exciting venue to showcase whatwe can now offer to SMEs than the London HVAC & Refrigeration Show.”

Fraser continues: “This will be our first time showing but based on our experience as visitors, we know it will be a great place to see the cream of the HVAC&R markets with an eclectic mix of stands and companies showing the best of what they’ve got to offer!”

ECEX is preparing to exhibit its Air Intake Screens –long-lasting, weather resistant filters designed for high velocity airflow applications such as chillers, dry air coolers, air handling units, cooling towers and air conditioning units. Managing director of ECEX, John Grenville, comments: “We are exhibiting at the HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 because it is one of the leading shows in its field and it is appropriate that we should represent our products there. We have a concept to sell – the ECEX Air Intake Screen is fast becoming seen as essential retrofitted maintenance, labour and timesaving equipment at low cost with fast payback, but we are focused on raising its profile still further.”

Johnson Controls is set to demonstrate its EasyParts online ordering system for YORK chiller spares and will be promoting the newly launched YORK PureOil, a high quality chiller lubricant formulated for use in YORK chillers. Alpesh Trivedi, product manager at John sons Controls HVAC parts, commented on the show: “It offers a great opportunity to catch up with the latest developments across the HVACR industry, network with peers, attend interesting technical and legislative seminars, and get hands-on experience of new technology and service developments.”

Trivedi continues: “We offer a warm welcome to visitors to our stand to meet the EasyParts team. We will be demonstrating how the EasyParts platform works and explaining the benefits for installers and end users.”

With HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 already gaining so much momentum, companies within the HVAC & R sectors are encouraged to book their stands and ensure that they are a part of this much anticipated industry event. For more information on the range of bespoke exhibitor packages that are available contact Karena Cooper on 01622 699 150 or at


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