Dec 7th, 2017
10 mins

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show will take place at London’s ExCeL Centre from 23-25 January 2018. As the UK’s only national exhibition for air conditioning, heating, ventilation, heat pumps and refrigeration – including refrigerated transport – this is a must-attend event for a wide range of sectors.

A number of market-leading companies will be exhibiting at the Show including Advanced Engineering, Broughton Electro Air Products, Business Edge, Carrier Rental Systems UK, Fieldpiece Instruments, Daikin Applied UK, First Choice Refrigeration Spares, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK, Haier, Hawco, Johnson Controls HVAC Parts, Parcel Holders, Polyaire, Rapid Climate Control, Smith Brothers Stores, Testo and many more.

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is sponsored by Toshiba and Greenmill, with Brymec, Daikin Applied UK, Fujitsu, Haier, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and SkillFRIDGE acting as ‘brand partners’.

The event also has the backing of a number of leading trade associations, including BESA, BSRIA, FETA, Refcom and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR). The IOR is to hold its annual conference there, in addition to providing a programme of free technical training sessions and workshops for visitors on the show floor. Representatives from each association will be on hand to offer help and advice on anything from legislative changes to the benefits of membership.

In addition to sourcing new products and services and attending thought-provoking and even, ‘game changing’ seminars, visitors will have access to a range of new and exciting feature areas including the hotly anticipated ‘Industry Insight Series’, a three day series of live talks and discussions on future industry issues, presented by a panel of guest speakers.

One of the topics set to be explored is ‘Well Buildings’, with confirmed speakers including Paul Huggins of The Carbon Trust, Victoria Lockheart of The International Well Building Institute (IWBI), Dr Michelle Agha Hossein, Building Sustainability Engineer at BSRIA, Simon Wyatt, partner at Cundall, a representative of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Ben Roberts, BIM delivery leader at Hoare Lea, on the panel.

The three day programme of CPD accredited seminars will cover a range of issues affecting the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, providing multiple learning and development opportunities for visitors in each sector. The programme will run across the Show’s two main seminar theatres – the HVACR Theatre sponsored by Opteon and the Training & Skills Theatre sponsored by Toshiba.

The event will also feature the launch of the 2018 SkillFRIDGE competition series – offering visitors information on apprenticeships and how to build your business by investing in the future.

Exhibitor snap-shot

Johnson Controls is launching an industry competition to mark the UK launch of YORK PureOil chiller lubricant at The HVAC and Refrigeration Show.

All those registering on its EasyParts chiller spares website by midnight on the second day of the exhibition will be entered into a prize draw, with three premium Italian leather travel-bags up for grabs.

Existing UK-based EasyParts users with active accounts will automatically be entered, plus all those registering between now and midnight on 24 January. The winners will be announced on the final afternoon of the exhibition.

Product manager, Alpesh Trivedi comments: “PureOil is an important global launch for JCI, and designed to combat sub-standard counterfeit lubricants that can damage compressors and result in expensive repairs and downtime for end users. The ExCeL show provides an excellent and timely launch pad for the official UK roll-out.”

First Choice Refrigeration Spares, a division of First Choice Group, will be at the 2018 HVAC & Refrigeration Show to display a range of its most sought after spares including coil cleaning products, controls, OEM cabinet parts, walk-in parts and refrigeration tools.

“First Choice Refrigeration Spares incorporates specialist knowledge of the refrigeration trade and supplies spare parts and technical information for many of the leading brands,” explains the company’s refrigeration development manager, Steve James.

“We also assist with van stock and ancillary items from the likes of Embraco, Danfoss, Mastercool, Testo and Draper.”

The division supplies OEMs and spare parts for refrigeration equipment from all the major manufacturers in the UK, Europe and across North America. Earlier this year it shook hands on a Master Distribution agreement with Adande Refrigeration and partnerships with the likes of Husky Commercial and Jordao Cooling Systems.

“We work in partnership with our suppliers and customers to provide a one stop shop for refrigeration engineers,” adds Steve.

Based in Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany, Güntner is a world leader in the manufacture of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment components. The company has a number of new products to show, including the Coil Defender, a high quality yet reasonably priced addition to its corrosion protection portfolio and the new V-SHAPE Compact cooler and more.

Multi-specialist engineering contractor ECEX is planning a powerful presence at the event.

The highlight of the company’s stand will be ECEX Air Intake Screens. These long-lasting external protection filters can be retrofitted to air handling units, chillers, dry air coolers, condensers, cooling towers, air intakes and other HVAC systems.

John Grenville, managing director of ECEX, says: “We are increasingly turning our eyes to overseas markets, but the UK market remains crucially important to us and we expect the HVACR & Refrigeration Show to help us reinforce an already strong presence here.

“We are exhibiting at the Show because it offers a perfect opportunity for us to meet and talk to existing and prospective customers, all of whom will be under one roof at one time.”

John continues: “The event will allow us showcase an outstanding product – the ECEX Air Intake Screen – in front of thousands who will be able to see how simple, yet effective it is.”

For more information and to register, visit


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