Cold Link Africa July/August 2019 | Page 20

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS INCORPORATING COLD CHAIN Less than two years to FRIGAIR – book your spot! By Ilana Koegelenberg As the dust from the incredibly successful 2018 FRIGAIR Expo settles, organisers and exhibitors are already preparing for the 2021 show – don’t be left behind. F RIGAIR Expo takes place every three years and is organised in partnership with the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC). Organised by Interact Media Defined and Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, the show offers a world-class exhibition, unmatched in the local industry. FRIGAIR is a great place to get up to date with the latest and greatest product innovations industry has to offer, as well as to network with connections old and new. Don’t forget about the various co-located conferences and events. It is also well-supported by the local industry trade bodies and aims to showcase the crucial role played by the HEVAC&R industry and the rapidly developing technology in environmentally-friendly efficiency. Macnamara, FRIGAIR sales director. “They have been delighted by the number and quality of visitors and the number of sales leads gained.” After last year’s show, an impressive 90% of the exhibitors said that they would consider exhibiting at the next show again. • • • WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT? The sold-out 2018 FRIGAIR Expo boasted 151 exhibitors, representing not only the local HEVAC&R market, but also leading international players. The expo was hugely successful and FRIGAIR exhibitors were given plenty of opportunity to engage with thousands of high profile visitors. “We have had very positive feedback from our exhibitors,” said Dale 20 • “This year’s show not only had good quality visitors, but also a lot of visitors,” said Mike Constable, MD of Insulated Structures. “We have attended the show for many years and will continue to support it next time. We picked up a substantial number of leads and after the show we’ll look to converting these into business.” “This is a very successful show for us and we have generated many leads,” said Bassy Ramjakadh of GEA Africa. “The show has been a good success and, for us, the best one to date,” said Michael Labacher, sales manager at A-Gas South Africa. “The show has been far busier than before, and we have had great interest in the service rapid recovery product we launched here.” “Visitors to the show have been booming,” said Terence Cloete of Stab-A-Load. “The show has been good and positive for us and apart from lots of interaction with old and new customers, we feel the show has generated great exposure for us. We have also received good sales leads which I am very positive that we will convert after the show.” Exhibitors generally come from all over the heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HEVAC&R) industry. They include (but are not limited to) areas such as split units, heat pumps, VRF, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, recovery banks, solar, energy conservation, fans, extraction, controls and instrumentation, training, ducting, evaporative cooling, thermal energy storage, ice slurries and ice making, refrigerants, diffusion, portable cooling and heating, supermarket refrigeration, display cabinets, freezers, cold rooms, racking, dock loading systems, sheet metal working, sealing, chillers, refrigerated transport, turbines, purification, and software. For the 2021 show, organisers expect a great mix of exhibitors as well, many of whom have already secured their spots. WHO SHOULD VISIT? FRIGAIR Expo is free to attend for all industry HEVAC&R professionals. And as the show only comes around once every three years, you really don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity. In the past the show has drawn visitors from all over the continent, as well as many international visitors. The 2018 show boasted nearly 4 400 visitors from 29 different countries. COLD LINK AFRICA • July/August 2019