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KNX Association Hosts KNX Technical Seminar at ISH China & CIHE

German and Italian Pavilions return to ISH China & CIHE 2016 with stronger supplier line-up
Concurrent events to highlight an array of smart HVAC application and technology trends

Asia’s premier HVAC event, ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2016. The fair, which is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, will be held from 30 May to 1 June in Beijing, China. More than 1,200 exhibitors will occupy all eight halls of the New China International Exhibition Center that span over 95,000 sqm.

China’s newly proposed 13th Five-Year Plan encourages rapid development of the country’s energy-saving building technologies. It also aims to increase the region’s demand for green and energy-efficient HVAC products and related technologies. Looking to tap China’s booming construction and HVAC market are 14 German brands who have confirmed their participation in ISH China & CIHE’s German Pavilion which is led by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany and the German Government. Covering over 600 sqm, the German Pavilion is formed by the following companies Afriso, Aquatherm, Blauberg, Fränkische Rohrwerke, H.M., Halmburger, Jürgen Schlösser, Karl Dungs, Lindner, Max Weishaupt, Poloplast, rbr, Thermotec and Wefatherm. In addition to the pavilion, numerous other German brands will also be present at the 2016 fair.

Furthermore, Italian firms are also making great efforts to expand their businesses into promising markets for individual heating technologies such as China. This year, the Italian Pavilion will return with a stronger line-up of exhibitors and occupy 400 sqm of exhibition space. Located in Halls E1 and W2, the pavilion will showcase an array of high-quality products from top Italian manufacturers. Some of the confirmed renowned brands include Aquasystem, Aquatechnik, Boilernova, Comparato Nello, Fida, Fondital Group, General Fittings, Groppalli, ITAP, Nupigeco, Officine Rigamonti, Plastica Alfa, Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti, Unidelta and others.

ITAP is a world-renowned fittings manufacturer. Mr Izzat Hannoush, General Manager of Exports from the company, commented: “Our objective for the 2016 edition is to increase our brand exposure and strengthen our corporate image in China. Our products are already available in many Chinese cities and are gradually building a reputation for durability and reliability among customers. We believe that exhibiting in ISH China & CIHE is the best way to display our product specialty, expand our business in the China market, strengthen client relationships and discover new business channels.”

Concurrent events to highlight an array of intelligent HVAC application and technology trends

The 2nd China International HVAC Congress (iHVAC) is one of the highlighted concurrent events at ISH China & CIHE. This year the Congress will focus on four primary themes: Renewable Energies & Heating Technologies, Home Comfort Systems, Intelligent HVAC and Heat Pumps. Through joint efforts with leading international and domestic associations, a strong roster of speakers are invited to share insights and expectations on future trends. Some of the speakers include:

• Mr Andreas Lücke, General Executive Manager, BDH – Federation of German Heating Industry
• Mr Xu Wei, Director, Institute of Building Environment and Energy, China Academy of Building Research
• Ms Liu Rong, Deputy Director, CDHA – China District Heating Association
• Mr Jiang Yi, Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
• Mr Günther Mertz, Managing Director, FGK – Association of Air Conditioning and Ventilation in Buildings

First-time participant, KNX International, will host the “KNX Technical Seminar” with the theme of “The Technology and Application for KNX Home and Building Control – KNX IoT City” on 31 May. KNX China members including ABB, Hager, Schneider, Siemens, Video-star, Somfy, Legrand and others will be present at the congress to share valuable industry insights on KNX smart cities and intelligent networks as well as the latest KNX standard-adapted technologies. Furthermore, Ms Zhang Wei, Chairperson of KNX China, will also introduce current and future plans for development of KNX in China.

Additionally, the fair organisers have joined the China National Standardization Committee for Digital Techniques of Intelligent Building and Residence Community to host a seminar. The seminar will discuss “How smart home technologies benefit the development of intelligent HVAC solutions”. Invited guest speakers include Dr Zhou Xiaolin, Associate Professor of School of Information Science and Engineering at Fudan University; Ms Du Minfang, Director of China Association for Engineering Construction Standardization – BIM; and many others.

Other concurrent events will be featured under technology, network and market tracks. They include:

• Technology

2016 Klimahouse China Congress
Theme: Green Buildings for a Climate Change in China
Organised by: Fierabolzano Messebozen

The China Hotel HVAC Installation Engineering Forum
Theme: Air-Sourced Heat Pump HVAC Technology
Organised by: The China Hotel Engineering Alliance

30th Anniversary Celebration of Heating and Radiator Committee of the China Construction Metal Structure Association
Organised by: The China Construction Metal Structure Association

• Network

LOHAS Cocktail Reception
A professional networking platform for property developers and suppliers to share industry knowledge and market trends on different segments in the industry.

• Market

Product Presentation
Leading international brands including Siemens, Vaillant and other prominent names will present their latest products as well as share their insights and expectations on future market trends.

ISH China & CIHE is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd. It is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the world’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies.

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