Chillventa 2012GERMANY: Chillventa 2014, the international refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition taking place in Nuremberg in October, is virtually sold out.

According to the organiser, NürnbergMesse, the display space at the previous event has already been exceeded and is confident that the show will feature 950 exhibitors in an exhibition area of ​​37,000m². The exhibition area at the last event in 2012 was 35,144 m².

Despite still missing leading US manufacturers Carrier and Trane, the organiser is confident that the record number of exhibitors will attract a similar record attendance figure. The show runs from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 October.

Significantly, the list of exhibitors includes the leading German contractors’ organisation the VDKF. The presence of the VDKF will mark the first time that the contractors’ group has exhibited at Chillventa and suggests a thawing in its relationship with NürnbergMesse.

Originally the organiser of the VDKF’s long-running annual IKK show, there was a schism in the relationship in 2006 when NürnbergMesse sided with a group of disgruntled influential IKK exhibitors and backed the breakaway Chillventa show. The case went legal with the VDKF and NürnbergMesse eventually settling out of court.

On Monday October 13, the day before the show, the now traditional Chillventa Congressing conference programme will take place. While the programme is not yet fully in place, the day will include a workshop on energy reduction in data centres. Other focuses include the Future, Risks and Opportunities for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Heat Pumps. The programme also covers markets, challenges and research and development for heat pumps.