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Cooling comes to the InstallerShow

UK: Next month’s InstallerShow at the NEC is promising a host of events, lectures and discussions relevant to the cooling industry.

Previously centred around heating and plumbing, this year’s event from June 25-27 sees an expansion of activities to embrace a wider range of HVACR issues. It will include a dedicated Climate Solutions Theatre providing a focal point for discussions on cooling, heating, IAQ and M&E.

To mark World Refrigeration Day, which falls during the event’s three-day run on Wednesday 26 June, a range of interviews and events will be held around its 2024 theme of Temperature Matters – including a reception to mark 200 years since the birth Lord Kelvin, the father of thermodynamics.

The day will also see a series of sessions tackling some of the cooling industry’s hot topics: Institute of Refrigeration president Graeme Fox will give a keynote address on his experiences in the presidency; an expert panel will tackle what people need to know about the latest F-gas news; refrigerant specialist A-Gas will discuss the importance of reclaiming refrigerants; and consultant Omega Solutions will present on decarbonising supermarket cooling.

The following day, June 27, the Climate Solutions Theatre will host a celebration of Women in cooling and heating. Events will include an opening address from Colleen Keyworth of the US Women in HVACR association, a panel discussion with leading women from the cooling industry, and a networking lunch for women in both cooling and heating.

World Refrigeration Day will also announce its inaugural Influential Women Showcase at the show.

Another highlight of the diversity discussions on June 27 will see Countdown’s Rachel Riley discussing her STEM journey alongside a cross-section of the heating and cooling industry.

Other points of interest include:
• The IoR session What Installers Need to Know about RACHP
• An international skills challenge featuring Luke Haile, recently picked to represent Team GB at WorldSkills in Lyon in September, brazing off against some of China’s finest refrigeration technicians
• Heat pump guru Graham Hendra giving a lecture entitled Heat Pumps: What’s the Fuss About. 
Government construction director David Hancock leading a discussion on the opportunities in HVAC from the New Prisons Programme

Heat pumps will be the subject of discussion in other sessions across the three days as well as the promise of a wealth of exhibitors showing new products that will be relevant to those working across the cooling industry.

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