HVAC and refrigeration technologies have an important job to do in our modern indoor world, keeping temperatures, humidity and air quality within the comfort zones required by people and things. Needless to say, the technologies, products and services involved need to meet very high standards. Which is why the best of them are showcased at ISK-SODEX, Eurasia’s leading trade fair for HVAC and refrigeration technology.
23 Jan. 2019
ISK-SODEX 2019 shaping up nicely
– Strong demand for display space
– New display dedicated to fire prevention
Hannover/Istanbul. HVAC and refrigeration technologies have an important job to do in our modern indoor world, keeping temperatures, humidity and air quality within the comfort zones required by people and things. Needless to say, the technologies, products and services involved need to meet very high standards. Which is why the best of them are showcased at ISK-SODEX, Eurasia’s leading trade fair for HVAC and refrigeration technology. Held at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, ISK-SODEX is always a solid performer, and the 2019 season, which will run from 2 to 5 October, is already shaping up very nicely. “Even with roughly eight months yet to go till opening day, we are highly pleased with the number of exhibitor registrations received and the amount of space booked so far,” commented Deutsche Messe’s International Product Director, Fabian Perschke. “More than 75 percent of the available space is already booked.” ISK-SODEX is staged in Istanbul by Deutsche Messe and its subsidiary Hannover-Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik A.S. and is held every two years.
ISK-SODEX is a long-standing event that serves as an information and business hub for everything the international HVAC and refrigeration industry has to offer. Its exhibition program is very diverse, encompassing HVAC and refrigeration technology, insulation systems, pumps, valves, fittings, water treatment solutions and more.
The program is growing all the time, and in 2019 will include an all-new section on fire prevention. Engineers, technicians, architects, building planners and property developers will thus be able to use the show to get comprehensive information and advice on the fire prevention and protection aspects of their newbuilds, renovations and conversions. The fire prevention section of the show will present structural, technical and organizational measures to prevent the spread of fire and smoke in buildings, as well as information on sprinkler water supply systems, escape and emergency routes and exits, and the installation of fire alarms.
Richly varied program of in-show events
ISK-SODEX is also a key platform for knowledge networking and sharing among industry peers, featuring a four-day forum of expert lectures from all areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and climate control. “As well as presenting the latest technologies for buildings, the expert lectures explore the equally important areas of R&D, regulatory and legal standards and compliance, and vocational training,” Perschke said.
As well as the forum, the show’s supporting program features various B2B meeting events and high-efficiency business networking platforms. There will also be excitement and entertainment aplenty in the form of the ISK-SODEX Masters League, where the best technicians in the HVAC and refrigeration industry go head-to-head in a battle of skills.
The previous ISK-SODEX show occupied some 42,000 square meters (452,000 sq. ft.) of net display space and featured some 880 exhibitors from over 40 nations. No less impressively, it attracted about 85,000 visitors, primarily from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, plus delegations from 34 nations. Based on these figures, the Turkish Economics Ministry sees ISK-SODEX as an important event worthy of its continued support.
Deutsche Messe AG
As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2017 revenue of 356 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). Deutsche Messe also stages trade fairs at other German venues, for example parts2clean (industrial parts cleaning) and SurfaceTechnology (surface treatment). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). Deutsche Messe’s portfolio also comprises events in Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. These include shows in the following fields: Automotive, ICT & Digital Business, Manufacturing and Processing Industries, Energy & Logistics and Metal Processing. With more than 1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in more than 100 countries.