Following the Chillventa eSpecial 2020, and after four years without an in-person gathering, this year's Chillventa exhibition successfully brought together key players and leading experts from all around the world at the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg. And we were there!

The program opened on 12th October with a conference within the Forum, resulting in a full-house: numerous participants attended our seminar "The future of RAC training and certification in the EU" with key speakers and leading experts of our industry: Coen van de Sande (AREA President), Ayman Eltalouny (UNEP), Marco Buoni (AREA Former President and Head of International Affairs), Marco Oldrati (Assofrigoristi), Harald Erös (ÖGKT) and Madi Sakandé (U-3ARC).

In addition to AREA's proposals on the revision of the F-Gas Regulation, the talk featured discussions on how enhancing training and certification of technicians – also focusing on alternative and natural refrigerants – could help achieve the objectives of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, as well as tighten the very close relationship between the European and African RAC Associations – AREA & U-3ARC.

The event was also an opportunity to distribute as a preview the first copies of the latest international number of Industria & Formazione – the 2022-23 International Special Issue, published in collaboration among UNEP-IIR-AREA-CSG.

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Videos of the forum with individual speeches are available on YouTube :

In the evening of the same day AREA teamed up again with ASERCOM and EPEE for their traditional cocktail where the numerous visitors concluded this busy day at the fair with a nice chat among colleagues.

AREA's impact on Chillventa also continued on the third and last day of the fair. We took part in the "Networking for better engagement" panel of INWIC - International Woman in Cooling Network, in collaboration with the World Refrigeration Day, the United Nations - UNEP, AREA and the main international HVACR Institutions. The discussions framed and highlighted the current situation of female employment within the sector. The panel session, “How Cooling Partners Can Make a Change”, featured sector experts : Ina Colombo (International Institute of Refrigeration), Silvia Romanò (Associazione Tecnici del Freddo - Italy for AREA) and Colleen Keyworth (Women in HVAC&R).

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Find out more about Chillventa 2022 in the fair's latest Press Release