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Chillventa 2008: Brilliant Premiere

Euphoric mood in Nürnberg: Chillventa 2008, the International Trade Fair for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Heat Pumps, celebrated a brilliant premiere from 15-17 October 2008: 29,490* trade visitors from over 90 countries were interested in the products and services offered by the 804* exhibitors from 43 countries. "It is really exceptional for a newly announced exhibition to be more or less catapulted from nought to a hundred within slightly less than two years. This is only possible if the industry closely identifies itself with a new exhibition, " says a delighted Walter Hufnagel, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse.

The basic tenor of the exhibitors and visitors at Chillventa was a high level of satisfaction: "The industry has presented a self-assured image at the first Chillventa, which was made clear by the size and presentation quality of many stands at the exhibition, " says a pleased Gabriele Hannwacker, Exhibition Director of Chillventa. What many dedicated organizations and individual figures wanted has now been created, namely a high-quality exhibition in their field that reflects their ideas and concepts to a large extent.

Industrial heat pumps, which in Nürnberg were covered for the first time at an exhibition, got off to an outstanding start. "We and our partners will intensively devote our attention to this important energy topic in future, " says Walter Hufnagel.

The exhibitors in the Industrial Heat Pump Village were pleased to have found a new exhibition home at Chillventa: "The Heat Pump Village is a really good concept. There was a very big international demand and we have handed out a large amount of material. Apart from direct advice, we had many firm inquiries from sales partners, " says Helmut Steinmüller, Regional Sales, Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH. Josef Krenmair, Sales Central and West Region, Refrigeration, Danfoss Ges.m.b.H. also commented favourably: "The Heat Pump Village and the separate concept for heat pumps is very interesting for us. We had requests and firm inquiries for heat pumps and components. There was a particularly big interest in new products and future forecasts. Most of the visitors to our stand were producers, planners and teachers."

The comprehensive supporting programme that started the day before the exhibition was also successful: Some 600 international participants attended the symposia and forums.

The variety of the supporting programme covered the spectrum of the international refrigeration and air conditioning industry: from absorption refrigeration, natural refrigerants, energy efficiency, heat recovery, commercial and industrial refrigeration, energy-efficient fans, refrigeration in the food trade and reduction of CO2 in refrigeration and air conditioning systems to the use of heat pumps.

The more than 800 exhibitors and the many forums and events at the first Chillventa international exhibition in Nürnberg have clearly shown that the substantial improvements in the energy efficiency of ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems and heat pumps required for environmental aspects can be achieved without difficulty with modern systems, without adversely affecting the operation or performance of the systems.

"Bitzer was more than satisfied with the premiere of the new Chillventa exhibition. The mood among the exhibitors and visitors was positive and relaxed and the talks were at a recognizably high level. Bitzer achieved all the targets set for this exhibition – all the partners we had invited to Chillventa were present. The highlight for Bitzer was the presentation of the Valerius Füner Award to the best graduate of the year at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, which took place on our stand."
Thomas Ernst, Director Corporate Communication at Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH, Sindelfingen, Germany

"The premiere of Chillventa was a complete success for us and deserves top marks. The objective and friendly atmosphere during the three days of the exhibition made it possible to hold good talks. We achieved our targets and reached our target groups well. There were several highlights, such as the opening ceremony, the forums and presentations, the exhibitors and their products – and many more."
Manfred Seikel, Director of the Federal College of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (BFS), Maintal, Germany

"We are more than satisfied with the premiere of Chillventa. The second day of the exhibition always used to be the day with the most visitors, but this year our stand was full of interested visitors from the first hour of the first day. Did we reach our targets and target groups? Definitely yes! Not only the classic air conditioning clientele came, but many Altherma customers as well. Many new customers from the refrigeration segment also came to our stand. The biggest highlight of the exhibition itself was the opening ceremony! Here NürnbergMesse managed to combine information and emotion in a wonderful way."
Xavier Feys, General Manager of DAIKIN Airconditioning Germany GmbH, Unterhaching, Germany

“Chillventa was a great success for us and even exceeded our great expectations in some segments. Worthy of special mention here are the large number of visitors and the number of talks held on the very first day of the exhibition. Our visitors were mainly proprietors/decision-makers from SMEs in plant engineering and managers from the purchasing, engineering and production areas of series equipment manufacturers, which made the quality of the talks unique. A special attraction at the exhibition was the federal skills competition, which gave us the opportunity to support BIV and the refrigeration plant assembly trade. The varied supporting programme offered a good mix to supplement the talks with exhibitors on the stands.” Christine Bannert, Market Communication, Danfoss GmbH Kältetechnik, Offenbach, Germany

“The premiere of Chillventa has far exceeded our expectations. With an attractive stand and comprehensive documentation for our individual fields of business, we managed to approach all our target groups. This is also reflected in a large share of first-time contacts on our stand – over 70 % of the visitors. My highlights at the exhibition include the entertaining and emotional opening ceremony of Chillventa.”
Gert Kehle, General Manager of ILKAZELL Isoliertechnik GmbH, Zwickau, Germany

“We were extremely satisfied with the first Chillventa, as the number of visitors far exceeded previous exhibitions, the mood of the exhibitors and customers reflected nothing of the present economic situation and we were able to present our exhibition highlights – the high-temperature heat pump with water as refrigerant and our METASYS Building Management System – in a fresh, future-orientated exhibition setting.”
Friedhelm Körner, General Manager, Johnson Controls Systems & Service GmbH, Mannheim, Germany

“The premiere of Chillventa was a success. Both the number of visitors and exhibitors and the customary excellent organization by NürnbergMesse was a reminder of best times. The confident presence of the craft trade associations and the broad choice of presentations made our customers feel at home. We welcomed many customers and presented our products, so we more than achieved our target. We had hoped to see more staff from consultant engineers, since, as announced, many exhibitors had particularly promoted this group of customers.”
Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Socher, General Manager of Walter Meier (Klima Deutschland) GmbH, Garching, Germany

“The strongly growing demand for heat pumps in the power range from 100 to 1,000 kW made exhibiting at Chillventa a must. But the demand for our products exceeded our expectations. The trend is also apparent that the talks are not used to provide more basic knowledge of heat pumps, but rather to discuss firm projects and detailed solutions. A majority of our target groups were present at the exhibition and the highlight was definitely the Heat Pump Village.”
Karl Ochsner, Managing Director of OCHSNER Wärmepumpen GmbH, Haag, Austria

“Establishing a new exhibition on the market was an enormous challenge for NürnbergMesse as organizer, but also for all exhibitors. The many international contacts confirmed the successful and smooth transition to Chillventa, the new leading exhibition. The varied supporting programme and the whole organization – before and during the exhibition – were extremely satisfactory and the Chillventa premiere was a complete success for the Rosenberg Group! We look forward to Chillventa 2010!”
Karl Rosenberg, Managing Director of Rosenberg Ventilatoren GmbH, Künzelsau, Germany

“Chillventa was overall a great success for me and for RÜTGERS/McQuay. Congratulations to the organizers. Our stand was visited by many visitors from Germany and abroad on all days of the event and surprisingly on the Friday afternoon as well. We are completely satisfied.” Josef Neuberger, General Manager of RÜTGERS GmbH & Co. KG KÄLTE KLIMA, Mannheim, Germany

“We can generally say that our expectations have been totally fulfilled. First as far as the large share of international exhibitors and visitors is concerned, second due to the presence of a good number of OEMs in the segments of refrigeration and air conditioning applications and heat pumps. The number of visitors was very good, particularly on the second day. Chillventa was an ideal marketplace for meeting our target customers, presenting new products and discussing the future together. So Chillventa has succeeded in continuing the traditions of a leading international exhibition for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and setting new trends for heat pumps. We



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