Verona, 21 June 2016. On 16 and 17 June 2016, representatives of Eurovent members from over 20 countries have met in Verona for their 59th Annual Meeting to elaborate on issues such as European regulatory developments, internationalisation, and the future association path. Following a tradition of Eurovent member associations arranging the event, this year’s gathering was hosted by Assoclima. In a well-received speech, Assoclima President and Aermec President Mr Alessandro Riello underpinned the importance of Eurovent uniting an industry that increasingly thinks ‘Beyond HVACR’.
Next to meetings of Eurovent’s key decision-making bodies (Board, Commission and General Assembly), guests and partners from in and outside Europe were invited for an International Stakeholders’ Meeting on 17 June. Discussions focussed on market development and surveillance, life cycle assessments, refrigerants, and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs). Speakers included REHVA President Prof. Stefano Corgnati, Italian Member States Expert Milena Presutto, and VITO Project Manager Carolin Spirinckx. During a dedicated ceremony the evening before, Eurovent President Alex Rasmussen had congratulated Spanish member association AFEC on its 30-year membership.
‘It is a great honour for Assoclima to host this year’s Annual Meeting. As a Eurovent founding member, we have been contributing to the association’s development since its very beginning’, said Mr Alessandro Riello, President of Assoclima and Aermec. ‘Over the past decades, as President of both an association and a manufacturer, I have not only witnessed an increase in policy-making activity on a European level, but also how our industry has to increasingly provide answers to environmental challenges, changing consumer habits and the digitisation. Together, we have to think beyond HVACR and provide a sustainable basis for our manufacturing sector and the hundreds of small and medium-sized companies that shape our industry in Europe.’
The Milan-based association Assoclima (formerly CoAer) represents over 50 manufacturers of heating, cooling and ventilation technologies. The association works independently within the framework of ANIMA, the umbrella organisation of Italy’s mechanical and engineering industries. Assoclima’s Working Groups are actively involved in both the national and European legislative process and the development of standards. The next Eurovent Annual Meeting takes place in Versailles, France, on 17 and 18 May 2017 with Uniclima as host association.
Applications: Indoor Climate, Industrial Process Cooling, Food TechnologyDocument Types: Press ReleaseEvents: Association eventRegions: Europe, Russia and CIS, Turkey, Middle East, AfricaTopics: Legislation, StandardisationUnits: Eurovent, MembersWorking groups: BD, COM, GA
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