Eurovent to host expert seminar at EuroShop 2020

The seminar will focus on the new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

Brussels, 30 January 2020. Eurovent will host a seminar at EuroShop 2020 titled ‘European Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment’ on 17 February 2020 from 14:00 to 16:30h in a meeting room at the CCD/Ost entrance, with the participation of the European Commission. The seminar will offer an introduction to the new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements which enter into force next year.

Among the topics on the agenda are the actual product requirements entailed in the new regulations, as well as the standardised testing methods, the EPREL database, prospects for market surveillance, and the next steps for the commercial refrigeration sector. The seminar is intended not just for manufacturers but also retailers and consultants, to help the sector understand the expected impact of the new regulations and what criteria to consider in the development of new projects.

The expert seminar will include the participation of Ms Veerle Beelaerts, Policy Officer at the European Commission, and Mr Pierluigi Schiesaro, Research & Development Director at Arneg and Chairman of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Commercial Refrigeration Equipment’. Eurovent’s Secretary General, Mr Felix Van Eyken and Mr Francesco Scuderi, Eurovent’s Deputy Secretary General and European commercial refrigeration expert will moderate the discussion.

Mr Francesco Scuderi stresses the importance of the subject: ‘The new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations which were adopted last year are game-changers for the commercial refrigeration sector. They are expected to result in a phase out of certain products on the European market and increase the demand for the best market-available technologies. We look forward to welcoming our members and other interested parties at this seminar to explore the way forward for retailers and manufacturers in this new landscape.’

EuroShop is the world’s largest trade fair for the retail industry and its partners. This year’s edition will run from 16 to 20 February 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Teams of the Eurovent Association and Eurovent Certita Certification will be present during the entire course of the exhibition. Our representatives are going to be at your disposal for requests concerning legislation, standardisation, certification, and general industry developments. To book an appointment with an association Team member, simply send an email to secretariat@eurovent.eu.