In a wider move to strengthen ties with Russia and the CIS, Eurovent and Euroexpo (Moscow, Vienna), organiser of Climate World, have entered a long-term cooperation agreement. Climate World is the region’s leading exhibition covering heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related technologies. The exhibition is held every year in early March in close cooperation with Russian Eurovent member APIC, the Association of Professional Companies in the Industry of Climate. Global interests in this exhibition are increasingly growing. The agreement goes hand in hand with ISZS-Montazh, the Russian association of HVAC&R installers, as well as ABOK, the Russian Association of Engineers for HVAC, Heat Supply and Building Thermal Physics, joining Eurovent as Associate Members.
According to outgoing Eurovent President Christian Herten, ‘the Stockholm decisions not only offer renewed possibilities for European manufacturers in a market with a population of more than 250 million people, but also symbolise Eurovent’s core principle of being a manufacturers’ association for the whole of Europe that regards not just the EU and Brussels as its home, but also Istanbul, Ankara, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Through becoming an official partner of Climate World, we [Eurovent] underline this principle, offering enhanced opportunities for our associations and manufacturers.’ To Kirill Anisimov, General Director of Euroexpo, ‘the partnership with Eurovent takes the relations and cooperation established over the past years to a new level. We are happy to welcome Europe’s major representative of the climate and refrigeration industry as a long-term partner and supporter of our exhibition [Climate World]’.
As the European representative of indoor climate, industrial process cooling and food technology manufacturers, Eurovent has been active in Russia and CIS countries for many years. Since the markets’ liberalisation at the beginning of the 1990s, European manufacturers have been at the forefront of providing the region with leading and reliable state-of-the-art technologies. Today, they employ thousands of people there, with many companies producing locally while supporting the modernisation of Russian companies and standards.