All Set for Africa's largest HEVAC&R expo: FRIGAIR 2018

All Set for Africa's largest HEVAC&R expo: FRIGAIR 2018

Submission Date : 2018-03-14

Africa’s biggest dedicated HEVAC&R trade exhibition

This world-class exhibition is organised in partnership with the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) and is Africa’s biggest dedicated HEVAC&R trade exhibition, taking place from 6–8 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa. 

Exhibitors from more than 100 leading heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HEVAC&R) brands (both local and international) have already confirmed their stands and are hard at work planning another epic show.

FRIGAIR takes place every three years and the sold-out FRIGAIR Expo 2015 was hugely successful, drawing 4 470 visitors from far and wide over the three show days.


HEVAC&R suppliers at FRIGAIR  Expo


International speakers presenting ASHRAE courses

One of the highlights at the FRIGAIR Expo this year will be the three international ASHRAE speakers, specially flown in for the event. They will be presenting three-hour-long short courses which will be taking place at the FRIGAIR exhibition venue on 6–7 June, and continuous professional development (CPD) points will be allocated.


The world-class courses are as follows: Designing and operating high-performing healthcare HVAC systems, presented by Daniel Koenigshofer on Wednesday 06 June 2018 from 09h00-12h00; Basics of high-performance building design, presented by Tom Lawrence on Thursday 07 June 2018 from 13h00-16h00; and Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems: design and application, presented by Dr Hesham Safwat’s on Wednesday 06 June 2018 from 13h00-16h00.


Costs, per course, are R1 200 for SAIRAC/ASHRAE members and R1 750 for non-members. To book your seat, go to the website Bookings are essential as space is limited and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Free to attend seminars at FRIGAIR


SAIRAC confirms free-to-attend seminars

This year’s FRIGAIR expo will also feature a not-to-be-missed speaker programme packed with industry experts from across the world.The seminars will be held at the FRIGAIR venue at the same time as the expo. It will be open to all visitors to the expo, free of charge as part of the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC)’s commitment to further the education of the HEVAC&R industry.


Speakers for the seminars so far include:Grant Laidlaw (SAIRAC president and owner of ACRA): New training modules for HEVAC&R, the new air-conditioning trade, and the new trade testing system; Barney Richardson (director of SARACCA): Changes to the South African Qualification and Certification Committee (SAQCC) registration for the safe handling of refrigerants; Charel Marais (trainer at ACRA): Ducting systems and doing it correctly; Marius La Grange (Refrigeration Solutions): Refrigeration pipe design; Eurovent Association and Eurovent Certita Certification: The role of the HEVAC&R industry in achieving sustainable and energy-efficient technologies/products.


These seminars will give visitors the chance to keep up to date with the latest industry developments.The remainder of the speaker programme and the time slots are to be confirmed closer to the time and will be available on the website


Exhibitor Presentations at FRIGAIR


FRIGAIR is endorsed by various industry bodies, including the South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA), South African Air-conditioning Suppliers Association (SAASA), Refrigeration & Airconditioning Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (RAMSA), and the Southern African Refrigerated Distribution Association (SARDA).


For more information and to register online, visit the website


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