ISK-SODEX provided an international gathering for HVAC-R Industry
ISK-SODEX Istanbul 2016, the leading event in Eurasia for heating, refrigeration, ventilation and air-conditioning technology, including insulation, pumps, valves and fittings, water treatment and solar systems was held from 4 to 7 May 2016 at the CNR EXPO and Istanbul Expo Center. Honored with the attendance of Fikri IŞIK, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey, the exhibition brought together 1293 companies from 46 countries in 50.558 net sqm. It also welcomed new exhibitors countries such as Bahrain, Estonia and Saudi Arabia who were in ISK-SODEX for the first time.
Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Board Member of Deutsche Messe AG (Hannover) that: “We are glad to organize ISK-SODEX which is the largest HVAC-R exhibition in the Eurasia. It is an important brand where the visitors have chance to find all leading companies of the industry under one roof. Not only national but also international actors of the industry prefer ISK-SODEX Istanbul for their product launch.”
During 4 days, 83.764 professionals visited the fair. Buyers, editors and associations from Germany, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Pakistan, Romania, Tunis, Turkmenistan, Ukraine came to ISK-SODEX Istanbul under the International Trade Delegation Program supported by the Ministry of Economy. They found the opportunity to meet Turkish exporters through B2B meetings organized first two days in the fair. In addition to these, ISK-SODEX Istanbul welcomed visitor delegations from Belgium, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE. The authorities from Indonesian Ministry of Energy accompanied Indonesian delegation as well. All delegations expressed that ISK-SODEX Istanbul affected positively their purchasing process. Especially, the delegations from Azerbaijan and Pakistan signed important business deals during the event.
Mohammad Abbas SAJID, President of Pakistan HVACR Society said that: “We are buying products from China, USA and Turkey. However, among them, the importance of Turkey is increasing day by day because of its product quality and cost efficiency. This is why there is a high level of participation this year from Pakistan.”
Besides the international visitor program, 70 different delegation groups visited the exhibition under the Anatolian Delegation Program, which was organized by Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcılık in cooperation with Chambers of Commerce and several associations.
Vural Eroğlu, Chairman of ISKAV (Foundation for Heating, Cooling and Air-Conditioning Research and Education) stated that: “With the good visitor traffic, Turkish climatization industry demonstrated in this fair that the growth rate of the industry is more than the growth rate of Turkey. And once more, the success of ISK-SODEX has been proven.
Trade fair was accompanied by three important conferences
The trade fair provided a significant contribution to the industry with its rich conference program as well. The Sustainable Indoor Climate Conference was launched this year at ISK-SODEX, which is dedicated to exploring sustainable indoor climate solutions. To this end it brought leading international experts together to share their know-how. Numerous expert talks and seminars provided an overview of current topics and trends in the heating, refrigeration, ventilation and air-conditioning technology sector. In addition to this, 9th Pump-Valve-Compressor Conference was organized concurrently with ISK-SODEX this year. It focused on Eco Design and Eco Systems and provided an opportunity to exchange, evaluate and discuss R&D activities in the industry.
Moreover, in scope of POOL EXPO 2016, organized concurrently with ISK-SODEX, “Innovations in Swimming Pool and Wellness Sectors” was discussed during 2 days (5-6 May) at UHE-National Pool Institute’s Conference.
The future of SODEX Fairs was determined
ISK-SODEX is organized biennially by Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcılık and DOSIDER, ISKID, TTMD, IZODER and ISKAV. This strong collaboration had been extended till 2022 by the 6-years agreement signed on 19th of April. At ISK-SODEX ISTANBUL 2016, an important devolepment for the future of Sodex fairs was occured as well. By the signature ceremony organized at ISK-SODEX Istanbul, the agreement between MMO and Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcılık which determined the organization of TESKON + SODEX IZMIR was also extended with the attendance of Güniz Ermin, chairwomen of MMO, Alexander Kühnel, General Manager of Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcılık and Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Board Member of Deutsche Messe AG. By this agreement the strong alliance behind the achievement of TESKON + SODEX was consolidated once more.
Alexander Kühnel, General Manager of Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcılık (Istanbul) said: “In the recent days, we’ve taken important steps for the future of SODEX Fairs. Last week, we prolonged our contract for ISK-SODEX in Istanbul for 6 years and few days ago we signed a contract as well for SODEX in Ankara. Finally, we are glad to say that at the ISK-SODEX Istanbul we’ve signed a contract and consolidated our cooperation with MMO for TESKON+SODEX İzmir. We hope that our contribution to the HVAC industry will increasingly continue by Sodex Fairs organized in Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir. In line with this target, ISK-SODEX Istanbul became a successfull first step with the volume of business generated during 4 days.”
Upcoming SODEX Fairs:
TESKON+SODEX İZMİR – 19-22 April 2017
SODEX ANKARA – 10-13 May 2017
ISK-SODEX Istanbul – May 2018