The ACR Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham in 2016, from 16-18 February. 2016 sees the show expanding to include ventilation, heating and heat pump companies, a natural integration, with all five industry sectors already working closely together in today’s market.

Heat Pumps is arguably the fastest evolving area within HVACR. Where once heating and cooling were regarded as entirely different sectors, the evolution of the heat pump is quickly drawing the two sectors closer. A crucial element in bringing efficiencies into air conditioning and refrigeration, inclusion of Heat Pumps at The ACR Show makes complete sense.

Visitors to the show can expect to see the very latest innovations in Refrigeration and be kept up to date with the latest legislation and trends. Experts will also be on hand to discuss CO2 and ammonia systems as well as the growing pool of other low GWP refrigerants.

The Institute of Refrigeration has pledged its support for the event, with its event manager, Lisa Waters commenting: “We are pleased to be supporting the ACR Show in 2016. The exhibition will offer fantastic networking opportunities that will bring together members of the IOR, Service Engineers Section and the Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Institute. We are looking forward to meeting you there.”

Air conditioning brings together a number of sectors to create systems for cooling spaces from the small domestic to the large commercial and industrial. Ventilation, fans, coolers and humidification all generate products in their own right, and are each represented at the ACR Show, but it’s when they come together that they form the innovative, energy efficient  air conditioning systems that will be the highlight of the show.

Besides a fantastic line up of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies, will be an informative and topical seminar programme in each of the three main seminar theatres, with further opportunities for companies to run their own seminar programmes in mini theatres.

Toshiba Carrier is sponsoring the Training & Careers Theatre. General Manager David Dunn said: “Toshiba Carrier is delighted to be sponsoring the Training and Careers Theatre. We believe training is vital to maintain and enhance professional standards across the industry and secure its future.”

The ACR Show’s sales and sponsorship manager Karena Cooper added: “The ACR Show is the UK’s most influential commercial event for consultants, specifiers, contractors, engineers, installers and end users. If you’re in the HVACR industry, this is the event for you.”

The ACR Show is also supported by FETA, the British Refrigeration Association (BFA), Heat Pump Association (HPA) and Refcom Elite with additional partnerships to be announced in due course.