As a worldwide indicator of future developments in the retail sector, EuroShop 2017, The World’s Leading Retail Trade Fair, (March 5 – 9, 2017 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany), will focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. These issues substantially impact the investment decisions of retail companies, with retailers increasingly opting for contemporary solutions that increase the energy efficiency of their refrigeration, air-conditioning, ventilation and lighting systems, while more and more stores are also adopting the Internet of Things and its growing number of smart services in retail facility management.
To meet the needs of this development, EuroShop 2017 will feature the ECOpark and the Eco Forum to demonstrate and discuss energy management in retail. The ECOpark will be located in Hall 15 as part of the EuroShop dimension “Food Tech & Energy Management.”
The exhibitors’ displays will be complemented by the Eco Forum with its professional talks and a direct exchange of ideas between experts. The Forum will offer simultaneous German/English translation and is free of charge for EuroShop visitors (no prior registration needed).
The ECOpark will feature the German Central Association for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering (ZVKKW) as well as 12 specialist suppliers: Biddle B.V., Cool and Call GmbH, Cool-Expert GmbH, Danfoss GmbH, Digitronic Automationsanlagen GmbH, Hörburger AG, KB KälteBeratung GmbH, KKU CONCEPT GmbH, Mangelberger Elektrotechnik GmbH, MultiCross GmbH, Stulz GmbH and Tengelmann Energie GmbH.
Matthias Schmitt, PhD, chairman of the ZVKKW, described the involvement of his association: “The German Central Association for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering has advocated greater energy efficiency in refrigeration for many years now — long before it became a political issue. It is therefore logical that we support this focal area of the ECOpark at EuroShop and promote it at the Eco Forum.”
Sven Schwarze, managing director of KKu Concept GmbH, added: “Our message to EuroShop visitors is that we can offer a genuine alternative to electricity — an option which creates energy cost savings of up to 50%: cooling units/refrigerators operated by gas engines and heat pumps for humans, products, and buildings.”
According to Vincent Freigang, key account manager at Tengelmann Energie GmbH: “The ECOpark is a superb platform to exchange ideas with professionals on current issues and challenges associated with energy efficiency in the retail sector. Retail companies primarily need to make sure they maintain an overview in the vast flood of data and information. To do so, there are several ways in which interdisciplinary, sustainable and energy-efficient action can be taken across all corporate levels. We are currently supporting many of our customers in creating the necessary transparency for their energy use and costs, as it enables them to be proactive and sustainable in their energy management.”
EuroShop was launched by Messe Düsseldorf in 1966. It is held every three-year, with the EHI Retail Institute as its honorary sponsor. The last EuroShop in 2014 recorded 2,229 exhibitors from 56 countries on about 1.2 million square feet of net exhibition space and over 109,496 trade visitors, including 63% from outside Germany.
Entrance passes for EuroShop 2017 can be purchased at www.euroshop-tradefair.com in advance of the show at reduced rates (Euro 50 for a 1-day ticket, Euro 70 for a 2-day ticket and Euro 130 for a 5-day ticket) or on show site at regular rates (Euro 70 for a 1-day ticket, Euro 90 for a 2-day ticket and Euro 150 for a 5-day ticket). The tickets will include free use of all public transportation within the Rhine-Ruhr regional network (VRR) of Düsseldorf.
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