Leading international experts shared their know-how at ISK-SODEX 2016

MachinesBusinessSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2016

The leading Eurasian event for heating, refrigeration, ventilation and airconditioning technology ISK-SODEX Istanbul took place from 4 to 7 May this year at the CNR EXPO and Istanbul Expo Center in Turkey. The exhibition was attended by a total of 1293 companies from 46 countries and provided a significant contribution to the industry with its rich program.

"We are glad to organize ISK-SODEX which is the largest HVAC-R exhibition in Eurasia. It is an important brand where the visitors have a 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," shared Dr. Andreas Gruchow, board member of Deutsche Messe AG.

Organized biennially by Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik and DOSIDER, ISKID, TTMD, IZODER and ISKAV, ISK-SODEX traditionally provides the opportunity to meet various industry professionals and sign important business deals. During this year’s iteration of the event, 83 764 representatives from the HVAC-R industry visited the fair, including buyers, editors and associations from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Spain, Romania, Pakistan and other countries, as well as visitors from Belgium, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE.

These delegations came to ISK-SODEX Istanbul via the International Trade Delegation Program that is supported by the Turkish Ministry of Economy. This year the fair was visited by new exhibitor countries such as Estonia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

During the first two days of ISK-SODEX the exhibitors met with Turkish exporters through B2B meetings, which positively affected their purchasing process, shared different delegations with the event organizers. The delegations from Azerbaijan and Pakistan in particular signed important business deals at the event.

"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," commented Mohammad Abbas Sajid, President of Pakistan HVACR Society.

This year ISK SODEX saw the launch of the Sustainable Indoor Climate Conference, dedicated to exploring sustainable indoor climate solutions. The conference brought leading international experts together to share their know-how. Many expert talks and seminars were held, providing an overview of current topics and trends in the heating, refrigeration, ventilation and airconditioning sector. The 9th Pump-Valve-Compressor Conference was also organized concurrently with ISK-SODEX and it focused on Eco Design and Eco systems.

On April 19th this year, Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik signed an agreement that extends the collaboration for between the ISK SODEX organizers for 6 more years until 2022. The agreement was extended by a signature ceremony that took place during the event with the attendance of Guniz Ermin, chairwoman of MMO, Alexander Kuhnel, general manager of Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik, and Dr. Andreas Gurchow, board member of Deutsche Messe AG.

"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 Izmir.

We hope that our contribution to the HVAC industry will increasingly continue by Sodex Fairs organized in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. In line with this target, ISK-SODEX Istanbul became a successful first step with the volume of business generated for 4 days," said Alexander Kuhnel during the ceremony.