EUREKA CONTINUES UPWARD TRAJECTORY
Next stops: Bucharest and Bruges
Brussels, 14 June 2018: The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) are delighted to announce the timing for the next two EUREKA events.
Bucharest (Romania) will be the next stopping-off point for the EUREKA roadshow on Friday 14 December 2018, following on from the inaugural EUREKA roadshow which took place in Italy last year. This will help prepare the ground for EUREKA 2019, which will take place at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, on 11-12 June 2019.
“The EUREKA project will continue to grow and explore ways for the industry to remain competitive and fulfil the needs of future generations,” said EPEE Director-General Andrea Voigt. “The success of EUREKA 2017 in Berlin demonstrated the need to take the EUREKA project around the European Union and encourage cross-border support. Our Bucharest roadshow event will enable our colleagues in the Romanian industry and further afield to come along and find out what EUREKA is trying to achieve.”
Russell Patten, Secretary General of EVIA, said: “We are delighted to be working once again with our friends at EPEE and further developing the EUREKA concept across Europe. With Romania due to take over the Presidency of the EU in the first half of 2019, there will be no better time to connect with Romanian decision-makers and industry and exchange ideas on how to make our industry fit for the future.”
Launched in 2016 by EPEE and EVIA – two major European associations representing the heating, cooling and ventilation industry – the EUREKA project is a highly original concept dedicated to the role of the HVACR sector (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) for society and future generations. It provides a unique forum for cross-generation debates, enabling industry to continue innovating and meet even higher levels of comfort and sustainability.
The first edition of EUREKA took place in The Hague in 2016 and the second in Berlin in December 2017, both of which sandwiched the roadshow event in Italy in September 2017. Stay tuned for news about other future EUREKA events around Europe!
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The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) represents the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe. Founded in the year 2000, EPEE’s membership is composed of 48 member companies, national and international associations.
EPEE member companies realize a turnover of over 30 billion Euros, employ more than 200,000 people in Europe and also create indirect employment through a vast network of small and medium-sized enterprises such as contractors who install, service and maintain equipment.
EPEE member companies have manufacturing sites and research and development facilities across the EU, which innovate for the global market.
As an expert association, EPEE is supporting safe, environmentally and economically viable technologies with the objective of promoting a better understanding of the sector in the EU and contributing to the development of effective European policies.
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The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) was established in Brussels in July 2010. EVIA’s mission is to represent the views and interests of the ventilation industry and serve as platform between all the relevant European stakeholders involved in the ventilation sector, such as decision-makers at the EU level as well as our partners in EU Member States. Our membership is composed of more than 41 member companies and 6 national associations across Europe realising an annual turnover of over 7 Billion Euros and employing more than 45,000 people in Europe. EVIA aims to promote highly energy efficient ventilation applications across Europe, with high consideration for health and comfort aspects. Fresh and good indoor air quality is a critical element of comfort and contributes to keeping people healthy in buildings. Check our website: http://www.evia.eu/en/