More people have registered to visit this year's Manchester HEVAR than ever before and the line up of HVAC's big names is proving to be popular.
With the hall doors of this two-day HVAC exhibition open today, early indications are that the Lancashire County Cricket Club venue is filling up fast.
HEVAR event organiser Jan Thorpe said: 'When the doors opened at 9.30am, there was a bit of a queue of people wanting to get in. The hall's certainly filling up.
'We had more people pre-registering for this event than we've ever had for Manchester'.
As well examining the latest HVAC products on display, today's visitors gathered to go to the heat pump seminar, (which will be repeated tomorrow) and a CIBSE conference called 'Achieving value from the energy certification process'.
'It's standing room only for the heat pump seminar, we've had to put extra chairs in and they're still standing outside', said Paul Braithwaite, editor of Heating and Ventilating Review.
He added:'The CIBSE conference is packed too. We've got the best speakers in the HVAC industry here. Not to mention the fact that I'm here! Those of you who want to come and have a chat with me, come to the Heating and Ventilating Review stand'.
Today, LG Air Conditioning general manager Graham Hendra, a regular blogger on this website, will present a seminar called 'How to minimise the efficiency of you VRF system through design and installation'.
Steve Cooper, managing director of Armstrong Integrated Systems, gives his talk today on 'Integrated heating systems to exceed Part L Efficiency Levels'.
Tomorrow, Thursday 29, Mike Creamer from Business Edge, the F-Gas training provider, will talk about F-Gas.
Tomorrow brings Mike Nankivell, the business and development and marketing manager for Space Air Conditioning, who will discuss air conditioning inspections, as highlighted in the EPBD.
Thursday will also herald a visit from Simon Barnes from the Department of Communities and Local Government. He will explore the future of the Energy Performance In Buildings Directive.
Garry Broadbent, managing director of ICS Heat Pump Technology will present 'Air source heat pump and fan coil systems and F-Gas benefits'.
Also on Thursday, the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association will host the 'HVCA conference and 'Fire from your kitchen grease build up – How clean is your ventilation?' The participants are Brigitte Faubert of the HVCA, David Frise of Bailey Energy Services, Ant Wilson of Faber Maunsell, HVCA safety and technical expert Bob Towse, Martin Hembling of Swiftclean and Alan Gregory of In Depth Hygiene.
For the full seminar programme and directions to the venue click here