City to host heating and cooling trade fair

Visitors and exhibitors from around the world are expected to attend a major industry event at the Shanghai New International Expo Center between April 9 and 11.

The 2019 China Refrigeration Expo will be held between April 9 and 11 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

Nearly 1,200 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions, including Australia, China, Japan, the US, the UK and the United Arab Emirates, will display their latest technologies and newest products in a venue covering some 52,000 square meters.

The event is expected to attract more than 60,000 visitors from more than 100 countries and regions.

This year, 35 products, ranging from compressors to freezers, will be honored as "yearly innovations" by the expo's organizers, which include the Chinese Association of Refrigeration and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-council.

Shao Naiyu, secretary general of the city’s industrial association of refrigeration, said China is making progress to become a powerhouse in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

Currently, China has three major industry sites, each centered on one of its biggest local brand names. Bohai Bay is home to industry giant Haier, while Gree is based in the Zhujiang Delta region and the Yangtze River Delta area boasts Daikin.

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