Air-conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation and cooling is poised for a huge growth and is expected to attract significant foreign investments in the coming years. The budget for 2018-2019 has outlined this fact that the next big wave is certainly in the farm Sector. The big-ticket investment agenda of the government is certainly to double the farm income by 2022. India being an agrarian society the rise in farm income will play an important role in the rise of disposable income and there by influence the air-conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation and cold chain industry and it also remains strong on the focus area for the government. As organisers, we strongly feel that there is a need for a trade platform for these industry sectors.
RAC India Excon, International Exhibition and conference on Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Ventilation and Cooling, is scheduled to be held from September 6-8, 2018, at the India Expo Centre, Delhi-NCR. The event is organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, North India Refrigeration Air-conditioning Trades Association and Orange Marcom Services. This business event is enjoying overwhelming support from the industry. Association of Ammonia Refrigeration, Federation of Cold Storage Associations of India, Indian Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration and National Centre for Cold Chain Development have already pledged their support for this business event.
As a prelude to the exhibition the organisers of the event organised an industry get-together and briefing day on February 2, 2018, at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The get-together was attended by about 100 industries professionals, which included leading luminaries of the industry such as Naveen Seth, Director Exhibitions, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries; Ashok Mittal, President, NIRATA - Northern India Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Trades Association; Dr RK Sharma Consultant, RAC India ExCon 2018 (Former Director, NHB; Secretary to NOVOD Board; Consultant NIFTEM, Government of India; Agribusiness Specialist, World Bank-HPHDP and Core Expert FAO,UN), Manan Kohli, Head Delhi Chapter, Association of Ammonia Refrigeration, Mukesh Aggarwal, Federation of Cold Storage Association of India, VK Mishra, Chairman, Agri Business & Food Processing Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Rajnish Sinha, Director Orange Marcom Services.
Speaking on the occassion, Dr RK Sharma, Consultant, RAC India ExCon 2018, highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Ashok Mittal, President, NIRATA - Northern India Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Trades Association spoke about the contributions of NIRATA to the industry. Manan Kohli, Head Delhi Chapter, Association of Ammonia Refrigeration and Mukesh Aggarwal, Federation of Cold Storage Association of India, spoke about the contributions of their associations for the growth and betterment of the industry.
VK Mishra, Chairman, Agri Business and Food Processing Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, spoke about how RAC India Excon will adhere to the industry demand of a full-fledged international exhibition on HVAC and cold chain in the northern part of the country. As the other shows were either not held in this part or were dynamic in terms of moving all round the country, but nothing was showing up in the NCR. While mapping these shows, another aspect that came in the count was their nature and theme, adjudge much diverse. None gave a focussed approach and some being just a boutique or table top exhibitions and did not qualify of being called a full-fledged international exhibition.
Speaking on the occassion Rajnish Sinha, Director Orange Marketing Services, gave a detailed presentation on RAC India Excon, a trade event of the industry. The entire session was moderated by Naveen Seth, Director Exhibitions, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries.