Sanitary, Environment Protection Technology, Measurement and Regulation
Aqua-therm Nitra 2011 - Final report
Record-breaking Aqua-therm Nitra 2011 – over 10 % more exhibitors, over 850 more visitors and a live tiger
Aqua-therm Nitra has strengthened its position within the field of HVAC in Slovakia this year. At the exibition grounds of Agrokomplex Nitra 135 exhibitors were presented, which is more than a 10% increase against from last year. There was also an increase in the exhibition space sold. The proof that the fair is still alive and has its growth potential is the fact that 15 new companies have registered. A record breaking 852 visitors more than the past year have passed the gates of Aqua-therm when compared to last year.
The quality of the nomenclature, the presence of big brands, the wide range of presented exhibits and the hospitable atmosphere of Nitra´s exhibition grounds did attract a total of 14,960 visitors. The trend of presented innovations has not changed for the past two years. The main role was played by technologies that are aimed at effective use of alternative energy sources and economic solutions. The exhibitors tried to impress the visitors with original ideas. The biggest success was gained by the Protherm company which produces boilers. Its 200 square meters of exhibition space, which in fact was the largest amongst all the other exhibitors, was guarded by a live tiger (being a company symbol and a name of a successful boiler type at the same time).
Exhibitors and visitors eagerly waited for the announcement of the awards for the best exhibits of the exhibition. The professional jury that was led by Dr. Ing. Kvetoslava Šoltésová, CSc., general manager in the field of legislative, methodology and education at the Slovak innovation and energy agency, gave only one gold medal and three honorable mentions. The ceremonial evening was opened by Matthias Limbeck, CEO for middle and east Europe Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien, who holds the license for Aqua-therm. The new general manager of the exhibition ground Agrokomplex Nitra Mr. Ľubomír Martinka was presented to the exhibitors and the visitors.
The exhibition was accompanied by an interesting program that was named „Nízkoenergetické dni“ (low energy days) and took place in one of the exhibit halls. This show was complimentary to all the visitors. Slovak Society for Environmental Technology ( SSTP ), which is traditionally the classified guarantor of the exhibition, prepared a number of lectures that were about solving issues of people with reconstruction and building of houses.
Aqua-therm Nitra is the biggest Slovak exhibition for Heating Technology, Air-conditioning, Sanitary, Environment Protection Technology, Measurement and Regulation. The exhibition is not only attractive for experts from the HVAC field but also for the public that are looking for advice on how to reduce their energy costs. Companies representing brands like Viadrus, Ivar, Weishaupt, Immergas, Baxi, Buderus, Danfoss, Giacomini, Vaillant, Thermona, Regulus, Stiebel Eltron, Tatramat or DZ Dražice were the key companies from within the field.
Aqua-therm visitors can not only find various types of boilers ( gasification, pelletizing, gas or electric) but also heat pumps, solar heating equipments, systems of floor, wall and ceiling heating, air-conditions and chimney systems. Consultancy in the field of technical solutions and savings was already traditionaly provided in the exhibition space of Guild Heating and Thermal Technology and Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency.
Aqua-therm Nitra is the best possible option on how to compare the products of various companies at one spot. It is also possible to calculate the possible advantages and disadvantages of the specific forms of heating. There is also the possibility to gain „in the know“ information directly from the professionals at the fair. Companies do not only present various new highlights but also offer to sell these with a significant discount.
Next term for Aqua – therm Nitra – 7th – 10th of February 2012.