SHK+E ESSEN shows the building technology of tomorrow

From March 19 to 22, 2024, the industry will meet at SHK+E ESSEN for the first highlight of the year. Around 330 exhibitors from 16 countries will present their sanitation, heating, air-conditioning and electrical products at Messe Essen. Tradespeople, planners and other HVAC professionals from Germany and neighboring countries will experience market-ready innovations for their customers at the trade fair. This year's diverse range of products and services will focus on electrical heat generation and efficient installation techniques.

"We are delighted that SHK+E ESSEN is once again taking place at its usual time in spring after being postponed due to the pandemic. This was the express wish of the industry, which we were happy to comply with," explains Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen. Frank Hehl, Managing Director of the SHK NRW trade association, states: "The HVAC trade has a key role to play in achieving the energy transition. SHK+E ESSEN is a must-attend event for all companies, because this is where they can experience the products that they will later install for their customers. Specialist knowledge and know-how are essential for this."

The heart of the energy transition beats here

The heart of the energy transition beats at SHK+E ESSEN in Halls 1 and 3, where the heating industry will be showcasing its innovations. The focus is on cross-sector solutions for the efficient integration of heat, electricity and mobility - with the heat pump as the starting point. In addition, there will be battery storage systems, energy management systems, photovoltaics, wall boxes and inverters, which are combined into a holistic system in sector coupling. The partner of SHK+E ESSEN for the heating sector is the Federal Association of the German Heating Industry.

In Hall 6, the sanitation industry will present itself with sanitation installations, water technology and sanitation objects. In addition to digital bathroom planning and resource conservation, the dominant theme will be efficient installation techniques, which are essential for economic success in times of a shortage of skilled workers. These include fittings, piping components as well as tools and techniques for fastening and sealing. In order to present these efficiently to visitors, there will be tours, a visitors guide and presentations. Heating technology will also be included in Halls 1 and 3.

Specialist forums with offers for education and the digital transformation

In addition to the range of heating and sanitation products, interested visitors can also look forward to tools, business equipment and products for business mobility in Hall 2 and the Galeria. SHK+E ESSEN also scores points with further specialist forums and special areas on selected future topics in the industry. These include, for example, the SHK Education Campus, Learning + IT and the Content Lab in Hall 2. Hall 1 is home to the Startup@SHK+E ESSEN area in cooperation with the VdZ - Trade Association for Buildings and Energy. This is where young companies will showcase their solutions for the digital transformation in the HVAC sector.

Everything flows - but the requirements for drinking water of impeccable quality are constantly growing. This is due to increased customer awareness and changing framework conditions as a result of climate change as well as greater energy efficiency and hygiene. Anyone who wants to find out about high-quality products and innovative services for the supply of drinking water will find a suitable platform for this with the Forum Treffpunkt Trinkwasser in cooperation with figawa. The topics on offer in Hall 6 include water meters and metering, water treatment and the disinfection of drinking water and drinking water installations.

Four days dedicated to the future

SHK+E ESSEN opens Tuesday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. Tickets are available at www.shke-essen.de. A regular day ticket for the trade fair costs 22 euros; trainees, pupils and students only pay 12 euros. With the digital visit planner "My Trade Fair" on the website, visitors can also create a watch list, write to exhibitors and generate an individual route through the exhibition halls.

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