Thank you to all those who attended our largest Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Expo (RACE) in Brisbane on September 13th, 2016. With a record attendance greater than 300, and more than 50 different supplier and industry group displays, the event was an enormous success.
This year the expo was extremenly interactive, with challenges and questions for attendees to complete around an array of displays, ensuring everyone took something away with their RACE experience. This returned an overwhelming positive response on the event, and with a $5,000 holiday voucher up for grabs, along with plenty more great prizes, everyone was keen to get involved.
The seminars throughout the day had a timely focus on the future of refrigerants, the launch of groundbreaking press fittings for copper joining and factory fitted EEV for refrigeration. All seminars were conducted by industry experts and the record attendence shows these topics are of interest to everyone in the HVAC-R industry.
This interest spilled into the exhibition centre, and noticably a number of display stands received an exceptional amount of attention. Following the press fitting seminar, the game-changing MaxiPro product drew a crowd, with attendees amazed at the ease of copper joining without the need for a flame. This product is going to truly revolutionise the industry and it was positive to see so much interest from those wanting to get ahead of the game.
Simarly, the EVD-Ice product continued to draw attention. Attendees viewed the operating Carel product fitted to a Buffalo PS evaporator. This helped demonstrate the ease of commisioning and energy savings achieved.
Another stand-out product drawing big crowds was the Hot Block heat absorption putty. Everybody was amazed at its ability to prevent heat transfer with ongoing live presentations.
Of course there were many other major product displays and demonstrations worthy of mention, too many to quote, as well as industry organisations AIRAH and RACCA making this show such a worthwhile event for all who attended. We were even treated to a surprise show by reknown magician and illusionist Matt Hollywood who entertained a crowd at the Extol stand. There was definitely something for everybody.
At the end of the evening, attendees were entered into a draw to receive some amazing prizes. On Q Electrical won the holiday voucher with many other lucky attendees taking home prizes.
All of this success was due to the commitment and hard work by staff, suppliers and hosts alike. A huge thank you is also due to everyone that attended the event, and were genuinely interested in everything on offer, you helped make this the best RACE yet!