shecco’s second 24-hour global event will feature an improved exhibit hall, webinars for all time zones, and voting for Innovation of the Year Awards.
Clean cooling accelerator shecco, publisher of this website has set new dates for its second global Virtual Trade Show for natural refrigerants (ATMO VTS 2.0) – March 30-31, 2021.
The free-to-attend HVAC&R event will take place over a 24-hour period, from 10 am CET (Central European Time) March 30 to 10 am CET March 31. (It was previously scheduled for February 23-24, 2021.) The show is designed to fill the physical trade show void as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to an interactive exhibit floor, ATMO VTS 2.0 will feature live webinars throughout the 24-hour period, accommodating attendees from all regions and time zones of the world. The webinars will include presentations on shecco’s first Annual Report on the natural refrigerants industry, training, the new EU F-Gas Regulation, end user experiences, and more.
The event will also feature voting by attendees for the Innovation of the Year Award, based on nominations for innovative natural refrigerant products from exhibitors. Gold, silver and bronze awards will go to innovative products having, or expected to have, a significant impact on the market.
Premium exhibitors to date include Teko, Zudek, ebm-papst, Carel, Alfa Laval and Dorin. A list of all exhibitors and webinar presenters to date can be found here.
Registration and the award nomination form will be available soon at the show website. Show organizers are anticipating between 5,000 and 10,000 registrations for the event.
77 exhibitors, 4,000+ registrants
The first ATMO VTS, which featured 77 exhibitors and attracted 4,232 registrants from 1,500+ organizations, was held September 1-2, 2020, around the world. Attendees came from across the global cooling marketplace, including end users, manufacturers, contractors, associations, government officials, consultants, academics, students, media and NGOs.
“The first ATMO VTS was a game-changer for our industry – it was the first of its kind and a brand-new way of doing business, for everyone,” said Marc Chasserot, CEO of shecco.
Based on lessons from the initial ATMO VTS, a number of changes are being added to ATMO VTS 2.0. “We’ve been listening to the feedback from attendees and exhibitors, and we’re working hard on improving the platform to meet your needs,” Chasserot noted.
Among the changes are a longer, full 24-hour webinar program, with live streaming functionalities for exhibitors; stronger focus on networking, additional focus on products and services, a comprehensive exhibitor directory, and an attendee search function.
“ATMO VTS 2.0 will give that ‘real’ trade show feeling, which is much needed these days,” added Chasserot. “The platform allows us to explore different halls, listen to live presentations scheduled throughout the entire 24-hour period to include all time zones, and make valuable connections with customers and suppliers from all over the world.”
“We expect 100+ exhibitors and 10,000 attendees to join us for VTS 2.0 on March 30-31, 2021 – save the date!” Chasserot said.