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Eurovent to host expert seminar at EuroShop 2020

Event will focus on the new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2 February 2020: Eurovent will host a seminar at EuroShop 2020, titled ‘European Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment’ on 17 February in a meeting room at the CCD/Ost entrance, with the participation of the European Commission, Eurovent said through a Press release. The seminar will offer an introduction to the new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements, which enter into force next year, Eurovent added.

Among the topics on the agenda are the actual product requirements entailed in the new regulations, as well as the standardised testing methods, the EPREL database, prospects for market surveillance and the next steps for the commercial refrigeration sector, Eurovent said. The seminar is intended not just for manufacturers but also retailers and consultants, to help the sector understand the expected impact of the new regulations and what criteria to consider in the development of new projects, Eurovent added.

The expert seminar will include the participation of Veerle Beelaerts, Policy Officer at the European Commission, and Pierluigi Schiesaro, Research & Development Director at Arneg and Chairman of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Commercial Refrigeration Equipment’. Eurovent’s Secretary General, Felix Van Eyken and Francesco Scuderi, Eurovent’s Deputy Secretary General and European commercial refrigeration expert, will moderate the discussion.

Scuderi, by way of stressing the importance of the subject, said: “The new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations, which were adopted last year, are game-changers for the commercial refrigeration sector. They are expected to result in a phaseout of certain products on the European market and increase the demand for the best market-available technologies. We look forward to welcoming our members and other interested parties at this seminar to explore the way forward for retailers and manufacturers in this new landscape.”

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