Dubai,
United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2008: The Climate Control Conference
(known as C3), the region’s first dedicated HVACR event today opened
its doors to the Middle East’s leading industry players.

This dedicated
event, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai, is being hosted by the
team at CPI Industry, the publishers of leading industry publications,
Climate Control Middle East, MEGAWHAT, The Big Project and H2O from 28
to 30 April 2008. Supported by leading industry players – Johnson
Controls (platinum sponsor), Emerson Climate Technologies and Leroy
Somer as Gold sponsors, Faisal Jassim Trading Co and TAS Middle East as
Silver sponsors – C3 is a combination of technical sessions, panel
discussions, display booths, special one-on-one networking sessions
and, for the first time in an event of this kind, a dedicated HR track.

The Conference aims to fulfill a long-felt industry need for a focused
and uncluttered HVACR event. It is a gathering of the HVACR fraternity
in the region and a platform for free-flowing exchange of news, ideas
and observations. It will be ably moderated by John Hunter, former GM
at UTS Carrier and a former advisor to Dubai’s Department of Economic
Development (DED). Among his accomplishments with the DED, John
developed and implemented the Dubai Quality Award which helped lead the
way for the growth of best practice development within Dubai’s business
sector. John also spent time in Dubai as a private management
consultant working with many of Dubai’s well-known companies in
organisational, sales and profitability development. While in Dubai,
John also served in the voluntary positions of President of the
American Business Council and Vice Chairman of the Dubai Quality Group.

“C3 is unique in its presentation, involving as it does IT tools for a
better understanding of key issues in the industry,” said B Surendar,
Editorial Director of CPI Industry. “It is unique also because of the
variety on offer, be it a marketplace for Green Building-related
products and services or an HR forum that aims to link businesses with
competent candidates for a wide range of HVACR-related assignments. We
have been very pleased and encouraged by the level of interest and
support from the industry. We hope to host this conference every year.”

“Emerson Climate Technologies is glad to be associated with The Climate
Control Conference in promoting energy awareness in the region and
particularly in the field of HVAC,” said Uday Mahadeokar, marketing
manager for Emerson Climate Technologies.

C3 (www.ccube.org) has a strong line-up of topics for its technical
sessions and panel discussions on topics like ‘IAQ/contamination
challenges in hospitals’, ‘IP/Net-based control systems’, and ‘Load
estimates and their impact on plant size design in district cooling’.
Other topics include ‘Energy considerations for fresh air treatment’;
‘Refrigerants’; and ‘Seawater intake systems – what they entail in
terms of engineering and costs. Green Buildings will be the focus on
the last day of the event, including a seminar on ‘Seeking clarity on
what the Government of Dubai expects of builders, consultants,
contractors and clients in implementing Green Building projects’.
Emirates GBC as C3’s Green/Sustainability Advocate will be hosting a
special workshop on design challenges.

“As Silver Sponsors, TAS ME is excited that Climate Control Middle East
has organized this event. Their continual commitment to support and
build our industry is invaluable. We hope all attendees and
participants benefit from this event.” Jamie Saunier, Technical
Manager, TAS ME.

In addition to a panel discussion on ‘Challenges in finding and
retaining employees”, C3 has received numerous CVs from HVACR
specialists for short listing and preliminary interviews during the
dedicated HR track at the event.

Raphael Khlat, Managing Director for Faisal Jassim Trading Co, C3’s
Silver sponsor said, “FTCO is committed to providing premium quality
products for the HVAC industry and is happy to be associated with
events like C3 that promote excellence and good practices in the
market.”

Leading industry players spearhead the “Green Bazaar” on the last day
of the event. Green Bazaar will be focused on available Green Building
technologies and services.

David Sonzogni, GM at Leroy Somer added, “In today’s buildings,
electric motors represent 60 to 70% of the energy consumption. The new
directive from Dubai Government on “greener buildings” will help
architects and designers to re-think all pumping systems, HVAC
equipments, district cooling plants. We expect the future buildings of
Dubai to adopt the DYNEO concept and start saving energy for a brighter
tomorrow.”

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