Welcome to the new countdown to FRIGAIR 2022, taking place 1 – 3 June 2022 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.
This week, as promised, we will bring you daily information from the industry as the excitement abounds, through what participants would have showcased at the event this year that was moved due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
These may be specific products, general achievements, services, or celebrations, and even though we know it’s not the same as the in-person engagements that you have all come to love, we are still bringing these to your inbox so you can be a part of the activity too. This showcase also highlights some things you can expect to experience first-hand at next year’s event.
A chat with Gary Corin – managing director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery on his views on the exhibition industry platform and how events can be run safely and successfully.
One thing the Coronavirus pandemic, which has been in the headlines for over 18 months, has now revealed, is how intricately the HEVAC & R sector is involved in many aspects of health and the continued safety of all. From the hospitals that provide essential medical services to management of the indoor air quality of public and commercial spaces, and, even as far as the role the cold chain plays in terms of solutions for the vaccine rollout, and provision of vital perishables in the form of food for both local and international consumption.
Most notably, this period has seen the advancement of technology catering to improved air quality, sterilisation, and purification through innovations in, for example ozone, ultraviolet light, particle disruption, or a combination of these coupled to various filtration solutions – with the intention of reducing the movement of airborne pathogens (both in droplet and aerosol form). It has also seen world-leading technology developed right in South Africa to service the function of vaccine distribution at ultra-low temperatures.
As the heightened awareness around air quality has been brought to the fore by most, several guidelines (on an international level) have subsequently been developed to address the current global environment, conditions and possible future occurrences, to ensure a space occupant’s risk related to airborne particulate is limited, if not totally eliminated.