Taking too long? Close loading screen.
Press Release

Eurovent Association sets path for the future in Braga

24 May 2019

2 min read
2019 - Eurovent Association sets path for the future in Braga
Press Release

Eurovent Association sets path for the future in Braga

24 May 2019

2 min read

Braga, Portugal, 24 May 2019. During their 62nd Annual Meeting hosted by EFRIARC (Portuguese association of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the Eurovent members have elected Naci Sahin (FRITERM, Turkey) for a second term as President of Europe’s Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies. The General Assembly has furthermore adopted a new membership structure, which shall ensure the long-term sustainability of the Eurovent Association beyond the background of changing boundary conditions.

Naci Sahin is going to be supported by Luca Binaghi (Sabiana, Italy), who has been elected First Vice-President of the Board of Directors. Further Board members, among them many new faces, include (in alphabetical order):

  • David Jacobs (BAC, Belgium)
  • Eric Jasikas (UTC, France)
  • Henk Kranenberg (Daikin, Netherlands)
  • Karen Anne Mølgaard Sibbernsen (Novenco, Denmark)
  • Mika Halttunen (Halton, Finland)
  • Mikael Börjesson (Swegon, Sweden)
  • Pedro José Pereira Sousa Lapa (EVAC, Portugal)
  • Raul Corredera Häner (Systemair, Spain)
  • Torsten Sondergaard (Fläkt Group, Germany/Sweden)
  • Uwe Sigloch (ebm-papst, Germany)

In addition, the Association’s General Assembly has adopted a new membership structure, which constitutes a significant step forward compared to the current structure. It is going to enter into force on 1 January 2020. Within the new setup, each manufacturer can become ‘Corresponding Member’ of the association and receives dedicated benefits, which the current ‘Affiliated Manufacturers’ are not going to receive any longer in the same way. Detailed information is going to be provided throughout the next weeks, and dedicated information sessions will be organised in member states.

Naci Sahin, re-elected President of Eurovent, remarked following the General Assembly:

“Today constitutes a historic day for the Eurovent Association and an important step forward in the further development of our association. After a long evolution process, we have adopted a new membership structure here in Braga. We have expanded, rejuvenated and diversified our Board of Directors. We have taken decisive steps in strengthening the Association and voice of the European HVACR industry on an international scale. Together with my fellow Board members, I look forward to represent our European industry ideals while strengthening our global partnerships.”

The General Assembly was preceded by meetings of the Eurovent Board and Commission on Thursday, 23 May. Save the date for next year’s Annual Meeting, which will be hosted by Eurovent’s German Member Association VDMA in Hamburg, Germany, from 27 to 29 May 2020.


17 February 2022
Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI) is launching a new programme on transcritical CO2 racks and CO2 condensing units. HVACR manufactures are invited to participate and receive reliable future market trends.
1 min read

Press Release

08 February 2022
On 1 – 4 March 2022, Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow will host this year’s Climate World Expo, the most anticipated event of the Russian HVACR market.
4 min read

Press Release

27 January 2022
The Eurovent Product Group ‘Commercial Refrigeration Equipment’ has elected its new Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Maurizio Orlandi has become the group Chairman. He will be supported by the re-elected Vice-Chairman Jesus Beraza....
2 min read


26 January 2022
Eurovent has published an Italian version of its Air Handling Units Guidebook. The second edition of this Guidebook focused on the functionalities of a ventilation system is now available for download.
1 min read
Press "Enter" to start the search

Log in

Don't have a Eurovent Extranet account? Register here!


Are you interested in receiving regular updates from Eurovent? These include, for instance:

  • EU legislation and standards
  • Important WTO notifications
  • Market intelligence and statistics
  • National initiatives and actions by our Member Associations
  • Technological developments
  • Trade shows and conferences

Do you have any questions or are you interested to place your organisation’s advertisement in the next edition of CLIMANOVELA? Feel free to contact us via secretariat@eurovent.eu or +32 466 900 401.