France is the Partner Country of ISH 2019. With this commitment, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water is responding to urgent international challenges with innovative building-services technology at the same time as underscoring the importance of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The responsible use of water and energy in buildings is a subject of global significance – all the more so with the growing concentration of life and work on urban areas. In the long term, the corresponding development curve is set to rise sharply. Therefore, future-oriented building-services technology is a vital factor for worldwide, sustainable resource usage coupled with a high level of comfort.
France and Germany have close links through an intensive friendship and strong economic ties, as shown by German exports to France worth € 105 billion and French exports to Germany worth € 64 billion (Source: DESTATIS 2017). When it comes to energy, too, both nations work closely together to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and have taken up the challenge of leaving a world worth living in to the following generations. To this end, the joint activities of the two countries focus particularly on the promotion of efficient and, therefore, sustainable technologies.
In this connection, significant increases in efficiency are to be expected from the rapid innovation cycles of home and building-services technology in the fields of water, heating and air-conditioning. The driving force of this rapid development is – apart from political considerations – the desire of consumers and companies for greater comfort and efficiency whereby a valuable contribution to this is being made by digitalisation and system interconnectivity.
The aim of the concept is to create an international forum for important subjects relating to energy and innovative building-services technology with contributions being made to this by, for example, the German-French Forum on the second day of the fair (12 March 2019).
In 2017, 54 exhibitors and 4,668 trade visitors from the ‘grande nation’ took advantage of this potential, making France the third biggest ISH visitor nation.
Following Poland and Turkey, France is the third ISH Partner Country.