From 22 until 25 May 2022, TVVL (Dutch Society for Building Services and Technology), and the Technical Universities of Delft and Eindhoven are organising the 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress CLIMA 2022 in Rotterdam. “Although times are still uncertain due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all the conditions have been met to make the congress a great success. We have put together a wonderful preliminary programme. In terms of content, we are working on a lineup of top speakers, innovative workshops and high-profile presentations. In addition, we will provide an unparalleled social and cultural programme.”
Atze Boerstra, congress president and Lada Hensen Centnerová, one of the two vice presidents, exude confidence in their update on the organisation: “Both the programme and organisational matters for welcoming all the guests are well on track. Our core objective is to make CLIMA 2022 the most versatile and diverse congress ever organised for REHVA. Those that attend the congress will notice this in its content, form and also in the supporting programme of social events and activities. Apart from that, it goes without saying that we take all the Covid-19 measures we deem necessary – and that is more than our government prescribes – to ensure the safety and health of all the guests”, says Atze Boerstra.
Opening keynote speech
During the interview, in November 2021, Boerstra and Hensen Centnerová reveal that the programme is shaping up. It will be highly engaging for academics specialized in building technology as well as for representatives of manufacturers, installers, consulting engineers, HVAC system designers, property developers and facility managers. The 14th HVAC World Congress starts on Sunday with special excursions in Rotterdam and an exciting opening event in the afternoon. To this end, Marjan Minnesma will give a stimulating opening keynote speech. Marjan is director of the Dutch Urgenda Foundation, an organisation that successfully took legal action to force the Dutch government to take faster and more drastic measures to combat climate change. She is the most influential person in the Netherlands when it comes to putting and keeping energy transition on the agenda.
Please read the full article in REHVA Journal 6 2021