MCE 2012: Conference Planning Guidelines


Preparations for MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, the leading International exhibition dedicated to domestic and industrial installations, air-conditioning and renewable energy, scheduled for 27th – 30th March 2012 at Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre in Rho, are in full swing.

In particular, the Exhibition Scientific Committee, chaired by Polytechnic of Milan Best Department, has developed the guidelines for institutional conferences fully focused on “Zero Energy 2020: Towards Building Technology Integration”, the common thread of the exhibition. High efficiency energy buildings, zero net energy buildings or nearly zero, significantly reducing the power consumption are the future challenges we will face in 2020, where the key role lies in a high grade integration between building envelope and installation technology. A new approach to building efficiency that encompasses the whole industry: manufacturers, buyers, architects, designers, installers and businesses, all key players who are looking for best-in-class products and innovative solutions, respecting energy saving requirements and real comfort. Within this scenario, MCE 2012 will be dedicating a rich programme of conferences to put the spotlight on current issues helping professionals find a new way to project and make a building. The common thread running through the rich conference programme consists in thoroughly investigating the new planning criteria, the valorisation of professional skills and experience, how to assure the long-term energy performance of buildings and the energy requalification of existing buildings; and, last but not least the solutions for improving financial conditions for eco-innovation.

“The main goal of MCE 2012, declared Massimiliano Pierini, Exhibition Director MCE, is to be not only an exhibition but an integrated system enriched by a synergic calendar of events, so far more than 1500 companies have confirmed their participation with a 15% rise in foreign exhibitor numbers. An international benchmark event offering an exhaustive overview of the reference sector to showcase best-in-class products and solutions and provide training and professional development opportunities.

"For this reason – explained Pierini – we have organized - in collaboration with the Scientific Committee - a rich calendar of conferences that in synergy with the completeness of the exhibits will play an essential role for updating and debate of all those professional categories attending the exhibition.” There will be three institutional conferences focused on issues of great impact related to integrated building design. The first conference of the series, (in chronological order) by FCE-Forum Nazionale on the Energy Certification for Buildings in collaboration with CTI- Comitato Termotecnico Italiano (Italian Thermotechnical Committee), will be a valuable occasion to update data and critically evaluate the evolution of the implementation of the directive in Italy, after a very successfully first edition. The second day of the conference programme will focus entirely on “Installations and sustainable works of architecture from around the world”, aimed to highlight the works of famous architects who are revolutionizing the world of installation components, less visible but essential for a sustainable planning. The conference will be attended by internationally well-known architects offering professionals an exhaustive overview on concrete examples of architectural planning and design of the next generation.

The third lecture will focus on renewable energy sources, integration of “photovoltaic and solar thermal systems”, a mixture of technologies required for energetic valorisation in the near future. The rich conference programme will include a series of lecturers organized by trade associations from the sector that will provide an exhaustive overview of domestic and industrial installations on display at MCE 2012. Furthermore, the two synergic and complementary events: “Percorso Efficienza & Innovazione” and “Verso La Classe A 2012”, will join the busy programme of conferences providing a unique opportunity for all professionals to have hands-on experience with the products and innovative worldwide solutions the market has to offer. The main target of MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2012 is to propose the market a complete platform for meeting between offer and demand. is the online point of reference, a virtual showcase providing professionals any updating of “Percorso Efficienza & Innovazione”, the conference calendar, and a full panorama of latest news and novelties about products and solutions promoted by exhibiting companies at MCE.

Source: RX Global

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