MCE 2020: all systems go


The biennial exhibition dedicated to residential and industrial installations, HVAC&R and renewable energy, MCE 2020, will run from 17 to 20 March 2020 in Italy.

Innovation, combined heat and power integration and technology are the cornerstones of an evolution the HVAC&R industry is experiencing in the ‘indoor climate’ is at the centre of MCE. The new horizons for comfort increasingly pass through the digital dimension of management and control, whereas the efficiency is bound more and more by the intelligent use of information technology for the optimisation of energy resources of buildings.

The new model for designing will find its ideal stage in the new exhibition layout of MCE 2020, capable of creating homogeneity and continuity into the several industry sectors, giving value to the conceptual areas in a ‘unicum’, different and one-of-its-kind, carefully studied to meet the needs of exhibitors and professionals alike and always on the hunt for technological novelties.

What to expect

The exhibition space, with an entirely new floor, plan goes beyond the customary repartition into four macro areas, heating, cooling, water and energy, which in recent years has characterised the industry segments present at MCE. From heating to tools and hardware, from air conditioning to refrigeration and ventilation, from sanitary technology to water treatment, from renewable energy to home and building automation and electric mobility.

Says Massimiliano Pierini, managing director at Reed Exhibitions Italia, “In the new exhibition floor plan some product sectors are now closer to the other ones – thanks also to the linear structure of the halls of Fiera Milano – to guarantee continuity concurrently with a logical sub-division making the different commodity areas identifiable and of course, making the trade show easy for our visitors to see. I’m confident the entirely new layout will successfully show the present and future trends of the market.”

The new exhibition layout involves the second edition of BIE – Biomass Innovation Expo, the exhibition dedicated to biomass heating products and solutions, which has been running every alternate year alongside MCE, since 2018. BIE is dedicated to heating, aiming to facilitate the integration among professionals of both trade shows, therefore increasing business growth and improving opportunities for meeting with the international chain of HVAC industry that regularly visits MCE.

As is now customary, MCE 2020 will be supplemented by a busy programme of conferences organised in collaboration with the leading trade associations, once again coordinated by the chair of the Scientific Committee Professor, Vittorio Chiesa of Energy and Strategy Group, Polytechnic University of Milan.

Indeed, many initiatives will be on offer livening up MCE 2020 throughout the course of the four days. From Partner Country with Turkey as the special guest of the next edition to Percorso Efficienza & Innovazione, a short list of the most cutting-edge products and solutions in terms of efficiency and energy savings made by the Polytechnic University of Milan on show at MCE and a particular focus on MEP BIM.

Among the new features in store for this edition, a unique space dedicated to Intelligent Water stands out. On display, the most advanced technologies for the bathroom environment to good living together with special initiatives aimed at energy efficiency in the industry with the intention of bringing a number of new categories of professionals to the trade show.

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