Chillvacs | Agenda

The new industry event for the HVAC+R markets 

Chillvacs tracks market trends and industry innovations! By focusing on the topics of Digitalization | Strategies | Innovations, we want to provide new input for strategic decisions and establish a new platform for manufacturers and industry partners. The following presentations await you in this regard:

n his opening presentation, the renowned industry expert and BDH President Uwe Glock | Bosch Thermotechnik will present current trends and challenges in the energy and HVAC markets. Followed by Philipp Pausder | Thermondo having a look at the future of digital sales, as representing Germany’s largest heating installer. While marketing expert Bernhard Schöner | Daikin shows effective solution approaches as an answer to the shortage of skilled workers, among others through the “Komm” alliance initiated in 2013. Dr. Frederik Lehner | Interconnection Consulting presents a fact check on the HVAC+R markets and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Pfafferott | Offenburg University of Applied Sciences presents Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the building technology sector in more detail. Rüdiger Keinberger | Loxone Group will speak about Smart Home in building technology and show the most important advantages regarding energy efficiency from the sector market leader´s point of view.

Chillvacs is a new communication and information platform for the HVAC+R industry aimed at managing directors and decision-makers in marketing, strategy and sales of manufacturing companies, their partners and the craft. We also target media and associations related to the industry. Our ambition is to establish a new annual meeting point around current discourses of the markets, to promote the topic-oriented exchange and at the same time to ensure sufficient space and time for exchange and networking!


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For further inquiries please contact us !

WE for YOU | Iris Wildauer, BA BA
Event Management 
Tel: +43 1 585 4623-33


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  • 09:00

    Welcome and Opening

  • 09:10

    Trends and challenges in the Energy & HVAC market post Corona

    Uwe Glock is chairman of the board of management and a member of the supervisory board of Bosch Thermotechnik. He has also been President of the BDH since 2019. In his opening speech, he looks at the current trends and challenges of the market: Introducing the transformation of the energy market, sector coupling (electricity / mobility / heat) and the political framework conditions. In detail, Uwe Glock addresses the electrification in the heating market via heat pumps, the digitalization of the heating market, the importance of CO2-free energy sources, the increasing need for cooling due to global warming or even new requirements for ventilation and air quality.

  • 09:50

    The future of digital sales

    Philipp Pausder is managing director of Thermondo. He founded what is now Germany’s largest heating installer in 2012 with a view to finding new solutions for the energy transition, including: Increasing efficiency, expanding decentralized energy supply and switching to environmentally friendly technology. In his presentation, he addresses the challenges facing the industry with regard to the target of climate neutrality by 2050: for this to succeed, digital tools, an open-minded trade and a rethink among manufacturers are needed. Thermondo is part of this process, has made sustainability its corporate goal and is driving it with digital tools along the entire value chain.

  • 10:30

    Coffee Break

    Space and time for conversation and refreshments.

  • 11:00

    Shortage of skilled workers as growth obstacle : Challenges & Solutions

    Bernhard Schöner is Head of Corporate Communication as well as Head of Marketing Commercial/Industrial at Daikin. In his presentation, he will talk about the predicted / existing shortage of skilled workers, which is strongly affecting the HVAC industry. With the “Komm” alliance, initiated by Daikin in 2013, the industry is addressing the problem by networking industry and trade, investing in personnel development programs as well as strengthening networking and communication among members, which in turn leads to an improved form of personnel marketing. In this presentation Bernhard Schöner will show, which solutions have already been adopted and which challenges also need to be overcome.

  • 11:40

    DISCUSSION | Growth after Corona: Just digital?

    The morning’s speakers will be discussing the topic.

  • 12:15

    Lunch Break

    In the form of a seated lunch.

  • 13:30

    Fact Check HVAC+R Markets

    Dr. Frederik Lehner is Managing Director of Interconnection Consulting, an internationally active marketing intelligence company, which is one of the world’s specialists in industry-specific analyses of current and future market constellations and provides decision-making support for market success and strategy. In the HVAC+R markets, IC is one of the leading institutes in the industry. In his fact check, Frederik Lehner presents current data and forecasts on the industry’s largest markets in Europe. He analyzes market potentials and success factors while taking a look at the expected effects of the crisis from a market perspective.


  • 14:15

    BIM (Business Information Modeling) in building services engineering

    Jens Pfafferott studied energy and process engineering at the TU Berlin and earned his doctorate at KIT Karlsruhe in the Faculty of Architecture. Since 2011, he has represented building services engineering at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. In his lecture, he deals with the use of BIM in building services engineering, which is increasingly being used not only in architecture but also in the planning of building services systems: The digital twin of the building and its systems engineering offers the possibility to support the commissioning of buildings with digital methods. The acceptance or handover does require a manual error search and correction. With BIM, however, commissioning can be accompanied all the way to optimization.

  • 15:00

    Coffee Break

    Space and time for conversation and refreshments.

  • 15:30

    Best Practice: Focusing on the installer

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  • 16:00

    How to strenghten collaboration efficiency between industry & crafts

    Maurizio Nuzzaci has been a trainer and coach for sales, leadership and team development for 27 years. He trains and motivates employees and managers from various industries in the DACH region and Italy. In his presentation, he will show the important aspects of internal communication between manufacturers and installer companies, as well as key tools for both sides in order for them to strengthen their own success: From clear communication of the mission statement, to the use of incentives in the right place, to the installation of a complaint management process, to long-term customer retention. Resulting in long-term relationships, leading far beyond the basic expectations of equipment technology and quality!

  • 16:30

    PRESENTATION of the chillvacs.Awards

    In the course of the event, we will present the chillvacs.Awards in the three categories: Innovation | Supplier of the Year | Installer of the Year. One main prize and two recognition prizes will be awarded in each case. You can find more information here.

  • 17:00

    End of the series of lectures

  • 19:00

    Evening event

    The details regarding our evening event will be announced in a timely manner, and will be based on general pandemic developments and related guidance.