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About Frigair Expo

On 17 July 1951, the South African Institute of Refrigeration was founded at a meeting of refrigeration engineers and food scientists held at the Bordeaux Hotel in Cape Town. The founding membership of 41 elected Dr Guido Dreosti as the Institute’s first President, an office that he held for the next 5 years and again in 1957 and in 1962.

In March 1961 the Port Elizabeth Centre of SAIR was started. T.F. Longe and L. Broderick were elected Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively. Around this time it became obvious that air conditioning had an important role to play. Members and industry where making the significant and close relationship between the two.

In July 1962 SAIR broadened its focus and the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning was born. As a prelude to SAIRAC’s arrival, Cape Town Centre was formed in July 1961, opening the way for a national body to be created.

The first Cape Town Centre committee consisted of: L.Ginsburg (Chairman)

C.A.Johnson (Vice Chairman)
L. Campbel
G. Garzolini
W.W. Boyes
A.P. Alder
N.C. Humphries
J.P. Trautmann

The Transvaal (now Johannesburg) Centre was formed on the 25 July 1963, with Drs. Denkhaus and Hodgson as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

The Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) Centre was formed officially in 1967 with R.F. March and G. Alder as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

Organised by IMD and in Partnership with SE

Interact Media Defined (IMD), is one of South Africa’s leading multi-media magazine publishers, with a strong stable of well-established titles focused on building services, mining, construction, energy, civil engineering, water and more.

The company also specialises in events organising and exhibitions, and owns the popular travelling Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) brand, which has a fast-growing African footprint. IMD is your media connection locally, into Africa, and beyond!

Titles such as RACA Journal, Plumbing Africa, Mining & Minerals Product Review and The Civil Engineering Contractor have been in our stable for many, many years and bear witness to our trade and technical publishing experience. Our multimedia service offering, along with our understanding of the built environment and mining industry, allow us to work with our clients to find the solution best suited to their specific needs, no matter what their industry.

About Specialised Exhibitions a division of Montgomery Group, Leading trade show organiser, connecting the dots between buyers and sellers for over 50 years

When it comes to building a strong, resilient and successful business, every little aspect counts. While marketers value the powerful opportunity trade shows provide for onsite sales, valuable sales leads and increased brand awareness, they also know the importance of selecting the right show and the right show organiser to bring everything together.

With a proud heritage spanning 50 years, Specialised Exhibitions remains the marketer’s first choice time and again. Our continued success lies in our ability to look ahead, to embrace change and to move forward. It’s in our culture, our DNA, to create a vibrant, energetic and innovative environment that instils confidence in exhibitors and keeps us at the forefront of our industry.

The largest trade show organiser in Southern Africa, we offer a vast portfolio of world-class shows across a broad spectrum of industries and deliver a good return on investment for exhibitors.

Specialised Exhibitions is owned by the prestigious Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Speak to us today and get your business part of the big picture.