Expo Froid - A public exhibition dedicated to refrigeration
The travelling Cold Exhibition
The IIR takes an active role in efforts to raise the profile of the refrigeration sector
Expo Froid – A public exhibition dedicated to refrigeration
From December 5, 2017 to September 16, 2018 the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the biggest science museum in Europe located in the Northeast of Paris, hosted “Expo Froid” (Cold Exhibition).
Organised under the initiative of the French Refrigeration Association (AFF), and supported by the IIR, the public exhibition Expo Froid sought to bring to the limelight the role refrigeration and cooling technologies play in everyday life addressing the challenges for the living, for society and for science.
Who visited the exhibition?
A staggering 250,000 visitors explored the exhibition with 53% coming from regions in France, outside of central and larger Paris (Île de France), and 7% from abroad.
Interestingly, 58% of visitors were female which is a slightly higher percentage compared to average visitor statistics for the museum and much more than the percentage of females in the refrigeration sector.
Half of all visitors booked “family” tickets visiting with children under 18 years old, which emphasises the importance these types of initiatives play in helping to promote and allowing someone to discover refrigeration at any age.
More on Expo Froid at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie http://www.cite-sciences.fr/en/ressources/expositions-passees/cold/the-exhibition/
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The Expo Froid has now moved to the Arc-et-Senans Royal Saltworks, located in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in France, and will be open until April 22, 2019.
The Arc-et-Senans Royal Salt works site has long been a revered asset of the French patrimony and was included on the UNESCO world heritage list in 1982.
More on Expo Froid at the Arc-et-Senans Royal Saltworks http://www.salineroyale.com/
Travelling Exhibition - Expo Froid International
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