Both launch events will include a talk on The Future of Refrigerants by Head of REFCOM Graeme Fox.
The evening event will also include the opportunity to meet celebrity guest speakers Will Carling, the former England Rugby captain, and Scott Quinnell, former Welsh captain, and win the chance for a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium.
JUST ANNOUNCED – We will also be joined by Ben Cohen, Rugby world cup winner and Strictly Come Dancing contestant!.
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Graeme has a wealth of experience within the Air Conditioning sector and regularly speaks to business leaders and contractors about the current changes in the F-gas regulations. A Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration and Chairman of ACRIB, Graeme ran his own contracting business for over 25 years, and is very aware of the issues facing various channels in the industry.
He has served as Chairman of HVCA RAC Group and has represented RAC Group at HVCA (the BESA) Council for 10 years. A director of AREA, serving as Chair of the Technical & Environment Committee for 3 years, and then as President for 4 years during the crucial F-Gas Review period and liaising directly with the European Commission to guide them and DEFRA during that period.
He currently represents European interests in a UN Environment Programme project to develop and implement minimum training requirements and competencies for UN Article 5 countries.
England’s youngest and the world’s longest serving rugby captainRead More
In 1998, Will became England captain at the age of 22, and steered the side to memorable back-to-back Grand Slam wins in 1991, 1992 and 1995, and to the 1991 World Cup Final, before retiring in 1996.
With 72 England caps (59 as Captain), England’s dramatic win over the touring All-Blacks in November 1993 meant that Will captained a winning team at least once against all of the world’s major rugby playing nations.
His career achievements started when he represented Durham University & Durham County 1986-89; he was captain of the Barbarians, played for and was captain of Harlequins RFC. He has won the Five Nations Championship four times (1991, 1992, 1995 & 1996), and Triple Crown five times (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996 & 1997). Will Carling was runner-up BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1991, and ITV Sports Personality of the Year 1991.
Will is as a motivational speaker, and regularly appears as a TV pundit.
Former Welsh Rugby Union captain, and LionsRead More
Born in in Swansea, Glamorgan, Scott is a Welsh former rugby union, and rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He was a number 8 for Wales, Llanelli RFC, the Llanelli Scarlets, Richmond, and the British and Irish Lions in rugby union.
He won 52 caps for Wales (seven as captain) and three for the Lions, scoring 11 international tries for Wales and one for the Lions.
Quinnell currently regularly appears as a TV commentator and pundit on a number of televised rugby matches. He is a co-presenter and coach (with Will Greenwood) of the “School of Hard Knocks” TV series, and in 2017 he co-wrote the book “Leader On The Pitch” with psychologist Paul Boross.
Funny, witty and entertaining, Scott is sure to keep the room laughing!
Rugby World Cup Winner, Strictly Come Dancing contestant & winner of ‘The Jump’Read More
Ben came to prominence in the successful Northampton side that lifted the Heineken Cup in 2000. A big, quick wing, his try scoring ability brought him to the attention of England boss Clive Woodward, who handed him an international debut against Ireland during the 2000 Six Nations.
He is the second in the all-time try scorers charts and toured with the British & Irish Lions to Australia in 2001. Ben has represented Northampton, Sale Sharks and Brive in France with distinction. At the age of 32, having scored 31 tries in 57 international matches for England, Ben retired from the game.
Ben went on to set up the StandUp Foundation which raises awareness of the long term and damaging effects of bullying.
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