AHR Expo Canceled for 2021

Show management looks ahead to bringing the show back Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2022, in Las Vegas

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AHR Expo management recently announced the forced cancellation of the 2021 show after working with McCormick Place in Chicago to tentatively reschedule it for March 2021.

With roadblocks set in place by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting state and local restrictions that currently prohibit mass gatherings over 50 people, an in-person event will not take place in 2021. Instead, show management is shifting focus to 2022 and preparing for an in-person event in Las Vegas.

“We’ve examined every scenario and questioned every roadblock to see how we might hold an in-person event in 2021,” says Mark Stevens, show manager. “Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to present unpredictable challenges and other variables that are beyond our control. The safety of all our participants — attendees, exhibitors, speakers, employees, venue staff and everyone involved at every level — continues to be our top priority. With these barriers, along with state and local restrictions due to COVID-19, we have unfortunately exhausted all efforts to bring the show to Chicago in 2021.”

AHR Expo management worked alongside show co-sponsors AHRI and ASHRAE, as well as an advisory council including Choose Chicago, representatives from McCormick Place and many vendor partners, to explore every possibility that could lead to hosting an in-person event that maintained the expectations for the AHR Expo. In consideration of time and planning requirements in order to participate in the show, Oct. 15 was marked as the deadline for the decision.

“We were hopeful that March would be a feasible solution, but there are too many obstacles that are beyond our control,” says Stevens. “We know how disappointing this news is for the HVAC industry and we are disappointed too.”  

Since 1930, the AHR Expo has remained the industry’s best place to experience the latest trends, products and services in HVAC. The show serves as a key meeting place for professionals across the industry to network one on one with key manufacturers, industry leaders and colleagues at what has grown to be North America’s largest HVAC event.

The AHR Expo will return Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is expected to open in the summer of 2021. Visit ahrexpo.com for updates and information.

For further questions regarding the 2021 show, visit the show updates page on the website.


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