Lighting Up Vegas

AHR Expo set to highlight the newest products and educational opportunities in the industry.

More than 2,000 exhibiting companies showing off the newest products in the HVAC and plumbing industry will greet attendees of the 2017 International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in late January in Las Vegas.

The show, running from Monday, Jan. 30, to Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is expected to draw crowds of 60,000 industry professionals from every state and 150 countries worldwide.

Last year, 60,374 people attended the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, with 2,063 companies exhibiting, covering 469,540 square feet.


There are three product sections within the show floor: the Building Automation and Control Showcase, the Software Center, and the Indoor Air Quality Association Pavilion. The sections allow attendees with specific interests to focus their time in that area with a range of similar products.

The Building Automation and Control Showcase is designated for energy and facility management systems, climate controls, monitoring systems, wireless and cloud-based systems, and other networked building systems. The Software Center is for products such as GPS tracking systems, system design, remote-based and cloud-based software, and other HVAC-related software.

Within the Indoor Air Quality Association Pavilion, attendees will find products such as air-quality monitors, exhaust fans, environmental testing systems and dehumidifiers.

Exhibitors will display more than 760 different types of products at this year’s show.


If you’re looking to learn more about a process or product, this is also the show for you. There are dozens of free seminars or “for credit” technical courses from ASHRAE. Attendees can also sit in on presentations of new products, or take exams designed by industry certification providers.

More than 50 free seminars on a range of topics will keep attendees busy. The seminars are conducted by experts representing top industry organizations and can last from one to two hours.

There are also over 80 new product and technology presentations scheduled, with each lasting about 20 minutes. Attendees will get an overview of the exhibitor’s new product and then see it in action on the exhibit floor.

For more on the educational sessions, including the paid certificate programs, go to


Advanced online registration for the show is complimentary. On-site registration is $30 per badge.

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