2018 AHR Expo Sets Several Records

World’s largest HVACR event reaches new highs in visitor and total attendance, exhibitors, exhibit space and countries represented
2018 AHR Expo Sets Several Records

The AHR Expo in 2018, the last time it was held in Chicago.

The 2018 AHR Expo last month in Chicago set five all-time highs for the event, including more than 72,000 in total attendance (counting exhibitor personnel) and 49,995 registered visitors.

Other records were number of exhibiting companies (2,155), amount of exhibit space (534,080 square feet), and number of countries represented (169).

“The excitement generated by this year’s record crowds of attendees and exhibitors was palpable from the show floor to the training sessions,” says Clay Stevens, manager of the AHR Expo. “Whether you are designing a building’s HVACR system from the ground up, or want to make your existing spaces warmer, cooler, quieter, smarter, safer or more comfortable and efficient, the AHR Expo is the only place where you can see and experience it all, learn from the industry’s top experts and stay at the forefront of innovation.”

“The AHR Expo is the only major trade show that our company attends because it is a complete show. A lot of other conventions touch only on certain aspects, like sheet metal or plumbing, but at the AHR Expo we get everything we want all in one place,” says Elton Vega, vice president of JV Mechanical Contractors Inc. “This show is a huge opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with suppliers and customers, and to make sales in the U.S. We get more sales leads at the AHR Expo than we do at any other show.”

Next year’s show will be held Jan. 14-16 in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

About AHR Expo
The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) is the world’s largest HVACR event, consisting of more than 2,100 exhibitors and attracting 70,000 plus attendees each year. Since 1930, the show has provided a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry to come together and discover the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop mutually beneficial business relationships.


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