AHR Expo

Chicago, USA
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Event Update

The 2024 edition of AHR Expo will take place from 22.01.2024 to 24.01.2024. The McCormick Place in the United States will host the face-to-face trade show. For the edition, the hosting venue will put in place the newest Covid-19 preventative measures. This will include policies such as requiring the use of face masks in enclosed areas. Due to recently implemented travel bans, attendees must present 3G papers upon arrival in the USA. Examples of such documents include negative test results and immunisation passports.

A Brief Overview of AHR Expo 

The AHR Expo serves as the main meeting ground between manufacturers and buyers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration in the USA. The trade show has a long history and is a guarantee for companies to sell products and make exciting announcements. It’s the first place where most of the newest equipment and technologies enter the market. This cements AHR Expo’s reputation as a centre for innovation and knowledge. 

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

As AHR Expo is at the centre of the American HVACR industry, a booth at the show is a smart investment in terms of better contact and larger orders overall. The trade show creates the perfect environment to generate quality sales leads. Just take a look at the statistics: 

  • 50,000+ international trade visitors
  • 11,000+ first-time visitors
  • 1650 exhibitors
  • 300 international companies
  • 112 countries 

Industry Relevance 

The AHR Expo, an annual event that typically takes place in January or February, is an essential gathering for the air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration industry. As one of the largest HVAC&R marketplaces in the world, the event showcases thousands of products and cutting-edge technologies. Founded in 1930, the expo has a rich history and continues to be a prominent event for professionals in the field. 

The AHR Expo travels to different cities across the United States, including Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago and Atlanta. The upcoming edition will be held in Chicago, attracting manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and other HVAC&R professionals. The expo provides an unparalleled platform for networking, discovering new products and staying updated with the latest trends in the industry. 

Visitors to the AHR Expo can explore a wide range of categories, including tools and instruments, building automation, cooling systems, sustainable solutions, heating equipment, indoor air quality solutions, plumbing, refrigeration, software, and ventilation. The expo offers a comprehensive marketplace that caters to the entire value chain of HVAC&R. 

In addition to the business opportunities, the AHR Expo features educational sessions conducted by top industry experts. These sessions cover various topics from environmental protection to sales strategies, providing attendees with valuable insights and knowledge. The expo serves as a hub for learning, fostering the exchange of ideas and information among industry professionals. 

AHR Expo is co-sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). It is held concurrently with ASHRAE's Winter Conference, further enhancing the experience and educational offerings for attendees. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

The brands you are most likely to encounter include Carhartt Company Gears, Mestek Machinery, Smart Fog Manufacturing, Magnation Water Technologies, Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., Lennox International Inc. and many more. With such prestigious names, you have an incredible crowd of professionals from all related fields. Your booth will receive attention from contractors, consulting engineers, architects, wholesalers, importers and exporters, public utilities, government agencies, distributors, and OEM Designers & engineers. 

AHR Expo is first and foremost an American show. All 50 states are present at each edition. However, the number of international visitors has been rising steadily over the years. Canada and Mexico have the most visitors, but the show is of interest to European, South American and Asian markets as well. 

Additional Value of Attending 

Key highlights of the AHR Expo include the Podcast Pavilion, featuring in-person interviews with popular industry podcasts like HVACJERKS, HVACSchool, and HVAC Uncensored. This provides a unique opportunity to engage with industry thought leaders and gain insights into emerging trends and best practices. 

Outside learning about emerging trends, you can witness innovations in the flesh at the Innovation Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate industry developments that are expected to have a significant impact on the HVAC&R sector. The Innovation Awards showcase groundbreaking products and technologies that drive innovation and efficiency in the industry. 

Product Theaters at the AHR Expo offer attendees the opportunity to sit in on rapid-fire presentations of new products and technologies directly from the manufacturers. These 20-minute presentations provide a quick overview of the latest innovations in the HVAC&R industry. With three theaters located on the show floor, attendees have access to over 150 presentations, allowing them to stay informed about the most cutting-edge developments in the field. Here are several examples from the previous edition: 

  • 75F® HyperStat™ BACnet: Comprehensive IAQM in One Device
  • A Secure Energy Future Starts with SunEarth
  • A Service Software Built for Your Industry
  • A Ventilation Solution for the Speculative Construction Marketplace
  • Accommodating for Piping Movement in Thermal Expansion and Contraction with Victaulic Grooved Solutions 

Build on top of your product knowledge at the expo with attendance to AHR Panel Series. This series brings together a diverse range of industry leaders to discuss trending topics and their impact across various industry segments. The panel discussions delve into important themes shaping the HVAC&R industry and provide a platform for in-depth conversations among experts. Some of the panel topics covered in the past include: 

  • HVACR and Social Media: Exploring the role of social media in the HVAC&R industry and its impact on communication and marketing strategies.
  • Strengthening the Trade with a Community Mindset: Discussing the importance of building a strong community within the HVAC&R industry and fostering collaboration.
  • HVACR State of the Industry Leadership Panel Discussion: Examining the current state of the industry, addressing challenges and opportunities, and discussing future trends. 

These discussions provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the current landscape and future directions in the HVAC&R industry. 

Overall, the AHR Expo has evolved beyond a straightforward B2B sourcing platform. Knowledge exchange, networking and education are at the core of the larger expo framework. It is a must for anyone involved in the air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration industry.

Past editions

AHR Expo 2023

06.02.2023 - 08.02.2023

AHR Expo

42 794

Visitors

1 779

Exhibitors

17

Speakers

486 000+

ft2 of event space

30,678

Attendees

1,573

Exhibitors

Cancelled because of COVID 19

2000

Total Exhibitors

60,000

Total Visitors

How to get to AHR Expo

On Foot

On Foot

O’Hare International Airport – not advisable

Union Station – not advisable

 

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By Car

O’Hare International Airport – 22 mins via I-90 E

Union Station – 10 mins via S Clark St

 

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By Public Transport

O’Hare International Airport – 1hr20mins via Blue Line and Green Line

Union Station – 37 mins via Green Line