HVAC Breaking News / News

Feb. 6, 2012: The 2012 AHR Expo Sets All-Time Attendance Record

February 6, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
WESTPORT, Conn. — Show management announced that the 2012 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) has established a new all-time attendance record with nearly 40,000 registered visitors for the Chicago expo. Together with exhibitor personnel and other attendees, more than 57,000 professionals participated in the event.

Based on preliminary registration numbers, the 2012 show will surpass the previous record of 38,534 visitors established at the 2008 show in New York City. As previously reported, this year’s show was also the largest AHR Expo in the event’s 82-year history in terms of size at nearly 430,000 square feet, making it almost 5 percent bigger than the 2006 Chicago show.

“We are delighted that we have established new all-time records for both the size of the event and the best visitor attendance,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co., which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “We hope this is an indication that the economy is on the upswing and will continue to improve.” Stevens also attributed the new records to the many new technologies and products introduced to the market, as well as pent-up demand for new equipment.

A total of 1,968 exhibitors from 35 countries showcased their products and technologies, nearly reaching the record of 1,989 companies that exhibited at the 2006 Chicago show.

For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

Publication date: 02/06/2012

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts


NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con