An overhead view of the 2007 ACCA Convention. (Click on the image for an enlarged view.)

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed to hold their annual meetings at the same time and geographic location. This move is expected to double the 2009 Indoor Air Expo in size and scope.

The expo will be held Feb. 24-26, 2009 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. At the same time, ACCA will conduct its 41st Annual Conference at the convention center, while IAQA will hold its 14th Annual Meeting across the street at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Based on an analysis of recent shows conducted by ACCA and IAQA, it is expected that the 2009 Indoor Air Expo will draw more than 3,000 attendees and over 350 exhibitors.

“The Indoor Air Expo has grown significantly over the past few years in conjunction with the ACCA Conference,” said Paul Stalknecht, president and CEO, ACCA. “It has become the leading showcase of the HVACR industry, bringing suppliers together with contracting business decision-makers to share and learn from each other.”

According to Stalknecht, combining the meetings will make Fort Worth 2009 the largest source of education, networking, and learning opportunities ever seen in the indoor air industry. “We are thrilled about the opportunities presented by this partnership for HVACR contractors, suppliers, and IAQ professionals nationwide.”

“This is a partnership that is fully consistent with the mission of IAQA, which is to bring together the diverse professions and trade that make up the indoor environmental industry,” noted Glenn Fellman, executive director, IAQA. “We are excited about the new opportunities for our members and exhibitors, and we believe Fort Worth 2009 will go down as a landmark moment in the IAQ industry and profession.”

Prior to the 2009 meeting, the 2008 Indoor Air Expo will be held in conjunction with the 40th Annual ACCA Conference, Feb. 5-7, 2008 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. IAQA held its 2007 Annual Meeting and Exposition a few weeks ago in Las Vegas.

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Publication date:10/29/2007