WESTPORT, Conn. — The AHR Expo is expected to be the largest HVACR exposition ever held in the Northeast, show management recently announced.

More than 1,800 companies have reserved more than 387,000 square feet of booth space, breaking the previous record set by the 2008 AHR Expo in New York City by nearly 6 percent.

“The 2008 show in New York set several Northeast records and an all-time AHR Expo attendance record, which was subsequently narrowly surpassed by the 2012 show in Chicago,” said Clay Stevens, president, International Exposition Co. “Based on the record amount of exhibit space already reserved, the attendee preregistration numbers, and the total hotel rooms booked, we could be on track for another record-breaking event.”

The 2014 AHR Expo has also seen its attendee pre-registration numbers and hotel reservations running significantly ahead of the 2008 expo. The 2008 show attracted nearly 58,000 total visitors, including a record-breaking 39,000 attendees from more than 138 countries.

“With economic expectations steadily improving, exhibitors will be unveiling hundreds of new products and a variety of energy-efficient solutions that HVACR professionals can experience for the first time at the world’s largest HVACR exposition,” Stevens said.

Publication date: 1/20/2014 

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