WESTPORT, Conn. — Early returns indicate the 2015 AHR Expo, to be held Jan. 26-28 in Chicago, is on track to break attendance records.

“To accommodate the demand for exhibit space in Chicago, we’ve already had to expand the space layout,” said Clay Stevens, president, International Exposition Co., which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “Chicago is historically the site of our largest events, and it is very encouraging that so many HVACR manufacturers and suppliers have already reserved space. And coming off the record-breaking attendance at the 2014 New York show this past January, all signs, including economic indicators, are pointing to another great show.”

Stevens said the 2015 show is primed to take advantage of the optimism in the marketplace, spurred by generally positive news about the economy and increased demand in the building sector.

The last AHR Expo in Chicago in 2012 had set the all-time attendance record at that time with more than 58,000 total registered attendees, including 39,000 visitors. That record was surpassed by this year’s AHR Expo in New York City with nearly 61,000 registered attendees including more than 42,000 visitors.

“Perhaps the 2015 Chicago show will reclaim the title for the best-attended AHR Expo,” Stevens said.

Publication date: 3/31/2014

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