ATLANTA - In what could be the last time the AHR Expo is held in Atlanta, the event saw a drastic uptick in attendees from the event last year in Las Vegas.
The preliminary numbers released by the AHR Expo showed a total attendance of 42,794 including 1,779 total exhibitors. This was a significant jump from the 2022 show, which drew 30,678 attendees including 1,573 exhibitors. However, it was still significantly off the all-time high of more than 50,000 attendees and 1,900 exhibitors, which happened in Orlando a few months before COVID hit in 2020.
Lorenzo Chicchirichi takes a selfie after winning a Nest thermostat with a spin of the roulette wheel. (Staff photo)
Deb Montner and Michael Barry, left, of the AHR Expo video crew, interview Dennis Stinson, vice president of sales at Fujitsu General America. (Staff photo)
The 2023 event covered 486,805 square feet of space while welcoming in 425 international exhibitors.
“The show had a lot of energy,” ACCA CEO Bart James said. “The show has such an international flair to it, which is so different than the typical event here in the industry. It is interesting to see products that are not here in our country yet.”
AHR attendees check out the latest boiler at the Cleaver-Brooks booth. (Staff photo)
John Schwartz of Daikin Comfort Technologies gives a booth tour. (Staff photo)
The Expo is set to return to Chicago for the first time since 2018 next year. The event was scheduled for Chicago in 2021, but the city of Chicago forced the cancelation due to COVID. The event is scheduled from January 22-24, 2024.
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