CHICAGO - The International Exposition Co. (IEC) announced that Dallas and New York have been selected as the host cities for the AHR Expo 2007 and 2008 respectively. These venues were selected in collaboration with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), on the basis of their accessibility by exhibitors and attendees; size of the regional, industrial, residential, and commercial markets, and concentration of HVACR professionals and suppliers.

"As we considered prospective cities for the AHR Expo 2007 and 2008, it became very clear to us that Dallas and New York were excellent venues for our exhibitors and attendees," said Clay Stevens, president of IEC. "Both Dallas and New York have been hosts to very successful AHR Expos in the past, but it has been several years since we were in either city."

Dallas, with the nation's third largest concentration of companies that command more than $1 billion in annual sales, is an attractive market for the AHR Expo 2007. With its capital development plan slated for completion in 2005, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport traffic capacity will double, making the city an even more accessible venue.

New York, at the center of the largest market for HVACR products in North America, will attract attendees and exhibitors to the Javits Convention Center in 2008. Although recent Northeastern shows were held in Atlantic City and Philadelphia, this will mark the first time the AHR Expo has returned to New York since 1991.

Publication date: 10/03/2005