Around 1,900 exhibitors display the latest HVACR products and services at the AHR Expo 2020, Feb. 3-5, in Orlando. Show organizers are expecting a great turnout, judging by pre-registration activities. The 500,000-square-foot exhibition, billed as “The World’s Largest HVACR Marketplace,” includes well-known HVACR brands such as Emerson, Samsung, Johnson Controls, Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric.
“The show is unique in that it is the gathering place for professionals from across all roles that make up the HVACR industry,” says Mark Stevens, Show Manager. “Not only do you have the opportunity to see what’s new in terms of product and technologies (in some cases being revealed at the show), but the show also offers a strong education program, guidance from industry leaders, networking, access to product designers, company representatives, etc., as well as best practice information and more. There is really something for everyone.”
Visitors From Around The Globe
Although the majority of attendees come from the United States, there are also visitors from 165 countries worldwide, including the Pacific Rim, Europe and South America. Commercial, institutional and industrial markets are dominant, but there are also residential-focused attendees. Manufacturers and distributors are in attendance, as are contractors/dealers, engineers and others allied to the field. Some 72% of attendees have a role in purchasing; and senior management, engineer/architect, and marketing/sales are the top job functions represented.
There are also visitors from 165 countries worldwide, including the Pacific Rim, Europe and South America ASHRAE members who register for the concurrent ASHRAE Winter Conference (Feb. 1-5 in Orlando) can attend the AHR Expo at no charge. More than 3,000 buildings-related engineers, architects, contractors, students and other industry professionals attend the ASHRAE Winter Conference, which includes technical sessions, education, committee meetings and social events.
“Every year exhibitors bring their latest developments to the AHR Expo show floor, which really makes each year a new experience,” says Stevens. “New exhibitors joining the show bring their tech and solutions to the floor.”
AHR Expo has continued to grow during its 90-year history
Education Sessions, Podcasts and Awards
The AHR Expo Innovation Awards honor the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased each year. "There were more Innovation Awards entries this year than ever before", says Stevens.
There is a full slate of education sessions on Sunday through Tuesday (Feb. 2-4). “We’ve added an AHR Expo Expert Council over the course of the year to speak to The AHR Expo Innovation Awards honor the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased each yearsome of the trends impacting the industry, and they’ll be joining our Education Program,” says Stevens. Additionally, there will be a Podcast Pavilion, where some of the industry’s most popular podcasts will record. A Building Automation & Control Showcase and Software Center are available on the show floor plan.
Because the AHR Expo can be overwhelming, show organizers suggest attendees use the “MyShow Planner” app to log in and put exhibitor appointments and education sessions on their agenda. They can then access it at the show.
Over The Past 90 Years
AHR Expo has continued to grow during its 90-year history. This show has continued to develop with the HVACR industry, which is vital in today’s world. “The dedication to delivering the latest advancements, new products and technologies, and education has always been at the forefront of the show,” says Stevens. “We have grown to be able to provide a platform for manufacturers to meet and interact with industry professionals and showcase their solutions. Likewise, all roles can come together to view solutions that help grow their businesses, relationships and knowledge.”