2015 AHR Expo Sets Chicago Attendance Record

From left to right Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE and Ed Purvis, AHRI, congratulate Lin Sun, and Mogens Rasmussen from Danfoss on winning the 2015 AHR Expo Product of the Year. Danfoss’ Turbocor VTT Series Compressor was chosen from among the top Innovation Award winners in 10 industry-specific categories for this special honor.

From left to right Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE and Ed Purvis, AHRI, congratulate Lin Sun, and Mogens Rasmussen from Danfoss on winning the 2015 AHR Expo Product of the Year. Danfoss’ Turbocor VTT Series Compressor was chosen from among the top Innovation Award winners in 10 industry-specific categories for this special honor.

WESTPORT, Conn. — The 2015 AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended event ever held in Chicago, Illinois. Preliminary figures for the world’s largest HVACR marketplace show that more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the 2015 AHR Expo, Jan. 26-28, at McCormick Place.

According to Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company, five Chicago records were shattered by the successful 2015 event:

  • Total number of registered attendees – 61,990
  • Number of visitors – 42,400
  • Net square footage – more than 480,000
  • Number of exhibiting companies – over 2,100
  • Number of international exhibitors – 592

“Chicago is the site of some of our largest shows and we are thrilled that we set so many new records this year,” Stevens said. “These impressive results also show how vital AHR Expo is to the industry. We’ve had tremendous support from the 41 sponsors and endorsing associations that participate, as well as from our exhibitors who rely on the show to introduce new products and meet customers and prospects from around the world.”

AHR Expo is endorsed by 39 leading HVACR industry associations and is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI.

The 2016 AHR Expo will take place Jan. 25-27 in Orlando, Florida.

For more information, visit the show’s website at www.ahrexpo.com.