WESTPORT, Conn. – The International Exposition Company announced the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially broken three of the show’s all-time records.
With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 show in Chicago, Illinois) by 11.2 percent. This number was also 28.7 percent greater than the overall attendance (totaling 53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.
Additionally, the 2017 show’s exhibits occupied a total of 500,159 net square feet, breaking the AHR Expo all-time record set in 2015 in Chicago at 486,600 net square feet.
At 48,568, the total number of 2017 AHR Expo visitors also surpassed the show’s all-time visitor attendance of 42,887, set in 2014 in New York, by 13.2 percent. This number additionally surpassed visitor attendance (33,612) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011 by 44.5 percent.
The 2017 show’s nearly 11.5 acres of exhibit space was occupied by 1,968 exhibitors, 259 of which participated in the AHR Expo for the first time. A notable 20,047 exhibitor personnel staffed the exhibits in Las Vegas, representing a majority of the U.S. geographic landscape, as well as 32 outside countries.
A total of 14,825 international visitors attended the 2017 show from 165 countries, along with 541 international exhibitors.
The next AHR Expo, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held Jan. 22-24, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. For additional info, visit ahrexpo.com.