Did you attend this year’s AHR Expo in Chicago’s McCormick Place? If so, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that this was a record breaking year. In fact, Contractor Magazine has reported that more than 61,000 attendees, including 42,400 visitors, came to this year’s expo.
Five Chicago records were broken this year, according to Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company. This includes total number of attendees and visitors, as well as net square footages (more than 480,000), number of exhibiting companies (more than 2,100) and 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.”
For those who didn’t attend this year, start planning now for the 2016 AHR Expo, taking place in sunny Orlando, Florida, from Jan. 25 to 27. We look forward to seeing you there!