2018 AHR Expo

Jan. 22-24, 2018

McCormick Place

2301 S. King Dr., Chicago

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started 86 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the event of the year for the HVACR industry.  The 2018 Show will be held in Chicago, hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 65,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide.  The Show provides a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.  The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

Who Exhibits

If it drives the industry, you’ll find it at the Show. Everyone from major manufacturers to innovative new start-ups will be there, so you can see everyone and everything all in one place. Exhibitors will showcase and demonstrate an impressive variety of the latest HVACR-related products. You’ll have access to it all, from complete systems engineered for large commercial and industrial buildings to labor-saving tools and profit-generating services for residential contractors.

Special Sections on the Show Floor

There are three distinct product sections within the Show Floor, the Building Automation and Control Showcase, the Software Center, and the Indoor Air Quality Association Pavilion.  These special sections allow attendees with specific product interests to focus their time in a single area with a range of similar products. Here’s a description of each section:

  • The Building Automation & Control Showcase
    This is a special area on the Show floor designated for the following products and services: Building Automation, Energy & Facility Management Systems; Climate Controls; Monitoring Systems; Wireless and Cloud-based Options; and other Networked Building Systems including Lighting, Security, Fire Alarms, and more.
  • The Software Center
    This is a special area on the Show floor designated for HVACR related software, both off-the-shelf and customized solutions, for the following: Project & Field Service Management including Estimating, Inventory Control, GPS Tracking; Systems Design, Specification & Analysis; Remote-based and Cloud-based Software; and more.
  • Indoor Air Quality Association Pavilion
    This special area on the Show floor is designated for member companies of the Indoor Air Quality Association. These exhibitors will be showing products related to Indoor Air Quality, such as Air Quality Monitors, Exhaust Fans, Environmental Testing Systems, Dehumidifiers, and more.

Product Categories

760 different types of products will be on display, including: AC, heating and refrigeration systems, equipment and components, building automation, controls and networking products, energy and facility management products, specialized climate control systems, radiant heating and hydronic systems, plumbing products, ventilation, air movement, ducts, filters and other IAQ products, technical support and services, labor-saving tools and instruments, software, and business services.

Who Attends?

More than 65,000 HVACR professionals — from product designers and engineers to installers and end users.

The AHR Expo is designed for professionals who work with HVACR-related products and services. Attendees include OEMs, Engineering & Design/Build Firms, Contracting Firms, Distributors and Rep Firms, as well as Public Utilities, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Facility Operators, Educators and the Press. They come to the Show each year to source the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop mutually beneficial business relationships.

For more information or to register, visit ahrexpo.com.

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