At the AHR Expo in Atlanta, excitement filled the show floor with the exciting energy in the industry. Read more below about what the Expo entailed and start making plans for 2020.
WESTPORT, Conn. — The 2019 AHR Expo returned to Atlanta for the first time since 2001 and by all accounts the show delivered. This year the show floor exhibited 1,824 companies from across the entire industry, including 497 international exhibitors, bringing together the best in technology and product advancement. Throughout the three-day show, there was palpable energy felt for the future of HVACR among attendees and exhibitors alike.
“The HVACR industry is in a very exciting position at the moment and that energy was evident on the show floor this year,” said Mark Stevens, show manager of AHR Expo. “Attendees came from all over the globe and from every corner of the industry to make this Show a success. We’ve received great feedback on the quality of networking from both attendees and exhibitors and look forward to seeing many of these connections come to life in the products and technologies on the Show floor in Orlando next year.”
This year the AHR Expo used radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to verify attendance, which allows for the scanning in of each person without stalling the crowd and creating long wait times. This means that the Show was able to generate a true capture of every attendee that walked through the door, spent time on the exhibitor floor as well as in education sessions. In previous years the show relied on pre-registration and on-site registration to quantify attendance. The 2019 numbers are strong, with a total verified attendance of 45,078.
“The planning of the show has always been focused on creating the best experience for our exhibitors and attendees,” said Stevens. “We recognized the benefit of verifying attendees long before the technology allowed us to do it in a way that didn’t interrupt the experience we wanted to create for those who travel to be here. We want our attendees and exhibitors networking, capturing leads, learning, interacting and focused on their day rather than waiting at the gate to be scanned in. The new verified technology allows us to do just that.”
The 2019 AHR Expo Education Program covered a broad range of topics in depth, providing insights for all AHR stakeholders into market trends, tips to building a business, energy savings, as well as industry best practices.
The next AHR Expo will be held Feb. 3-5, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.