Below is a list of tips and ideas to help attendees get the most out of their AHR Expo experience. It has been compiled over the years by IEC Staff and regular annual attendees.
Register in Advance. Registration prior to the Show is free until Jan. 9, 2019, and your badge will be mailed directly to you. This allows you to skip the lines that cut into your time on the Show floor. Register Now
Book a Show Hotel through AHR Expo’s official travel partner. Show Hotels are specially designated by management and include free shuttle service to and from the Show. The best rates available have been pre-negotiated by the Show’s travel partner, OnPeak. View Hotels
Prioritize your goals ahead of time. Think through the most important things you would like to accomplish and make a plan that helps you stay focused on the critical items.
Research exhibitors. Search the online directory of exhibitors (by product category or company name) and compile a list of all the booths you intend to visit. Search Exhibitors
Explore the Show’s education sessions. Consider taking a class or two to further your industry expertise, learn about industry trends, keep up with best practices, and earn credits. Learn More
Create an agenda. It’s a good idea to map out how you will spend your time at the Show. Consider using the MyShow Planner tool (which can be accessed on the AHR Expo App or website). Registered attendees can log in and put exhibitor appointments and education sessions on their agenda and then access it at the Show. Log in to the MyShow Planner
Let people know you’ll be attending the Show. Post to your personal and company social media pages so that exhibitors and other attendees are aware that you’ll be at the Show and can arrange to connect with you. Promoting your attendance will help you prevent missed opportunities. Use this page to post on your preferred platform and become a top advocate!
Pick up a Show Directory when you arrive at the Show. The directory will contain a complete listing of the educational opportunities and the exhibitors you will find at the Show. It is designed to help you stay on schedule and maximize your itinerary. You will find a detailed breakdown of exhibitors organized alphabetically and by product categories.
Use the AHR Expo App to navigate the Show floor.
Wear comfortable shoes. It’s a big Show. Come prepared for a lot of walking.
Take advantage of less busy times at the Show. These are typically in the late afternoon or on the last day of the Show. During these times you can avoid crowds that may slow your pace, as well as spend more time with experts at each booth.
Visit the special sections on the Show Floor. The Building Automation & Control Showcase and Software Center can be found on the Show floor map in the AHR Expo App, website, or directory. Learn More
Follow up with new contacts after the Show. This is a simple but often overlooked way to get the most out of your investment in attending the Show.