SHOW OVERVIEW

WELCOME TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST HVACR EVENT

The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting the most comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The Show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology under one roof. Since 1930, the AHR Expo has remained the industry’s best place for OEMs, engineers, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and other industry professionals to explore the latest trends and applications and to cultivate mutually beneficial business relationships. The event is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, endorsed by many industry leading organizations, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

SHOW DATES & HOURS
Monday, Jan. 25, 10am – 6pm
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10am – 6pm
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 10am – 4pm
 SHOW LOCATION
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
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WHO ATTENDS

JOIN THOUSANDS OF HVACR PROFESSIONALS FROM EVERY SEGMENT OF THE INDUSTRY

From product designers & engineers to installers &
end-users, the entire industry will be there.

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.

WHO EXHIBITS

THE LEADING HVACR MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

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.

Exhibitor List (2020)

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

FIND THOUSANDS OF PRODUCTS IN MORE THAN 770 CATEGORIES, INCLUDING:

  • Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment, 
Systems, Components & Products
  • Heating Equipment
    (Boilers, Burners, Exchangers, etc.)
  • Ventilation Equipment
    (Fans, Blowers, Diffusers, etc.)
  • Instruments & Controls
  • Building Automation & Controls
  • IAQ Products
  • Renewable Energy Equipment
  • Plumbing Products
  • Software
  • Tools & Contractor Supplies

DON’T MISS THESE SPECIAL SECTIONS ON THE SHOW FLOOR

The Building Automation & Control Showcase

This special area on the Show floor will feature the following BAC-related products and services: Building Automation, Energy & Facility Management Systems; Climate Controls; Monitoring Systems; Networked Building Systems such as Lighting, Security, and Fire Alarms; Wireless/Cloud-based technologies; and more.

The Software Center

This is another 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.

Please note: the special sections do not include all of the exhibitors who manufacture that type of product. Many exhibitors produce multiple product types and therefore cannot be grouped into one particular section on the Show Floor.

EDUCATION

CHOOSE FROM HUNDREDS OF SEMINARS & DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE EXHIBIT FLOOR AND IN THE CLASSROOM 

The expansive program will feature more than 120 sessions including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR organizations, continuing education programs from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI), rapid-fire product presentations, and professional certification opportunities. To learn more, visit these pages:

• New Product & Technology Theater
• More than 50 Free Seminars
• ASHRAE Learning Institute Courses (Earn PDHs/CEUs)
• Certifications & Other Exams
• The Show is held in conjunction with the ASHRAE Winter Conference

PODCAST PAVILION

YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTERS ARE HEADED TO THE AHR EXPO!

The AHR Expo podcast pavilion will bring together many of your favorite industry podcast hosts. They’ll be recording live, sharing content with guests, answering audience questions, and hosting meet and greets.

INNOVATION AWARDS

RECOGNIZING SOME OF THE MOST ADVANCED HVACR TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD

The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Products go head-to-head in 10 industry categories. Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.

View 2020 Winners

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

Monday, January 25, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Any professional involved in the HVACR industry, including these categories: Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration, Ventilation, Plumbing, Building Automation & Control, Radiant Heating & Hydronic Systems, Plumbing Products, Tools, Instruments, Software, and Business Support Services.

No, you can attend the Show and not be a member of ASHRAE; however, ASHRAE members that register for the ASHRAE Winter Conference are entitled to attend the Show at no charge. For more information, please visit ashrae.org.

Due to safety concerns associated with the nature of Exhibitor equipment and products, and to respect the professional Show decorum of our Exhibitors and Show Attendees, no children under the age of 16 will be permitted to attend the Show. On Show days (Monday-Wednesday) during regular Show hours, registered 16 and 17-year-old students accompanied by an adult will be admitted to the Show floor. These policies are strictly enforced.

No, due to the sensitive nature of new products and unique booth displays at the Show, photography and/or video recording of any booths within the Exhibit areas by any attendee/exhibitor personnel is prohibited. Exceptions are made only when permission is obtained from the exhibitor whose booth/product is being photographed/video taped and/or all individuals appearing in the photograph or video.

McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

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Here are the dates and locations for our upcoming Shows.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration is free for a limited time. Once the deadline for free registration has passed, a $30 fee will apply.

Online registration information will be available soon.

For more information, including registration cost and details, please visit the ASHRAE Winter Conference website, or call 404-636-8400.

You only need to register once to have access to all 3 days of the Show.

HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Special low rates are pre-negotiated for select hotels by Show management’s travel partner, onPeak, and are designated as “Official Show Hotels.” Free shuttle bus service will be available from Official Show Hotels to the convention center on Show days. The list of available Show Hotels will be coming soon.

For your convenience, the AHR Expo and onPeak assemble rooms within a group of outstanding hotels that offer a wide variety of accommodations, amenities and very competitive rates. We appreciate that you have many options for making hotel reservations. By supporting the AHR Expo’s commitment to the Chicago hotel community, you will benefit in a variety of ways including:

  • A wide variety of official hotels with lowest available room rates
  • Exclusive access to the Show’s shuttle bus service
  • One-stop-shopping for your registration and housing needs
  • Convenient customer service for changes and cancellations
  • Networking opportunities with industry associates at the official hotels

Free shuttle bus service will operate between the convention center and all Official Show Hotels (or points nearby) on Show days, January 25 -27.  A shuttle bus schedule will be in all Show hotel lobbies and will be available online in the future.

Yes, the Show will be held in the North and South Buildings of McCormick Place where parking is available.  For more information including directions and pricing, please visit here.

PLANNING FOR THE SHOW

With the My Show Planner you can:

  • Find exhibitors you want to visit and bookmark them
  • View exhibitors on the interactive floor plan
  • Schedule appointments with exhibitors
  • Search all educational sessions
  • Create and edit a personalized agenda
  • View and edit your agenda on a mobile device using the AHR Expo App

In order to use the My Show Planner, you will need to sign in with your username and password that you received when you registered.  If you haven’t registered yet, you will be guided through the process to set up your own personal planner during the registration process.

A link to the My Show Planner will be available soon.

With the AHR Expo app, you can:

  • Find exhibitors you want to visit and bookmark them
  • View exhibitors on the interactive floor plan
  • Schedule appointments with exhibitors
  • Search all educational sessions
  • Create and edit a personalized agenda
  • Find Show features and information

In order to use the My Show Planner available on the app, you will need to sign in with your username and password that you received when you registered. If you haven’t registered yet, you will be guided through the process to set up your own personal planner during the registration process.

The AHR Expo App will be available for download in the future.

ASHRAE INFORMATION

Please call 404-636-8400 and speak to a staff person at ASHRAE between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM (EST).

You can contact ASHRAE by phone at 404-636-8400 or visit ashrae.org.

CONTACT US

Contact the Show Office:
email: info@ahrexpo.com
tel: 203-221-9232