The 2017 International AHR Expo took place in Las Vegas earlier this year, and attendance exceeded previous records!
The International Exposition Company announced today that the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held January 30 through February 1 in Las Vegas, has officially broken three of the Show’s all-time records.
With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent. This number was also 28.7 percent greater than the overall attendance (totaling 53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.
Additionally, the 2017 Show’s exhibits occupied a total of 500,159 net square feet, breaking the AHR Expo all-time record set in 2015 in Chicago at 486,600 net square feet. At 48,568, the total number of 2017 AHR Expo visitors also surpassed the Show’s all-time visitor attendance of 42,887, set in 2014 in New York, by 13.2 percent. This number additionally surpassed visitor attendance (33,612) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011 by 44.5 percent.
“We are beyond proud to see evidence that the AHR Expo continues to grow in both attendance and size, as well as in alignment with the HVACR industry at-large,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company. “It’s such an exciting time for the industry right now, and that was prominently reflected in the level of enthusiasm and the wide scope of ingenuity seen on the 2017 Show floor in Las Vegas. We look forward to our continued production of this premier platform for HVACR innovation, idea exchange and business development, and specifically to our 2018 Show in Chicago.”