U.S.A.. The last version of the AHR Expo 2018 held in Chicago registered, according to the organization, record figures in six aspects that include more than 72.000 total participants and 49,995 registered visitors.
The 70 edition of the event established four additional registers, which include the number of exhibitors, square footage of exhibition space and countries represented.
The organization confirmed that next year's Show will be held in Atlanta from the 14 to the 16 in January of 2019. The exhibition space is already sold out and the 90 percent of attendees this year will forecast excellent or good business conditions for next year according to the ASHRAE Journal research.
"The excitement generated by the record crowds of attendees and exhibitors this year was palpable from the exhibition hall to the training sessions," said Clay Stevens, manager of AHR Expo. "Whether you're designing a building's HVACR system from scratch, or wanting to make your existing spaces warmer, fresher, quieter, smarter, safer or more comfortable and efficient, AHR Expo is the only place where You can see and experience it all, learn from the best experts in the industry and stay at the forefront of innovation. "
2018 AHR Expo in numbers
- Total assistance (including exhibitor staff): 72.075, versus 68.615 (2017)
- Total assistance to the visitor: 49.995, in front of 48.568 (2017)
- Exhibiting companies: 2.155, versus 2.118 (2015)
- Exhibition space (SF) - 534,080, versus 500,159 (2017)
- Represented countries - 169, compared to 165 (2017)
The winner of the Innovation of the Year Award
Innovation was omnipresent at the fair, and leading the field were the 10 winners of the coveted 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards, recognized at a ceremony honoring their achievements. Selected from this elite group and announced at the event as the Product of the Year 2018 was Danfoss, winner of the innovation in the category of green buildings, for its High Elevation Compressor TTH / TGH Turbocor. Optimized for air coolers and heat recovery applications, Danfoss Turbocor models feature oil-free, variable speed magnetic bearing operation for outstanding full and partial load efficiency, low vibration and sound, a small footprint and reduced maintenance.
"The AHR Expo is the heartbeat of the industry, everyone is here, whether it's exhibiting or attending, we come to the show to monitor the pulse of the industry and to have the opportunity to establish relationships with new clients and existing in the US This Show allows us to see how people are thinking about next year Based on the Show so far, we are seeing a lot of confidence, and in our product category, the industry continues to grow and that is a great opportunity for us in the US, "said Kevin Bergin, director of Aspen Pumps Inc.
For his part, Tim Stapula, marketing director of Wilo, exhibitor of the fair said: "We had a large stand to show the breadth and depth of our product line, and with our product managers and engineering design teams here, We answered questions and received direct feedback from customers that help shape our next generation of products. "