AHR Expo Sees Record-Breaking Numbers
More than 61,000 attendees registered for the 2014 AHR Expo
Despite a storm that dropped 10 in. of snow on New York City and created a state of emergency in parts of New York state, the severe weather could not stop thousands of attendees and exhibitors from filling the aisles and booths at the 2014 AHR Expo, held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, Jan. 21 to 23.
According to show organizer International Exposition Co., a total of more than 61,000 attendees (42,991 visitors and 18,219 exhibitor personnel) registered for the 2014 AHR Expo. HVACR professionals from all 50 states and more than 130 countries braved the elements to see the latest products and technologies on display from more than 1,900 exhibiting companies from around the world. Pending verification, these figures make the 2014 AHR Expo the event with the highest registered attendance in the history of the exposition.
It was announced before the show that the 2014 event had already broken the Northeast record for exhibit space reserved, at 385,000 sq ft. That total exceeded the old record by nearly 6%.
The 2014 AHR Expo was co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) was an honorary sponsor.