The buzz is building for the2005 AHR Expowhen it convenes for the first time ever in Orlando, FL, February 7-9, 2005. Show management expects a huge turnout, with more than 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers. As of mid-October, there are more than 1,500 exhibiting companies confirmed and more than 356,000 net sq ft of exhibit space sold.

With more than three months to go, the show's international presence will also be strong. As of October 20th, there are 3,179 visitors registered for the show and of these 813 are from outside of the U.S. Show management said they expect several thousand international attendees from more than 100 countries to visit the 2005 Expo.

Designed to promote and encourage product innovation by recognizing exceptional achievements in the HVACR industries, winners of the eight categories will be presented with awards at a special reception during the 2005 AHR Expo. Entry fee proceeds will be donated to an HVACR scholarship fund at a Central Florida area vocational school.

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