A growing economy and the promise of hundreds of new products, helped the 2004 AHR Expo to set new records for a West Coast Show. With more than 22,000 registered visitors (not including exhibitor personnel), the 2004 event set a new attendance record while the number of exhibiting companies (1,652), and net square feet of exhibit space (324,590) also topped previous West Coast records established by the 1998 AHR EXPO in San Francisco. Counting exhibitor personnel, more than 38,000 HVAC professionals registered for the Anaheim Show.
Held January 26 through 28 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the show attracted exhibitors and attendees from every segment of the industry and from all around the world. Visitors came from more than 100 countries and international exhibitors (277) came from 34 countries. Those who regularly attend the AHR Expo were able to see products in Anaheim from 225 companies that had never before exhibited in the show.