Despite the frigid Chicago weather and cold U.S. economy AHR Expo 2003, held January 27-29 at Chicago's McCormick Place, set all-time attendance and exhibitor records. The numbers from this year's event are the highest in the 73-year history of the show.
More than 58,000 HVACR professionals (over 38,000 registered visitors and 20,000 exhibitor personnel) from 117 countries filled the aisles during the three-day event to see thousands of the latest products and technologies from an all-time record 1,860 exhibiting companies. Of the total listed number of exhibitors participating at the 2003 AHR Expo, 1,408 were contracted exhibitors and 452 were co-exhibitors. Additionally, the more than 38,000 registered visitors are the largest ever to attend an AHR Expo.