With several weeks still remaining before the 2014 AHR Expo in New York City, organizers have predicted that the event will be the largest HVACR exposition ever held in the Northeast. More than 1,800 exhibiting companies have already reserved 387,000 sq ft of booth space, exceeding the record-breaking exhibit space reserved for the 2008 AHR Expo in New York City by nearly 6%.
According to Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR Expo, these early statistics bode well for another very successful event.
“The 2008 show in New York set several Northeast records and an all time AHR Expo attendance record, which was subsequently narrowly surpassed by the 2012 show in Chicago,” Stevens said. “Based on the record amount of exhibit space already reserved, the attendee pre-registration numbers and the total hotel rooms booked, we could be on track for another record-breaking event.”
Stevens also said 2014 attendee pre-registration numbers and hotel room reservations are both running significantly ahead of the 2008 AHR Expo at the same point in time before the show. The 2008 AHR Expo attracted nearly 58,000 total visitors, including a record-breaking 39,000 attendees from over 138 countries.
“With economic expectations steadily improving, exhibitors will be unveiling hundreds of new products and a variety of energy-efficient solutions that HVACR professionals can experience for the first time at the world’s largest HVACR exposition,” Stevens said.
The 2014 AHR Expo will run Jan 21-23 at the Javits Center. For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.