It might not match the attendance of the last AHR Expo held in Chicago, but organizers for 2009's event are still pleased.
It might not match the
attendance of the 2006 AHR Expo - the last one held in Chicago - but show
organizers are still pleased with the way this year’s event is shaping up.
More than 1,900 companies
have reserved 395,000 square feet of McCormick Place exhibit space so far, which is
larger than the number of exhibitors and square footage of last year’s New York
Despite expecting a show
slightly smaller than the last one held in the Windy City, officials with the
International Exhibition Co., which manages the event, said the AHR Expo is
doing very well at a time when may trade shows are struggling.
pace of preregistrations shows the Jan. 26-28 event still has the potential to
be among the five best attended ever. Chicago is typically the site of the
largest AHR events.
“We believe AHR Expo’s strength during these tough
economic times reinforces the critical role the show plays in keeping the
industry informed and updated on the latest products, technologies and
education,” said Clay Stevens, president of the International Exposition Co.
Organizers predict solid expo
January 12, 2009