AHR Expo organizers report that the upcoming show Jan. 26-28 in Chicago will surpass last year's record-breaking New York show in size.

AHR Expo organizers report that the upcoming show Jan. 26-28 in Chicago will surpass last year's record-breaking New York show in size. The 61st edition of the world’s largest HVAC/R trade show has plans to have more than 1,900 exhibiting companies displaying products across 395,000 sq.-ft. of space at Chicago’s McCormick Place. 

Although the 2009 event may end up being slightly smaller than the record-breaking Chicago show in 2006, show management is pleased that the recessionary economy hasn’t taken a bigger toll on this year’s show. “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 International Exposition Co., which produces and manages the AHR EXPO. 

Stevens added that visitor pre-registration is strong which could make the 2009 event one of the top-five best attended yet.

The 2009 AHR EXPO will offer attendees the chance to see a wealth of new products and technologies for the first time, as well as attend 70 educational sessions and workshops presented by the industry’s leading trade associations on a variety of topics ranging from achieving sustainability and energy reduction to ‘best practices’ and the latest trends and techniques in the HVAC/R industry.

At the show, join sister publication,Plumbing & Mechanical magazine on Jan. 26 for a Solar Water Heating half-day workshop with John Siegenthaler, or a half-day seminar on Reclaimed Water & Water Conservation Revisited with Julius Ballanco. The PMLive registration fee of $139 includes continental breakfast, a CD ROM of conference proceedings and a complimentary pass to the AHR Expo (a $20 value). Click here to register