USA: This year’s AHR Expo has been confirmed as the best attended event in the exhibition’s 85-year history.

The 2017 event, held in Las Vegas from January 30 to February 1, attracted 48,568 visitors, an increase of over 13% on the previous best attendance set in 2014 in New York. When stand personnel numbers are included the figure was 68,615 visitors, another record.

The show, itself, was also the largest ever, with its 1,968 exhibitors occupying a total of 500,159ft² (46,466m²). This beat the previous best set by the 2015 Chicago event of 486,600ft² (45,207m²).

The next AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) will be held from January 22 to 24, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago.