According to the organiser’s, the 2015 show, held this week at McCormick Place, Chicago, attracted 42,400 visitors out of a total of 61,000 attendees.
This marked the best-attended event ever held in Chicago and matched last year’s exhibition in New York. According to Clay Stevens, president of the organiser, International Exposition Company, five Chicago records were shattered this week. This included net footage of more than 480,000ft2 and over 2,100 exhibitors, of which 592 were from overseas.
“Chicago is the site of some of our largest Shows and we are thrilled that we set so many new records this year,” Stevens said. “These impressive results also show how vital AHR Expo is to the industry. We’ve had tremendous support from the 41 sponsors and endorsing associations that participate, as well as from our exhibitors who rely on the Show to introduce new products and meet customers and prospects from around the world.”
The 2016 AHR Expo will take place from January 25-27 in Orlando, Florida.