By Clay Stevens, AHR Expo Show Manager
The AHR Expo will return to Atlanta for the first time since 2001 for its 2019 Show at the Georgia World Congress Center. HVACR accounts for billions of dollars in revenue and is a key economic driver for the state of Georgia, with U.S. Department of Labor projections indicating it will see nearly 20 percent growth in the coming years. With this booming HVACR market, the region is a top location to host the next AHR Expo.
We are thrilled to be back in this great city for the first time in 17 years. Atlanta, particularly the Georgia World Congress Center, is a hub for some of the country’s largest trade shows — a list that, for 2019, includes AHR. We are excited to be back in this region and to invite professionals from all over the world to experience its energy and pace.
The AHR Expo brings more than 60,000 attendees an exclusive opportunity to be at the forefront of experiencing and adopting the latest industry applications and products, as well as the chance to learn about emerging technologies before they are mainstream. Over 2,100 companies exhibit from 35 represented countries, making the three-day Show an opportunity to network with enough potential business partners to build out an entire year’s business prospects.
We receive consistent feedback at each Show that AHR is the place for best-in-class education of industry trends and practices, as well as a source for professionals to network with other people in the business of all titles and trades. Every year we see returning exhibitors and attendees who have been with us for years, as well as companies launching into business. It’s an exciting place to convene with the best in practice and it really gives an accurate snapshot of what’s going on in the industry.
“The AHR Expo is the heartbeat of the industry. Everybody that’s anybody is here, either exhibiting or attending,” said Kevin Bergin, director of Aspen Pumps Inc. at the 2018 Show. “We come to the Show to check the pulse of the industry, and to get an opportunity to build relationships with new and existing customers in the U.S. This Show lets us see how people are thinking about the year ahead. Based on the [2018 Show], we’re seeing a lot of confidence, and in our product category, the industry is still growing and that’s a big opportunity for us in the U.S.”
Atlanta is home to many popular tourism attractions to be seen outside of the Show, including the World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park and the world-famous Georgia Aquarium. The 2019 AHR Expo’s return to Atlanta presents an exciting opportunity for professionals from all over the world to visit the Southeast region and to experience it first-hand.