More than 1,800 companies exhibited at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), including more than 200 new exhibitors and 374 international companies. More than 45,000 HVACR professionals participated in the 62nd AHR Expo in Orlando, Jan. 25-27, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).

AHR Expo 2010 in Orlando
Coinciding with the world’s largest HVACR-exclusive event, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) also held its Winter Meeting at the OCCC.

According to show management, (just prior to the event) the number of exhibitors was on par with the last AHR Expo in Orlando (2005) and only slightly off from other recent AHR Expos. However, a press release from the show organizer, immediately following the event, said that signs of a recovering economy turned out to be a key observation from many attendees who were interviewed as to the main reason for a record-breaking number of attendees at the 2010 AHR Expo.

According to management, “Nearly 45,000 attendees and exhibitors filled the aisles during the three-day AHR Expo. The record-breaking attendance figures brought a tremendous crowd of contractors, engineers and other industry professionals to the show to see the newest and most innovative HVACR products.”