The AHR Expo (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration) is the living room of the HVACR industry, where top professionals gather to develop long-lasting business relationships.
Who will attend? Specialists working with HVACR equipment or services: engineers, OEMs, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and more.
Amongst the most anticipated topics to be discussed are building automation systems and HVACR controls, so it’s no wonder that industry professionals are extremely excited about AHR 2020. Here are 6 things you’ll be missing if you don’t attend the show:
1. Largest networking scene of the year
With a total attendance of more than 45,000 visitors and more than 1,800 American and international exhibitors in 2019, the AHR trade show is undoubtedly the place you want to be if you’re looking for quality networking opportunities.
Essentially the entire HVACR industry is going to be there. Don't miss the chance to establish new connections with potential clients or partners, but also to strengthen existing ones.
Our bonus tip is to make a plan ahead of time with the exhibitors you want to visit. It’s a large venue with a large crowd of people, so having a plan mapped out will keep you ahead of the game. Browse the list of exhibitors.
2. Learning opportunities
More than 120 different learning sessions are programmed to take place at the AHR show. Depending on your goals, you can choose between different types of sessions.
If you're looking to expand your knowledge and engage in conversations about topical issues in the HVACR industry - such as “Private Equity 101: What HVACR Founders Need to Know,” hosted by Women in HVACR - you can attend knowledge seminars (ranging from 1 to 2 hours) hosted by experts from leading industry organisations. See the full schedule for free knowledge seminars here.
3. Competitive advantage
On the other hand, if you are more interested in discovering the latest HVACR product releases from major manufacturers, then you can visit the “New Product & Technology Theater”. Here, 20 minute product pitches will be given by exhibitors introducing new and innovative technologies that help HVACR industry professionals move work forward faster and save time.
It goes without saying that the more you know about the latest technologies from suppliers, the more efficient you’ll be and better equipped to provide quality services to your customers.
4. Explore the latest product innovations
In addition to the nearly 80 bespoke product pitches, you have access to thousands of exhibitors from all over the world. This is a unique chance to meet with key actors to understand what they have to offer in terms of products or services. Amongst the new technologies that Trimble will be showcasing are:
Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanning System Enables professionals of all scanning abilities to quickly and easily capture precise 3D scanned data to produce high-quality deliverables. The X7 solution automates several critical steps and is integrated with Trimble Field Link software to provide streamlined workflows specific to the building construction industry—from scanning to field layout.
Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality Solution Enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access model data directly on site. Together with Trimble’s suite of mixed reality software and services, the device allows new field-oriented workflows to leverage 3D content in daily work tasks to improve efficiency, productivity, and quality of work.
Trimble TruEst Cloud Estimating and Takeoff Software Designed specifically for the workflows of mechanical contractors bidding smaller commercial piping and plumbing projects. The easy-to-use software combines unlimited document storage, graphical takeoff, material pricing and labor into one solution that can be accessed via web browser.
Trimble Accubid Anywhere All-in-One Hosted Estimating Solution A subscription-based software solution for MEP contractors that combines estimating and graphical takeoff functionality with Trimble’s managed pricing services into one comprehensive, cloud-hosted estimating suite. With this solution, contractors can access project estimates and job information anywhere, anytime to estimate with confidence and maximize profit margins.
5. Combine work with pleasure
As one of Orlando’s most popular entertainment destinations, the Universal CityWalk is a place where you’ll find unconventional and amazing dining places. With cuisines ranging from all-American to Italian, island flavours or Mexican, you’ll definitely find something that will make you say “wow”. You can also enjoy one of the themed dining experiences, such as the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
While you’re at Universal CityWalk, don’t miss the chance to take part in the Blue Man Group show, a spectacle of light, theater, dance music and sensory experiences, which will delight your senses and provide an evening of quality entertainment. Plus, parking is free if you come after 6:00 PM.
6. Explore products from more than 770 categories
Exhibitors come to AHR Expo from all different backgrounds within the HVACR industry. That’s why at the show, you’ll be able to ask demos and receive important information about products from the categories of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, refrigeration equipment, controls and instruments, IAQ, renewable energy, plumbing, software, tools and contractor supplies, building automation and more.
The AHR Expo 2020 is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center from February 3 to 5.
9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819.
If you’re looking for accomodation in the area, we’re glad to inform you that AHR Expo partners with onPeak to provide you the lowest possible rates for multiple hotels near Orlando Convention Center. For instance, the Hilton Orlando hotel is situated just 5 minutes away from the show venue. View all AHR Expo hotels.
Program & hours
On the official website of the AHR event you will find a collection of useful resources to help you plan and enjoy your trip to Orlando to the fullest. Here you can browse the entire list of exhibitors and here you can view the entire AHR program for knowledge sessions. The venue is open starting 10am - 6pm on the 3rd and 4th and from 10am to 4pm on the 5th. More about AHR Expo hours.
Don’t miss the chance to visit AHR Orlando 2020, the largest HVACR expo in the world!
The AHR Expo 2020, one of the largest Orlando conferences, is co-sponsored by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) and is held simultaneously with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.