NYC & COMPANY WELCOMES BACK AHR EXPO TO NEW YORK CITY
—2014 AHR EXPO Will Be Largest HVACR Exposition in World; Sold-Out Exhibit Expected to Exceed 2008 Record-Breaking New York Show—
—Expo to Welcome 60,000 Attendees and Deliver $110.7 Million in Economic Impact to the City—
New York City (January 16, 2014) — NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, welcomes back the 2014 AHR Expo to New York City, the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition in the world. The 2008 expo in New York City attracted nearly 58,000 total visitors, including a record-breaking 39,000 attendees from over 138 countries. The 66th edition of the world’s largest annual HVACR trade show is on track to be another milestone event, generating 60,000 attendees, more than 69,000 room-nights and $110.7 million in economic impact for New York. The AHR Expo begins on Tuesday, January 21, and runs through Thursday, January 23, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“Conventions and trade shows are crucial economic drivers for New York City,” said Fred Dixon, Interim President and CEO of NYC & Company. “We are pleased to welcome back the AHR Expo to New York City and project it will be a groundbreaking event contributing to the further growth of our $58.7 billion tourism industry.”
The AHR Expo is endorsed by the leading HVACR industry associations and is cosponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. Coupled with a powerful lineup of association meetings, educational and networking opportunities, no other event drives the HVACR industry forward to meet the demands for a greener planet, drawing heating and AC professionals from around the globe.
“We are excited to be returning to New York City as it is always one of our biggest and best events,” said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “While the show is the industry’s number-one event, NYC is an additional draw for the thousands of international visitors as well as for attendees that travel from all 50 states.”
The 2014 AHR Expo will feature nearly 2,000 leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world showcasing thousands of innovative new products. This event is for the trade only and is not open to the general public. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, visit ahrexpo.com.
About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.
About AHR Expo:
As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition in the world, the AHR Expo attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps.
Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVACR professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.
The AHR Expo is produced and managed by International Exposition Company, 15 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880; telephone: 203-221-9232; fax: 203-221-9260; email: email@example.com; website: ahrexpo.com.
About the Javits Center:
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York opened in 1986 as the successor to the NY Coliseum. Javits is New York City’s largest venue for conventions, trade shows and special events. Home to many of the top 200 trade shows, Javits hosts about 150 events with an average attendance of 3.5 million per year. These events contribute to the city and state economies by stimulating direct and indirect employment, economic activity and tax revenues, and by supporting the City’s hotel, restaurant, tourism and entertainment industries. For more information, visit javitscenter.com.
NYC & Company / Chris Heywood 212-484-1270
AHR Expo / Roger Halligan 847-431-0768