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Frequently Asked Questions

General Show Information

What are the exhibit floor hours for the Chicago Show?

Monday, January 26 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 27 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, January 28 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What companies are exhibiting at the 2015 Show?

Click here to view the current exhibitor list.

How many people attended the 2014 Show in New York?

Total registered attendance was 60,959 people at the 2014 AHR Expo in New York. The registered visitor attendance was 42,887, a new AHR Expo all-time record. 1,942 companies exhibited, covering 385,000 square feet of the Javits Center.
Get the details on attendance at past shows

Who should attend the Show?

Any professional involved in the industries of Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration, Ventilation, Plumbing, Building Automation & Control, Radiant Heating & Hydronic Systems, Plumbing Products, Tools, Instruments, Software, Business Support Services and much more.

Do I have to be a Member of ASHRAE to attend the Show?

No, you can attend the Show and not be a member of ASHRAE; however, ASHRAE members that register for the ASHRAE Winter Meeting are entitled to attend the Show at no charge. For ASHRAE membership information and for information on ASHRAE's Winter Meeting, click here: ashrae.org

Are children allowed to attend?

No one under 18 years old is permitted to attend the Show, however 16-17 year olds may attend but must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when in the exhibit areas.

How can I register to attend?

Online registration is available here

Is photography allowed on the Exhibit floor?

No, due to the sensitive nature of new products and unique booth displays at the Show, photography and/or video recording of any booths within the Exhibit areas by any attendee/exhibitor personnel is prohibited. Exceptions are made only when permission is obtained from the exhibitor whose booth/product is being photographed/video taped and/or all individuals appearing in the photograph or video.

What is the contact info for the Chicago Convention Center?

McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 791-7000
McCormick Place Website

Where can I find the dates for future AHR Expos?

Here are some future dates and locations:

2015 Chicago - January 26 - 28
2016 Orlando - January 25 - 27
2017 Las Vegas - Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
2018 Chicago Jan. 22 - 24

Registration Information

How much is the registration fee?

Advance Registration is FREE until January 9. After that (and On-Site) registration is $30.

How can I register to attend?

Online registration is available here

What types of payment are accepted for the registration fee?

If you need to pay for AHR Expo Registration On-Site, you can pay for your registration fee using a Visa or MasterCard.

How much is the registration fee for ASHRAE's Winter Meeting?

Please call (404) 636-8400 to inquire about registration or to register online.

I think I've already registered, how do I verify my registration?

Online registration is available here

How do I make changes to my registration information prior to the Show?

Online registration is available here

Are there registration options available for one day or two days of the Show?

No the on-site registration fee is for all 3 days and the cost is $30.

Hotel and Transportation Information

What are the Official Show Hotels?

Official housing and travel info is available on our travel page

What are the benefits of booking hotel rooms through the Show?

For your convenience, the AHR Expo and Travel Planners assembled rooms within a group of outstanding New York hotels that offer a wide variety of accommodations, amenities and very competitive rates. We appreciate that you have many options for making hotel reservations. By supporting the AHR Expo's commitment to the New York hotel community, you will benefit in a variety of ways including:

  • A wide variety of official hotels with lowest available room rates
  • Exclusive access to the Show's shuttle bus service
  • One-stop-shopping for your registration and housing needs
  • Convenient customer service for changes and cancellations
  • Networking opportunities with industry associates at the official hotels

International Attendee Information

I am not a resident of the United States and I'm interested in attending the Show. Where can I find international attendee information regarding registration, visas, etc.?

Information on Visa Invitation Letters or for more information, please contact Elsa Kydes via email at ekydes@iecshows.com.

ASHRAE Information

What is the difference between the AHR Expo® and the ASHRAE Winter Meeting?

The AHR Expo and the ASHRAE Winter Meeting are two independent events held concurrently in the same city. The AHR Expo is a tradeshow with manufacturers showing the latest equipment and services spanning the HVACR Industry. The AHR Expo also has its own educational component with sessions and workshops provided by leading Industry associations, government and not-for-profit organizations.

The ASHRAE Winter Meeting, put on by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), is a series of seminars offering HVACR Professionals the opportunity to earn CEUs & PDHs, and connect with other Industry Professionals.

Do I have to be a Member of ASHRAE to attend the Show?

No, you can attend the Show and not be a member of ASHRAE; however, ASHRAE members that register for the ASHRAE Winter Meeting are entitled to attend the Show at no charge. More ASHRAE membership information and information on ASHRAE's Winter Meeting.

I believe that someone in my company is a member of ASHRAE. How do I verify membership?

Call (404) 636-8400 and speak to a staff person at ASHRAE between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM (Eastern).

Does ASHRAE have a web site?

Yes, please visit the ASHRAE website at ashrae.org

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