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Innovation Returns With the 2022 AHR Expo

Innovation Returns

From 2022 AHR Today

Las Vegas—Two years have passed since a crowd has waited for AHR Expo to open so it could flood into an exhibition hall full of innovation. The wait is over.

The forced cancellation of the 2021 AHR Expo in Chicago was a “tough loss” to the entire HVAC&R industry, said AHR Expo Show Manager Mark Stevens.

“After nearly two years apart, I think everyone is ready to get back to business and bring the full industry back to AHR Expo. We now have new challenges to tackle and a new external audience who is invested in the success of HVAC&R,” he said. “It will be interesting to see all the advancement that has come out of the pandemic—some completely new designs and ways of thinking and some methods and ideas that have been shifted to accommodate new needs. This will be a great opportunity to see how the industry is taking shape and what we can expect for the future of HVAC&R.”

Today marked the opening of the 2022 AHR Expo that boasts more than 1,600 exhibitors, covering 456,904 ft2 (42,447 m2) of exhibitor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Of those exhibitors, 329 are international—not including Canada—and 171 are first-timers.

“AHR Expo has a long history of hosting HVAC&R’s professionals, and so much innovation has been introduced on the Show floor over the years. I think it’s vital to see everything together, side by side, to understand the full scope of what’s available, what’s needed and just what the industry is capable of achieving,” said Stevens.

The Podcast Pavilion is featured all three days of the Show. Podcasters are recording live, sharing content with guests from the Show floor and answering questions from attendees.

The 2022 education program includes nearly 200 free seminars, new product and technology presentations, professional certifications and continuing education courses. Each year, the education program discusses some of HVAC&R’s biggest opportunities and challenges through a series of comprehensive, informative and industry-focused sessions hosted by leaders from every sector of the industry.

“Our education program will feature poignant discussions given what we now know, including a never before assembled panel made up of industry leadership—including ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE—discussing the current state of the HVAC&R industry,” said Stevens. The session that includes Schwedler is today at 10 a.m. in Room N238/240.

Attendees can download the MyShowPlanner App for iOS and Android to manage their Show and education program schedule. Also, attendees are encouraged to stay up to date on the Show’s health and safety news. For more information, visit