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Discover Industry's Best: Better Navigate the Show Floor

Discover Industry's Best: Better Navigate the Show Floor

From AHR Today, 2019

AtlantaAtlanta has hosted the Expo five times, last in 2001. The 2001 Show was the largest Expo held in the South and the second-largest show in terms of exhibit space (395,000 ft2 [36 700 m2]) up to that point.

Since 2001, the industry has evolved, and the Show has grown. But the drive toward innovation has not slowed down.

This year’s Expo is expected to host about 2,000 exhibitors at the Georgia World Congress Center. The net exhibit space is projected to total about 500,000 net ft2 (about 46 452 net m2), which is considerably larger than the 2001 Atlanta Show.

Exhibiting companies are expected to fill two exhibit halls with their heating/cooling products, liquid chillers, ventilators, building automation systems and more.

Among the exhibit hall aisles, products and people, finding a company or a product at the AHR Expo can be daunting.

But do not fret. There’s an app for that.

Maximizing Your Time 

Technology has changed since Atlanta last hosted the AHR Expo, including how visitors can navigate the world’s largest HVAC&R marketplace 

Download the free 2019 AHR Expo app—available on the App Store and Google Play.

Create a free account:

  • Click the hamburger icon at the upper left side of the screen.
  • Select “My Show Planner” and create an account.

To search exhibitors:

  • Select “search exhibitors” on the app’s home screen, the bottom row of the app or under the hamburger icon
  • Browse the full exhibitor list, product categories and featured showrooms.
  • Click on an exhibitor to see the booth location, contact information and product categories.

To find floor plans:

  • Click “Floor Plans” on the hamburger icon or “Halls” on the bottom row of icons.
  • To create a personalized schedule:
  • Select “My Show Planner” under the hamburger icon or “Planner” on the bottom row of icons.
  • Search by exhibitor, sessions and products to find the booths you want to visit.
  • You can add photos to help you remember what products or companies you visited.

To search education courses:

  • Select “Education” under the hamburger icon on the home screen or on the bottom row of icons.
  • Search by topic, data, speakers and type.

To find general show information:

  • Click “Show Information” under the hamburger icon or on the home screen.
  • Access information about registration, show hours, travel, social media and show location.

If you’re not using a smart phone or prefer paper, you can pick up a Show directory for information on product categories and booth numbers and a paper floor plan. 

And a few more tips to make the most of the 2019 AHR Expo:

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Take advantage of the Show floor’s less busy times: later in the afternoon and Wednesday, according to IEC.
  • Save time to explore the special Show sections, the Building Automation & Control Showcase, Software Center, and Indoor Air Quality Association Pavilion.