5 reasons why you need to attend AHR Expo

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ClayI suspect you have been seeing many magazine articles, ads, emails and other messaging that emphasizes why it is so valuable for contractors to attend the 2015 AHR Expo.

In fact, Mechanical Hub recently published an article stating, “I can give you thousands of reasons to come visit …”. However, since busy contractors don’t always have the time to read everything they receive, I thought I would dedicate this blog to boiling all these messages down to the top five reasons why contractors benefit from attending the world’s largest HVACR tradeshow and conference.

1Discover new products – With more than 2,100 companies from 36 countries including over 175 exhibitors participating in the Show for the first time, you’ll find hundreds of new products, many being introduced to the market at AHR Expo.

2. Learn from experts about new technology, new methods, and new applications – The Show offers more than 100 educational sessions and new product presentations covering a wide range of topics. You can choose from free seminars offered by major industry organizations and exhibitor new product previews as well as ASHRAE Short Courses, certification reviews and exams that are offered for a nominal fee.

3. Interact face-to-face with product engineers – Many exhibitors bring their product experts to the Show so that you get more than a sales pitch, but practical advice and solutions that you can implement immediately.

4. Network with other contractors – With several thousand contractors from around the country attending the Show, you can meet your peers, share your experiences and discuss ideas that you can adapt to your own business.

5. Gain a competitive advantage – I think it’s probably clear that the more you know about the latest technology and what’s new from suppliers, the more productive you’ll be and better able to provide the services to your customers that they demand.

So regardless of what your needs are, these reasons all add up to a productive and profitable experience.  We look forward to welcoming you to the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago to see for yourself!  If you haven’t already registered, you can quickly do it here.

Clay Stevens is President of the International Exposition Company.

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