AT A GLANCE
WHEN: February 6-8, 2023
WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
The international AHR Expo, or Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, is held concurrently with the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta—home of the new ASHRAE Global Headquarters. The event will be held February 6 through 8, 2023, at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center and Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center.
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
In 2022, the AHR Expo launched a panel discussion among leaders representing every sector of the industry. As the first large event following the pandemic, the panel served as a recalibration of all that was happening across the industry as a result. The response was overwhelmingly positive and the benefit to the industry led to open communication throughout the remainder of the year. In 2023, Bryan Orr returns to moderate a state-of-the-industry update with leaders from ASHRAE, AHRI, HARDI, PHCC, NCI, and other organizations regarding the current challenges, opportunities, and forecasts for the year ahead in HVACR. Expected topics include changing regulations, the economic forecast including inflation and tariffs, the green transition, the supply chain, and more.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
The keynote speaker will be Peter Leyden, a leading expert on new technologies and future trends. Leyden will give the big picture story of our times and the next thirty years focusing on a dozen new technologies and massive trends that will inexorably happen under almost any future scenario. These include technological revolutions in infotech like AI, in biotech like genetic engineering, and in energy tech like electric transportation. His message will include inexorable changes in demographics, both in generational shifts and increasing diversity, as well as other historic trends.
Attendees are also encouraged to sit in on exhibitor presentations in the New Product and Technology Theater. More than 145 presentations lasting approximately twenty minutes each are planned across all three days of the show. These free seminars are meant to provide attendees with brief overviews of new product announcements and technologies that can be found in exhibitor booths on the show floor. Attendees are invited to follow up presentations with a visit to the booth for a more in-depth explanation and one-on-one interaction with products and representatives.
EDUCATION STILL MATTERS
The full schedule for the 2023 AHR Expo Education Program will feature more than 200 free seminars, including a robust panel series, new product and technology presentations, professional certifications, and continuing education courses. Additionally, in response to the industry’s call for more training via shared knowledge and opportunities for open discussion, the program has been extended to include Wednesday sessions.
The AHR Expo aims to complement the attendee experience on the show floor with application knowledge and technology found in manufacturers’ booths. Education sessions provide an understanding of real-world application and practice in areas of niche discipline, as well as broader discussion topics relating to trends happening currently and on the horizon within the industry.
The 2023 show will also feature more than eighty-five free sessions led by industry experts put forth by industry organizations. Sessions will range from one to two hours and will aim to deliver solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities. Attendees are invited to attend general HVAC-related sessions, as well as those specific to professional practice areas.
MODERN PUMPING TODAY, January 2023
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