Chicago Mayor Proclaims Jan. 23 – 25 Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Week

In honor of the 2012 AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR event, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed January 23rd – 25th to be Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Week in the city of Chicago. Recognizing AHR Expo as the premier resource for HVACR professionals, the Proclamation also urges Chicagoans to support the initiatives aimed at providing HVACR professionals with the best resource for new products, new ideas and new services.

Taking place January 23rd through January 25th at McCormick Place Convention Center, the 2012 event will be AHR Expo’s largest show in its 82-year history with nearly 2,000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 attendees from around the world. In addition to the thousands of new products and technologies being exhibited on the Show floor, more than 100 education sessions will be offered during the week. The annual exposition and conference rotates among the country’s major cities and Chicago has always been the site of its largest events.

The proclamation also recognizes AHR Expo for the $12,000 contribution it will make to a local Chicago charity, which comes from the entry fees exhibitors pay to enter the 2012 AHR Expo Innovation Awards program. Since the inception of the Innovation Awards program 10 years ago, AHR Expo has donated more than $100,000 to charitable organizations.

“We are honored to be recognized by Mayor Emanuel and the city of Chicago for the service we provide to the HVACR industry and the contributions we make to the city of Chicago”, said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR Expo.

The 2012 AHR Expo is endorsed by the leading HVACR industry associations and is co-sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. ASHRAE's Winter Conference is held concurrently with the AHR Expo each year.

For more information, current schedule and registration information visit the Show’s website at

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