The AHR Expo will return to Las Vegas, NV January 31 – February 2, 2022
WESTPORT, Conn. – AHR Expo Show Management today announced
the forced cancellation of the 2021 AHR Expo after working with McCormick Place to
tentatively reschedule the Show for March 2021. With roadblocks set in place by the
ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting current state and local restrictions that prohibit
mass gatherings over 50 people, an in-person event will not take place in 2021. Instead,
Show Management will shift its focus to 2022 and prepare for an in-person event in Las
Vegas, NV.
“We’ve examined every scenario and questioned every roadblock to see how we might hold
an in-person event in 2021,” said Mark Stevens, Show Manager. “Unfortunately, the
pandemic continues to present unpredictable challenges and other variables that are
beyond our control. The safety of all our participants — attendees, exhibitors, speakers,
employees, venue staff and everyone involved at every level — continues to be our top
priority. With these barriers, along with state and local restrictions due to COVID-19, we
have unfortunately exhausted all efforts to bring the Show to Chicago in 2021.”
Show Management worked alongside Show co-sponsors AHRI and ASHRAE, as well as an
advisory council inclusive of Choose Chicago, representatives from McCormick Place and
many vendor partners, to explore every possibility that could lead to hosting an in-person
event that maintained the expectation for AHR Expo. In consideration of time and planning
requirements to participate in the Show, October 15th was marked as the deadline for the
“We were hopeful that March would be a feasible solution, but there are too many obstacles
that are beyond our control,” said Stevens. “We know how disappointing this news is for
the HVACR industry and we are disappointed too.”
Since 1930, the AHR Expo has remained the industry’s best place to experience the latest
trends, products and services in HVACR. The Show serves as a key meeting place for
professionals across the industry to network 1:1 with key manufacturers, industry leaders
and colleagues at what has grown to be North America’s largest HVACR event.
The AHR Expo will return January 31 – February 2, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention
Center in Las Vegas, NV. Registration is expected to open in the summer of 2021. Visit for updates and information.
For further questions regarding the 2021 Show, please visit the Show updates page on the