Chicago, Illinois — The annual International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, or better known as AHR Expo, is only months away. In preparation, North America’s largest HVAC/R trade show has released its 2024 education program.
This year’s program features more than 110 free seminars, a lineup of panel series, new product and technology presentations, professional certifications, and continuing education courses.
“The education program has grown into a true complementary asset to the show fl or experience,” said Mark Stevens, AHR Expo’s show manager. “Inside exhibitor booths, manufacturers are displaying real solutions to improve the health of the industry, the professional work experience and to address the shifts in our wider society. As a bridge to the robust activity on the floor and attendee understanding, the education program will offer real discussions about real problems that are shared across the industry.”
According to the show, the program will include real-world applications and a deep dive into areas of niche disciplines, as well as a broader discussion of topics relating to trends currently happening in the industry.
The entire education program listing is available on the AHR Expo website. There will be a variety of different topics that will be included on the listing. For the interest of any contractors, AHR Expo highlights its “Contractor Marketing Do’s and Don’ts 2024”, “A2Ls Are Here; What Happened to A3s?”, “How Distributors, Contractors & Homeowners Can Prepare for Low-GWP Refrigerant Transition”, and “Price Increases, Inflation, the Economy… and What Your Customer Experience Can Do about It.”
The “State of the Industry” panel series will be making another return in 2024. “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 through the remainder of the year,” shared the show in a press release.
This year’s speakers on the panel will include Dominick Guarino, president and CEO of National Comfort Institute; Ginger Scoggins, president of ASHRAE; Greg Walker, CEO of the Association for Smarter Homes and Buildings (ASHB); Steve Yurek, CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and Talbot Gee, CEO of the Heating, Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). This panel will be moderated by Bryan Orr of HVAC School.
In addition, there will be a panel focusing on heat pumps, electrification, and the grid. This presentation is set to address how best to deploy heat pumps in retrofit projects while addressing barriers to electrification at the building and grid levels.
Speakers on this panel will include Mark Frankel, chair of ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization Heat Pump Working Group; Jon Heller, president at Ecotope Inc.; and Rand Conger, Johnson Barrow; and Sean Jarvie, Flow Environmental Systems.
The 2024 AHR Expo will be held Jan. 22 to 24 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The first two days of the show will run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The last day of the show will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the show is open now.