WESTPORT, Connecticut, 22 November 2021: The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) announced the full schedule for the 2022 AHR Expo Education Program.
According to International Exposition Company (IEC), the organizer of the show, the line-up features nearly 200 free seminars, new product and technology presentations, professional certifications and continuing education courses. After a forced hiatus in 2021, the Education Program will serve as an important opportunity for attendees to catch up on what’s happening around the industry, IEC said.
The 2022 AHR Expo will take place from January 31 to February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Education Program aims to complement what attendees experience on the Show floor,” said Mark Stevens, Show Manager, IEC. “Our manufacturers pack the hall with all the latest products and technologies in their exhibits, and our speakers build on this in areas that support professional career development, training and updated industry information.”
Each year, the Education Program discusses some of HVACR’s biggest opportunities and challenges through a series of comprehensive, informative and industry-focused sessions, hosted by leaders from every sector of the industry, IEC said. Returning this year are the AHR Expo HVACR trend discussions, led by members of the AHR Expo Expert Council.
Added to the roster, this year is a panel discussion featuring industry leadership that will dive into the current state of the industry, IEC said, adding that the panelists include Moderator Bryan Orr, host of the popular HVAC School podcast; Mick Schwedler, President of ASHRAE; Stephen Yurek, President & CEO of AHRI; Talbot Gee, CEO of HARDI; Roberta MacGillivray, 2022 President of NAFA; and Rob Falke, President of NCI.
The panel is slated for Tuesday, February 1, at 10am in room N238/240. “We are thrilled to open a forum for our industry leaders who represent organizations from every sector of the industry,” Stevens said. “Our goal is to build a Show that connects people and conversations that aren’t necessarily happening every day, and we are honored that our panelists share this value.
Having representation from all our professional sectors come together to discuss the past two years during the pandemic and all that has come of it – both positive and negative – within the industry is an incredibly valuable and necessary tool to achieve the community approach we need to continue strengthening this industry. We’re excited to expand our education program to include the panel discussion and look forward to hearing from these industry leaders at the Show.”
According to IEC, the 2022 Show will feature 65 free sessions led by industry experts put forth by leading 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 practices areas. “It’s easy to get siloed in the details of daily work,” said Kimberly Pires, AHR Expo Education Program Coordinator. “Working with our associations to build the program affords the opportunity to see the similarities that every professional is facing across the industry.
When we build out the program each year we aim to offer not only specific solutions but also identify the commonalities we are all facing and to offer diverse perspectives from all voices that work and serve HVACR. This kind of insight proves valuable as a takeaway for long-term professional growth for both companies and individuals.”