BACnet® International Sees Member Success at 2012 AHR Expo: Over 58,000 Attendees Network and Learn About HVACR Solutions

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BACnet® International today announced that its participation in AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR event for professionals in the building automation and control industry, was a major success. BACnet helped showcase its members to a crowd of more than 58,000 individuals who visited the more than 1,900 vendors at the expo located at Chicago’s McCormick Place that took place from January 23rd through January 25th.

BACnet® International today announced that its participation in AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR event for professionals in the building automation and control industry, was a major success. BACnet helped showcase its members to a crowd of more than 58,000 individuals who visited the more than 1,900 vendors at the expo located at Chicago’s McCormick Place that took place from January 23rd through January 25th.

A total of 1,968 exhibitors from 35 countries showcased their products and technologies. In addition to the thousands of new products and technologies exhibited on the show floor, more than 100 educational sessions were offered by ASHRAE and many other leading industry associations. The 2012 AHR Expo is endorsed by the leading HVACR industry associations and is cosponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). More information about the AHR expo can be found here: http://www.ahrexpo.com/.

Michael R Wilson, Marketing Chair of BACnet International, and Business Development Manager of OEMCtrl® commented on the record participation of this year’s event. “Each and every year the AHR Expo continues to grow in both its breadth of educational sessions and products for the building industry. To see over fifty thousand attendees at this one event was truly impressive.” Wilson added, “BACnet International enjoys participating in this event as an opportunity to educate attendees about BACnet, as well as new and innovative technologies, that will become components of the building automation eco-system of the future.”

BACnet International Educational Sessions and presentations are available at: http://www.bacnetinternational.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=143#AHR_Expo_2012

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and General Manager of Philips Teletrol, discussed the importance of the show: “The AHR Expo presents a tremendous opportunity for BACnet International members to interact directly with their current and potential customers. The AHR Expo also offers attendees who are interested in the latest BACnet® solutions a single location to learn and interact with the experts who support the global communication standard for building systems.” He further commented, “The sentiment at this year’s event was that interest in energy-efficient technologies is on the rise.”

Photos of BACnet® International’s participation in this year’s AHR Expo can be seen here: http://oscareinzig.com/ahrpressroom2012/.

Companies interested in enjoying the benefits of BACnet International membership can get more information here.

About BACnet® International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs, and promotional activities. The BACnet standard was developed by ASHRAE and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing installation, commissioning, and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.

ABOUT AHR EXPO
As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition, the AHR Expo attracts tens
of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers,
dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps. Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVACR professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. Its a hands-on, interactive event that showcases a wide spectrum of equipment, systems, and components. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.

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