AHR Expo show management announced the cancellation of the 2021 AHR Expo after working with McCormick Place to tentatively reschedule to 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, International Exposition Co., which produces and manages the show, said in a statement issued Oct. 15.

The company is shifting its focus to an in-person event in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2022. The 2022 AHR Expo is scheduled for Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is expected to open in the summer of 2021. Visit for updates and information, and follow @ahrexpo on Twitter.

“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.”


International Exposition Company, Inc., Westport, Connecticut, can be reached by phone at 203-221-9232 and by email at


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