A Season of Trade Shows and Innovation


Published on: Jan. 16, 2015

Source: The International Builders’ Show
Source: The International Builders’ Show
The last half of January is a particularly exciting time for the Griffin & Company team as we attend two of the building industry’s largest conferences. The first to kick off is the 2015 International Builders’ Show (IBS), taking place January 20-22 in Las Vegas. The second is the 2015 AHR Expo (AHR), from January 26-28 in Chicago.

IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world and the numbers involved are astonishing:

  • 500,000-square-foot show floor
  • 50,000+ builders, remodelers, architects, designers, dealers and distributors
  • 1,000+ exhibiting companies
  • 100+ education sessions

After briefly recovering from the excitement of IBS, we’re then off to the AHR Expo where the numbers are just as impressive:

  • 480,000-square-foot show floor
  • 60,000+ manufacturers, engineers, managers, suppliers and contractors
  • 2,100+ exhibiting companies
  • 100+ education sessions and workshops

Equally astonishing is the breadth and quality of the exhibiting companies at both events. Among them are our clients ODL, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division.

Participating in conferences throughout the year is an important and enjoyable part of our work. IBS and the AHR Expo are especially worthwhile because they each gather an entire industry under one roof. Walking the show floor and interacting with industry members, we gain insight into the latest trends and innovations. We then use this knowledge to help our clients in their own work, and so contribute to the industry that continues to thrill, surprise and encourage us.

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