As ABCO EXPO 2016 approaches on Wednesday, March 9th, we’re taking some time to reflect on what the EXPO has accomplished for HVACR professionals—and what continues to draw them back year after year. Whether you’re a dedicated visitor who’s never missed an EXPO or are considering coming for the first time this year, discover why everyone from technicians to engineers to business owners say the ABCO EXPO has invigorated and inspired them time after time.
The Largest Independent HVACR Trade Show in the Northeast
If the HVACR industry is a part of your life, your career, or your future, then go ahead and mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 9th. Due to popular demand, the ABCO EXPO was moved from November to March to be closer to the summer cooling season when new equipment and products are introduced. An annual tradition that’s now 34 years strong, the ABCO EXPO continues to take place at Terrace On The Park in Flushing, NY. Last year, over 5,000 of the best, brightest, and most promising HVACR professionals gathered together and this next event promises to be even bigger and better.
Ideal for Face-to-Face Networking and Opportunities
In each of its iterations, the EXPO has attracted HVACR professionals with practically limitless opportunities to make face-to-face connections and network directly with other industry professionals. Everyone who’s anyone in the universe of HVACR is either in attendance or directly connected to an attendee. And with so many new products demonstrations, Tech Tips Classes and tantalizing buffet tables drawing visitors together, there’s no shortage of chances to spark a conversation. Year after year, our feedback following the EXPO centers on the amazing and unusual opportunities it provides for meeting like-minded people and forming partnerships with professionals across the industry.
Students Keep Their Eyes on the Future
Following the 31st Annual ABCO EXPO, vocational students from the New York City area spoke with us about their experiences at the EXPO, focusing in particular on how the event sparked their excitement regarding future careers in HVACR. Eugene Silberstein, a well-known instructor in the HVACR field, walked his students through the EXPO, focusing on the exciting new technologies surrounding them, including offerings by Mitsubishi, Luxaire, and Honeywell.
Student Matthew Deveau was most excited about the equipment itself, including new diagnostic and troubleshooting tools that will make contractors more effective and efficient. For Christopher LeDuc, the EXPO’s unique networking opportunities were its high point.
“This is a great show,” said LeDuc. “I’ve been networking since I walked in the door.”
These students have chosen their career paths wisely. In the coming years, the HVAC and Refrigeration industries will require more and more qualified professionals, not only to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving technology curve, but also to meet the growing demand for employees with entrepreneurial, sales and business skills. The ABCO EXPO will continue to be a big part of their learning experience and play a major role in the lives of industry professionals.