For HVAC professionals, staying updated with the latest industry trends, technologies, and networking opportunities is essential for professional growth and business success. HVAC trade shows, conferences, and expos offer a platform for industry experts, manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers to come together, exchange knowledge, showcase products, and forge valuable connections. This blog post will highlight some of the best HVAC conferences, trade shows, and expos to attend in the USA, to enhance industry knowledge and stay ahead of the curve.
HVAC Expos & Trade Shows in USA in 2023 & 2024
ASHRAE Annual Conference and Expo (June 2023)
There are seven different tracks within the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) conference. Each track focuses on a specific aspect of HVAC&R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) systems and equipment, as well as related topics such as research, decarbonization, resilience, smart technologies, and professional development. Committee meetings will be held both in-person and in hybrid format. Social events include happy hours, fun runs, and there are also conference tours available.
Discover more about the next ASHRAE Annual Conference and Expo taking place on June 24-28, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.
Refri Americas (July 2023)
For more than 19 years, RefriAméricas, organized by ACR Latin America, has been a leading event in the HVACR industry. It provides a comprehensive platform that includes two days of conferences, technical visits, and an exhibition featuring the industry’s most renowned companies. The organization also offers the chance for participants to win prizes from event sponsors when they register for the 2023 Congress and attend all talks.
Discover more about the next Refri Americas event taking place on July 26-27, 2023 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (September 2023)
The next Greenbuild Expo will celebrate the enduring legacy and steadfast dedication of the green building movement. The theme emphasizes the transformative power of sustainable construction in meeting the needs of communities in a rapidly evolving world. The expo places participants at the forefront of advancements in decarbonization, equity, health, biodiversity, and resilience within the built environments. With over 100 conference sessions, Greenbuild 2023 covers critical topics relevant to both new and existing buildings.
Discover more about the next Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place on September 26-29, 2023 in Washington, DC.
NECA National Electrical Contractors Association Convention and Trade Show (September 2023)
The NECA SHOW serves as the premier gathering for leaders in the dynamic electrical construction industry, valued at $202 billion. It provides a platform where industry visionaries come together annually to navigate the evolving landscape of this ever-growing business environment. Attendees play a vital role in bringing power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities throughout the United States. Discover the latest advancements, engage in meaningful conversations, and seize opportunities that will shape the future of the electrical construction industry.
Discover more about the next NECA National Electrical Contractors Association Convention and Trade Show taking place on September 29-October 3, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition® (October 2023)
IMECE, the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition organized by ASME, stands as a unique gathering where research leaders from academia, government, and industry unite to foster connections and exchange insights, fueling innovation across various engineering disciplines. Whether professionals wish to present their research or participate as an attendee, IMECE offers exceptional opportunities. Attendees can connect with potential R&D partners or employers in academia, industry, or government sectors and explore fresh research ideas. There’s also the opportunity to deepen expertise through nearly 20 technical tracks, and share valuable insights with ASME’s diverse and expansive conference community, providing a platform for meaningful discussions. Over 1,600 research leaders are expected to attend the next event.
Discover more about the next IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition® taking place on October 29- November 2, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
AHR Expo International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (January 2024)
The AHR Expo is recognized as the national event for the HVACR industries. This exposition is a great opportunity to meet leading industry experts and share knowledge with professionals and key business leaders. The AHR Expo is held concurrently with the ASHRAE Winter Conference and aims to address trending issues like efficiency, installation, system management, energy efficiency, and safety of heating and ventilation systems in commercial buildings. Visitors can also expect to hear the latest perspectives on some of the greatest challenges faced by the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, including the implementation and impact of F-Gas (Fluorinated gasses) in the HVAC industry.
Discover more about the next AHR Expo International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition taking place on January 20-24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.
World of Concrete (January 2024)
For five decades, World of Concrete has been a dedicated supporter of the global concrete and masonry construction industries, committed to connecting and educating buyers and sellers through a range of live and digital events. The organization’s mission is to empower the community with the essential connections, industry intelligence, and opportunities that foster growth, facilitate business transactions, and enable informed decision-making. The World of Concrete event will offer attendees the opportunity to witness, interact with, and test out state-of-the-art solutions and see the latest advancements in the industry.
Discover more about the next World of Concrete event taking place on January 23-25, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
International Roofing Expo (February 2024)
Experience the grandeur of the International Roofing Expo (IRE), the premier roofing and exteriors event in North America. This annual gathering unites residential and commercial professionals for three action-packed days in Las Vegas. As the largest event of its kind, the IRE offers a multitude of benefits including meeting with suppliers, discovering cutting-edge products, gaining insights and knowledge from over 60 educational sessions and getting global networking opportunities to meet professionals from around the world.
Discover more about the next International Roofing Expo taking place on February 6-8, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
IAQA Indoor Air Quality Association (February 2024)
The event for all IAQ enthusiasts is the IAQA. The expo offers great opportunities for gaining new knowledge and making valuable connections. The 2023 Expo offered over 50 sessions covering interesting topics including building management, contaminants, and infectious diseases. The event also unveiled new membership benefits and next year’s event is expected to offer something similar. The event is open to seasoned IAQ professionals and industry newcomers, with educational opportunities available for all.
Discover more about the next IAQA Indoor Air Quality Association event taking place on February 6-9, 2024 in Tampa, Florida.
NAHB IBS International Builders’ Show (February 2024)
The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders of the United States) International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is an event for residential construction professionals. Thousands of industry professionals visit the event each year to experience unparalleled networking opportunities, explore cutting-edge products, and engage in profitable business ventures.
Discover more about the next NAHB IBS International Builders’ Show taking place on February 27-29. 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America (March 2024)
Touting a diverse group of speakers and an array of educational resources, the ACCA conference is a cornerstone of the air conditioning commercial community. The ACCA is the national trade association on a mission to promote the interests of the HVACR industry and the contracting businesses within it. Alongside the annual Conference and Expo, ACCA hosts multiple additional events, webinars, and educational seminars every year. Next year’s ACCA conference will offer HVAC contractors unparalleled training opportunities and will host many influential speakers addressing the most crucial and relevant subjects impacting the HVAC industry.
Discover more about the next ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America taking place on March 11-14, 2024 in Miami, Florida.
ACE24 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition (June 2024)
ACE is the ultimate gathering for the water community, where industry professionals convene to learn, connect, and find inspiration to tackle global water challenges head-on. It provides an inclusive environment for all water professionals, recognizing the immeasurable value of in-person connections. The expo will bring together entry-level professionals and seasoned experts to address critical issues surrounding the world’s most precious resource. ACE brings together 10,000 attendees from 80 countries, including 1,000 utilities. With 440 esteemed presenters and 450 exhibitors, attendants can immerse themselves in a four-day experience filled with professional tracks, enlightening sessions, and abundant opportunities for continuing education.
Discover more about the next ACE24 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition taking place on June 10-13, 2024 in Anaheim, California.
Visit the Best US HVAC Conferences This Year
Attending HVAC expos, conferences, and trade shows in the USA provides HVAC professionals with invaluable opportunities to stay updated with the latest industry advancements, expand their knowledge base, and connect with industry peers. These events offer a platform to explore new products, technologies, and services, while also gaining insights into emerging trends and best practices. By attending these gatherings, HVAC professionals can enhance their skills, grow their professional network, and ultimately drive business success in a rapidly evolving industry.