35 HVAC Trade Shows to Attend in 2020 to Find the Best Tools, Technology, and Supplies

35 HVAC Trade Shows to Attend in 2020 to Find the Best Tools, Technology, and Supplies

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Posted by Paul

November 7, 2019

From Emerging HVAC Equipment and Technologies to Everything In-between—Don’t miss these Trade Shows in 2020

For HVAC service professionals, it is important to keep sharpening your knowledge and building connections in the industry. There are numerous HVAC trade shows across the country where you can pick up the best tools, technology and supplies to make your HVAC business shine.

No matter your schedule, there’s likely an event that will fit into it. With 35 trade shows to choose from, you have plenty of options in 2020.

DatesHostHVAC Trade ShowLocation
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February 3-5, 2020AHR

AHR Expo

Orlando, FL
February 19-21, 2020IAQA

Indoor Air Quality Association Annual Meeting

West Palm Beach, FL
March 15-19 2020MCAA

MCAA Advanced Institute for Project Management Class 15

Austin, TX
January 29-31 2020MCAA

MCAA Technical Conference

San Diego, CA
February 9-13, 2020CTI

CTI Annual Conference

Houston, TX
January 21-23, 2020NAHB

National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show

Las Vegas, NV
February 10-14, 2020IDEA

CampusEnergy2020

Denver, Colorado
March 23-25, 2020esco group

National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference

Las Vegas, NV
March 15-18, 2020iiar

International Institution of Ammonia Refrigeration Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo

Orlando, Fl
March 15-19, 2020MCAA

Mechanical Contractors Association of America Annual Convention

Maui, HI
March 16-18, 2020ACCA

Air Conditioning Contractors of America IE3 Show: Indoor Environment and Energy Expo

St. Louis, MO
March 21-22, 2020Globalcon

Association of Energy Engineers Globalcon

Boston, MA
March 23-27, 2020ABC

Associated Builders and Contractors 2019 Convention

Nashville, TN
April 27-30, 2020HPC

2020 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

New Orleans, LA
March 9-12, 2020AGC

Associated General Contractors Annual Convention

Las Vegas, NV
Apr 19-23, 2020MCAA

Mechanical Contractors Association of America Institute for Project Management Class 73, Week 1

Austin, TX
January 12-16, 2020MCAA

Mechanical Contractors Association of America Institute for Project Management Class 75, Week 2

Austin, TX
April 14-16, 2020IFMA

International Facility Management Association Facility Fusion U.S. 2020 Conference and Expo

San Francisco, CA
April 20–22, 2020DBIA

2020 Design - Build for Water/Wastewater

Dallas, Texas
April 6-9, 2020Cx Energy

Cx Energy Conference & Expo

San Diego, Ca
April 26-29, 2020NCPWB

National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau Technical Conference

Hilton Head Island, SC
May 11-13, 2020MCAA

Mechanical Contractors Association of America Fabrication Conference

Des Moines, IA
May 18—20, 2020AHRI

Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute Spring Meeting

Washington, D.C.
May 17-20, 2020EEE

Eastern Energy Expo

Uncasville, Ct.
May 5-7, 2020LIGHTFAIR

Lightfair International

Las Vegas, NV
May 14-16, 2020AIA

American Institute of Architects 2020 Conference on Architecture

Los Angeles, CAV
June 27 -July 1, 2020ASHRAE

2020 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference

Austin, TX
June 22-25, 2020IDEA

International District Energy Association National Conference and Trade Show

Washington D.C.
July 26-29, 2020ICR

The 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration

Paris, France
September 2-4, 2019BS

Building Simulation 2019

Rome, Italy
Dec 5-8, 2020HARDI

2020 Focus Conference

Atlanta, Georgia
June 2-3, 2020ACEEE

ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

White Plains, NY
September 27-30, 2020SMACNA

2020 SMACNA Annual Convention

Colorado Springs, CO
September 11-16, 2020ASPE

American Society of Plumbing Engineers Technical Symposium

New Orleans, LA


What’s your favorite HVAC trade show of 2020? Drop us a line in the comments below.


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2.  AHR Expo 2020

Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL 

When: February 3-5, 2020

What: Billed as “the world’s largest HVACR event,” this is a show where you’re sure to meet some of the foremost industry professionals.

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Learn more AHR Expo event details here

3. Indoor Air Quality Association Annual Meeting

Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center, Florida

When: February 19-21, 2020

What: A combination of essential education sessions, networking with professionals across the industry and from all corners of the world, obtaining continuing education credits and a free visit to the AHR expo, this annual meeting has something to offer all HVAC professionals.

Learn more Indoor Air Quality Association Annual Meeting event details here

4. MCAA Advanced Institute for Project Management Class 15

Where: Austin, TX

When: March 15-19 2020

What: Five days of intensive, advanced study to take HVAC professionals to the next career level.

5. MCAA Technical Conference

Where: Marriott Marquis, San Diego, CA

When: January 29, 2020 - January 31, 2020

What: Focusing on tech information that’s truly useful to MCAA members in construction, plumbing and service, the MCAA technical conference promises a wealth of important education for attendees.

6. CTI Annual Conference

Where: The Westin Galleria, Houston, TX

When: February 9-13, 2020

What: CTI’s Annual Conference allows HVAC professionals to participate in ongoing work on industry standards and codes, and provides the education and information to ensure those standards and codes truly benefit the industry.

Learn more CTI Annual Conference event details here

7. 2020 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: January 21-23, 2020

What: The 2020 Builders' Show will bring together more than 1,500 top manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe in 600,000 net square feet of exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand products and services.

Learn more 2020 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show event details here

8. CampusEnergy2020: 33rd Annual Campus Energy Conference & Thermal Distribution Workshop

Where: Denver, Colorado

When: February 10-14, 2020

What: IDEA members are invited, alongside professionals in energy, CHP and microgrid industries, to work together, find new solutions to industry problems, and educate each other.

Learn more Annual Campus Energy Conference & Thermal Distribution Workshop event details here

9. National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: March 23-25, 2020

What: With a heavy focus on education, the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference helps professionals learn physics and theories they need to become better instructors in the industry. They will network with their peers to swap tips and approaches, learn about how to incorporate the newest technologies in their classrooms, use the latest educational methodologies, keep up with regulatory changes and more, all to improve student outcomes.

Learn more National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference event details here

10. International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo

Where: Orlando, Florida

When: March 15th-18th, 2020

What: What are the ideas and trends most likely to impact the natural refrigeration industry’s future? Attendees will learn about them here, as well as encounter a wide range of points of view about how to address them and adapt to what the future holds.

Learn more International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo event details here

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11. Mechanical Contractors Association of America Annual Convention

Where: Wailea-wide Wailea, Maui, HI

When: March 15, 2020 - March 19, 2020

What: 2020’s Mechanical Contractors Association of America Annual Convention promises world-class speakers (and some great entertainment), alongside educational industry seminars and workshops led by premiere professions.

Learn more Mechanical Contractors Association of America Annual Convention event details here

12. ACCA 2020 Conference and Expo

Where: St. Louis, MO

When: MARCH 16-18, 2020

What: Next year’s event theme is “optimize” — optimizing the HVAC industry by focusing on what matters to professionals in their careers.

Learn more Air Conditioning Contractors of America Conference and Expo event details here

13. Association of Energy Engineers Globalcon

Where: Boston, MA

When: Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2020

What: With sessions led by leading industry experts and packed with useful, up-to-the-minute information, HVAC professionals will leave Globalcon inspired, renewed and ready to deliver excellent service.

Learn more Association of Energy Engineers Globalcon event details here

14. Associated Builders and Contractors 2020 Convention

Where: Nashville, TN

When: Mar 23 2020 - Mar 27 2020

What: The ABC Convention relaunched in 2018, and is ready to come back in 2020 even bigger and better. This is an opportunity for HVAC professionals to attend a growing convention, where educational opportunities, workshops and more are smaller and more hands-on while still delivering an exceptional experience.

Learn more Associated Builders and Contractors Convention event details here

15. 2020 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA

When: April 27-30, 2020

What: HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in the past have attracted more than 1,400 attendees, 60 exhibitors, 200 presenters and more than a dozen tracks, providing learning opportunities for HVAC professionals from all over the world.

Learn more HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show event details here

16. Associated General Contractors Annual Convention

Where: The Bellagio Resort & Casino Las Vegas, NV

When: March 9-12, 2020

What: For more than 100 years, the AGC Annual Convention has been educating HVAC professionals in business decisions, operations and more. This year’s conference will build on that history, offering one of the premier educational and networking experience for professionals in the contracting and home services industry.

Learn more Associated General Contractors Annual Convention event details here

17. Mechanical Contractors Association of America Institute for Project Management Class 77, Week 1

Where: Austin, TX

When: Apr 19-23, 2020

What: If you’re a project manager (or an industry professional who works closely with project managers), this class will offer the intensive, in-depth training you need to master the fundamentals of your field.

18. Mechanical Contractors Association of America Institute for Project Management Class 75, Week 2

Where: Austin, TX

When: January 12, 2020 - January 16, 2020

What: If you’re a project manager (or an industry professional who works closely with project managers), this class will offer the intensive, in-depth training you need to master the fundamentals of your field.

Learn more Mechanical Contractors Association of America Institute for Project Management Class event details here

19. International Facility Management Association Facility Fusion U.S. 2020 Conference and Expo

Where: San Francisco, CA

When: April 14-16, 2020

What: A premier leadership event featuring concentrated learning and networking for home services professionals.

Learn more International Facility Management Association Facility Fusion Conference and Expo event details here

20. 2020 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater

Where: Dallas, Texas

When: April 20–22, 2020

What: Brings professionals together for three days of speakers, networking events and the latest industry trends about design-build in the water/wastewater sector.

Learn more Design-Build for Water/Wastewater event details here

21. Cx Energy Conference & Expo

Where: San Diego, California

When: April 6-9, 2020

What: For professionals in building commissioning, energy management and test and balance, this conference is a must-see. It includes educational sessions on topics related to the industry, an exhibition hall featuring new technology and certification opportunities in ACG’s Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) and EMA’s Energy Management Professional (EMP).

Image via https://www.mcaa.org/events/calendar/ncpwb-spring-technical-committee-meeting-4/

Learn more Cx Energy Conference & Expo event details here

22. National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau Technical Conference

Where: Hilton Head Island, SC

When: April 26, 2020 - April 29, 2020

What: Highlights the latest in welding education and technology, including changes to codes and other technical information.

Learn more NCPWB Technical Conference event details here

23. Mechanical Contractors Association of America Fabrication Conference

Where: Des Moines, IA

When: May 11, 2020 - May 13, 2020

What: Program focusing on cutting-edge fabrication applications and tours of MCAA member fabrication facilities.

Learn more Mechanical Contractors Association of America Fabrication Conference event details here

24. Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute Spring Meeting

Where: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

When: May 18 — 20, 2020

What: For industry leaders seeking a meeting opportunity in the spring, ACHRI offers another opportunity to gather to work together on industry-wide issues.

Learn more Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute Spring Meeting event details here

25. Eastern Energy Expo

Where: Uncasville, Ct.

When: May 17-20, 2020

What: A premiere show for business and technical education, including sessions for women in energy.

Learn more Eastern Energy Expo event details here

26. Lightfair International

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: May 5-7, 2020

What: LIGHTFAIR offers attendees tracks in light, technology, knowledge and design connect in a convergence of global introductions, innovations and thought leadership at its annual conference, the world’s largest yearly meeting for architectural and commercial lighting professionals.

Learn more Lightfair International event details here

27. American Institute of Architects 2020 Conference on Architecture

Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: May 14-16, 2020

What: Three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design.

Learn more American Institute of Architects Conference on Architecture event details here

28. 2020 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference

Where: Austin, TX

When: June 27 -July 1, 2020

What: ASHRAE is one of the leading trade show organizations for HVAC professionals, and the annual conference is not to be missed. From the fundamentals of the industry to changes driven by environmental sustainability, there’s always something new to learn, and it can be learned here.

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Learn more ASHRAE Annual Conference event details here

29. International District Energy Association National Conference and Trade Show

Where: Washington D.C.

When: June 22 - 25, 2020

What: IDEA members and professionals in the district energy, CHP and microgrid industries come together to share experiences, explore new solutions, and learn from each other.

Learn more International District Energy Association National Conference and Trade Show event details here

30. The25thIIRInternationalCongressofRefrigeration>The 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration

Where: Paris, France

When: July 26-29, 2020

What: 2020’s theme will be “Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation,” and attendees will focus on major issues relating to refrigeration and sustainability, like energy saving, efficiency, food supply, climate change reduction and more.

Learn more The IIR International Congress of Refrigeration event details here

31. BuildingSimulation2019>Building Simulation 2020

Where: Rome, Italy

When: Sept 2-4, 2019

What: In the field of building performance simulation, this is the premiere event. The 2019 gathering provides an opportunity to trade information about simulation tools and apps, learn about the latest achievements in the field, explore new research, discuss case studies and share best practices, all while networking with professionals, students and practitioners.

Learn more Building Simulation event details here

*Note: Next show is taking place in 2021. Event details have not been announced yet.

32. 2020 Focus Conference

Where:  Atlanta, Georgia

When: Dec 05 - Dec 08, 2020

What: Structured around sessions developed with and through HARDI’s Councils. Their format features a wide range of subject matter areas, to both deliver hard-hitting content specifically curated by members as well as provide an expansive networking opportunity at this event. Conference tracks will include: Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, HR, Analytics & Business Intelligence.

Learn more Focus Conference event details here

33. ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Where: White Plains, NY

When: June 02, 2020 to June 03, 2020

What: Since 2001, the EER Conference has attracted major stakeholders in utilities, regulatory commissions, state governments, consulting, manufacturing, environmental and research fields, allowing experts and consumers to work together and network.

Learn more ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource event details here

34. 2020 SMACNA Annual Convention

Where: Colorado Springs, CO

When: 27 Sep – 30 Sep, 2020

What: SMACNA’s premiere annual even blends educational opportunities with top-notch networking for an event no HVAC professional wants to miss.

Learn more SMACNA Annual Convention event details here

35. American Society of Plumbing Engineers Technical Symposium

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

When: September 11-16, 2020

What: A unique chance for attendees to get one-on-one face time with the manufacturers who make the products they specify.

Learn more American Society of Plumbing Engineers Technical Symposium event details here

Interested in more trade shows? Check out our 2020 list of plumbing trade shows.

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