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HVAC Trade Shows 2019: 34 Events to Attend to Find the Best Tools, Technology, and Supplies

Paul ,

Apr 3, 2018 @ 4:00PM 4 minute read

2018 is rapidly coming to a close. As you gear up for the coming new year, you might be interested in attending some trade shows 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 34 trade shows to choose from, you have plenty of options in 2019.

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1. 2019 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Conference

Where: Atlanta, GA

When: Jan 12-16, 2019

What: The ASHRAE winter conference advertises eight tracks for attendees, including refrigeration, HVAC&R fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, common system misapplications and achieving high-performance building operation after design.

2. AHR Expo 2019

Where: Atlanta, GA

When: Jan 14-16, 2019

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.

Image via http://www.iaqa.org/annual-meeting/

3. Indoor Air Quality Association Annual Meeting

Where: Atlanta, GA

When: Jan 14-16, 2019

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.

4. MCAA Advanced Institute for Project Management Class 15

Where: Austin, TX

When: Jan 20-25, 2019

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

5. MCAA Technical Conference

Where: Tampa, FL

When: Jan 28-Feb. 1, 2019

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: New Orleans, LA

When: Feb 10 – 14, 2019

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.

7. 2019 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: Feb 19-21, 2019

What: The 2019 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.

8. CampusEnergy2019: 32nd Annual Campus Energy Conference & Thermal Distribution Workshop

Where: New Orleans, LA

When: Feb 26 - Mar. 1, 2019

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.

9. National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: Mar 3-5, 2019

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.

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

Where: Phoenix, AZ

When: Mar 3-6, 2019

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.

11. Mechanical Contractors Association of America Annual Convention

Where: Phoenix, AZ

When: Mar 3-7, 2019

What: 2019’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.

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

Where: San Antonio, TX

When: Mar 4-6, 2019

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

13. Association of Energy Engineers Globalcon

Where: Boston, MA

When: Mar 20-21, 2018

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.

14. Associated Builders and Contractors 2019 Convention

Where: Long Beach, CA

When: Mar 24-28, 2019

What: The ABC Convention relaunched in 2018, and is ready to come back in 2019 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.

15. 2019 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

Where: Chicago, IL

When: Apr 1-4, 2019

What: 2018’s HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show 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.

16. Associated General Contractors Annual Convention

Where: Denver, CO

When: Apr 1-4, 2019

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.

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

Where: Austin, TX

When: Apr 7-11, 2019

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 74, Week 1

Where: Austin, TX

When: Apr 8-12, 2019

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.

19. International Facility Management Association Facility Fusion U.S. 2019 Conference and Expo

Where: Atlanta, GA

When: Apr 8-12, 2019

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

20. 2019 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater

Where: Cincinnati, OH

When: Apr 10-12, 2019

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

21. Cx Energy Conference & Expo

Where: Orlando, FL

When: Apr 15-18, 2019

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/

22. National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau Technical Conference

Where: Longboat Key, FL

When: Apr 28-30, 2019

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

23. Mechanical Contractors Association of America Fabrication Conference

Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: May 1-3, 2019

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

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

Where: Baltimore, MD

When: May 6-8, 2019

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

25. Eastern Energy Expo

Where: Hershey, PA

When: May 19-22, 2019

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

26. Lightfair International

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: May 21-23, 2019

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.

27. American Institute of Architects 2019 Conference on Architecture

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: Jun 6-8, 2019

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

28. 2019 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference

Where: Kansas City, MO

When: Jun 22-26, 2019

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.

Image via https://www.districtenergy.org/idea2019/home

29. International District Energy Association National Conference and Trade Show

Where: Pittsburgh, PA

When: Jun 24-27, 2019

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.

30. The 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration

Where: Montreal, Quebec

When: Aug 24-30, 2019

What: 2019’s theme will be “Refrigeration for Human Health and Future Prosperity,” and attendees will focus on major issues relating to refrigeration and sustainability, like energy saving, efficiency, food supply, climate change reduction and more.

31. Building Simulation 2019

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.

32. ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Where: Minneapolis, MN

When: Oct 15-17, 2019

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.

33. 2019 SMACNA Annual Convention

Where: Austin, TX

When: Oct 20-23, 2019

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

34. American Society of Plumbing Engineers Technical Symposium

Where: Pittsburgh, PA

When: Oct 24-27, 2019

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

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