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Garage Door Trade Shows: 8 Top Picks for 2022

User IconWendy Swain
Clock IconMarch 23rd, 2022
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After a two-year COVID-related hiatus, trade shows are back up and running again in 2022, with many planning big events throughout the year.

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The construction and home improvement industry features dozens of annual trade fairs and conventions, offering garage door industry professionals the chance to learn new products and technologies, earn continuing education credits, and network with others in the trades through special social events. With an emerging focus on smart home technologies, access control systems, and consumer electronics, the garage door industry serves as a key player in these events.

To help you decide which conferences to attend, or send your team to, we compiled a list of some of this year’s most innovative construction and home improvement expos where garage door professionals can explore, discover, and grow their business.

1. NAHB International Builders' Show

Feb. 8-10, 2022, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Cost: Register here to learn cost info and other updates.

The National Association of Home Builders hosts this premier annual event to connect, educate, and improve the residential construction industry. See new product launches, get ideas from residential construction experts, and attend relevant workshops and educational seminars. Special networking events include the IBS House Party, the IBS Young Pro Party, and several awards ceremonies. Don't miss the Design and Construction Week Opening Ceremonies hosted by basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and the IBS Closing Ceremonies Concert featuring country music star Trace Adkins!

2. FENCETECH/METALfab 2022

Feb. 15-18, 2022, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cost: 

  • Full Package:

    • Member: Early $400, On-site $450

    • Non-Member: Early $550, On-site $600

  • Education and Exhibits:

    • Member: Early $300, On-site $350

    • Non-Member: Early $450, On-site $500

  • Exhibits Only:

    • Member: Early FREE, On-site $50

    • Non-Member: Early $75, On-site $100

Check out the Fence and Metal Crafting Industry's biggest event of the year to learn about new products, hear from industry professionals, and chat with metal specialists about the manufacturing and technology of fences, gates, roofing, garage doors, and more. Special networking events include a Kickoff Party, Leadership Breakfast, and Young Fence Professionals Happy Hour. 

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3. ISC West

March 22-25, 2022, Venetian Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada

Cost: 

  • Exhibit Hall:

    • Before Feb. 4, 2022: $75

    • Feb. 5 to March 21, 2022: $100

    • On-site: $150

  • Full 3-Day Package:

    • Before Feb. 4, 2022: $900

    • Feb. 5 to March 21, 2022: $1,000

    • On-site: $1,100

  • 2-Day Package:

    • Before Feb. 4, 2022: $700

    • Feb. 5 to March 21, 2022: $800

    • On-site: $900

  • 1-Day Package:

    • Before Feb. 4, 2022: $500

    • Feb. 5 to March 21, 2022: $600

    • On-site: $700

The Security Industry Association's annual International Security Conference & Exposition is the leading security trade event in the U.S. Explore the latest technologies in Access Control systems, learn about emerging trends in smart home solutions and safety equipment, earn education credits through the SIA Education@ISC program, and attend awards ceremonies, appreciation parties, and social events for networking and business opportunities.

4. IDAExpo+ 

April 5-8, 2022, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Cost: 

  • Full Package:

    • IDA Member: Early $450, On-site $525

    • Non-Member: Early $595, On-site $650

  • Exhibits Only: Free 

With this year’s theme of “reIMAGINED” front and center, the International Door Association’s redesigned annual expo features new and improved elements like an expanded exhibit floor, hands-on training opportunities, and more social events for networking opportunities. This four-day event will feature high-profile speakers, educational workshops, and more than 100 exhibitors showcasing new and innovative products. Special events include a Young Professionals Happy Hour, IDA Awards Cocktail Party, and a Vegas Party Crawl including a nightclub, theater, lounge, and two pools for plenty of entertainment options.

5.  ServiceTitan Pantheon

 April 20-22, 2022, Los Angeles Coliseum & Convention Center, Los Angeles, California 

Cost: 

  • All Access Pass, $799 for early registration before Jan. 23, or $999 after

  • Guest Pass: $199

ServiceTitan’s annual user conference, Pantheon, returns in-person in April 2022 for two days of exciting keynotes, software training, product announcements and, of course, epic parties and fun. Pantheon fosters a community of highly skilled trades professionals who are passionate about uniting in their vision for the industry to work smarter and faster, and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

6. Automate

June 6-9, 2022, Huntington Place Convention Center, Detroit, Michigan

Cost: Register here to learn cost info and other updates.

The Association for Advancing Automation's annual trade fair is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation, robotics, vision, motion control, and more in North America. Talk to more than 500 exhibitors, watch live product demonstrations, and hear about real-world solutions from automation industry professionals and service providers. Certification opportunities will be available through the Certified Visual Professional and Certified Motion Control Professional programs.

7. PCBC Summer Showcase

June 22-23, 2022, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California

Cost: Register here to learn cost info and other updates.

The Pacific Coast Builders Conference, the official show of Leading Builders of America, is the largest home building trade show representing the West Coast region. For more than 60 years, this event has offered home builders, trade contractors, architects, and other industry professionals the chance to learn about advancements in home improvement, interior design, product innovation, and more. Check out the Exhibit Floor & Innovation Showcase, attend educational forums, and do some networking at social events like the PWB Brunch, the Gold Nugget Awards, and the PASS Lunch with Jerry Rice. 

8.  BuildExpo USA 2022 Shows

BuildExpo USA hosts America's premier regional building and construction shows, featuring accredited classes, industry networking, and thousands of product and service displays. Six cities are currently scheduled for shows in 2022, but keep an eye on the BuildExpo USA official website for updates and information on upcoming events.

  • Dallas, Texas: March 16-17, 2022, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 

    • Click here for cost and registration information on the Dallas event.

  • Austin, Texas: April 13-14, 2022, Palmer Events Center

    • Click here for cost and registration information on the Austin event.

  • Tampa, Florida: May 10-11, 2022, Tampa Convention Center

    • Click here for cost and registration information on the Tampa event.

  • Houston, Texas: June 8-9, 2022, NRG Park Center

    • Click here for cost and registration information on the Houston event.

  • Atlanta, Georgia: July 20-21, 2022, Cobb Galleria Centre

    • Click here for cost and registration information on the Atlanta event.

  • Los Angeles, California: Sept. 14-15, Los Angeles Convention Center

Click here for cost and registration information on the Los Angeles event.

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