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HVAC Trade Shows: 15 Must-See Events to Attend in 2022

User IconDiana Lamirand
Clock IconFebruary 8th, 2022
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Ready to up your HVAC game? Trade show organizers anticipate an enthusiastic return to in-person events in 2022, following two years of navigating pandemic-related shutdowns or shifting to hybrid or virtual formats. 

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 The HVAC industry hosts several annual conferences and trade shows for air conditioning engineers, HVACR specialists, heat pump contractors, and other industry professionals to network, gain new skills in education sessions and seminars, earn continuing education units (CEUs), and learn about the latest trends in energy savings and renewable energy products.

To help you decide which trade shows to attend, or send your team to, we compiled a list of some of the most innovative HVAC trade shows happening across the U.S.

1. AHR Expo 2022

Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2022, Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Cost: Visit ahrexpo.com to see cost and registration information.

The International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo, co-sponsored by AHRI, is North America's largest HVACR technology showcase. This Nevada event focuses on the future of HVAC technology, including energy-saving innovations, sustainable product demonstrations, panel discussions with industry leaders, plenty of networking opportunities, and more. 

2. 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference 

Jan. 29–Feb. 2, 2022, Caesars Palace, 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The first-ever hybrid American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Winter Conference offers in-person and virtual participants a variety of opportunities for instructor-led training, including full-day seminars, half-day trainings, and short 2-hour sessions. ASHRAE Winter Conference registrants also receive access to the AHR Expo with their ASHRAE badge. 

Organizers say in-person attendees can expect typical conference offerings in terms of social events, tours and the Technical Program. Virtual attendees will have access to 12+ live-streamed sessions. Check out the Schedule at a Glance for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference.

3. ACCO/PHCC Ohio Convention & Expo

March 2-4, 2022, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246 

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Ohio team up to host this annual event, featuring educational sessions, opportunities to earn continuing education units (CEUs), product displays, and networking opportunities. Sessions will focus on a range of industry topics, such as economic outlook, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraging your supply chain. 

4. IIAR 2022 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo

March 6–9, 2022, Savannah Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah, GA 31421

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

Described as the largest exposition dedicated to the ammonia and natural refrigeration industry, the IIAR 2022 Natural Refrigeration Conference features the industry’s leading manufacturers, contractors, trainers, and other service providers showcasing their latest innovations and products. 

For more information, check out the full schedule of events.

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5. Flow Expo 2022

March 12, 2022, Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

Flow Expo is the largest trade show in the western United States dedicated to plumbing, heating, cooling, and related industries. This industrial engineering event allows attendees to learn about the latest technologies, trends, services, and code requirements, while developing new partnerships and discovering new products.

6. HVAC Excellence Conference

March 21–23, 2022, South Point Hotel, 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89183 

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The theme for this year's National HVACR Education Conference, “Training for Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Instructors,” explores all of the "essential" services that fall under the umbrella of HVACR, including indoor air quality, vaccine distribution and storage, virus containment, and data center temperature control.

Attendees can learn about new technologies, codes, and teaching strategies, as well as network with other HVAC industry professionals, during the in-person event. Online virtual training will be offered throughout the year via the HVACR Learning Network. View the schedule of events for in-person and virtual offerings.

7. AEE East Energy Conference & Expo

March 23–24, 2022, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The Association of Energy Engineers East Conference & Expo brings together HVAC professionals from commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental sectors to learn about the latest energy-saving strategies, products, services, and technologies. 

Attendees can choose from 60 sessions, including application success stories, innovations in technology, and energy service improvements.

8. SCALT Plumbing and HVAC Convention & Trade Show 2022

March 24-26, 2022, Hilton Hotel, 10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 

Cost: 

  • Gold Contractors – FREE 

  • Full Registration – $350

  • Non-Member – $400

  • Spouse/Partner – $100

  • Additional Attendee – $200

The South Carolina Association of Licensed Trades hosts the Plumbing & HVAC Convention and Expo, which features educational sessions discussing topics such as succession planning, soft skills, and plumbing and HVAC technical training, as well as vendor exhibits and a special casino night event for networking and fun.

9. ACCA 2022 Conference & Expo

March 28–30, 2022, St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market St., St Louis, MO 63103

Cost: Click here to register.

  • Member All-Access Pass: $795 

  • Non-Member All-Access Pass: $997

The 2022 Air Conditioning Contractors of America Conference offers HVACR training to help contractors become better business managers, grow profit margins, and enhance customer service. Attendees of the ACCA Conference can network with some of the industry's most successful entrepreneurs, top consultants, and innovative new leaders, or tour the HVAC trade show exhibition floor to meet with exhibitors and vendors to learn new ways to enhance your business offerings. 

10. 2022 National Home Performance Conference

April 11–14, 2022, Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: Click here to register.

  • Members: $745 

  • Non-Members: $895

HVAC professionals can interact with notable presenters discussing important industry updates related to IAQ and healthy homes, the building envelope, diagnostics and audits, new HVAC strategies, and much more. This four-day conference features a variety of educational content, networking opportunities, and products from distributors.

11. ServiceTitan Pantheon

April 20-22, 2022, Los Angeles Coliseum & Convention Center, 3911 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Cost: 

  • All-Access Pass: $999 

  • Guest Pass: $199

ServiceTitan’s annual user conference, Pantheon, returns in-person in April 2022 for three days of inspiring keynotes, software training, product announcements and, of course, exclusive networking 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.

12. PHCC West 2022

May 17-19, 2022, Harvey's Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino, 18 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449 

Cost:

  • PHCC Member and Employees: $495

  • Non-Member: $595

  • Industry Affiliate: $595

  • PHCC Chapter Executive: $295

  • Children under 7: $250

  • Day Pass: $250

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors 121st Annual Convention and Tabletop Show features a Vendor Tabletop Luncheon Mixer, where vendors showcase their products for PHCC Contractors and Decision Makers over a delicious lunch. Attend informative seminars, network with other industry professionals, and play a round of golf at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Outing.

13. Ventilation 2022: 13th International Industrial Ventilation Conference for Contaminant Control

June 22–24, 2022, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W., Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada

Cost:

  • Early Bird Member: $575

  • Early Bird Non-Member: $650

  • Member: $650

  • Non-Member: $710

Hosted by ASHRAE, Ventilation 2022 will share space with the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference, also at the Sheraton. ASHRAE will offer a dual, discounted registration option for those who wish to attend both.

The theme for Ventilation 2022, which happens only once every three years, is “leading edge industrial ventilation technologies for a low-carbon environment.” For full details about this conference, visit ASHRAE’s website.

14. ASHRAE 2022 Annual Conference (Canada)

June 25–29, 2022, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W., Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada

Cost: Registration opens in Spring of 2022. Check the website for updates.

The 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference immediately precedes Ventilation 2022, also at the Sheraton. ASHRAE will offer a dual, discounted registration option for those who wish to attend both.

This smaller conference offers eight learning tracks covering HVACR fundamentals, HVACR systems and equipment, connected buildings, cold-climate system designs, IAQ uses and applications, and much more.

15. Service World Expo 2022

Oct. 18-21, 2022, Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602 

Cost: 

  • By Jan. 31, 2022: $399

  • By July 15, 2022: $449

  • By Oct. 14, 2022: $499

  • After Oct. 14, 2022 and onsite: $549

  • Non-Contractor: $1,099

The 8th Annual Service World Expo bills itself as the "Must Attend" event for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, smart home, remodeling, and general business contractors. The event features workshops, exhibitors, and keynote speakers discussing sales, marketing, operations, recruiting, technology, finance, and more. Attendees can also join evening leisure events for networking and fun.

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