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HVAC Trade Shows and Conventions: Must-See Events for 2024

Diana Lamirand
March 26th, 2024
5 Min Read

HVAC contractors love learning new things, and this year’s lineup of HVAC trade shows and conventions is sure to heat up the room with new industry trends, technological advancements, and inspiring innovations.

The HVAC industry hosts several annual conferences, expos, and trade shows for air conditioning engineers, HVACR specialists, heat pump contractors, and other HVAC 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 sustainability.

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

1. ACCA 2024 Conference and Expo

As the leading annual education and networking event for HVACR contractors, ACCA 2024 features successful business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, and innovators who share their knowledge and expertise on a variety of HVAC topics, such as workforce, leadership, finance, and technical prowess.

This premier conference features keynote speaker Jake Havron, a business strategist and mentor, as well as HVAC expert Ken Goodrich, who shares his story of how the ACCA Conference & Expo helped take his business to the next level. This year, ACCA also teams up with the Florida Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Association (FRACCA) to offer even more great content.

2. CMPX 2024 Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Expo

  • Date: March 20-22, 2024

  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario 

  • Cost: Click here for cost and registration information.

The Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition offers everything new in HVACR and plumbing with more than 500 exhibitors representing all the equipment, innovations, applications, and information that define the mechanicals industry today.

3. IIAR 2024 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo

  • Date: March 24-27, 2024

  • Location: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 

  • Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

As the largest exposition dedicated to the natural refrigeration industry, IIAR 2024 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo helps industry leaders network with others, gain professional education, expand their knowledge, and learn about the industry’s latest innovations and products.

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

4. HVAC Excellence National HVACR Education Conference

  • Date: March 24-27, 2024

  • Location: South Point Hotel, 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 

  • Cost: $490. Click here to see cost and registration information.

With shifts toward next-generation heat pumps that employ cutting-edge technologies and the phase-down of HFC refrigerants poised to create profound economic impacts on consumers and HVAC companies, this year’s conference explores the latest trends. The HVAC Excellence Conference also features an expo showcasing the latest HVACR products and technologies from industry-leading manufacturers and suppliers.

5. ACCO/PHCC Ohio Convention & Expo

  • Date: March 27-29, 2024; Expo, March 28, 2024, from 3-7 p.m.

  • Location: Cherry Valley Hotel & Event Center, 2299 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 

  • 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.

Educational sessions scheduled for this year focus on pricing, technology, artificial intelligence, and more. Lawyer Chaz Billington delivers the keynote speech on “Artificial Intelligence? Dealing With AI in Your Workplace (Because It’s Probably Already There),” and roundtable discussions include Operations Excellence owner Kathy Nielsen and others.  

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6. Build Expo USA 2024 Shows

Build Expo USA hosts America's premier regional building and construction shows, featuring accredited classes, industry networking, and thousands of product and service displays. Seven cities are currently scheduled for shows in 2024, but keep an eye on the Build Expo USA official website for updates and information on upcoming events.

  • Dallas: April 24-25, 2024, Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Fairway

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

  • Austin: May 22-23, 2024, Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX

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

  • Houston: June 26-27, 2024, NRG Park Center, 1 Fannin St.

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

  • Atlanta: July 31-Aug., 2024, Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE

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

  • Los Angeles: Aug. 28-29, 2024, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., 

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

  • South Florida: Sept. 25-26, 2024, Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

  • Charlotte: Dec. 11-12, 2024, Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., Charlotte, NC

  • Click here for cost and registration information on the Charlotte event

7. PHCC West 2024

  • Date: April 29-May 2, 2024

  • Location: The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors 123nd 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 enjoy a morning golf outing. 

8. 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference

The 2024 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Conference explores the challenges and opportunities HVAC providers face in regard to legislative initiatives, electrification, artificial intelligence, and other technological and social forces impacting their businesses. This event also features the 2024 Conference for Integrated Design, Construction & Operations, June 24-26.

Check out the Schedule at a Glance for the 2024 ASHRAE Conference.

9. ServiceTitan Pantheon 2024

  • Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2024

  • Location: Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 

  • Cost:

    • Early-Bird Pricing (through April 30): $949

    • General Pricing (starting May 1): $1,099

    • Group Discounts: Save more by bundling. Buy three tickets, and get the fourth for 50% off.

ServiceTitan’s annual user conference, Pantheon, will run for three days of exciting keynotes, software training, product announcements and, of course, the Titan Appreciation Party. 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.

10. Service World Expo 2024

  • Date: Oct. 14-18, 2024

  • Location: Disney Coronado Springs Resort, 1001 W Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL

  • Cost: $799

The 10th 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.

11. 2025 ASHRAE Winter Conference

  • Date: Feb. 8-12, 2025; Expo, Feb. 10-12

  • Location: Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL

  • Cost: Registration opens in September 2024. Click here for cost and registration information.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Winter Conference explores HVACR fundamentals, HVACR systems and equipment, connected buildings, cold-climate system designs, IAQ uses and applications, and much more. ASHRAE’s mission is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

12. AHR Expo 2025

The International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo, co-sponsored by AHRI, returns in February 2025 as North America's largest HVACR technology showcase. The 2024 event was held in January at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago with thousands of exhibitors and attendees.

If past conventions are any indication, HVAC contractors won’t want to miss AHR Expo 2025 with sessions on new HVAC technology, energy-saving innovations, and so much more. Stay tuned to ahrexpo.com for the latest announcements and schedule.

Learn More About Growing an HVAC Business

Attending a trade show is a worthwhile investment for HVAC and HVACR professionals. It’s the best way to stay updated on fast-changing trends and innovations, find inspiration to grow your business, and make valuable connections with industry leaders and colleagues.

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