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Plumbing Trade Shows: 14 Top Picks for 2022

Wendy Swain
March 10th, 2022
6 Min Read

After two years of COVID-related disruption, the trade show industry is banking on a major comeback for 2022 and beyond. 

The plumbing industry features dozens of annual conferences and trade shows for plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, HVAC contractors, and other related professions to network with industry peers, learn about new products and technologies, earn continuing education credits, and check out exhibitor space spanning tens of thousands of square feet. 

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

1. AHR Expo 2022

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2022, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo is North America's largest HVACR technology showcase. The 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. Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2022

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

Cost: Click here to learn about pricing packages and special event tickets.

The KBIS is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design, including plumbing fixtures, appliances, decor, and more. See new products, learn innovative solutions, and network with design and construction professionals. Don’t miss the Design & Construction Week Opening Ceremonies, hosted by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. 

3. WWETT 2022 Trade Show

Feb. 21-24, 2022, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN


Full Education Package: Includes choice of 60-minute, 90-minute, and two-hour classes Monday-Thursday, access to the Expo Hall, and Welcome Party.

  • Before Jan. 31: $160

  • After Jan. 31: $200 

Expo Pass: Includes access to the Expo Hall and Welcome Party.

  • Before Jan. 31: $50

  • After Jan. 31: $60 

Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show is the world's largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals, featuring four days of seminars, a series of workshops, and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technology, equipment, and ideas. Don't miss the live exhibitor demonstrations, certification opportunities, special events, and fun parties, including drinks and live music at the WWETT Show 2022 Welcome Party.

4. ACCO / PHCC Ohio Convention & Expo

March 2-4, 2022, Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, 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. Sessions will focus on a range of industry topics, such as economic outlook, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraging your supply chain. 

5. Flow Expo 2022

March 12, 2022, Fairplex, Pomona, CA

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. Illinois PHCC Expo North 2022

March 18, 2022, Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Cost: Free

The Illinois PHCC Expo North gives attendees the chance to see new products and technologies, talk to manufacturers, and network with other plumbers and contractors. There’s no cost to attend the trade show. Attendees who pre-register and pay a $35 fee can earn four hours of continuing education credits for 2022 license renewal requirements. 

7. SCALT Plumbing and HVAC Convention & Trade Show 2022

March 24-26, 2022, Hilton Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC


  • 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.

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8. National Hardware Show 2022

April 5-7, 2022, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The National Hardware Show features some of the best solutions and innovations relating to the hardware industry, including plumbing. You’ll discover the latest trends in home improvement and DIY, explore new products, score money-saving deals, and network with other industry pros. 

9. The 2022 EXPERIENCE Conference & Exhibition

April 6 - 8, 2022, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH


Conference and Exhibition:

  • Full Registration on or before 3/18/2022: $349

  • Full Registration after 3/18/2022: $379

  • Diamond Member: $349 (must have attended 5 out of 16 EXPERIENCE events as a full paid Attendee)

  • Platinum Member: $349 (must have attended 10 out of 16 EXPERIENCE events as a full paid Attendee) 

Exhibition Only:

  • $10: Pre-registration

  • $25: On-site registration

The EXPERIENCE Conference & Exhibition is the most hands-on, interactive, and educational event in the cleaning, restoration, and remediation industry. Check out the live demonstration and teaching stages, where you can learn about the latest and most advanced processes, techniques, equipment, and industry tools. As a bonus, all registrants will receive tickets to the Cincinnati Reds game on April 6 (limited tickets).

10. ServiceTitan Pantheon 

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

Cost: All Access Pass, $799 

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.

11. PHCC West 2022

May 17-19, 2022, Harvey's - Lake Tahoe, NV


  • 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.

12. ASPE Convention & Expo 2022

Sept. 16-21, 2022, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Cost: Click here to see cost and registration information.

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers Convention & Expo caters to plumbing system design professionals. Featuring professional development sessions designed exclusively for plumbing industry professionals and the largest plumbing product trade show in the country, this event will help you discover new technologies, earn CEUs, and network with other industry professionals.

13. 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, TX: March 16-17, 2022, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Service World Expo 2022

Oct. 18-21, 2022, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL


  • 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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