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Plumbing Trade Shows: 11 Top Picks for 2024

Stephanie Figy
March 27th, 2024
5 Min Read

With advancing technology and eco-friendly solutions, the plumbing field is constantly evolving. To keep your plumbing skills flush with the latest trends, be sure to pipe in some time for continuing education throughout the year. 

Organizations within the plumbing industry host dozens of annual plumbing 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. 

To help you decide which conferences to attend in 2024 (and a couple bonus shows in 2025) we compiled a list of the most innovative plumbing expos happening across the U.S., including our own, Pantheon, in late September/early October.

1. Flow Expo 2024

  • Date: March 9, 2024

  • Location: Fairplex, Pomona, CA

  • Cost: Free to attend. Register here.

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.

2. Illinois PHCC Expo North 2024

  • Date: March 22, 2024

  • Location: Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

  • Cost: Admission is free, but the 4-hour CEU class is $35. Register here

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 2024 license renewal requirements. 

3. ACCO / PHCC Ohio Convention 2024

  • Date: March 27-29, 2024

  • Location: Cherry Valley Hotel & Event Center, 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), see product displays, and experience networking opportunities. Sessions will focus on a range of industry topics, such as pricing yourself right, saving time with AI, and technology innovations. 

4. The 2024 EXPERIENCE Conference & Exhibition

  • Date: April 3-5, 2024

  • Location: Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN

  • Cost:

    • Conference and Exhibition: $389

    • Exhibition Only: $25

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. 

5. 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 BuildExpo USA official website for updates and information on upcoming events.

  • Dallas: April 24-25, 2024, Dallas Market Hall

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

  • Austin, TX: May 22-23, 2024, Palmer Events Center

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

  • Houston: June 26-27, 2024, NRG Park Center

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

  • Atlanta: July 31-Aug.1, 2024, Cobb Galleria Centre

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

  • Los Angeles: Aug. 28-29, 2024, Los Angeles Convention Center

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

  • South Florida: Sept. 25-26, 2024, Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale

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

  • Charlotte, NC: Dec. 11-12, 2024, Charlotte Convention Center

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

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6. PHCC West 2024

  • Date: April 29-May 2, 2024

  • Location: The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, 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. 

7. ServiceTitan Pantheon 2024

  • Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2024

  • Location: Orlando World Center Marriott, 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.

8. Service World Expo 2024

  • Date: Oct. 14-18, 2024

  • Location: Disney Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, 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.

9. ASPE Convention & Expo 2024

  • Date: Oct. 18-23, 2024

  • Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

  • Cost:Sign up to be notified as soon as registration opens.

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.

10. AHR Expo 2025

  • Date: Feb.10-12, 2025

  • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

  • Cost:Registration is not yet open. Check their website for up-to-date information.

The International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration 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. 

11. Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2025

  • Date: Feb. 25-27, 2025

  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

  • Cost:Pricing and packages for KBIS 2025 will be available in summer 2024. Sign up to be notified when registration opens

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.  

Learn More About Growing a Plumbing Business

Attending a trade show is a worthwhile investment for plumbing 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.

For more advice and tips on running and expanding a plumbing business, visit the ServiceTitan Resource Center.

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