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Electrical Trade Shows 2024: Top 9 Picks for Inspiration, Fun, and Networking

Mike LaFollette
March 26th, 2024
4 Min Read

Electrical trade shows and conferences provide the perfect forum to network with thought leaders and industry peers, discover new technologies and electrician software, attend education sessions, and of course, have some fun and explore a new city. 

From immersive showcases featuring state-of-the-art equipment to thought-provoking seminars on emerging trends, these trade shows promise a unique and enriching experience for professionals across the electrical trades.

Check out our top picks for electrical industry conferences and trade shows taking place throughout the USA.

1. International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Control Technologies

  • Date: March 16-17, 2024 

  • Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston at Logan Airport, Boston

  • Cost: Tickets start at $235. Click here for pricing and registration information.

The event website states, “ICEECT is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Control Technologies. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.”


  • Date: April 6-11, 2024 

  • Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

  • Cost: All-access passes start at $1,620. Click here for pricing and registration information.

According to the event website, “Discover the newest innovations and hear from the best minds in the electronics manufacturing industry. IPC APEX EXPO 2024 will be our industry’s largest event in North America, featuring a world-class trade show, cutting-edge technical conference, professional development courses taught by industry experts, non-stop networking, and more.”

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3. Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo 2024

  • Date: May 14-16, 2024 

  • Location: Baird Center, Milwaukee

  • Cost: Click here for registration information.

Produced by the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA), the EWPT Expo attracts a wide range of international manufacturers and distributors, nearly 200 exhibitors, and over 3,000 attendees from the electrical wire harness, cable processing, and aerospace industries. The event promotes training and education opportunities, networking with industry thought leaders, and access to industry suppliers. 

4. Independent Electrical Contractors Policy Conference 2024

  • Date: June 10-12, 2024

  • Location: Capital Hilton D.C., Washington, D.C.

  • Cost: Tickets start at $499 for IEC members. Click here for pricing and registration information.

According to the event website, “This three-day event offers attendees the chance to engage with federal officials shaping industry policies, receive professional lobbying training, and connect with fellow advocates, equipping them with a deeper understanding of the legislative landscape and a platform for networking.”

5. Polymers In Cables

  • Date: June 11-12, 2024 

  • Location: Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

  • Cost: Pricing starts at $1,825. Click here for pricing and registration information.

According to the event website, “Polymers in Cables 2024 is a platform for all industry stakeholders to understand and discuss the latest trends, developments and innovations. Presentation proposals are invited on all aspects of the wire and cable industry.”

6. The NECA Show 2024

  • Date: Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2024 

  • Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego

  • Cost: Registration and event information to be announced in June, 2024.

Presented by the National Electrical Contractors Association, the NECA convention bills itself as the largest event in North America for power, light, energy, and communication technology. According to the event website, “NECA invites the entire industry to see the newest products and services, talk with company execs, and compare competitive products to find the right solution that benefits their firm’s efficiency and profitability.”

7. ServiceTitan Pantheon

  • Date: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2024 

  • Location: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL

  • Cost: Early-bird pricing starts at $849

ServiceTitan’s Pantheon—the leading conference for the trades—returns Sept. 30, 2024, for networking, exciting product and feature announcements, software training, parties, and fun. Join a community of thought leaders, ServiceTitan employees, and thousands of contractors like you for a celebration of the trades grounded in learning, networking, inspiration, and motivation.

8. POWERGEN International

  • Date: Feb. 11-13, 2025 

  • Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas

  • Cost: Pricing information to be released at a later date. Click here for registration details.

According to the event website, “POWERGEN International® serves as a guiding force for energy professionals on their transformative journey. We invite technology experts, utilities, engineers, suppliers, decision-makers, and thought leaders to join us in learning valuable lessons from past and present projects.”

9. LightFair 2025 (2024 event was canceled)

  • Date: May 4-8, 2025 

  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

  • Cost: Registration and event information to be announced in Spring 2024.

Hosted by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), LightFair boasts the world’s largest annual convention and trade show for the architectural and commercial lighting industry.

Learn More About Growing an Electrical Company

Electrical trade shows offer the perfect opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations, learn key tips to grow your business, and network with industry leaders and fellow colleagues in the electrical trades.

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