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Best HVAC Trade Shows and Conferences in 2024

January 15, 2024 6 min. read
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Serious about keeping your HVAC industry connections strong and keeping up with new equipment releases? Attending HVAC trade shows and conferences goes a long way.

Choosing which events to attend can be overwhelming. To help, we’ve put together a list of the best trade shows and what you can expect of them.

Trade showDateLocation
Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR) ExpoJanuary 22–24, 2024Chicago, Illinois
Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) Annual Conference and ExpoFebruary 4–8, 2024Houston, Texas
Air Conditioning Contractors of America Association (ACCA) 2024 Conference & ExpoMarch 11–14, 2024Orlando, Florida
Associated Builders and Contractors ConventionMarch 13–15, 2024Kissimmee, Florida
Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) 2024March 20–22, 2024Toronto, Ontario
International Institute of All-Natural Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference & ExpoMarch 24–27, 2024Orlando, Florida
Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) Show 2024May 1–2, 2024Moncton, New Brunswick
PHCCCONNECT2024October 7–10, 2024Birmingham, Alabama
ASHRAE Winter ConferenceJanuary 20–24, 2024Chicago, Illinois
Jobber SummitMarch 6, 2024Online
National HVACR Education ConferenceMarch 24–27, 2024Las Vegas, Nevada

HVAC trade shows

These trade shows are great opportunities to see new HVAC products and technologies—and connect with industry experts. Mark your calendar for these HVAC trade shows in 2024.

Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR) Expo

Where: Chicago, Illinois
When: January 22–24, 2024

AHR Expo is one of the biggest annual trade shows for the HVAC industry. This year, AHR Expo features over 1,600 exhibitors of HVAC products and 370 speakers sharing their technical and business expertise.

Attending the AHR Expo is a great way to meet suppliers of new and advanced HVAC technology, test out new products before they’re released, and network with other HVAC professionals.

The Podcast Pavilion is another unique part of this event—there’s a whole section of the exhibitor hall where famous HVAC/R experts broadcast their podcasts live.

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Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) Annual Conference and Expo

Where: Houston, Texas
When: February 4–8, 2024

The CTI Conference and Expo presents the latest advancements and practices in commercial cooling technology, including air-cooled condensers, wet cooling towers, and dry coolers.

Over five days, this HVAC trade show and conference connects AC and refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, and technicians with spaces for networking and expert-led panel discussions.

The event is hosted by the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI), an organization that promotes the research and development of environmentally responsible cooling solutions.

Air Conditioning Contractors of America Association (ACCA) 2024 Conference & Expo

Where: Orlando, Florida
When: March 11–14, 2024

The ACCA 2024 Conference & Expo is a pivotal event for HVAC contractors and industry professionals who want to keep their technical skills up-to-date and learn how to run a successful HVAC business.

In addition to hundreds of HVAC product exhibitors, the conference features educational panels and breakout sessions centered around leadership, finance, and technical topics.

This year’s keynote speaker is Jake Havron, a business strategist and mentor—he’ll share advice on leading your HVAC business by better connecting with your team and breaking down communication barriers.

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Convention

Where: Kissimmee, Florida
When: March 13–15, 2024

Although the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a construction trades association, their annual convention is a great place to find potential partnerships with home builders who need HVAC contractors.

It’s a great place to learn great business practices for trades pros (that apply to HVAC businesses, too) through workshops and keynote speeches.

This year’s exhibitors include tool manufacturers like Milwaukee, skilled labor staffing companies, and online payment software providers.

Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) 2024

Where: Toronto, Ontario
When: March 20–22, 2024

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) is a trade show and conference that connects skilled trades pros in the HVAC, plumbing, electrical trades.

Over 500 exhibitors will fill the Toronto Convention Centre with innovative equipment for every mechanical industry. Attending this trade show is a great way to build relationships with leading HVAC and plumbing brands.

There are also plenty of opportunities to develop your trade knowledge and skills. Seminars will keep you up to speed on current HVAC code and regulatory trends in Canada.

International Institute of All-Natural Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference & Expo

Where: Orlando, Florida
When: March 24–27, 2024

The 2024 IIAR Conference is an event geared for cooling professionals who work with (or aim to work with) natural refrigeration.

Through this event, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration brings together HVAC design engineers and installers to discuss trends, technologies, and regulations in natural refrigeration.

Attend the conference to network with peers and industry leaders, and even hear TED Talk-style presentations on their exciting innovations.

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Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) Show 2024

Where: Moncton, New Brunswick
When: May 1–2, 2024

The Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, a major skilled trades event in Canada, connects mechanical, electrical, and HVAC contractors with suppliers and industry peers.

MEET 2024 features informative seminars and hundreds of exhibitors. You’ll get to connect with engineers, tradespeople, distributors, and nearly everyone involved in mechanical and building projects.

You can also sign up as an exhibitor for MEET if you want to market any HVAC products to potential partners and clients.


Where: Birmingham, Alabama
When: October 7–10, 2024

PHCCCONNECT2024 is a trade show and conference for all plumbing, heating, and cooling professionals.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCCA) hosts this annual event to educate and connect professionals across several trades all over the U.S.

Speaker and exhibitor details are still on their way.

HVAC conferences

Here are some popular HVAC conferences in 2024 that offer great education, networking, and professional development opportunities:

ASHRAE Winter Conference

Where: Chicago, Illinois
When: January 20–24, 2024

The ASHRAE Winter Conference is a prestigious event for professionals in the HVAC industry.

Hosted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, this conference is known for its educational seminars, keynotes, and networking opportunities

Register for ASHRAE’s conference if you’re an HVAC engineer trying to keep up with advancements in HVAC design and engineering.

Jobber Summit

Where: Online
When: March 6, 2024

A one-day, online conference made for everyone in home service trades, Jobber Summit helps thousands of HVAC professionals level up their businesses with advice on leadership, effective operations, and business growth.

For HVAC business owners at all stages, Jobber Summit is a great place to connect with other industry professionals and learn from each others’ experiences.

This year, speakers include some of the biggest names in home service and entrepreneurship—like bestselling author of Atomic Habits, James Clear.

National HVACR Education Conference

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: March 24–27, 2024

The National HVACR Education Conference is geared towards industry pros who want education on HVAC technology and business practices.

While it’s primarily a conference focused on learning and networking, the event also has an exposition to showcase new and innovative HVAC products from industry-leading manufacturers and suppliers.

Stay connected with your peers in the HVAC industry

Trade shows and conferences are important places to connect with potential business partners, get great advice, and level up your skills. But these events aren’t the only places to connect with the HVAC industry.

Connect and share your expertise with other HVAC business owners in the Jobber Entrepreneurship Group, keep up with trades magazines, and keep looking for opportunities to learn and grow.

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