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Top building and construction trade shows & events to attend in 2020

Attending construction events is one of the best ways to promote your company’s services and products, learn about industry trends affecting your business in the future, and finding potential customers and subcontractors. 

Haven’t decided which construction shows to attend this year? No need to worry. We’ve gathered a list of the most popular events in North America that shouldn’t be missed!


The International Builders’ Show (IBS 2020)

Attendees: 60,000+ visitors

Date: January 21-23, 2020

City: Las Vegas, NV


The International Builders’ Show is one of the largest annual light construction shows in the North hemisphere. Every year, it attracts 60,000 visitors, 1400 top manufacturers, and suppliers from 100 countries. In 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, IBS showcases the latest and most in-demand products and services.


World of Concrete (WOC 2020)

Attendees: 60,500+ visitors

Date: February 3-7, 2020 

City: Las Vegas, NV


Introduced to the commercial construction industry in Houston, Texas in 1975, World of Concrete gathers more than 60,000 industry professionals from all around the world, representing all segments of the construction industry. The event will attract 1,500 exhibiting companies, ranging from original equipment manufacturers from around the world to exclusive U.S. distributors of equipment, tools, products, and services for the commercial construction, concrete and masonry industries.

BUILDEX Vancouver

Attendees: 14,000+ visitors

Date: February 12-13, 2020 

City: Vancouver, BC

BUILDEX Vancouver is Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the construction, renovation, architecture, interior design, and property management industries. BUILDEX attracts over 14,000 attendees every year with over 600 exhibits and more than 80 educational seminars.


New York Build

Attendees: 20,000+ visitors

Date: March 3-4, 2020 

City: New York, NY

New York Build is the largest construction and design show in New York, which is FREE to attend. The event features more than 20,000 registered attendees, 250 exhibitors, and 230 leading industry speakers, AIA CES approved workshops, entertainment & business networking. Construction professionals in New York come to this event to discuss key topics ranging from upcoming infrastructure and construction projects, architecture, BIM, sustainability, to health and safety management, and residential construction.

World of Modular

Attendees: 1,000+ visitors

Date: March 9-12, 2020 

City: Orlando, Florida

This annual event focuses on modular building.For its 37th annual convention and trade show, you will get a chance to network with more than 1000 developers, contractors, suppliers of building products, and architects. Learn about hot topics like passive house, lean construction, the integration of modular and site-built, LEED, and more.

Association of General Contractors (AGC) Annual Convention

Attendees: 3,000+ visitors

Date: March 9-12, 2020  

City: Las Vegas, NV

The AGC Annual Convention provides the place for construction superintendents, project managers, senior executives, and subcontractors to refine their knowledge while making business connections that open doors to new opportunities. The event combines breakout sessions with exhibitors showcasing the latest products to the AEC market and more. And it conveniently coincides with CONEXPO-CON/AGG held around the same dates.


Attendees: 2,800+ visitors

Date: March 10-14, 2020 

City: Las Vegas, NV

It might be difficult to decide where to go in March, as North America’s largest construction trade show, CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be hosted in Las Vegas. Every major construction industry will be attending among 2.8k exhibitors distributed across 2,500,000 square feet of floor space and more than 150 education sessions will cover topics from equipment management and maintenance, asphalt, and site development, to business best practices and technology solutions. 


Attendees: 3,000+ visitors

Date: March 24-28, 2020 

City: Las Vegas, NV

INTEX Expo is the largest trade show specifically serving the wall and ceiling industry, showcasing the latest products, services, and solutions to help the industry thrive. Professionals from drywall, ceilings, lath and metal framing, plaster, EIFS, insulation, software sectors will be present at the event. Two leading industry trade associations, the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry and the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association, co-locate their annual conventions. 


Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating

Attendees: 1,000+ visitors

Date: May 4-7, 2020 

City: Las Vegas, NV

This year will be the 5th edition of the show, which is focused on the entire preconstruction lifecycle from initial project planning through operations handover. The event is most useful to estimators, owners and designers. Six dedicated educational tracks will cover estimating, design, construction project management, and bidding topics, while the networking will be guaranteed via region-specific meetups, a broad range of demos, technology showcase stage in the exhibition arena, and evening receptions.


Engineering News-Record (ENR) FutureTech

Attendees: 1,000+ visitors

Date: June 11-12, 2020 

City: San Francisco, CA


ENR FutureTech is gathering more than 450 business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction to explore emerging technologies that can enhance construction productivity, profits, and safety. The event hosted by ENR magazine gives a chance to find technology solutions, network, and learn the best practices for improving business with the help of new technological solutions.



Attendees: 10,000+ visitors

Date: August 30- September 2, 2020 

City: Grapevine, TX

CONSTRUCT provides a platform for architects, engineers, estimators, consultants, and project managers to explore and refine innovative solutions to solve complex problems facing the AEC industry today. The three-day educational program, consists of more than 50 industry-accredited education sessions and a two-day expo hosted on a 175-plus exhibitor show floor.


National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention and Trade Show 

Attendees: 1,000+ visitors

Date: October 4-6, 2020 

City: Chicago, IL

This is the #1 trade show and conference for electrical contractors. Thousands of C-level executives, project  managers, purchasing agents, supervisors, foreman, safety directors, estimators, inspectors, and distributors from around the world attend this trade show. Over 325 companies exhibit thousands of products, services, and emerging technologies that electrical professionals need in the office and on the job.

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Conference & Trade Show

Attendees: 4,000+ visitors

Date: October 11-13, 2020

City: San Francisco, CA

This is CMAA’s flagship event which includes a comprehensive exhibit hall, plenary and breakout sessions, and the annual Industry Recognition Awards Dinner. Ideal for construction management and project management professionals, the 2020 event is coming to San Francisco.

Design-Build Conference & Expo

Attendees: 2,400+ visitors

Date: October 28-30, 2020 

City: Washington DC

Design-Build Conference & Expo is coming to the DC Metro Area this year. Attracting thousands of attendees each year, this event features hundreds of exhibitors and educational sessions for those who are new to the delivery method as well as design-build experts.


Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Attendees: 10,000+ visitors

Dates: November 3-6, 2020 

City: Chicago, IL


Greenbuild is one of the largest conferences and expos dedicated to green buildings in the world. It provides the opportunity for over 750 suppliers and manufacturers to showcase the latest green building equipment, products, services, and construction technologies available in the market.

Autodesk University

Attendees: 10,000+ visitors

Date: November 16-19, 2020 

City: Las Vegas, NV

Autodesk regularly hosts over 10,000 professionals from construction, manufacturing, architecture, and engineering and provides four days of learning, networking, and knowledge sharing.


The Buildings Show

Attendees: 30,900+ visitors

Date: December 2-4, 2020  

City: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The second largest show in Canada that is worth adding to our list, is The Buildings Show. It mixes education and an exhibition so attendees can join skill-building seminars, receive expert advice on issues and trends and find subcontractors for your future construction projects. The show has been hosting design, construction, and property management professionals  for more than 30 years.

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