10 HVAC Conferences and Tradeshows, Not to Miss in 2024

10 HVAC Conferences and Tradeshows, Not to Miss in 2024

HVAC conferences rank among the most in demand professional gatherings each year. Service professionals turn to trade shows and industry-focused conferences as essential platforms for staying well-informed. Annually, within the United States alone, numerous trade shows and conferences are designed to enlighten attendees on new processes, tools, and trade secrets.  

For those interested in participation (we recommend every business to do), here is a compilation of the HVAC conferences and trade shows to consider attending this year.  

Note that IndusTrack is on a mission to update commercial contractors with the latest events, trends, and insights. 


HVAC Trade Shows & Conferences in 2024 


ASHRAE Winter Conference 

Date: January 20 – 24, 2024 

Location: Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 

Explore the technological atmosphere of the ASHRAE Winter Conference, known for its great setting among HVAC trade shows. Experience practical professional development through a variety of learning opportunities, including full-day seminars and short 2-hour sessions. 

Benefit yourself in the organizer's technical program, which covers everything from refrigeration to hydronic systems, offering a complete educational experience. The event makes it easy for everyone to participate by offering both virtual and in-person attendance options, catering to a wide audience interested in HVAC details. 


AHR Expo 

Date: January 22 – January 24, 2024 

Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616 

Explore the latest HVACR innovations at the AHR Expo, one of the most-popular national event that happens alongside the ASHRAE Winter Conference. Connect with experts, check out the newest technology and trends, and interact with hands-on exhibits. 

The expo focuses on important industry topics like efficiency, installation, system management, and energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Learn about challenges such as the use and impact of F-Gas in the HVAC industry. This big event offers a hands-on learning experience for those in the HVACR field. 


Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) Annual Conference and Expo 

Location: Houston, Texas 
Date: February 4–8, 2024 

The CTI Conference and Expo showcase the newest ideas and methods in commercial cooling technology, covering things like air-cooled condensers, wet cooling towers, and dry coolers. 

This HVAC trade show and conference span five days, bringing together AC and refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, and technicians. It provides opportunities for networking and features discussions led by experts. The Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) organizes the event, and their focus is on encouraging the research and development of environmentally friendly cooling solutions. 


ACCA 2024 Conference & Expo 

Date: March 11 – 14, 2024 

Location: Universal Orlando’s Sapphire Falls Resort, 6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, Florida 32819 

Get valuable tips for growing your business at the 2024 ACCA conference. In the event, industry leaders will share their knowledge on workforce, leadership, finance, and technical topics.  

This joint event with FRACCA provides a mix of educational content. Specifically designed for HVAC contractors, the conference includes training sessions focused on growth and an exciting lineup of speakers. 


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Convention 

Location: Kissimmee, Florida 
Date: March 13–15, 2024 

Even though the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is all about construction, their yearly convention is an excellent opportunity to connect with builders who might be looking for HVAC contractors to collaborate with.  

It's a fantastic place to pick up smart business tips that work well for all trades, including HVAC, thanks to workshops and keynote speeches. This year's exhibitors feature companies that make tools, provide skilled labor, and offer online payment software. 


IIAR 2024 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo 

Date: March 24 – 27, 2024 

Location: Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 

Starting in March 2024, the IIAR expo is the main event solely dedicated to the natural refrigeration industry. It's the perfect place to meet a variety of professionals working with ammonia and natural refrigeration. From design engineers to end users, meet your peers and the target audience at the same place. 

At the exhibition, companies will showcase new methods and products. Plus, it's a great opportunity for attendees to connect with experienced professionals in the industry. 


National HVACR Education Conference 

Date: March 25 – 27, 2024 

Location: South Point Hotel, 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 

Discover the world of HVACR, where industry experts share what they know, professionals swap ideas, and new technologies take the spotlight. 

The conference has two parts: one happening in person in Las Vegas, and another with ongoing online training all year through the HVACR Learning Network. The ESCO Group has planned a detailed schedule for 2024, offering events for the HVAC industry both in person and online. 


ASHRAE Annual Conference  

Date: June 22-26, 2024 
Location: Denver, CO 

ASHRAE's Annual Conference is a top event for people working in heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning. It includes a detailed program, seminars, and committee meetings that provide a thorough look at the newest research and advancements.  

People attending can connect with experts, share knowledge, and learn about the latest technologies shaping the future of HVAC. 


World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) 2024 

Date: July 10-12, 2024 
Location: New Orleans, LA 

WEEC covers a wide range of energy-related subjects, but it pays special attention to energy-efficient HVAC systems and eco-friendly practices. As the world is also moving towards lowering the carbon footprint, this conference can help you stay ahead in the latest industry trends.  

HVAC professionals who go to this event can learn more about how energy management and HVAC technologies come together. 



Location: Birmingham, Alabama 
Date: October 7–10, 2024 

PHCCCONNECT2024 is a big tradeshow for plumbing, heating, and cooling professionals. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCCA) organizes this yearly gathering to teach and bring together professionals from different trades across the U.S.  

More information about the speakers and exhibitors is coming soon. 


Stay Connected with Industry Leads in Your HVAC industry 

Whether tradeshows/conferences happen locally or internationally, they are really important for getting the inside scoop on the industry and knowing about new products. Many HVAC business owners see these conferences as a good investment. It helps them stay ahead of the competition and keep up with changes in the HVAC field. 

It's not just about learning about new tools and supplies at roofer trade shows. Educational speakers also share useful tips on running an HVAC company, covering things like safety, innovation, business management, organizing work, and managing employees. These topics are always a big deal at HVAC conferences. 

Connect and share your expertise with other HVAC businesses, keep up with trade magazines, and keep looking for opportunities to learn and grow. 

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