Products and services in a variety of industries are constantly changing and plumbing is no exception. Becoming experts in the latest technology and emerging trends is crucial in order to have an advantage over the competition in your area.
Trade shows are offered throughout the year in different cities across the country, and world. As a business professional, or perhaps someone just starting out in the industry, attending these shows is a great way to network with other professionals and experts in the field. Educational topics typically offered at conferences can range from emerging new technology, sales & marketing, industry trends, safety measures, and business management, among other informative subjects.
Take advantage of all the knowledge that is out there, as well as the networking partnerships that can be forged by attending industry trade shows.
Check out a sampling below of what has recently been offered in 2023 and ones currently scheduled for 2024:
PHCC Connect 2023
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) will hold their annual conference October 25-27 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Huntington Convention Center.
Registration costs vary and will include access to all educational and breakout sessions, keynote presentations, closing ceremony at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more.
Find more registration information here:
Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show (WWETT) is considered to be the world’s largest for professionals in the wastewater and environmental service industry, including plumbing. The conference will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis January 24-26, 2024.
A large expo floor will consist of live demos with the latest industry products and services, networking opportunities with a myriad of buyers and sellers, as well as educational seminars and a chance to earn Continuing Education credits or certificates of completion.
Registration is currently open and consists of 3 different packages:
Expo Only Pass - Early Bird Pricing $55
Full Education Package - Early Bird Pricing $180
Blue Ribbon Lounge - Early Bird Pricing $290
Specific information about what is included in each package can be found at www.wwettshow.com/en/registration.html.
Promo Video for WWET
MEP Innovation Conference
The MEP Innovations Conference is a conglomeration of a partnership between Mechanical Contractors Association of America(MCAA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), three different trade organizations, and is considered to be the best technology conference for professionals in the fields of plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and sheet metal contracting. The 2024 conference will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL from January 29-31.
Each organization will present a variety of educational seminars, round table discussions, and exhibits aimed toward increasing productivity and profitability.
Registration fee is $1,295 for MCAA, NEPA, and SMACNA members. Guest passes are an additional $400.
A look back at Previous Years of the MEP Innovation Conference
FLOW EXPO 2024
PHCC, a Los Angeles based trade organization for the plumbing, heating, and cooling industry, will be hosting their annual trade show on March 9, 2024 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. Attendees generally come from across North America and as far away as Australia, Asia, and South America.
This show is geared toward any professional in the plumbing, heating, cooling, refrigeration, engineering, and remodeling industries, to name a few, and all are encouraged to attend.
There is no cost to attend, however, it is recommended to log onto the organization website to pre-register.
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention & Expo 2024
ASPE has their annual conference planned for October 18-23 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Join thousands of professionals in the plumbing engineering industry and take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities that will be offered. Learn about the latest innovations that could give you that edge over your competition and lead to an increase in your clientele and profit margins.
Registration information has not yet been posted on ASPE’s website. However, you can log on and ask to be notified when registration opens up at expo.aspe.org.