The best construction conferences and trade shows of 2020

Who likes to be limited?

…. crickets chirping ….

Nobody? Yeah, we didn’t think so. That’s why 2020 should be your year of more. We’re talking more contacts in your network. More access to the latest industry trends and leaders. More ways of doing business better.

Sounds good, right? Yeah, we thought so. There’s one easy way for you and your business to go from limited to limitless: industry conferences and trade shows. Truly, these are more than just an excuse for your team to get out of town. There’s something for everyone, like:

  • Learning new skills
  • Being introduced to new tech
  • Gaining fresh ideas
  • Networking (lots and lots of networking)
  • Getting in the know on the hottest trends

Alright, so we have you convinced. You’re going to be a trade show junkie by the end of the year. But, where do you begin? Don’t worry, we can help you there, too.

Here’s our roundup of the best 2020 construction conferences and trade shows:

NAHB International Builders’ Show

  • When: Jan. 21-23
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Why you should attend: The Neon Capital of the World becomes the Construction Capital of the World as it hosts the largest annual gathering of construction professionals in the light construction industry. Oh, and we’ll be there, too! There’ll be nearly 100,000 designers and builders in attendance, tons of new tech to see and the chance to chat all things Buildertrend when you swing by our booth.
  • Register here.

Associated General Contractors of America Convention

  • When: March 9-12
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Why you should attend: Calling all contractors! You’re all welcome to this convention. It’s been held for more than 100 years and focused on providing business-critical insights and showcasing tech from more than 125 companies.
  • Register here.

Associated Builders and Contractors Convention

  • When: March 23-27
  • Where: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Why you should attend: This industry gathering is sure to hit all the right notes in Music City. Let Nashville serve as the ultimate backdrop while you network with peers, get inspired by keynote speakers and celebrate industry accomplishments with awards given to the top professionals across the country.
  • Register here.

Groundbreaking Women in Construction

  • When: May 14-15
  • Where: San Francisco, California
  • Why you should attend: It’s no secret that construction is a male-dominated industry. This conference hopes to empower women by showcasing their critical role to industry growth and next-generation talent. Workplace change to reverse still-pervasive gender challenges starts here.
  • Register here.

Southeast Building Conference

  • When: July 30-31
  • Where: Kissimmee, Florida
  • Why you should attend: This is the largest building industry trade show in the Southeast. As such, it includes outstanding educational programs with two days of seminars, networking and round-table discussions for anybody and everybody working in the industry.
  • Register here.


  • When: Sept. 30-Oct. 2
  • Where: Grapevine, Texas
  • Why you should attend: Architects. Engineers. Project Mangers. Designers. They all come together here. The goal of this trade show is to break down barriers between the different players in the construction process. Betterment of the industry and bringing everyone together takes priority here.
  • Register here.

Remodeling Show and DeckExpo

  • When: Oct. 13-15
  • Where: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Why you should attend: This expo brings together not only builders but remodelers, too, from all over the nation to connect, learn and elevate their craft. See product demos, attend financial and leadership bootcamps, meet over 200 manufacturers and more.
  • Register here.

The Buildings Show

  • When: Dec. 2-4
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • Why you should attend: The Buildings Show is the ultimate way to gain a competitive advantage in the industry. It’s coined as North America’s largest event for products, services, education and networking. Plus, you get to live it up in Canada. Pretty cool, eh?
  • Register here.

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

  • When: TBD
  • Where: TBD
  • Why you should attend: Green building professionals from around the world converge here to learn about the latest sustainable construction solutions. Attend to see tech and trends that you can employ to help shape a more prosperous future for us all.

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So, what are you waiting for? Bring your team and make a trip out of it. It’s all the fun of vacation without those pesky sunburns or never-ending amusement park lines.

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