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November 10, 2019

Top Construction Industry Trade Shows, and Conferences to Visit in 2020


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As we approach the end of the year, construction industry professionals are starting to plan their networking opportunities for the upcoming year. Trade shows, conferences, and exhibitions are definitely the best way to learn the latest trends in the industry and connect with other experts in the field. 

Every year, thousands of construction businesses gather across top construction trade shows, conferences, and other relevant events to learn about technological advancements in the field, see live demonstrations of new equipment, networking opportunities, and product and service exhibitions.

There are hundreds of conferences in the construction industry taking place every year. As such, to help you cut through the clutter, we have undergone some extensive research to learn more about these events and identify those that have been featured the most across online sources.

Here is a list of the top construction industry events, listed in chronological order.

AGC 2020 Conference


When: January 27-29, 2020

Where: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point - Bonita Springs, FL

How Much: Early Bird (before 12/11/19) - $80, Normal ticket - $95, On-site purchases - $105

AGC, short for Associated General Contractors is an annual conference that focuses on the thought leaders in construction risk management. Every year, AGC gathers thousands of senior executives from companies, including their in-house lawyers, and risk managers. In addition, other external legal professionals from the legal and insurance industry also join the conference to share their experiences and learn the opportunities that the conference presents.

World of Concrete


When: February 4-7, 2020

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center

How Much: Early Bird (before 12/11/19) - $80, Normal ticket - $95, On-site purchases - $105

If you want to experience the latest equipment, tools, products, and services for the construction industry than World of Concrete (WOC) is where you want to be. WOC hosts approximately 1,500 exhibiting companies and more than 60,000 industry professionals from around the world. Experiencing innovation with thousands of other like-minded individuals is the goal of this exhibit.

ABC Convention


When: February 4-7, 2020

Where: Music City Center - Nashville, TN

How Much: Early Bird (ends 12/13/19) - $875, Regular - $1025, On-Site - $1175

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members have built a beautiful venue in Nashville to host their 2020 convention. The ABC convention is a top destination for enthusiasts from the industry to get inspired by keynote speakers, network with accomplished ABC members, and celebrate the accomplishments of peers from around the U.S.

Construction Institute Summit 2020


When: February 20-22, 2020

Where: The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel - Los Angeles, CA

How Much: Early Bird (ends 12/18/19) - from $620, Advanced (ends 12/19/20) - from $740, On-Site - from $840

2020 marks the 20th year of the Construction Institute Summit. The theme of this upcoming summit is "Our Vision Is 20/20: Challenge the Past and ENGINEER TOMORROW." The premise of the summit is to provide contractors, senior executives and other relevant actors in the industry with a technical program focused on proven techniques and technologies that lead to the successful implementation of projects.

New York Build 2020 Expo


When: March 3-4, 2020

Where: Javits Center - New York City, NY

How Much: FREE

A big city with a bigger conference; The New York Build is a massive construction and design show featuring more than 20,000 attendees, 250 exhibitors, hundreds of speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and entertaining activities. Supported by the New York Governor, this construction show is free to attend, yes it’s FREE.



When: March 10-14, 2020

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV

How Much: Early Bird (ends 01/17/20) - from $149 to $739, Advanced (ends 03/10/20) - from $195 to $789, Standard - from $249 to $839

CONEXPO is one of the most recognized trade shows in North America. Whether you are looking to expand your network, upgrade to advanced equipment or to get advice from leading industry professionals than CONEXPO provides all the resources you need.

The 2020 CONEXPO trade show is going to take place in a massive venue based in Las Vegas - hosting more than 2,800 exhibitors from across the U.S. Another program that makes this trade show stand out is its educational sessions that are taught by leading contractors and successful business owners.

AIA Conference on Architecture 2020