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HVAC Trade Shows

Expos and trade shows are a great opportunity to learn about developments in the HVAC industry, connect with colleagues, and learn about HVAC processes. If you are an HVAC supplier or business partner, the following events are worth adding to your 2018 exhibit calendar:

Cooling Technology Institute Annual ConferenceDates: Feb 4-8, 2018
The Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) advocates and promotes the use of environmentally responsible evaporative heat transfer systems (EHTS), cooling towers and cooling technology for the benefit of the public by encouraging education, research, standards development and verification, government relations and technical information exchange.
Registration: http://www.cti.org/

ACCA Conference & IE3 ExpoDates: Feb 12-14, 2018
The IE3 Show, presented by ACCA, features a unique learning program for HVAC and plumbing contracting business owners and managers that covers everything you need to know to run a successful business.
Registration: http://www.ie3show.com/

Association of Energy Engineers GLOBALCON 2018Dates: Mar 21-22, 2018
Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) the conference is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information you can use right away to improve your energy management program, and get up to speed on the current generation of innovative technologies available to help you meet your goals.
Registration: http://www.globalconevent.com/

International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference and Trade ShowJune 11-14, 2018
IDEA2018 Conference and Trade Show attracts senior decision makers in district energy, distributed generation, combined heat and power, microgrids, sustainable energy, waste heat recovery and energy efficiency. The trade show showcases the newest technologies and equipment in the district energy industry, and IDEA encourages attendees to visit and meet with vendors and suppliers as much as possible by providing most food functions in the exhibit hall.
Registration: https://www.districtenergy.org/events/conferences

ASHRAE Annual ConferenceDates: June 23-27, 2018
The Annual Conference Program is comprised of eight tracks, and one mini-track selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. These focus areas include professional development, research, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, system management (controls) and some more specific design arenas (such as residential buildings and Cogeneration plants).
Registration: https://www.ashrae.org

Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association Annual ConventionDates: Oct. 14-17, 2018
52% of all SMACNA contractors have revenues of more than $10 million per year. Nearly 1,000 of these industry professionals will be at the Annual Convention and Product Show, seeking solutions to help improve their businesses.
Registration: https://www.smacna.org/

AHRI Annual MeetingDates: Nov 11-13, 2018
AHRI’s Annual Meeting is held in November of each year, alternating between East and West Coast venues. The Annual Meeting includes meetings of most of AHRI’s 42 product sections, which also meet as part of the association’s spring meeting. AHRI’s 350+ member companies account for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured and sold in North America.
Registration: http://www.ahrinet.org/

IHACI Trade ShowDates: Nov. 2018
The Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries, Inc. is a nonprofit trade association of contractors, manufacturers, distributors, utilities, and related businesses actively engaged in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and sheet metal industries. The IHACI Trade Show is recognized as the largest HVAC/R/SM Performance Contracting trade show in the west by HVAC corporations throughout the United States.
Registration:  http://www.ihaci.org/

HARDI Annual ConferenceDates: Dec 1-4, 2018
The Annual Conference Program is comprised of eight tracks, and one mini-track selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. These focus areas include professional development, research, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, system management (controls) and some more specific design arenas (such as residential buildings and Cogeneration plants).
Registration: http://nova2017.com/

AHR Expo | The International Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration ExpositionDates: Jan 14-16, 2019
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started 86 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the event of the year for the HVACR industry.  The 2018 Show will be held in Chicago, hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 65,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide.
Registration: https://ahrexpo.com/

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One response to “HVAC Trade Shows

  1. Looking forwarded to the the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) on Feb Feb 4-8, 2018. Great opportunity for any one looking to learn more about research, education, and governments standards. Hope to see you there.

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