13 HVAC Trade Show You Need To Visit

There is no better place to discover the latest developments and processes in the HVAC industry than trade shows, expos, and conventions.

These events offer excellent opportunities to meet new and old colleagues and expand your professional network.

Numerous HVAC trade shows are held annually across the country and globally, and they offer cover lots of HVAC aspects from emerging technologies and equipment to the best tools and supplies, and just about everything in-between.

Take advantage of these gatherings of major industry players to boost your HVAC business.

If you are an HVAC supplier, contractor, or business partner who wants to get more involved in the industry, we recommend adding some of the following HVAC trade shows to your 2021/2022 exhibit calendar.

And of course, if you need any help preparing your trade show displays, please reach out – we’d welcome the chance to become part of your support team.

1. PHCC Connect 2021

PHCC connect october 2021
  • Dates: October 20 – 22, 2021
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Venue: Kansas City Marriott Downtown & Kansas City Convention Center

Gain access to the industry’s trade secrets and best practices at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Association’s biggest annual event scheduled to hold in person at Kansas City this autumn.

The event offers one of the best platforms for training and education for HVAC and plumbing professionals and related businesses. The talks and lectures will be delivered by top industry leaders and consultants.

Attendees will learn about the latest initiative and eligible members will have the chance to cast votes on the association’s amendments, resolutions, and proposed bylaws at the annual business meeting.

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2. China International Air-Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration, and Cold China Expo (RACC 2021)

  • Dates: October 22 – 24, 2021
  • Location: Hangzhou City, Zhejiang, China
  • Venue: Hangzhou International Expo Center

The 2021 RACC Expo will capitalize on Zhejiang’s vantage position as the global HVACR industrial base to promote exchange and cooperation in the industry as well as display the newest products and technologies.

With over 12,000 visitors attending from 11 different countries in previous shows, the 2021 Expo is expected to attract up to 50,000 visitors from all over the world. 1,000 companies are expected to exhibit in the over 60,000 square meter exhibition area.

Undoubtedly, RACC 2021 is a massive event that any HVAC professional would not want to miss. The RACC has a vision of becoming the world’s iconic HVACR exhibition, thanks to the massive support of government departments in China.

This year’s event will feature HVAC professionals, such as manufacturers, distributors, engineering companies, trading companies, real estate developers, and construction companies, and more.

The product categories at the event will include:

  • Air-conditioning equipment (mobile air conditioners, household central air conditioners, intelligent air conditioners, air treatment and purification equipment, and more).
  • Ventilation (fans and axial flow, silencers, fire dampers, fan inverters, fan robots, coil equipment, and more).
  • Refrigeration equipment and coil chain (cold storage and accessories, refrigerators and freezers, cold chain equipment, and more).
  • Heating equipment (radiator and matching equipment, boilers, insulation materials, heat pump and supporting equipment, intelligent control products, and more).

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3. Refrigera Show

The refrigera show 2021
  • Dates: November 3 – 5, 2021
  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Venue: Bologna Fiera

The Refrigera Show will be the first-ever European fair of 2021 that is 100% dedicated to Industrial, Commercial, and Logistic Refrigeration. Operators of the supply chain and other players in the industry will come together at the show to start what the organizers are calling a “re-launch of the sector” after the pandemic.

In addition to meeting the entire supply chain at the event, you will also have access to international-level seminars and conferences organized by top industry experts. The show is an excellent opportunity for networking and updating your professional knowledge.

Some of the exhibits you will see at the show include heat exchangers, energy services, software, electronic tools, equipment, and PLC, revamping services, and more.

Professionals and business owners from the following sectors are welcome to attend:

  • Refrigeration
  • Cold chain industry
  • Air conditioning and ventilation
  • Heat pumps
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical systems
  • Ice rinks and snow-making facilities
  • Facility management
  • Logistics – Storage – Transportation
  • Data centers, IT and electronics

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4. HVACR Vietnam 2021

  • Dates: November 10 – 12, 2021
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center

Plan to attend the annual Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Air Filtration & Purification, Refrigeration System Exhibition (HVACR) in Vietnam for the 2021 edition. The Expo will showcase the latest products and technologies available in the region’s most dynamic markets.

The event is also a great platform to promote your brand and company profile to targeted decision-makers, visitors, and representatives from a wide range of businesses. Vendors and exhibitors get to meet quality buyers and also seize the opportunity to generate new business leads.

The HVACR Vietnam 2021 event is an excellent opening for HVAC business owners looking to establish their market presence in Vietnam or access the various opportunities presented by the growing infrastructural development in the country.

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5. IHACI Trade Show

2021 IHACI Trade Show
  • Dates: November 16, 2021
  • Location: Pasadena, California, United States
  • Venue: Pasadena Convention Center

California will host the Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries (IHACI) on its 41st annual trade show in November 2021. The one-day event will feature numerous exhibitors from across the country and will have the latest range of products on display.

IHACI is a nonprofit trade association consisting of manufacturers, contractors, utilities, distributors, sheet and metal industries, and other HVACR-related businesses. The event is considered the largest HVAC/R/SM Performance Contracting trade show in the west.

By keeping a close relationship with the biggest names in the HVAC industry, IHACI ensures that members have continuous access to the latest resources through these annual HVAC trade shows.

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6. SIFA – Interprofessional Refrigeration and its Application Trade Show

  • Dates: November 16 – 18, 2021
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Venue: Paris Event Center

As the fall-like weather draws to an end and winter sets in, Paris, the City of Love, will host the 2021 SIFA trade show – the only event that’s 100% dedicated to refrigeration and its application. With more than 130 exhibitors and over 3,600 participants expected to attend, this is one of the largest HVAC trade shows of the year in France.

Attendees will gain valuable insight from more than 60 speakers prepared to deliver talks in over 30 different conferences scheduled to take place at the trade show. The forum will focus mainly on everyday issues related to maintenance, energy saving, A2L, regulations, refrigerants, and more.

Refrigeration players in the industry, including manufacturers, distributors, installers, OEM, suppliers, and final users will all gather in one place to discover current regulatory policies as well as network and expand the frontiers of their businesses.

Some of the product categories for the exhibition include:

  • Refrigeration systems and components (condensing units, fans, compressors, cold rooms, insulation, and more)
  • Refrigerant fluids and chemical composite (industrial gases, fridges and coolants, refrigerator fluids, and more)
  • Air-cooling and air-conditioning (heat pumps, renewable energy, chillers, VRV, and more).
  • System and organization optimization (information systems and geolocation, heat recovery, tracking, software, and more).

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7. HARDI Annual Conference

HARDI Annual Conference
  • Dates: December 4 – 7, 2021
  • Location: Palm Desert, California, United States
  • Venue: JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort & Spa

The beautiful city of Palm Desert will host the 2021 Annual HARDI Conference – a show that happens to be the main event in HVACR distribution. The four-day important event attracts major HVACR players and leaders in the industry, including manufacturers, vendors, and distributors from across the country.

Attendees at the conference will not only advance their industry knowledge and learn how to develop a roadmap for the future of their businesses but will also have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and peers and grow their professional network.

You don’t want to miss this conference if you are a marketing or sales professional who wants to drive organizational success, as many top HVAC experts will offer unique and relevant perspectives.

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8. ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo

  • Dates: January 29 – February 2, 2022
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Venue: Caesars Palace

Mark your calendar for one of the most important HVAC conferences in the winter. For the first time, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Conference will be hosted as a hybrid experience. Attendees will be able to participate virtually from their homes or offices while others can attend the Conference in person.

The ASHRAE Winter Conference has seven tracks that focus on common areas among members. The conference tracks for the 2022 winter program includes:

  • HAVC&R Systems and Equipment
  • Fundamentals and Application
  • Refrigerants and Refrigeration
  • Building at 360o
  • Energy System Integration
  • Environmental Health and IEQ in the International Arena
  • HVAC for Industrial and Commercial Purposes – Challenges and Opportunities

The 2022 program features regular committee meetings in addition to various social events. But that’s not all. Besides being the first-ever hybrid event, the ASHRAE will also hold at the same time with the world’s largest HVACR marketplace – the Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).

In previous editions, the AHR Expo attracted over 45,000 industry professionals from all over the world, including more than 1,800 exhibiting companies and nearly 500 international exhibitors.

The AHR Expo starts on January 31 and runs through February 2, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here, attendees will see the latest technologies from manufacturers and supplies that make the world run cleaner, smarter, and better.

Click here to learn more about the ASHRAE Winter Conference and here for more details on the AHR Expo.

9. International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo

International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo
  • Dates: March 6 – 9, 2022
  • Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Venue: To be announced

The IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo Contractors offers service providers, trainers, and manufacturers in the ammonia and natural refrigeration industry an excellent opportunity to showcase their products and latest innovations at the industry’s largest annual exposition.

Attendees will learn about new trends and ideas that will likely impact the industry’s future and encounter varied points of view on how to address and adapt these trends and ideas.

With more than 1,700 attendees in the previous edition, this event provides the perfect opportunity to network and rub minds with some of the best people in the natural refrigeration community.

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10. HVAC Excellence Conference

  • Dates: March 21 – 23, 2022
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Venue: South Point Hotel

HVACR instructors can take advantage of the exclusive in-person training and exhibit program offered yearly at the HVAC Excellence Conference. Industry-leading manufacturers and experts in the front line of education all come together under one roof to provide a wide array of hands-on courses and lectures to keep instructors updated and relevant.

Industry educators who are poised to help the HVACR workforce become more effective will have the opportunity to attend sessions conducted by top industry professionals. Here, they will learn the various aspects of the industry, such as manufacturing, engineering, designing, and teaching from subject matter experts.

The conference will help HVAC instructors to understand regulatory changes, incorporate emerging technologies into their teaching, learn new educational delivery methods, and of course, network with peers.

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11. AEE East Energy Conference and Expo

11. AEE East Energy Conference and Expo
  • Dates: March 23 – 24, 2022
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Venue: Duke Energy Convention Center

Come 2022 spring season, the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati will host the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) East Conference and Expo. Energy professionals from institutional, industrial, commercial, and government sectors come together at this Conference and Expo to learn about the latest technologies, products, services, and energy-saving strategies.

Various live technical sessions offer five conference tracks designed to suit different professionals. These include:

  • Energy Manager’s Summit (with a focus on industrial and commercial energy management).
  • Data Analytical and Energy Services (provides valuable information to energy professionals on quantum computing, data centers, analytics, and more).
  • Advanced Energy & Renewable Solutions (centers on vital topics regarding the increasing need for renewable energy and sustained development).
  • Leading Edge Initiatives (takes a look at the biggest energy trends, such as energy storage, blockchain, carbon reduction policies, and more).
  • Energy Efficiency Post Pandemic (highlights the impact of the pandemic on buildings and energy).

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12. ACCA Conference & Expo

  • Dates: March 28 – 30, 2022
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Venue: St. Louis Union Station Hotel

St. Louise, the second-largest city in Missouri, will play host to the 2022 spring edition of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Conference & Expo. This show presents a unique learning opportunity for HVAC contractors and business owners.

The most successful owners, top consultants, and the most innovative up-and-comers will be on hand to provide training. The conference will include sessions that cover a wide range of topics delivered by powerhouse speakers to help contractors improve their yearly profit margins.

On the other hand, the Expo will showcase some of the latest HVAC products, cutting-edge technology, and related services available in the industry. It connects exhibitors with serious customers and service managers who are in charge of purchasing decisions for their various HVAC companies. Plus, there will be plenty of networking opportunities at the show to make new connections and strengthen existing ones to grow your business.

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13. National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
  • Dates: April 11 – 14, 2022
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Venue: Omni Nashville Hotel

With more than 60 exhibitors, 1,400 attendees, and 200 presenters in previous editions, the National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show is poised to even outdo itself come 2022 spring season.

In addition to industry updates, the Conference is the perfect learning opportunity for HVAC professionals from all over the world, as it offers many tracks and tons of educational content.

The four-day trade show offers countless networking opportunities as well as live sessions and workshops that highlight current developments in the home performance industry. Plus, students can use the sessions provided in the conference toward Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Registration is open to both members and non-members as well. Sign up early to take advantage of the early registration price. You can even get a scholarship to attend the 2022 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show by simply filling out a form.

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It is not uncommon to see some business owners who consider participation in HVAC trade shows and conferences as unnecessary costs, so they are reluctant to attend these events.

But staying ahead in your industry comes with plenty of benefits and rewards. Conferences and trade shows offer excellent platforms for you to position yourself as an expert and build a reputation for your business, especially if you are asked to speak in these events or if you are celebrated by peers.

This can lead to more potential clients as well as business expansion. Besides, it is a great way to continue learning about your industry and facilitate the sharing of ideas that can propel your projects to higher levels.

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