The Best Construction Trade Shows in 2024

By Chris Laskowski 7 min read

Staying ahead of the competition is essential in the construction industry. One way to stay one step ahead is to attend trade shows. These shows allow you to discover industry trends, network with industry experts, and experience the latest products and services. As we begin to head deeper into 2024, you’ll want to take note of these renowned expos!

Whether you are a sales manager, division president, marketing director, vice president, or a new home sales agent, these events offer many opportunities catered toward your needs to excel in the year ahead. 

Let’s dive into the best construction trade shows this year.

Home Builder Trade Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

New York Build Expo

Jacob Javits Convention Center | New York | Feb. 13-14, 2024

Bringing over 35,000 attendees, the New York Build Expo showcases over 500 speakers and over 400 exhibitors. They provide multiple hubs, such as an architect’s hub, a government hub, and exclusive networking events. The architect hub projects 3D model displays of cutting-edge designs from leading architects. The government hub allows suppliers to connect with government agencies to get involved with upcoming projects. The exclusive networking events include connecting with innovative industry leaders and the USA’s largest networking event for Women in Construction. The visitors range from contractors, architects, civil engineers, developers, realtors, government and construction professionals. 

International Builders’ Show (IBS)

Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV | February 27-29

Welcoming over 70,000 guests from 100 countries, the NAHB International Builders’ Show is the nation's largest annual residential housing construction trade event for manufacturers and suppliers of home construction products and services. Attendees must be professionals involved in the light commercial or residential construction industry. This includes builders, remodelers, realtors, sales agents, etc.

The attendees can visit over 900 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and attend more than 100 educational sessions, formal and informal, filled with practical tips and techniques to implement immediately. 

Here’s a guide to learn more about IBS 2024! 

TecHome Builder Summit

Spring 2024 | Music City Center | Nashville, TN | April 23-25, 2024
Fall 2023 | Pasadena Convention Center | Pasadena, CA | November 5-7

The TecHome Builder Summit (THBS) drives innovation for the nation’s largest single-family homebuilders and multifamily companies. Bringing together over 300 leaders, this conference allows builders and operators to learn tactics on refining their techniques to expand and enhance their operations so they can succeed in a fast-changing market. 

Each attendee receives a detailed itinerary catered to their interests. Each itinerary includes general sessions, boardroom presentations, and personalized one-on-one meetings with sponsors. There are three tracks in which attendees can participate: high-volume/production, luxury, and multifamily. 

Housing Transformation Summit

Spring 2024 | Music City Center | Nashville, TN | April 23-25, 2024
Fall 2023 | Pasadena Convention Center | Pasadena, CA | November 5-7

As the #1 Builder Innovation Event, the Housing Transformation Summit (HTS) was created to inspire and inform over 100 builders. Usually, the HTS is combined with the TecHome Builder Summit and provides a personalized itinerary for each attendee. The tracks specialize in digital solutions, structures & systems, and finishes and personalization. 

This summit includes 48 hours of action-packed events, such as training, one-on-one meetings with the sponsors, and more. There are over 75 innovative suppliers and over 25 keynote speakers.

Builder 100 Leadership Summit 

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel | Dana Point, CA | May 6-8, 2024

The Builder 100 Leadership Summit is an exclusive event for senior executives from America’s largest volume of home builders. With over 350 attendees, this summit equips guests with information to ensure success in industry planning and explores the future of homebuilding. 

At this show, attendees learn how to leverage new technology to stay competitive, methods and solutions to improve structures, create efficiencies, and transform trends that will shape the future of home building and real estate. 

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim, CA | June 19-20

The Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) is a yearly event that focuses on the art and science of building residential real estate. They strive to create more attainable homes and communities. This action-packed four-day conference includes an exhibit showcase, multiple conferences, targeted buyer and seller exchanges, award ceremonies, and house tours with advanced tactics. 

PCBC brings influential homebuilders and real estate developers together. The conference is catered toward major homebuilders and community developers who build over 200 units per year, those who are manufacturers and suppliers of building materials, creative consultants in architecture, planning, design, marketing, and more, and leaders from financial and analytical firms. 

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 

Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia, PA | November 12-15

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is designed to keep participants at a competitive forward edge by covering topics such as health, wellness, resilience, and sustainability in the real estate industry. The conference brings visionaries, thought leaders and influential voices to challenge the future and inspire various real estate work. They provide roundtables for personalized discussions to find solutions for current challenges and tours and workshops to equip you with innovative tools and solutions. 

With over 25,000 attendees, this conference informs leaders to develop sustainable standards in-person and digitally to pave the way for a better future for everyone.

Building Industry Trade Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

International Mass Timber Conference

Oregon Convention Center | Portland, OR | March 26–28, 2024

The Mass Timber Conference is catered specifically for professionals in the design, manufacturing, development, and construction industries. As the largest gathering of mass timber experts in the world, attendees will benefit from over 60 presentations in four personalized tracks to assist in growing business needs. 

Southeast Builders Conference

Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL | July 24 – 25, 2024 

The Southwest Builders Conference, hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association, is the largest building industry tradeshow in the southeast. This action-packed 48-hour conference brings together over 300 exhibitors and includes seminars, multiple networking opportunities, roundtable discussions, and briefings on the industry.

This conference is for builders, general contractors, remodelers, developers, building code officials, architects, developers, interior designers, and trades professionals.

Home Builder Seminars

Seminars fuel the value of the trade shows. Each show offers either discussion groups or one-on-one mentorship meetings. These seminars provide many takeaways that can help builders strategize future business plans. Seminars also provide a great networking opportunity with those who have gone through similar challenges or need mentors. 

Although there are many homebuilder seminars to highlight, we want to address a couple for the upcoming International Business Show

 📲 You Bought the Tech, Now How Do You Get Your Sales Teams to Use It?

Feb 27  | 10:15 AM
Building Knowledge Session - Sales & Marketing
Presented by: Keith McKinney, Kimberly Mackey, and Anya Chrisantson

🏡 How to Appeal to the New Generation of First-time Homebuyers: Want They Want Versus What You Can Give!

Feb 27  | 3:00 PM
Sales Central
Presented by: Keith McKinney

Home Builder Events 

Each builder show offers multiple networking opportunities. This includes after-parties, networking events, award shows, and more. Remember to bring business cards, as those who attend these next events could be your new contractors, agents, or partners who can assist in increasing the number of net sales for your builder. Attending these events provides value that may be seen immediately or years later.

Takeaways for Builder and Construction Trade Shows 

Although all these shows may seem overwhelming at first glance due to the action-packed itineraries, each show strives to accomplish a similar purpose: to equip builders with innovative information to advance their competitive edge in our fast-changing industry. From many speakers, networking events, and personalized time to meet with sponsors, each show can be beneficial as you learn about the latest industry news, technology, and trends. 

Originally published Jan 26, 2024 under Explore the latest topics, updated January 30, 2024

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