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The Top 9 Construction & Building Material Trade Shows You Need to Know About in 2022

Now that the world is getting back to normal and in-person events are coming back, you are probably excited to attend and exhibit at events in 2022. Whether you’re in project management, commercial construction, design build or something else, there are plenty of events happening that has something for you. Here are the top 9 construction and building material trade shows you don’t want to miss in 2022.  

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1. JLC Live | March, 24th – 26th, 2022 

Join thousands of builders, remodelers and crews from across New England at JLC LIVE New England in Providence, RI to improve your skills and grow your business by networking with exhibiting companies, attending conference sessions and participating in live building clinics. 

This year’s event features around 200 construction product manufacturers as well as eight live building and product demonstrations presented by manufacturers. There are also 11 live building clinics and more than 40 conference sessions, all taught by nationally recognized specialists who can help improve your business and worksite skills. 

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2. AGC – Construction Convention | March 28th – 31st, 2022

Experience the AGC Annual Convention in Grapevine, TX, which gives you the chance to acquire a competitive edge, safeguard vital business interests, build important industry connections and prepare for industry disruptions. AGC connects you with industry leaders to share their experience and assist you in preparing for today’s issues (and tomorrow).  

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3. NLBMDA Pro Dealer Summit | March 29th – April 2nd, 2022 

The ProDealer Industry Summit in Washington, DC is a one-of-a-kind live instructional event designed to help lumber and building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers and the manufacturers who supply them develop their businesses. 

If you want to take your business to the next level, you should mark your calendar for the nation’s most important event for the lumber industry, which will provide you with valuable networking opportunities and insights. 

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4. National Hardware Show | April 5th – 7th, 2022 

Experience the reimagined National Hardware Show! Located at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, this event brings the industry together by reconnecting you with your colleagues and peers from all around the world. NHS brings together home centers, independent retailers, internet retailers, wholesalers, distributors and everyone in between to learn about the latest products, ideas and trends impacting the future of the home improvement and DIY industries.  

In collaboration with Coverings and IDAExpo, you can use your NHS badge to enter any of the three shows – offering even more buying, selling and networking opportunities for you and the Hardware and Home Improvement community. 

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5. NeoCon | June 13th – 15th, 2022

Since 1969, NeoCon has been the world’s largest platform and most important annual event for the commercial interior design industry. NeoCon serves as a springboard for new ideas and innovations that will influence the built environment today and in the future. Taking place in Chicago, IL, NeoCon will offer game-changing goods and services from more than 400 top firms and emerging players in approximately 1 million square feet of exhibition space, providing you with unrivaled access to the latest and most inventive solutions in commercial design.  

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6. PCBC | June 22nd – 23rd, 2022

Isn’t it going to be great to be able to see and touch genuine, physical items once more? And meet up with your friends and coworkers in person rather than through screens? The purpose of PCBC’s Summer Showcase in San Francisco, CA is to reacquaint you with the products, ideas, and people who are creating the future of housing. Exhibiting at this unique event in June is a great way for you to engage with the most prominent buyers and decision-makers in the homebuilding industry.  

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7. AIA | June 22nd – 25th, 2022 

The world of design is becoming increasingly complex. The 2022 AIA Conference on Architecture provides a roadmap for the future. The year’s most important architectural and design event comes to Chicago, IL, where it will examine architecture’s power to inspire new thinking in one of the country’s most design-forward and sustainable cities. This event features over 90 seminars, nine workshops, 75 one-of-a-kind excursions and over 100 programs on the expo floor – a perfect chance for you to make valuable connections and grow your business. 

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8. Greenbuild | November 1st – 3rd, 2022

Greenbuild organized the premier event in San Francisco, CA for learning together as an industry. This event will feature brand new educational sessions, networking events, keynotes, CEU opportunities and much more. If you’re an architect, consultant, sustainability manager, designer, engineer, educator, real estate agent or builder you will want to put the 2022 Greenbuild International Conference + Expo event on your calendar for November.  

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9. PSP/Deck+ | November 15th – 17th, 2022 

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™ in Las Vegas, NV, co-located with Deck Expo (PSP/Deck Expo) brings together all segments of the business (pool, spa, patio, decking and outdoor living) to keep up with the latest trends, market developments and technology. The event provides a wide range of instructional sessions, an expo hall and numerous networking chances for you and other industry experts. This event collaboration works across the entire pool, spa, backyard and decking industries to deliver the most comprehensive variety of networking, education, and technology in one location. Participating in the PSP/Deck Expo will allow you to make a splash and propel your businesse further and faster. 

Wrap Up: Top Construction & Building Material Events 2022 

Of course, it is important to remember that this list of trade shows in 2022 is not totally complete. There are plenty of excellent construction events in the planning phases you should keep an eye on. However, the 9 we’ve mentioned here are our favorites that we recommend. After all, we’re all glad that these in-person experiences are back and cannot wait to see you at one of them! 

About The Author

Elton Mayfield

Elton's career spans media, production, digital and building industry expertise. His diverse experience make him nimble, innovative, and curious – always pushing the envelope to create extraordinary work that delivers real results for our clients.

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