As 2018 quickly comes to a close, construction industry professionals are planning what the coming year will look like for their companies and careers. Attending trade shows and conferences arguably is one of the best ways to gain knowledge about improved ways of building and doing business, offering attendees educational sessions, hands-on demonstrations, jobsite tours, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to exhibitors promoting their products and services.
Here is a list of the construction industry’s biggest events, in chronological order.
World of Concrete
World of Concrete draws nearly 60,000 industry professionals each year, and the 2019 event will feature more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and a robust lineup of educational sessions as well as various events, tours and demonstrations.
World of Modular
This annual event focuses on modular building, which is gaining market share as a delivery method, and will bring together hundreds of professionals for networking, educational sessions and displays of new products related to the latest trends in modular.
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The Associated Builders and Contractors will be building on the momentum it had relaunching its convention in 2018 with an extensive array of presentations and networking opportunities.
Nearly 100 years old, this convention will include more than a dozen educational breakout sessions and keynote presentations, and products and services from more than 125 companies in the AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo.
Construction Financial Management Association Annual Conference&Exhibition
General sessions, mini-conferences, breakout sessions (including advanced sessions), dawn peer groups, and social and networking experiences all address the challenges that construction financial managers face daily.
ENR Future Tech
Geared toward business and IT leaders in the AEC field, this event features sessions on emerging technologies for boosting productivity, profitability and safety as well as networking opportunities.
American Institute of Architects Conference on Architecture
This annual event for architecture professionals that also can be useful to those in the AEC industry offers a plethora of educational sessions and a sizable show floor of product and service vendors.
13th Abuja International Housing Show
Abuja International Housing Show is West Africa’s biggest housing and construction expo, a forum that brings together all real estate stakeholders to discuss and display sector trends.The show has an excess of over 15,000 visitors and over 400 exhibitors.Since 2005, the event has offered real estate stakeholders an additional medium for networking, meeting visitors who have the buying capability – face to face and sealing deals. Over the years, Abuja International Housing Show has been able to generate not only high quality audiences and sale leads for exhibitors but also great bargains for attendees.
The National Association of Women in Construction Annual Conference
Designed for all women in construction, this event offers keynotes and panels on industry diversity and awareness, leadership training and opportunities to network with fellow women in the business.
Source:Affa Dickson Acho with Agency reports