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Heavy Equipment Shows CalendarWhen it comes to heavy equipment shows and conferences, there’s hardly an empty day on the calendar. You have multiple opportunities during the year to learn from industry experts and see the latest in equipment technology, no matter what part of the country you’re based in.

TuffWerx wants to give you the tools you need to succeed, so we’ve put together this living list of industry events as a resource for you. The events are ordered chronologically, with notes on which sectors of the industry will be involved. If any event peaks your interest, make sure you visit the event website we’ve listed for full information on exhibitors and speakers.

World of Concrete

World of Concrete EventJanuary 20-24, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Official website
Industry sectors: Concrete, construction, masonry, material handling

Around since 1975, this year’s World of Concrete will host a whooping 1,300+ exhibiting companies and 15,000+ registered attendees. The massive event is expanded this year with two new segments: World of Masonry and Technology for Construction. If that isn’t enough for you, World of Concrete has a world-renowned Education Program with more than 100 expert-taught sessions.

NAHB: International Builders’ Show

NAHB International Builders Show LogoFebruary 4-6, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Official website
Industry sectors: Construction, demolition, lifting

Owned and managed by the National Association of Home Builders, the NAHB International Builders’ Show is the largest annual residential construction show in the world. If you attend this year, you’ll have access to a gigantic exhibition hall, educational workshops and events like the High Performance Building Zone, and countless networking opportunities.

The Rental Show

The Rental Show Event for Heavy EquipmentFebruary 9-12, 2014
Orlando, FL
Official website
Industry sectors: Agriculture, asphalt, concrete, demolition, logging, paving, utilities

Over 675 exhibitors are gathering for the American Rental Association’s The Rental Show in 2014. This is the largest convention and trade show for the equipment rental industry, and it continues to show rapid growth year over year. Seminars are diverse and address many sectors of your business, from online marketing to healthcare law.

National Demolition Association

National Demolition Association ConferenceFebruary 22-25, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Official website
Industry sectors: Demolition

The National Demolition Association’s 2014 conference has a full schedule this year (don’t forget the annual golf tournament). Everyone involved in the demolition process is invited to attend. Besides touring a large exhibition of demolition equipment, attendees will have the chance to learn from experts like former Energy Secretary Stephen Chu.

Equipment Management Conference

ELFA Equipment Management ConferenceFebruary 23-25, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Official website
Industry sectors: Procurement, leasing, financing

Many businesses need heavy equipment to operate and turn a profit, but what is the best way to go about acquiring the equipment you need? The ELFA (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association) Conference is designed to give attendees an edge over their competition, by sharing best practices for leasing and financing heavy equipment acquisitions.


CONEXPO CON AGG EventMarch 4-8, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Official website
Industry sectors: Asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities

CONEXPO-CON/AGG’s tagline says it all: “If it’s new, it’s here.” If you’re interested in new equipment, technology and product breakthroughs in the construction industry, it’s likely that you’ll see it here first. Over 13,000 attendees and 2,400 exhibitors are expected in 2014. Not surprising for the tech-savvy show, a shuttle service and mobile navigation app will be in place to streamline the experience for everyone. An Education Program is also available to provide cutting-edge expertise to those who participate.

Waste Expo

Waste Expo EventApril 28-May 1, 2013
Atlanta, GA
Official website
Industry sectors: Waste

Now in its 45th year, Waste Expo is North America’s largest solid waste and recycling trade show. If you go, you’ll find exhibits, workshops and networking opportunities. Because WasteExpo is co-located with other events like Healthcare Waste Conference and Fluid Power Conference & Expo, attendees get even more bang for their badge.

GIE+EXPO: The Green Industry and Equipment Expo

GIE EXPO Green Industry EventOctober 23-24, 2014
Louisville, KY
Official website
Industry sectors: Construction, landscaping, utilities

If building a sustainable business is important to you, GIE+EXPO is the place for you. The 19-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area is one of the main highlights of the show, where you’ll get the chance to try new products and compare them to the competition. Many exhibitors even facilitate games to encourage attendees to give their products a friendly spin.

National Pavement Expo

National Pavement ExpoJanuary 28-31, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Official website
Industry sectors: Asphalt, paving

National Pavement Expo was founding in 1985. Almost 30 years later, the event is a must-attend for contractors who make their living from paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, crack repair and pavement repair. National Pavement Expo features a large exhibition hall and industry-specific workshop sessions with experts. Workshops are geared toward all levels of experience, from contractors just getting started to seasoned pros who want to stay informed about new technology and important industry developments.

World of Asphalt

World of Asphalt Show and ConferenceMarch 17-19, 2015
Baltimore, MD
Official website
Industry sectors: Asphalt, paving

World of Asphalt is the leading expo and educational center for the asphalt industry. Industry-specific workshops and exhibits show off new technology for attendees and equip them to succeed over their competition.

ICUEE: The Demo Expo

ICUEE The Demo ExpoSeptember 29-October 1, 2015
Louisville, KY
Official website
Industry sectors: Earthmoving, lifting, paving, utilities, water/wastewater

If you work with construction or utility equipment, pay close attention to ICUEE: The Demo Expo. Attendees get the chance to operate new equipment themselves, and the event’s education program provides important insight into the constantly changing world of heavy equipment technology. The 2013 show was home to 800+ exhibitors and 16,600+ attendees.

AG Connect

AG Connect Expo and ConferenceMarch 3-5, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Official website
Industry sectors: Agriculture

AG CONNECT Expo and Summit is a global trade show for the agricultural industry. This is one of the industry’s younger events, with the inaugural show taking place in 2010. But when 7,500 attendees showed up the first year, the organizers knew they were on to something valuable.

Other Events to Watch

Future dates haven’t been set for these conferences yet, but their past success tells us they’re worth keeping an eye on.

Gas & Oil Expo

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