25 important construction trade shows around the world in 2024

As the construction industry gears up for the opportunities and challenges that 2024 will present, the Construction Briefing has put together a list of some of the most important trade shows taking place this year.

We’ve compiled a list of 25 major shows around the world, dealing with everything from the latest construction machinery, to cutting-edge digital technology, to concrete.

Take a look below to find out what’s happening in 2024:

World of Concrete

Dates: 22-25 January

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

Celebrating 50 years this year, World of Concrete is dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries and takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where it is expected to host around 60,000 people.

bobcat telehandler, bobcat, bobcat tl619 Bobcat’s TL619 at World of Concrete 2023. (Photo: KHL)

New York Build 2024

Dates: 13-14 February

Location: Javits Center, New York City, USA

New York Build features 14 conferences on a range of different ‘tracks’ including ‘future of construction’, ‘government policy’, and ‘sustainability’ with more than 500 speakers in total. It also hosts what it claims is the USA’s largest meeting of Women in Construction.


Dates: 5-7 March

Location: ExCeL London, UK

Futurebuild, an event in London, aims to champion sustainability, showcase innovation and foster collaboration in the construction industry. There will be around 400 exhibitors from countries around the world as well around 500 speakers in a range of different show sections.

IPAF Summit 2024 and International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

Dates: 13-14 March

Location: Scandic Copenhagen Hotel, Denmark

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will hold its annual summit in Denmark this year. Created and organized jointly by IPAF and Access International, the events are an opportunity to gain knowledge from key access leaders, network face-to-face with industry friends, and celebrate with peers.

IAPAs drinks and awards

Construction Technology Summit*

Dates: 18-19 March

Location: AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Austin, Texas, USA

Examine the latest trends and cutting-edge solutions that are redefining construction machines and methodologies, sustainability practices and project management at the Construction Technology Summit. Featuring keynote speakers including Todd Farmer, product management, construction digital & technology at Caterpillar and Joel Honeyman, vice president of global innovation, Doosan Bobcat.

World of Modular

Dates: 18-21 March

Location: Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA

An annual convention and trade show from professionals around the world involved in modular and offsite construction, featuring a mix of networking opportunities, seminars and exhibits.

International Mass Timber Conference

Dates: 26-28 March

Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA

The International Mass Timber Conference sees timber professionals from across the manufacturing, design, development and construction industries gather to explore opportunities to build with timber products.


Dates: 2-5 April

Location: Sao Paulo Expo, Brazil

Promising to be the biggest yet in 2024, the Feicon trade show in Brazil is for the civil engineering and architecture sector in Latin America. More than 1,000 brands will exhibit in four sectors: finishings, structure, installations and external.

Compressor Tech2 Hydrogen Summit*

Dates: 16-17 April

Location: Hyatt Regency Houston West, Houston, Texas, USA

A unique event with key-note, round table and multiple seminars from leaders in the hydrogen industry. Find out more about hydrogen-ready equipment, green H2, and the challenges involved in the blending and compression of H2 safely and efficiently.

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association Annual Conference

Dates: April

Location: Multiple locations across four separate events in Texas, Arizona, Florida and California

A gathering for all things lifting and specialized transport, organised by the world’s biggest association for the sector.


Dates: 23-26 April

Location: Stockholmsmässan, Sweden

A biennial show for the building and construction industry in the Nordic region, hosted in Stockholm, Sweden. The event attracts around 900 exhibitors, along with visitors from Sweden, the Nordic countries, Baltic states and the rest of Europe.

ScandKran's exhibition stand at Nordbygg 2022 in Sweden (Photo: Palazzani)


Dates: 24-27 April 2024

Location: Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre

France’s biggest construction equipment show for the building and civil engineering sector, taking place for the first time since 2018. It also features the World of Concrete Europe event for the concrete industry.

Intermat 2018 Intermat 2018. Image: ©FOUCHA MUYARD_INTERMAT2018

BuildTech Week 2024

Dates: 13-14 May

Location: NH collection Barcelona Podium, Barcelona, Spain

An event for the built environment sector that showcases smart solutions and new technologies for the entire building lifecycle.

European Rental Association Convention

Dates: 15-16 May

Location: Epic Sana Marqês hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

Europe’s equipment rental association meets to discuss rental’s part in the circular economy and decarbonisation, and more key issues affecting the sector. This year, the event is entitled ‘The future of rental solutions’. Held during the ERA convention, are the European Rental Awards, organised by KHL Group. These are the most prestigious awards in the industry, celebrating the creativity and innovation in the sector.

Construction & Surveying Productivity Improvement (CSPI) Expo

Dates: 22-24 May

Location: Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

The sixth Construction & Surveying Productivity Improvement Expo is due to take place in Chiba, Japan in May this year. The event will see exhibitors show off a range of construction machinery, aimed at the civil engineering and surveying sectors.

Komatek 2024

Dates: 29 May-1 June

Location: Istanbul Expo Center, Istanbul, Turkey

This year sees the 17th International Construction Machinery, Technology and Equipment Trade Exhibition, Komatek. It will be held at IFM Exhibition Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Supported by the Turkish construction machinery bodies IMDER and ISDER, it will see more than 500 brands exhibiting new technology, machinery and products to around 40,000 visitors.

Komatek 2024 will see 500 brands exhibiting the latest innovations in construction machinery to around 40,000 visitors Komatek 2024 will see 500 brands exhibiting the latest innovations in construction machinery to around 40,000 visitors (Image: Komatek)
Digital Construction Week

Dates: 5-6 June

Location: ExCeL, London, UK

A two-day UK show, Digital Construction Week features over 500 exhibitors, many of whom offer live demonstrations of new digital technology and tools aimed at increasing productivity in the construction sector.

Tower Cranes North America*

Dates: 11-12 June

Location: Music City Center Venue, Nashville, Tennessee

The conference for North America’s tower crane industry, Tower Cranes North America provides owners and buyers of tower cranes with the latest information on trends in technology, regulations, rental management, safety, and new applications for tower cranes.


Dates: 25-27 June

Location: Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, UK

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Hillhead is a quarrying, construction and recycling show taking place in a Derbyshire limestone quarry in the UK. Around 600 exhibitors are expected to attend in 2024, with around 20,000 industry professionals visiting.

Hillhead 2022 Hillhead 2022 showed there is ‘no subsitute for face to face events’, said event director Richard Bradbury. (Photo: QMJ Group)

Batimat 2024

Dates: 30 September–3 October

Location: Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, France

A four-day show in Paris, France, with around 1,300 exhibitors including materials manufacturers and suppliers, professional and institutional organisations, and services companies.

International Cranes & Transport Middle East Conference*

Dates: 1-2 October

Location: Jafza One Convention Centre, Dubai

Cranes and Transport Middle East (CATME) is an essential learning and networking event for anyone working in the region’s crane and specialized transport sector. Following the success of the first three CATME conferences in 2016, 2018 and 2022, CATME returns to Dubai on the 1 and 2 October 2024.

Construtec 2024

Dates: 5-8 November

Location: IFEMA, Madrid, Spain

An international event in Madrid, Spain, featuring new materials and construction techniques. New areas like Construtec Zero and ConstruTIC will showcase digital construction technology like automation and internet of things, as well as promote sustainability and energy efficiency.

World Demolition Summit*

Dates: 6-7 November

Location: Munchen Bryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden

The annual, international networking, educational event and celebration even for the demolition industry returns in 2024, this time to Munchen Bryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Bauma China

Dates: 26-29 November

Location: Shanghai New International Exhibition Center, China

Bauma China, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines and construction vehicles returns to Shanghai this year, having been cancelled in 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

A Volvo articulated dumper on display at Bauma China.

Bauma Conexpo India 2024

Dates: 11-14 December

Location: Knowledge Park II, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India

Taking place in New Delhi every two years, Bauma Conexpo India offers global and Indian construction and mining machinery manufacturers the opportunity to present their new technologies and products to the Indian market.

*Events marked with an asterisk are owned by KHL Group, the parent company of the Construction Briefing.

For further details of upcoming KHL events, including the Off-Highway Conference and Rental Conference Asia, take a look at KHL’s events diary for 2024.

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