Construction calendar: Events in Q1 2024

Conferences, trade shows, awards galas and more.

With the end of 2023 in sight, it’s time to start planning your schedule for 2024. Here are some fast approaching events you want to keep on your radar for the new year.

CCA Annual Conference

The 2024 CCA Annual Conference is taking place in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic at the Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Resort on March 12-15, 2024. The event will bring together leaders from across the country for incredible content, networking and to celebrate Canadian Construction Association (CCA) member accomplishments through the group’s National Awards program (you can nominate a deserving candidate for one of nine categories here).

Wood Solutions Conference – Ottawa / Calgary

The Canadian Wood Council will host a Wood Solutions conference in Ottawa. It will take place Feb. 1, 2024, at the Shaw Centre. Attendees can learn about the latest in wood innovations from presenters and make industry connections. There will also be a wood design conference and trade show for Alberta which will take place in Calgary and is being hosted by WoodWorks Alberta on January 16, 2024. The specialized design and construction conference is dedicated to showcasing innovative advancements and applications for wood products and building systems in design and construction. It will feature leading-edge experts. The venue is Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.

Navigating Risk in Construction Contracts & Projects

This conference features two days of workshops, case studies and lectures on managing risk in construction. It will feature talks on negotiation skills, supply chains, liens, payment rights, competitive bidding and more. The event takes place Feb 22-23 at the Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto. For those who aren’t out east, there is also a Western Canada version in Edmonton Jan. 24-25.

The Construction Expo

The Construction Expo connects buyers and suppliers; planners and contractors; companies and designers – all in the construction industry. The event will focus on innovation, trends, quality materials, contemporary architecture, green technologies and solutions. In addition to exhibitors, the event will features construction seminars. The event takes place in Surrey, B.C. at the Cloverdale Agriplex Building April 6-7. 

BUILDEX Vancouver

This is not one to miss for Western Canada. The event features expert-led programming, continuing education credits, exhibits from leading suppliers and industry networking. But if you can’t attend in person, BUILDEX On Demand allows professionals to watch educational sessions and production demonstrations on demand after the show. The event takes place Feb. 14-15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

The Canadian Concrete Expo

This national trade show is jam-packed with all the industry essentials. It will feature more than 350 exhibitors, draws a crowd of more than 8,000 and has 300,000 square feet of show floor. It includes conference sessions, live demos and stage presentations. Organizers say they are expanding for 2024 and are bringing back the large equipment demonstrations. The expo takes place Feb. 14-15 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

CEGQ Convention

Hosted by the Corporation des Entrepreneurs Généraux du Québec, the conference programming combines both a training component, with conferences and expert panels, and a more interactive component, with discussion sessions following each presentation. Throughout the conference, more than 30 expert speakers will address various issues in the construction industry, both at the technical and legal levels and in project management. The event takes place Feb. 14-16 at the Trois-Rivières Delta in Trois-Rivières, Que. 

OCA Construction Symposium & Trade Show

The Ottawa Construction Association, along with its eight supporting associations, is hosting its fourth-annual Construction Symposium and Trade Show event at Ottawa’s E.Y. Centre, April, 27. It features a full-day of topical presentations combined with a trade-show floor of 160 exhibitors. Session topics include construction law, cybersecurity, AI, decarbonization and more.


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