Construction calendar: industry events Q2 2023

There’s no shortage of things to fill up your calendar.

Gas up the car, back your bags or book those plane tickets. Dozens of construction events are taking place all over the country. There are opportunities to network, level up your skills and showcase what you or your company is doing in Canadian construction. Check out some of the events below.

*Editor’s Note: know of an event you think Canada’s builders should attend? Send an email to so we can add it to this list.

Emerging Leaders Group Mentorship Mixer / June 21 / Vancouver, B.C.

The inaugural Emerging Leaders Group (ELG) Mentorship Mixer will take place June 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event, organized by the BC Construction Roundtable, will host some of Vancouver’s most influential leaders in the construction industry to discuss topics such as empathy and emotional intelligence, accountability and ownership, and empowerment and delegation. Based on the interests attendees provide in a pre-session questionnaire, they will be paired with three mentors throughout the night, with discussions occurring in small group settings.

Housing Supply Summit / Oct. 12 / Ontario

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) plans to hold its third Housing Supply Summit on Oct. 12. The group is Ontario’s leading association of residential builders. The group stated more details about the event will be shared soon.

BC Construction Health & Safety Conference / Oct. 19-20 / Vancouver, B.C.

The BC Construction Safety Alliance has finalized the 2023 BC Construction Health & Safety Conference speaker roster. The conference will take place Oct. 19-20 at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver. Presented by the Offsite Construction Network, the Offsite Construction Expo will be live in Toronto, Ontario, in June to offer all attendees a focused presentation of the abilities of offsite construction across all markets.

Offsite Construction Expo / June 21 / Toronto, Ont.

The Expo will be a one-day event on June 21 at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. It will feature presentations and exhibits from offsite construction manufacturers and contractors, traditional contractors that have integrated offsite methods, offsite factories, transportation companies, architects, engineers, BIM suppliers, materials suppliers, and consultants of all types of offsite construction processes.

ConEX The Builders Expo / Sept. 28 / Saskatoon, Sask.

ConEX is the first-ever Saskatchewan construction trade show and conference. It will feature more than 100 booths to showcase the newest and most innovative products and services. It also includes networking opportunities, and presentations from public and private sector owners about their upcoming projects.

Canada PropTech Show / Aug. 22-23 / Toronto, Ont.

The Canada PropTech Show aims to bring together the country’s leading real estate owners, operators, developers and tech companies to facilitate technology adoption & innovation. PropTech companies, real estate owners, investors, service providers, startups and other players in the real estate ecosystem will converge in Toronto for two full days of conference, exhibition, networking and awards.

Buildex Alberta / Oct. 18-19 / Calgary, Alta.

Join industry peers from Architecture, Interior Design, Construction, Engineering, Property Management and Homebuilding & Renovation professions at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre for two days of networking, learning and finding new solutions. Buildex Alberta is a major opportunity for architecture, design, construction, and property management professionals to do business-to-business networking.

Trades Expo / Oct. 18-19 / Surrey, B.C.

The largest interactive trades even in the B.C., Trades Expo is for anyone interested in the trades. Youth, Women, Men, newcomers, and career changers, Trades Expo aims to provide a path to a sustainable career.

The Canadian Steel Conference / Sept. 26-27 / Toronto, Ont.

Modelling the best practices of the steel construction industry, the Canadian Steel Conference offers the opportunity for all participants to meet, exchange, collaborate and network with industry leaders and stakeholders. This CISC Conference also offers a comprehensive program of multiple business development, educational, and networking activities.

The Canadian Leadership Institute / Oct. 2-5 / Kananaskis, Alta.

The Canadian Leadership Institute features three intensive days of simulations, instructional time, assessments, and one-on-one coaching. For more than 20 years, FMI Corporation has been presenting Leadership Institutes to the American construction market. Now that training is available in Alberta thanks to a partnership with the Edmonton Construction Association.

The Buildings Show / Nov. 29-Dec. 1 / Toronto, Ont.

For 35 years, The Buildings Show features seminars, informative panels and thought-provoking roundtables. This year’s show will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Last year’s show saw more than 13,000 visitors, 270 speakers and 478 exhibitors.

Road Builders Fall Business Conference / Sept. 17-18 / Kelowna, B.C.

Hit the road to mix and mingle with BC Road builders and Heavy Construction Association members at the association’s annual Fall Business Conference taking place Sept. 17-19 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, B.C.

Better Buildings Boot Camp / June 19-23 / Virtual

The Sustainable Buildings Institute created the Better Buildings Boot Camp to bring together graduate and diploma students to learn how they can take responsibility for better buildings in the future. The program was created with input from sustainable building subject matter experts and faculty from George Brown College, Seneca College, University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University and York University.  

Meet the GC / Sept 13. / Ottawa, Ont.

Meet the GC is a new event designed to support meaningful connections between the Ottawa Construction Association’s general contractor members and its trade contractors, manufacturer and suppliers, and Industry service providers. This event will be part of a series that focuses on networking and connections. Each general contractor will be invited to the stage to give a brief summary of their firm, current and upcoming projects, and expectations for business in the year ahead. This will be followed by a networking opportunities. These events will be hosted multiple times across the calendar year.

Manitoba Building Expo / Oct. 17 / Winnipeg, Man.

Officials are getting ready for the ninth annual Manitoba Building Conference & Expo – a full day event dedicated entirely to designing, building, and managing commercial and institutional buildings. This Expo combines a tradeshow/product expo, educational seminars and a keynote luncheon. The event is a joint effort of the Winnipeg Construction Association (WCA) and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Manitoba (BOMA).

Ontario Association of Architects Conference / June 21-23 / Sudbury Ont.

The OAA 2023 Conference takes place in Sudbury from June 21 to 23. In addition to special events, award celebrations (including the SHIFT 2023 Health & Architecture Challenge), and networking opportunities. The event offers the opportunity for delegates to earn Structured ConEd hours in award-winning buildings, university campuses, and rugged settings in an experiential learning approach, with rich sessions covering a range of topics from long-term care and livability to cultural integrity and design in a post-COVID environment.


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