Energy is a resource that everyone needs. It’s also an industry that’s in both a state of growth and a state of change. As such, energy conferences are well-attended by industry professionals. That makes these events great opportunities for companies with relevant products and services.
Most energy conferences are niche events. They’re tightly focused on specific, energy-related industries. As such, they’re smaller events with just a few thousand attendees and often only 50 to 100 exhibitors. If you’re looking to exhibit at one of these events, register early to secure your space!
DISTRIBUTECH™ Conference & Exhibition
DISTRIBUTECH is the utility industry’s leading transmission and distribution event. It’s attended by over 13,000 people every year. In 2020 it runs from January 28 to January 30 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
This event focuses on the technology that’s used to move electricity from power plants to its destinations. It’s attended by a wide range of energy professionals in electric power, natural gas, and water.
In 2020 the conference features a summit, knowledge hubs, and resources for students and startups. More than 500 companies are exhibiting. Exhibitors come from a wide range of companies. These include:
- Electricity delivery
- Energy efficiency
- Renewable energy integration
- Transmission and distribution systems
- Communications technology
- Cyber security
- And more
LEARN MORE: https://www.distributech.com/index.html
Intersolar North America
Intersolar North America is the country’s biggest solar-focused renewable energy conference. The 3-day event runs in 2020 from February 4 to 6 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.
Intersolar is, as the name suggests, all about solar power. It’s attended by more than 10,000 people from all over the industry. Professions include energy generation and supply, renewable energy integration, system installation, and related areas.
Along with a 2-day conference and more than 100 speakers, there are workshops and networking events, along with a packed exhibit hall. More than 250 companies are exhibiting in 2020. Attendees come from all 50 states and over 60 countries. Exhibitors have strong opportunities to find new contacts and leads at this huge event.
LEARN MORE: https://www.intersolar.us/
AESP Annual National Conference & Expo
AESP is the Association of Energy Services Professionals. The group’s annual conference is held in February. In 2020 it will run for 4 days—February 17 to 20—at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA.
The conference features education sessions, workshops, and networking events. The focus is typically on energy efficiency, energy management, and related topics. Attendees include professionals from all over the industry—manufacturers, policy-makers, marketers, managers, and consultants.
LEARN MORE: http://annualconference.aesp.org/
BuildingEnergy® Boston Conference + Trade Show
BuildingEnergy Boston is hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. It’s typically held at The Westin® Boston Waterfront. In 2020 the 2-day event will run March 23 to 24. The audience includes leaders and professionals in building design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy sources.
This event focuses on issues relating to high-performance construction and sustainable energy. BuildingEnergy Boston sees around 1,200 attendees. The main fields include architecture, building, design, engineering, construction, and installation. Other attendees are in finance, auditing, and policymaking.
On the trade show floor, more than 50 industry leaders showcase products, services, and advanced technology in construction and energy.
MIT Energy Conference
The MIT Energy Conference is the country’s biggest student-led energy conference, and it’s all about the future of energy. In 2020 it’s set to run over April 2 and 3 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Massachusetts. The MIT Energy Conference typically sees around 500 attendees and 50 exhibitors. Delegates come from within the industry, academia, the scientific community, government, and the private sector.
This event is small, in a niche that’s focused on advanced challenges in current and future energy technology. For exhibiting companies, it’s a chance to make new contacts, build relationships, and collect new leads.
LEARN MORE: https://www.mitenergyconference.org/
International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
This offshore wind event is the country’s leading technical conference for this industry. It features over 100 technical workshops and advanced education sessions. Plus, there are 200 expert speakers and networking events. In 2020 it’s at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI from April 21 to 24.
On the exhibition floor, around 50 companies display products, services, and tech for the offshore wind power industry. Many of these focus on marine-oriented products and services. Others are renewable energy and related companies looking to expand into this sector.
LEARN MORE: https://www.offshorewindus.org/2020ipf/
Unlike many events, Hydrovision International isn’t held in the same city each year. In 2020 it’s at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. The 3-day conference runs from July 14 to 16. The event includes:
- Education sessions
Hydrovision International is the world’s biggest hydro-focused renewable energy conference. It typically sees around 3,300 attendees and 320 exhibitors. Attendees come from all over the world! Most are in management or engineering positions, in utility companies, IT, chemical companies, power producers, and manufacturers. An event of this size is a great opportunity for exhibitors to make new contacts and collect leads while showcasing products and services.
LEARN MORE: https://www.hydroevent.com/
AEE® World Energy Conference & Expo
The AEE World Energy Conference & Expo is in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center. In 2020 the event runs from September 20 to 25, with a 2-day expo on September 23 and 24. Around 3,500 attend the event, and the expo includes 30 to 40 exhibitors.
Attendees include energy managers and energy engineers, facilities and building managers, and high-level executives from industry, government, energy services, academia, and private enterprises.
Exhibitors include utility and energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, and service providers. They’re presenting products relating to energy management and energy efficiency, and a wide range of renewable energy solutions.
LEARN MORE: https://world.aeecenter.org/
North America Smart Energy Week
This event is dedicated to smart and renewable energy, with a conference, speakers, education events, and expo. North America Smart Energy Week is at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, September 14 to 17 in 2020.
With around 19,000 attendees and high-level media coverage, it’s the American renewable energy industry’s biggest event. It’s ideal as an exhibition venue for virtually any company in renewable energy. That includes those that are looking to expand into renewables. Smart Energy Week includes a start-up program that highlights new and emerging companies and technologies. This allows start-ups to secure booth space for a reduced registration cost.
The Solar Energy Industries Association also hosts region-specific events throughout the year. This includes events in California, Texas, Utah, and New York.
LEARN MORE: https://www.solarpowerinternational.com/
This is the world’s biggest power generation event, with over 14,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. In 2020 POWERGEN International is in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center, from December 8 to December 10.
Attendees come from a range of energy-related positions and companies. Around 40% of attendees are in management, with the remainder in engineering and operations professions. Attendees and exhibitors come from:
- Power manufacturers, suppliers, and distributers,
- Utility companies
- Government and the military
- Hospitals and clinics
- Areas of financial and investment
More than 900 companies exhibit here, making it a busy and competitive place to be. Even so, a small company can do well here if they have something special to offer.
LEARN MORE: https://www.power-gen.com/
Make Your Mark at One of These Power and Energy Conferences!
Exhibiting at an industry event can represent a major opportunity for growth. With the chance to find new leads and clients, and make new industry contacts, there’s much to gain from even the smallest event.
As you prepare to make the best impression and gather leads at your upcoming event, work with a trade show company with experience. ProExhibits has a full team of creative professionals and the resources and contacts to make your energy conference appearance exceed your expectations.