Energy is a resource 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. That usually makes them 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!
1. DISTRIBUTECH™ Conference & Exhibition
DISTRIBUTECH is the utility industry’s leading transmission and distribution event. It typically attracts well over 10,000 attendees. In 2023 it runs from February 7 to 9 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
DISTRIBUTECH 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 2022 the event attracted over 12,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors, featuring hundreds of speakers and education sessions.
This energy conference features a summit, knowledge hubs, and resources for students and startups, including the Initiate Program. This is designed to help new startups boost their visibility in the industry. 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
2. Intersolar North America
Intersolar North America is the country’s biggest solar-focused renewable energy conference and its biggest solar energy trade show. The 3-day event runs in 2023 from February 14 to 16 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
Intersolar North America is co-located with Energy Storage North America, giving exhibitors access to an even larger pool of attendees. The events share the expo hall, and attendees can access both by purchasing a combined registration pass.
Intersolar is, as the name suggests, all about solar power. In 2023 this renewable energy conference will connect more than 6,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors from all 50 states and 60 countries around the world. Professions include:
- Energy generation and supply
- Renewable energy integration
- System installation
- Related areas
Half of all attendees have direct purchasing authority, making this energy industry event a great place to make new contacts.
Along with a 2-day conference and more than 100 speakers, there are workshops and networking events, plus a packed exhibit hall. Exhibitors have strong opportunities to find new contacts and leads at this huge event.
LEARN MORE: https://www.intersolar.us/
3. AESP Annual National Conference & Expo
AESP is the Association of Energy Services Professionals. In 2023 the AESP annual conference runs from February 27 to March 2 at the Marriott New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The conference features education sessions, workshops, and networking events. The focus is typically on energy efficiency, energy management, and related topics. 2023’s event theme is “doing everything differently.” It focuses on decarbonizing the energy industry and extending the benefits of clean energy to all communities and consumers. Attendees include professionals from all over the industry—manufacturers, policymakers, marketers, managers, and consultants.
LEARN MORE: http://annualconference.aesp.org/
4. BuildingEnergy® Boston Conference + Trade Show
BuildingEnergy Boston is hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. In 2023 the 3-day event will run March 27 to 29 at The Westin® Boston Seaport District in Boston, MA. The audience includes leaders and professionals in building design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy sources.
This energy conference and trade show 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.
LEARN MORE: http://nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-boston
5. 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. The 2023 dates are April 11 to 12 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.
The MIT Energy Conference typically sees around 500 attendees and 50 exhibitors. In 2022 the event adopted a hybrid format, adding a further 300 virtual attendees. 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/
6. International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
This offshore wind-focused renewable energy conference 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 2023 IPF celebrates its 10th year, and will take place from March 28 to 30 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. There are also pre-conference events and workshops scheduled for March 27. For exhibitors, there are:
- Daily networking events in the exhibit hall
- Evening receptions
- WindMatch, a networking matchmaker service
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/2023ipf/
7. Hydrovision International
Hydrovision International is the world’s biggest hydro-focused renewable energy conference. In 2023 this 3-day energy industry event runs from July 11 to 13 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The schedule includes:
- Education sessions
It typically sees around 3,300 attendees and 320 exhibitors. Attendees come from all over the world! Most are:
- In management or engineering positions
- Utility companies
- Chemical companies
- Power producers
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/
8. AEE® World Energy Conference & Expo
The AEE World Energy Conference & Expo is a global energy conference that mixes education events, strategy conversations, and networking, with a focus on energy-efficiency and sustainability in cities and the built environment. The next Energy Conference & Expo is scheduled for September 21 to 23, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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/
9. AEE® West/East Energy Conference & Expo
AEE® provides further opportunities for energy exhibitors, with East- and West-coast centered energy conferences on the annual calendar. Each event features education sessions, keynotes, networking, and the exhibition hall.
- AEE West Energy Conference & Expo is scheduled for March 29 to 30, 2023 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California.
- AEE East Energy Conference & Expo is scheduled for June 7 to 8, 2023 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
LEARN MORE ABOUT AEE WEST: https://aeewest.org/
LEARN MORE ABOUT AEE EAST: https://aeeeast.org/
Formerly known as North America Smart Energy Week, RE+ is a renewable energy conference dedicated to smart and renewable energy, with a conference, speakers, education events, and expo. In 2022 it ran from September 19 to 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California and 2023’s gathering will be September 11 to 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
RE+ also includes several co-located events:
- Zero Emission Bus Conference
- Center for Hydrogen Safety Americas Conference
- Securing the Path to Net-Zero
With around 19,000 attendees and high-level media coverage, this renewable energy conference is 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 looking to expand into renewables. RE+ 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.
RE+ is organized by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Smart Electric Power Alliance, which also hosts region-specific events throughout the year. This includes events in California, Texas, Utah, and New York, plus events in Europe.
LEARN MORE: https://www.solarpowerinternational.com/
11. POWERGEN International™
This is the world’s biggest power generation event, with over 10,000 attendees, 500 exhibitors, and 1,000 power providers expected to attend in 2023. The next POWERGEN International is in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, from February 21 to 23, 2023. The program includes speakers, education sessions, knowledge hubs, and networking events, as well as the exhibition hall.
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 finance and investment
With over 500 companies exhibiting at POWERGEN in 2023, it’s a busy and competitive place to be. Even so, a small company can do well 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.