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Maja Mirosavljevic
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Networking Events in 2020 for Construction Business Owners

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Congratulations! Reading this article means that you are interested in networking events and are considering attending some next year.

Well, you’re in the right place! You’re about to discover some of the most significant networking events for construction professionals. Whether you want to learn about the latest technologies and best practices in the industry or make new connections, you’ll find something that fits your needs.

Why should I visit networking events? 

Before moving to the actual list of networking events, it’s crucial to understand the importance of these events. 

As a construction business owner, you are aware that a regular project in your industry involves 30 to 50 people: from investors, suppliers to experts from various areas. To ensure work goes smoothly and with next-to-none problems, you need quality and reliable workforce as well as excellent materials. 

And what is the best way to obtain that? 

Through recommendations. 

However, it’s not about any recommendations, but the ones you get from relevant and trustworthy connections. That way, you can get the right information when it comes to new coworkers or reviews of some material, technology, and contractor or designer.

Also, the more construction professionals you know, the higher the chances are to increase new business opportunities. Your connections are a valuable source of information about tenders and job offers you won’t find on the Internet. 

As you can see, it’s all about communication and knowing the right people. Hence, it’s essential to make networking a habit and consider networking events as an integral part of your job. 

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Networking events for construction business owners: 2020

Once you’ve discovered the main benefits that networking events offer, you can’t wait to start networking, right? 

Here are ten opportunities to expand your connections, which will help your business growth.

1. NAHB International Builders’ Show

If you’re looking for new perspectives and ideas, then this networking event is the perfect fit for you. Not only will you make great connections, but you’ll also learn a lot about Project Management, Industry Trends and Emerging Issues, Sales & Marketing, Custom Building, and Remodeling, as well as Business Management.

When: January 21-23, 2020

Where: Las Vegas

Pricing: For first-time attendees NAHB members, the fee is $150, while for non-members, it’s $500.

2. Design & Construction Week

DCW represents an annual gathering of the professionals from residential construction and design industry. If that’s your field of interest, make sure you leverage this networking event and visit more than 2,000 exhibits, listen to industry experts, as well as connect with other professionals.

When: January 21-23, 2020

Where: Las Vegas

Pricing: Regular $125 and onsite $175

3. World of Concrete

This is one of the most important networking events for all concrete and masonry professionals. Here you’ll discover valuable information, products, and resources to grow your construction business. Likewise, it’s an excellent opportunity to listen to experts talking about the latest technology and strategies for more efficient operations and trends to increase profits.

When: February 3-7, 2020

Where: Las Vegas

Pricing: Exhibits-Only $95 

WOC 3-Hour Seminars $190   

WOC 90-Minute Seminars $145 after   

WOC 4-Hour Certification Seminars $245 

4. Construction Institute Summit

This summit represents an excellent opportunity to participate in various discussions with construction experts on discovering practical solutions to common problems in the industry. Also, it’s a great chance to mingle with other peers from all over the country and get valuable insights on how they manage projects and businesses.

When: February 20-22, 2020

Where: Los Angeles, California

Pricing: Early rate for non-members is  $775

5. AGC Convention

This is one of the best networking events for contractors of all sizes who want to find solutions to issues that affect their daily operations. AGC Annual Convention gathers industry experts that share their knowledge on different topics, from risk management and safety on the job site to the latest trends in project management.

When: March 9-12, 2020

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

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6. Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience

If you’d like to discover the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, as well as innovations in the land sector around the world, this conference is perfect for you. Besides, you’ll find out how to grow your business with information management and process automatization.

When: March 16-20, 2020

Where: Washington, DC

Pricing: Early fee: $250, November 15 – December 15, 2019

Regular: $400, December 16, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Late: $500, February 1 – February 29, 2020

7. Building Innovation 2020 Conference & Expo

If you’re interested in topics such as technology, resilience, and the workforce, then one of the networking events you should attend is the Building Innovation 2020 Conference & Expo. Make connections with other colleagues and learn from leaders how to optimize building performance and sustainability.

When: April 6-9, 2020

Where: Washington, DC

8. The Annual Conference & Exhibition of Construction Financial Management Association

If you think that you’d use additional improvements in the field of Building, Economics, Construction, and Financial Management, you should attend CFMA 2020. Also, it’s an excellent opportunity to meet other construction financial professionals and suppliers and set the ground for future collaborations.

When: May 30 – Jun 03, 2020

Where: Washington, DC

Pricing: $229

9. Better Buildings Summit

If your construction work involves energy and water efficiency, then the Better Buildings Summit is the right choice for you. In this event, you’ll hear innovative strategies and explore emerging technologies. Besides, there will be a lot of possibilities to network with other peers and create new business opportunities.

When: June 8-10, 2020

Where: Arlington, USA

10. International Conference on Concrete Pavements

This conference is aimed at professionals who are involved in all aspects of concrete pavement design, rehabilitation, testing, and evaluation, as well as construction. If you’re among them, don’t miss a chance to learn about new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of different types of concrete pavements. 

When: Aug 30 – Sep 3, 2020

Where: Minneapolis, USA

Pricing: Registration will be available in late 2019

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Use networking to your advantage!

As Diane Helbig said: “Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and, when done correctly, can yield great results for years to come.” 

Having read this article, you made the first step towards this investment. The next one should be to schedule selected networking events in your calendar and start your preparations.

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