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November 23-24: Urban Green Infrastructure Conference 2015, Vienna, Austria

The 1st European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference aims to meet in “Art of Hosting” method by creating a space where knowledge exchange, networking, practicing, learning from and with each other and celebrating can take place. The conference will be organized in the Vienna Town Hall, which can accommodate about 300 attendees.








December 2-4: CONSTRUCT Canada, Toronto, Canada

The 27th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 2-4, 2015 will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and Concrete Canada in the South Building, and Construct International and IIDEXCanada in the North Building. All shows combined will create The Buildings Show, North America’s largest exposition, networking and educational event. Influential buyers and decision-makers of the design, construction and real estate industries will attend the Show to experience more than 1,600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations, delivering the very latest in products, technologies, best practices and applications.







January 12-14: Landscape Ontario Congress, Toronto, Canada

Now in its 42nd year, Landscape Ontario’s Congress is Canada’s largest green industry trade show and conference – and it's rated as one of the country’s top 10 shows. With over 600 cutting-edge suppliers exhibiting on more than eight acres of show floor, it’s the perfect place to find new products, ideas, equipment, tools, services and connections to make your business grow and prosper. Dozens of inspirational and educational sessions run throughout, making Congress a once-a-year opportunity to learn about emerging industry trends, access products and build new relationships.

Don't miss exhibit by Sedum Master - Booth#1962.


January 19-21: NAHB International Builders' Show, Las Vegas, NV

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 50,000 visitors from more than 100 countries. IBS brings together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers and showcases the latest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings – including wood, concrete, stone and brick. See more than 400,000 net square feet of exhibits and 1,300 manufacturers and suppliers of the latest and most in-demand products and services.



January 21-22: Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Trade Show, Chicago, IL

Attend this year’s CRCA Trade Show and Seminars! As CRCA Attendees and Exhibitors will tell you, this show continues to deliver great education and the best in roofing and waterproofing exhibits in the USA. This year’s show is also an important venue for Architects, Specifiers, Engineers, Roof Consultants as well as Building Owners/Engineers and Building Code and Fire Officials for navigating the latest in Roofing, Energy and Green Code Requirements, plus Systems Technology Advancements that affect the final product delivered to the end user…. a roof for the building owner.

Don't miss exhibits by Eco-Roofs - Booth#707, LiveRoof - Booth#304, and Sika Sarnafil - Booth#711.


January 25-28: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Jacksonville, FL

The USCC’s Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest composting conference and exhibition for the composting, wood waste and organics recycling industry in North America. The only national composting conference and exhibition run by and for composting and organics recycling professionals, it is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.







February 3-4: Landscape Industry Show, Los Angeles, CA

The Landscape Industry Show is the leading green industry show in the west! The show provides you with the ultimate customer connection — bringing you face-to-face with green industry professionals eager to learn about the latest and greatest products and ready to make decisions. Participate, learn, ask questions and see new products and services being featured by our exhibitors and speakers. We will be adding the show-floor demos as we secure them, so keep checking back for the most current information. You will not want to miss these! Want to meet face-to-face with key decision makers? Build your influence with green industry professionals? Positively influence sales? By exhibiting at the Landscape Industry Show, you can position your company's products and services as the solution needed by green industry leaders.



February 11-13: New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, Portland, OR

The 2016 New Partners Conference is heading back west to Portland, internationally recognized as one of the most walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly “green” cities in the world. The starting point of countless model innovations in smart growth, sustainability and public engagement, the Portland region is also an environmental wonderland – even if it rains a lot! – and has one of the nation’s best urban parks and trails systems. Dubbed “Silicon Forest” for its high concentration of tech companies, Portland has maintained a diversified “desks and docks” economy with active heavy-manufacturing and port-related shipping industries. It is both a mecca for young people and one of the best places for baby boomers to retire.



February 17-19: NRCA's Annual Convention & International Roofing Expo, Las Vegas, NV

The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success. The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. Everything to expand your customer base, improve your bottom line and increase your sales is waiting for you right here. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business — the IRE brings it all together for you like no other event can.


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#1849, Firestone Building Products - Booth#1715, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#1103, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#1363.


February 24-25: BUILDEX Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

BUILDEX Vancouver is one of Canada's largest tradeshows and conferences, welcoming over 13,500 Design, Construction and Real Estate Management professionals each year. Over 600 exhibits and more than 50 educational seminars impact THREE distinct professional markets, all under one roof: Interior design and architecture, Property and real estate management, and Construction and renovation. We invite you to join us again this at the Vancouver Convention Centre to enjoy two days of product launches, problem-solving, education and the year's best networking opportunity!








March 7-8: New York Build 2016, New York, NY

New York Build 2016 is a two-day Exhibition taking place on March 7th & 8th at the world famous Javits Center. New York Build will be attended by 150+ exhibitors and thousands of quality attendees from developers, architects, designers, contractors etc across New York and the wider area. New York Build will be covering all the latest construction & infrastructure opportunities, projects and contracts in New York and surrounding states. Many analysts are forecasting a new construction boom in New York - being driven by a surge in housing & infrastructure projects. If you are interested in construction opportunities in one of the world's most promising construction markets then make sure you attend New York Build - the leading new construction exhibition for New York.


March 8-10: Ecobuild, London, England

The Ecobuild conference focuses on emerging issues, new thinking, challenging ideas, and the new policy priorities of the coalition government responding to the need for budget cuts. It examines the key issues surrounding sustainability, construction and the built environment, from big picture debates on international political co-operation, global economic models, and the psychology of climate change, through to more domestic challenges such as how the UK construction sector needs to change, refurbishing the existing stock, and the impact of localism and the big society on planning.



March 10-15: RCI International Convention and Trade Show, Orlando, FL

The Annual Convention & Trade Show will be the premiere event for roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants and related professionals. We invite you to contribute to that experience by submitting an abstract for presentation in such areas as: materials performance, forensic investigation, research, business management, case studies or environmental effects. You will receive continuing educational hours, recognition in Interface, and international acknowledgment of your knowledge and expertise. The Annual Convention will be of interest to roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants’, architects’, engineers’, facility managers’, developers’, property owners’ and managers’, construction managers’, code officials’, policy makers; and general contractors.


March 15-16: GREENPRINTS Conference & Trade Show, Atlanta, GA

Greenprints is a high-level forum for the sustainability-driven conversations that define our times. A gathering place for regionally and nationally renowned building science and design experts, as well as building industry professionals, Greenprints facilitates conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners. Our goal is to advance collaborative solutions to our toughest environmental challenges. Come see what we’re about!



March 15-26: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Through our annual festival, year-round events, and online resources, we seek to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film. Each March in Washington, DC, we host the largest environmental film festival in the United States, presenting more than 100 films to an audience of over 30,000. Often combined with thematic discussions and social events, our films screen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Many of the screenings are free, and all are open to the public.



March 19: Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide


There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively. In fact, change is already underway. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.



March 22-24: Green Cities 2016, Sydney, Australia

Green Cities 2016 will be the ultimate forum for discussion, demonstration and debate on how to go beyond. Beyond market challenges. Beyond green wash. Beyond the baseline. Green Cities is an annual conference co-hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia. Focusing on sustainability within the built environment, Green Cities’ exciting program features international keynote speakers, networking events, green building site tours and education master classes. Based around the key theme of ‘Beyond the Baseline’, Green Cities 2016 will be the ultimate forum for discussion, demonstration and debate on how to go beyond. Beyond market challenges. Beyond green wash. Beyond boundaries. Join us!








April 4-6: Outdoor Design Build & Supply Trade Show, Dubai, UAE

This exhibition is dedicated to showcasing a wide range of hard and soft landscaping products and services including landscape contractors, outdoor lighting, recreation and park equipment, water features, playground equipment, flooring solutions, horticulture, planning and design services and much more. This event focuses purely on the design, build & supply for all private and public spaces. It is fully backed by Dubai Municipality and is the only dedicated platform in the Middle East that caters to the landscaping requirements of all industries in the space: hotels, municipalities, public parks, urban areas, property developers, schools, sports stadiums, golf courses, hospitals, leisure destinations and more.


April 7-9: ROOF INDIA 2016, Chennai, India

India is the 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world and in spite of the global economic scenario, the Building Construction & Infrastructure industry in India continues to boom. Pre-engineered Buildings/Factories, Airport modernization/new airports projects, Metro Rail, New Hotel/Resorts, IT Parks, Retail Malls, Hypermarkets, Multiplexes, Integrated Townships etc are still buzzwords today in India's booming Building Construction & Infrastructure industry. And it is this scenario that ROOF INDIA Exhibition - Asia's Largest Roofing & Allied Products Event, provides the ideal platform for the building construction and infrastructure industry fraternity to converge, network and strike lucrative business deals and establish business partnerships & joint ventures.



April 20-22: International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, Turin, Italy

IFLA, the International Federation of Landscape Architects, is the global body of professional Landscape Architects, with members from over 60 countries in all continents. It represents the profession of Landscape Architecture in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA., etc. IFLA is a non-political, non governmental and non-profit democratic organization with the following objectives: to develop and promote the profession and discipline of Landscape Architecture, together with its related arts and sciences, and throughout the world. An IFLA World Congress is an ideal opportunity to share and learn from diverse cultures, with attendees from 63 IFLA member countries.



April 22: Earth Day 2016

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Support Earth Day. Your support enables Earth Day Network to power the environmental movement and ensure a healthy and sustainable planet for all of us.


April 25-26: Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2016, Dubai, UAE


Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will witness industry experts showcasing and discussing innovative solutions to make . Providing a platform to network and create lucrative business opportunities, the event will attract more than 400 senior landscape engineers, architects, developers, contractors, technology providers and government authorities. Expotrade Middle East is looking forward to meeting senior professionals committed to the sustainable growth of the region’s landscape sector and cordially invite you to register.








May 13-15: Roof & Façade & Waterproofing Exhibition, Guangzhou, China

Roof China is a only trade show located in south China specialized for roofing industry since 2011. Advocating the popularization of the Quality Warranty & Being a Platform seizing opportunities are what we have been focusing since its first edition. Every year Roof China attract exhibitors from many countries in Asia, Europe and America with their advanced products, make it a fabulous show for visitors. Roof China is a place of adventure for who want to start their business, and a place of discovery for who need some fresh ideas. In a word, It’s an event you can not miss always.


May 19-21: AIA 2016 National Convention & Design Exposition, Philadelphia, PA

The AIA National Convention will explore how innovative approaches to planning, design, and construction, along with revolutionary approaches to practice and collaboration, can create more resilient urban ecosystems. Through this innovation, cities of all scales can contribute to a region's sustainability and regeneration.


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#2846, Firestone Building Products - Booth#3514, LiveRoof & LiveWall Systems - Booth#3549, Sika Corporation - Booth#901, and Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance - Booth#3111.







June 2-3: Grey to Green Conference by GRHC, Toronto, Canada


The Grey to Green Conference, held on June 2nd and 3rd in Toronto, ON is about helping us understand the value of green infrastructure (bioswales, green roofs and walls, urban forests, etc.) as an important tool in the fight to both mitigate against and adapt to climate change. Grey to Green is Ontario's leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and more to discuss the benefits of the important green infrastructure industry, and how to grow it even further. The interdisciplinary conference will explore the latest science on green infrastructure performance, economic valuation and public policy developments, new technological developments, and best practices in design, installation and maintenance. The conference also includes a trade show, cutting edge training courses, and tours of outstanding projects.


June 12-14: Western Roofing Expo 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Plan to attend “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” – the Western Roofing Expo – your once-a-year opportunity to maximize your company’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, WRE focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems Booth#310, Firestone Building Products - Booth#204, and Sika Sarnafil Corporation - Booth#237.


June 25-28: BOMA 2016 International Conference & Expo, Washington, DC

Commercial real estate is a competitive, high-stakes business. Success requires results: heightened asset performance; increased NOI; profitability and efficiency at every level of building and portfolio management. Achieving those results takes innovation, know-how and new information to stay ahead of the curve. CRE professionals who are serious about their success attend the industry’s most important event of the year to give themselves the advantage. You can, too. Make every effort to be here. The most comprehensive education conference in the industry. Expert-led sessions offer the opportunity to increase knowledge, build skills and earn continuing professional development credits while addressing the topics and issues that are vital to your success.








July 9-12: OFA - Cultivate16, The AmericanHort Experience, Columbus, OH

AmericanHort announces that its annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate – An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate'16 will continue to offer premier educational and networking experiences, and more than 7 acres of trade show exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties. This year also sees an expansion of products and services for retailers, nursery production, and landscaping. Thousands of attendees from more than 20 countries are expected this year.








August 19-21: Boston Greenfest, Boston, MA

This is the region's largest multicultural environmental music festival. Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Our goal is to inform EVERYONE as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us. The three days have something of value for everyone - the festival is convenient, and free. Individuals, friends, families and groups are encouraged to be at this FREE event. Be part of this community for green change. Have fun, meet people, learn, and be inspired!



August 22-25: StormCon – The Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Indianapolis, IN


Stormwater management is a fast-changing discipline and StormCon is the only professional conference and exposition where you can learn about the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs performance case studies, research, technology, and services. Take advantage of StormCon's early bird registration rates and register today. StormCon is the alphabet soup for solutions to meet all of your stormwater needs. From Ammonia to Zeolyte -- erosion control, funding, modeling, permitting, rainwater use, treatment and watershed management plans -- you will find products, services and decades of expertise. Phase I or II, small or large populations, ag or urban, StormCon provides it all under one very LARGE roof. The brainpower of our industry at your personal service for a concentrated four days. If you've got questions, at StormCon you'll find the answers. At a time of evolving regulations, StormCon evolves with the regulatory and technical needs, ensuring the state of the art in stormwater management.








September 8-11: CONSTRUCT Conference, Austin, TX

CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success. This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event. CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.


Don't miss exhibit by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#443.





October 31 - November 4: CitiesAlive 2016 Conference, Washington, DC

Technical sessions are directed towards design, research and policy communities and will focus on the latest scientific research, products, and policies all of which are critical to meeting the challenge of promoting healthy and resilient people and places.






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