CONNECT 2024: Exhibitor Resources

plumbing heating cooling contractors annual conference: PHCCCONNECT2024

Exhibit & Expand Opportunities

Authentic connections start with shared experiences. Build valuable business partnerships at CONNECT 2024.

Be a part of why our attendees agree that the resources and tools from CONNECT improve business practices and their bottom line.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to put your products and services in front of industry leaders and decision makers.

Why Exhibit?plumbing tradeshow

Lead Generation

-Increase your exposure to plumbing, heating, cooling professionals with significant purchasing power who are interested in learning about best practices and services to improve their business.

Product Demonstrations & Special Incentives

-Provide potential clients with hands-on access to your current or future products and offer specific discounts to generate sales post conference (fulfilled through their local distributors).

Industry Awareness

-Discover what trends and needs your customers are identifying in their communities.

On-Site exposure to a wide demographic of professional contractors from all segments of the industry:

plumbing tradeshow floorPlumbing & HVACR Contractors:

-Type of Work: Service and Repair, New Construction

-Field of Work: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional

-Titles: President, Owner, General Manager

Average Number of Attendees: 900 -1,300

Exhibitors: 130+

These contractors of choice in their markets are recognized as essential protectors of public health, safety and the environment in their communities. Align yourself with these p-h-c experts and harness their passion and purpose to advance their business and the industry.


Exhibitor Floor Plan


Exhibitor Registration

PHCC CONNECT 2024 takes place from Oct. 7 – 10 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. The Exhibit Hall will be open on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for a Pep Rally to celebrate the 2024 Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contest contestants followed by a networking happy hour. The doors will open again on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. View the floor plan for a sneak-peek at this year’s exhibitors to date.


  • Monday, Oct. 7 — 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8 — 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm (Pep Rally & Happy Hour)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 — 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. (includes lunch)

Break Down

  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 — 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Based on feedback from contractors who participated in past events, a predetermined number of booths will be designated for P-H-C service providers. Once this limit has been met, show management will reach out to the requesting company to explore alternative solutions (such as a waitlist or refund). We appreciate your understanding; ensuring a valuable and enriching experience for both attendees and exhibitors is our top priority.

Booth  Member    Non-Member
Standard (10×10) $3,100 $4,100
Premium (10×10) $3,500 $4,500

Exhibit Space Includes: Two (2) complimentary registrations (includes all CONNECT activities, except ticketed or invitation only events per 100 sq. ft. reserved booth space. Each booth will be set with an eight-foot background, side drape, identification sign, draped table and two chairs. Hall aisles are carpeted. Carpet is required for all booths and is available at an additional cost, along with furnishing and electricity through the designated show decorator. Additional exhibitor registrations are available for $445 (includes all CONNECT activities, except ticketed or invitation only events).

Exhibit space will be assigned in the order that Agreement and payment are received and are predicated on amount of space required and booth configuration. PHCC will make all final decisions as to the assignment and location of the booths.

PHCC Show Management reserves the right to make any floor plan changes, including but not limited to, rearrangement of booths, islands, food and beverage areas, seating, entrances and exit points. PHCC will make every effort to notify exhibitors of any floor plan changes as soon as possible, once changes have been made.

PHCC’s suitcasing policies will be in effect for non-exhibiting manufacturers, suppliers and service providers. See next section for full policies.

Following are the rules for nonexhibiting manufacturers, wholesalers/suppliers, and service providers attending PHCCCONNECT2024.

Outboarding and suitcasing are prohibited by PHCC —

  • OUTBOARDING: A nonexhibiting company attempting to attract show attendees with off-site receptions, hospitality suites, and any special presentations is prohibited.
  • SUITCASING: Solicitations by a nonexhibiting company by use of meetings, samples, brochures, catalogs, and other materials is prohibited in either of the convention hotels or in or around the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.

The following guidelines must be adhered to by all nonexhibiting companies approved to attend PHCC CONNECT 2024.

  1. Nonexhibiting manufacturer/supplier merchandise, samples, catalogs, etc. are not permitted at the CONNECT show. Briefcases, bags, suitcases, etc. are subject to inspection prior to entry to the exhibit hall and at various checkpoints.
  2. Showrooms, hospitality suites, receptions, and/or special presentations cannot be hosted by nonexhibiting companies anywhere in Birmingham during setup and the PHCC CONNECT 2024 show dates.

A nonexhibiting company breaking any of the rules will be asked to leave the PHCC CONNECT 2024 show and may be prohibited from attending or exhibiting in future years. Registration credentials will not be issued to any employees of such company.

Exhibiting companies are encouraged to protect their investment and report any violations to show management.

For more information on becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, contact PHCC at or 800-533-7694.

How can I protect my company from scams related to the show?

  • PHCC does not, and never has, provided attendee information to anyone other than exhibitors and sponsors of the show. Any company that offers to sell you PHCC’s attendee list is a scammer. They will take your money and leave you with a worthless list.
  • PHCC does not work with any third-party travel agency. We encourage you to book your room in hotels where PHCC is holding a room block.