The top plumbing & heating events to attend in 2024

Business people laughing stood by an exhibition stand.

Keeping up to speed with industry trends and innovations is vital to delivering the best levels of service to your customers. That’s why, as a plumbing & heating installer, industry exhibitions should be in your diary for 2024.

Providing the ideal opportunity to learn about new products and services, discuss industry trends and challenges, and meet the teams behind the latest innovations, exhibitions are an essential part of ongoing learning.

But when time is stretched, it’s important to select the most valuable plumbing & heating events to attend. To help, we’ve picked out the three most influential exhibitions to maximise your time and unlock the greatest impact.

InstallerSHOW Logo


NEC, Birmingham, 25-27th June 2024

Bringing together more than 20,000 plumbing & heating professionals, InstallerSHOW is one of the biggest plumbing & heating events in the calendar. Spread over three days at Birmingham’s NEC, suppliers, manufacturers and industry experts are on hand to discuss the very latest trends, systems and solutions impacting professionals.

Alongside the leading business that will be exhibiting at the show, influential names from across the industry will be lined up to present live seminars and discussions. From regulation changes through to sustainability, these talks provide the perfect opportunity to learn and network with other professionals.

PHEX Exhibition Logo

PHEX (North and South)

PHEX North, Manchester, October 2024

PHEX South, London, November 2024

Plumbing & Heating professionals across the country will already be familiar with HVP Magazine – and PHEX brings the magazine to life by bringing together suppliers and engineers from across the industry.

As the longest running plumbing & heating exhibition, PHEX provides the perfect opportunity to get to grips with the latest products, meet with manufacturers and even get exclusive discounts. Industry talks will also deliver the latest insights around key topics, from net-zero through to the future of home heating.

To maximise your time, there are two opportunities to attend PHEX, with a northern show taking place in October and a southern show in November.

KBB Logo


NEC, Birmingham, 3-6th March 2024

At KBB 2024, you’ll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest developments from more than 250 kitchen, bedroom and bathroom specialists.

As well as exploring the latest developments and networking with industry professionals, you’ll also see the best in industry innovation. The Innovation Awards form a key part of the exhibition and celebrate the most significant developments in the industry right now.

Taking place in March, KBB is the first big event of the year for plumbing & heating professionals, making it an essential addition to your 2024 diary.

Keep up to date throughout the year

While shows are a fantastic way to keep up to speed with the latest developments in our industry, there are other ways for busy installers to stay abreast of industry trends.

Our blog is the perfect knowledge hub for installers, providing regular updates on the trends and updates impacting the industry. Unlocking the expertise of our technical team, each blog is backed by decades of industry knowledge, making it a resource you can trust.

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Richard Bateman

Product Marketing Manager Plumbing and Heating

About the author

A highly experienced and passionate professional, I have over 15 years' experience as a commercial and domestic plumber and hold NVQ Level 3 qualifications from City and Guilds

Since joining RWC in 2015, I began as a technical engineer, utilising my extensive knowledge to provide exceptional support. Currently, I am thrilled to be working with the marketing department as a Product Marketing Manager. 

This role allows me to combine my technical background with a keen eye for market trends, ensuring that RWC's products meet the evolving needs of the industry. With my wealth of experience and commitment to excellence, I am proud to serve as a spokesperson for RWC, sharing our innovative solutions and contributing to the growth of the plumbing and heating sector.