What is the California Construction Expo and why should I attend?
The California Construction Expo is the Golden State’s premiere gathering for contractors, designers, construction professionals, suppliers and construction workers to learn directly from government agencies about the increasing opportunities associated with $150 billion in public work programs currently proposed or underway. The government sector is in tremendous need of qualified contractors, professional service consultants, and skilled labor to support their construction programs. If your company directly or indirectly supports the design or construction industry, you need to have a presence at CalCon Expo..
(2014 Bronze Telly Award winner CalCon Expo: Building Your Future video was shot and produced by Blue Monarch L.A. Productions.)
Is it advantageous to take time away from the construction site to attend CalCon Expo?
You cannot afford to miss it! The leading agencies, large contractors, and suppliers will be there to build business relationships that can have a tremendous impact on your company’s future growth. With the historical shortage of contractor capacity in Southern California, companies across state borders are encouraged to attend and capture some of California’s best contracting opportunities and receive the help to get started with licensing, bidding and accessing skilled labor.
I am a small contractor. Will I benefit from attending CalCon Expo?
Yes, absolutely! Several participating government agencies have contracting opportunities available for small, medium, and large businesses ranging from as little as $5,000 to well over $100 million. Additionally, most agencies have special programs and small business goals to help position and prepare your company to bid on government sector contracts.
I attend other construction events. What makes the CalCon Expo different?
California Construction Expo strategically brings together the industries that design and build with the government agencies that award contracts…it is not only a place to experience the latest tools, equipment and technology. To make it easier for your company to succeed, organizations and agencies will be on hand to help you get started with the bidding process and to access skilled labor.
Who Should Attend?
• Institutional Building Contractors
• Commercial Building Contractors
• Heavy and Civil Engineering Contractors
• Residential Building Contractors
• All Specialty Trade Contractors
• Materials & Equipment Suppliers
• Wholesalers & Retailers
• Building Trade Unions
• Apprenticeship Programs
• Trade Associations
• Architecture & Engineering Professionals
• Master Planners
• Construction Management Firms
• Surety & Insurance Companies
• Business Development Resource Organizations
• Lending Institutions
• Information Technology Companies
• Individuals who want a career in construction
• Government Agencies
I am not a contractor, but I'm interested in learning how my business can support the construction industry. Should I attend?
Yes, definitely. Exhibitors participating in CalCon Expo include government agencies seeking contractors, design and construction professionals; large general contractors and construction professionals recruiting subcontractors and/or employees; labor unions and apprenticeship programs seeking individuals who want to begin a career in construction; companies showcasing new technology, sustainable design services and products; and business development organizations seeking to help small businesses grow their business. A cross-section of the construction industry will be represented, and by attending CalCon Expo you will get a rare opportunity to see how your business fits in and can grow its bottom line.
I cannot participate for a full day. Can I let another staff member use my entry pass for part of the day?
The Full Expo Pass which provides access to all exhibits, workshops, and the lunch program is not transferable. There is an Exhibit Pass that allows access to the exhibits and all workshops but does not include the lunch program for a nominal fee of $25.00.