NEW YORK Penton’s Comfortech (, the premier contractor-focused conference and exposition, powered by Contracting Business and Contractor, today officially announced that the 2016 event will take place September 19-22, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. With new partnerships, content, exhibit hall programs and expanded event attendees, the event will deliver an experience that serves the needs of the full HVACR, mechanical and electrical contracting community.

To better serve the needs of the HVACR, Mechanical and Electrical Contracting community Comfortech is partnering with new and existing partners for the 2016 event, which represent over 50,000 contracting professionals and will also bring a new community of qualified attendees to the event including building owners and facility managers from Penton’s database of 20 million professionals. New contractor partners include the National Comfort Institute and NATE.

“We’ve listened to the needs of our community and this year’s event will be a whole new Comfortech.  We’ve refocused our offerings to give contractors everything they need from new products to new services to new solutions to run a successful business. I believe this will be our best event yet,” said Florence Torres, Event Manager, Comfortech.

New this year, Comfortech will offer full and half day workshops on Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20. 

Comfortech will offer four new technical tracks. The technical tracks will offer residential and commercial technical information, as well as emerging technology for connected homes and the new green market. Business management tracks will remain in tact. Several tracks include:

  • Technical Residential Track (new)
  • Technical Light Commercial Track (new)
  • Connected Homes Track (new)
  • The New Green Market Track (new)
  • Management and Recruiting
  • Sales and Marketing

Industry professionals interested in submitting a nomination to speak at Comfortech, visit  The deadline for submissions is February 12th.

Comfortech has created many new exhibit hall experiences for exhibitors including full contact information for lead retrieval; an open floor concept that will eliminate group pavilions and will allow exhibitors to add interactive components to booths; the expansion of the C3 Contractor Competition; and manufacturer suites for private meetings.

Comfortech is in the process of creating a Comfortech Advisory Board, which will include representatives from Penton Energy & Buildings content teams, exhibitors, contractors and industry Influencers.  

On April 21, Comfortech will also offer the third annual virtual event; a full day digital event featuring educational webinars, sponsor exhibits and networking opportunities focused on improving profitability and business strategies for staying competitive in a rapidly evolving market. To register for the virtual event, click here.

Contact Sam Posa at to learn about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

To learn more about Comfortech visit


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Florence Torres
Show Director