ABX2019 — The largest architecture, building and design event in the northeast

October 18, 2019 - Construction Design & Engineering

Boston, MA New England’s architecture, building and design community takes center stage at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) for ABX19, taking place Nov. 6-7. Everyone who has a role in the industry attends to conduct face-to-face meetings, experience the newest innovations, participate in cutting-edge conference workshops, and build relationships at network-building special events.  

Think this is just another industry trade show? Below are the elements that make this event special.  

Show Floor Features

Expo Hall

In the main hall of the BCEC you will find 300+ companies, manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes showcasing their latest products, technologies and innovations for the design and construction industry. Meet one-on-one with the people behind these products and services, learn how they work, and get answers to your questions.

NEW: Business Center  

Make plans to visit the new Business Center presented by Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), featuring SMPS marketing checkups, a headshot lounge, networking tips and more. Learn new tricks to help your business and interact with marketing professionals.

NEW: CE Business Forum

Join us for special programming on Wednesday, Nov. 6 featuring sessions presented by SMPS.

IIDA New England Showcase

IIDA NE will present a fresh new show floor feature where you can engage with the newest finishes and furnishings to market while networking with colleagues. You will also hear from local design luminaries during IIDA NE’s one-hour PechaKucha on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm.

Dean & Derek’s Design Challenge

Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns of Plymouth Quarries, former DIY Network stars and leading experts in the stone industry, have launched a new design challenge for landscape architecture students to plan a 1,200 s/f residential design space. 

BSLA’s Boston Common

BSLA has designed a show floor feature area called Boston Common geared towards landscape architecture.

CEU Learning Zone

The CEU Learning Zone provides outstanding opportunities to get exciting new information and in-depth analysis presented by the exhibitor community. Earn CEU credits through these 60-minute sessions that provide practical, innovative ideas and solutions to invigorate your business.

The Quad

Stop by The Quad to learn how WHAT’S IN explored methods of achieving density and affordability through advances in technology, sustainability, policy, and compact design through collaborations that streamline the design and construction processes. 

Open Architecture Collaborative

Stop by booth #907 to see “The People Most Affected by Our Buildings Will Never Step Inside,” an exhibit coordinated by the Boston chapter of Open Architecture Collaborative (OAC) which aims to promote social justice by streamlining carbon efficient design.

ABX Photo Exhibit

Photos celebrating New England architecture, landscape architecture and interior design will be available for viewing in a custom display along the aisles of the exhibit hall.  

Educational Conference 

The ABX educational conference workshops are tailored to give you the specialized knowledge and training you need to work more profitably. You will learn implementation, integration, best practices and regulations designed to stimulate your thinking, sharpen your skills and grow every aspect of your business.

Over two days you will find 73 accredited workshops divided into 13 specialized tracks addressing the hottest topics across the industry. Get key insights and takeaways as you earn your credits before the new year.

Earn Your Credits

ABX is proud to offer continuing education learning units (LUs) for the following: AIA, HSW, GBCI, IDCEC and LA CES. 

Wagdy Anis Symposium

The Wagdy Anis Symposium is a two-day educational program exclusively for ABX19 attendees focusing on building enclosures. 

Emerging Professionals

ABX offers discounted educational workshops of $30 for BSA members and $40 for non-members who have been in the industry for 5 years or less. 

Special Events

NEW: Welcome Party

After a busy opening day, head to the third floor ballroom foyer to celebrate with industry leaders and innovators, while enjoying music, a full bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres. 

Happy Hour in the Hall 

Unwind after each show day with drinks from cash bars throughout the show floor offering beer and wine.

Women in Design Symposium

Created to foster conversation and learning, this one-day symposium will explore the ideas, processes, and outcomes of this design approach as they relate to empathetic design.

Alumni Receptions

Join alumni, faculty, staff and friends on Nov. 7 for an evening of engaging conversation, networking and updates. Reconnect and network about your time and share how your experience shaped your careers.

Mentor Program

ABX is proud to announce the launch of the Mentor Program, designed to allow students to interact with leading mentors from the Northeast, introducing them to ideas, disciplines and people that are outside of their normal realm.

General Info

Show Hours

The show floor hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7. 


Online registration is available at abexpo.com/register. To receive free expo hall admission, use discount code BN27. Questions? Call 866.452.2815 | 224.563.3751. To register onsite, proceed to the registration counter inside Hall C at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston. 

Show Snapshot

ABX | ArchitectureBoston Expo 2019

When: November 6-7, 2019

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center | Hall C | Boston, MA

Registration: abexpo.com/register  

Questions: 888.529.1641 | 972.536.6444



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