Why Attend the IRE

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The IRE is the premier event for education, product sourcing, and networking.

The IRE is where residential and commercial contractors, remodelers, builders, distributors, architects, engineers, suppliers, and manufacturers from across the globe come together for education, product sourcing, and networking.

Each year, the IRE brings the roofing and exteriors community together to share strategies, drive business, discover new technologies, discuss best practices, and explore the latest products in the market. Our goal is to help industry professionals grow their careers and find new ways to improve the way they do business.

Join fellow contractors February 6-8, 2024 in Las Vegas, NV

Why I Attend the IRE



Education Session at IRE

Learn from Industry Leading Experts and Speakers

Find new ways to elevate your career and propel your company to the next level. The IRE content is curated, vetted, and presented by trailblazers in the roofing and exterior construction industries. The sessions cover various topics organized into nine tracks.


Expo Hall

Explore Products from the Suppliers & Manufacturers

The IRE expo hall is THE place to discover and source the latest products and services. Meet the manufacturers, suppliers, and technology vendors that can propel your business forward while further developing your professional and technical skills.



Connect and Engage with Industry Professionals

The IRE connects you with thousands of professionals to help you build and strengthen lasting relationships. Experience the full spectrum of business and fun while making those all-important connections at various networking events.

“First time attending the International Roofing Expo and we found not only the supplier to be professional and helpful but the attendees as well. A must attend annual event for anyone in this industry.”

“For my first year attending it surpassed my expectations. The IRE was a well-run, educational experience that I highly recommend to anyone in this industry.”

Justification Toolkit

In today's competitive workplace, it's essential to work on your professional development continuously, and attending the International Roofing Expo is the ideal place to do just that. We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend the IRE, so we have created a Justification Toolkit to assist you. There are three simple tools to help you gain funding for your attendance. When you outline the costs, benefits, and value of attending, your manager or supervisor is sure to appreciate the investment made into your training and development as well as to your company's success.

Cost and Benefits Worksheet

Cost and Benefits Worksheet

The worksheet will help you calculate the cost of attending and organize key objectives for attending the expo and conference programs.

Justification Letter

Justification Letter

The justification letter will help you with "the ask." Complete the personalized areas and then customize the letter to fit your needs.

Post-Show Report

Post-Show Report

Complete the post-show report and submit it to your supervisor for them to see how valuable your trip to the IRE was for your professional development and the growth of the company.