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The International Roofing Expo Reunites the Industry in Las Vegas

The #1 Trade Show for the Roofing and Exterior Construction Industry, The IRE Brought Together Thousands of Industry Professionals to Reconnect and Get Back to Doing Business In Person

Las Vegas, NV – September 2, 2021 – The International Roofing Expo (IRE), by Informa Markets, was thrilled to bring together the roofing and exterior construction industry for its first in-person event full of innovation and knowledge sharing since February 2020. Thousands of professionals gathered in Las Vegas to connect and engage with their peers, source the latest products and technology, and learn from top industry experts and thought leaders. During the opening day of the show Roofing & Exteriors, the new official digital media brand of the International Roofing Expo, was launched.

"The event had a more intimate feel than our last edition, yet we were excited to bring 9,126 industry professionals together at this year's event," said Ray Giovine, Group Director for the International Roofing Expo. "The energy at the show was very positive, and the people in attendance were happy to be back at a live event."

“This year’s IRE was one of the most interesting in my lifetime due to COVID-19. Although smaller than usual, attendees report having a terrific time reconnecting with friends, visiting with exhibitors, and learning from the top leaders in the industry. I can’t wait to do it again in New Orleans in 2022,” said Reid Ribble, CEO for National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

Attendees covering the entire spectrum of the industry explored 105,600 square feet of exhibit space during the three-day event. Over 325 manufacturers and suppliers showcased the latest products, services, and technology for the roofing, window, and siding industries, including notable companies such as SRS Distribution, Owens Corning, and Beacon Roofing Supply.

The 2021 IRE event brought new experiences to the show floor.  In addition to the classic Exhibitor Presented Seminar sessions, attendees absorbed even more on-floor education with the introduction of the Windows & Siding Education classes. This new education area featured sessions from new IRE partners, including the Vinyl Siding Institute and Certified Contractors Network.

The RoofersCoffeeShop team brought their Coffee Conversation podcast to life by hosting live from their booth. Heidi Ellsworth spoke with leading roofing contractors to discuss trending topics such as material shortages and price increases. Heidi also caught up with the winning team from the 2021 Roofing Alliance Student Competition, Clemson University. 

“RoofersCoffeeShop had the great honor of bringing the 2021 IRE show to everyone who could not attend through LIVE Coffee Conversations and ongoing LIVE interviews on the RCS YouTube!  The event was amazing and the First-Time Attendees Reception was not only LIVE but on Tik Tok.  Such a great show and RoofersCoffeeShop was proud to be a part of this industry event,” said Heidi J. Ellsworth, Owner of RoofersCoffeeShop.

There was a buzz on the show floor as people stop to watch the NRCA ProCertification® Hands-On Performance Exams that moved inside this year. Attendees who were familiar with ProCertification were excited seeing a mockup and exam details firsthand, and those who were not familiar were interested in learning more and were intrigued by this first-of-its kind program for roofing professionals. During the show, 26 roof system installers completed their hands-on exams. Roofing professionals also tested their readiness for the ProCertification by taking a free knowledge exam during the event. 

“Being able to conduct and demonstrate NRCA ProCertification hands-on performance exams on the expo show floor was an exciting opportunity for NRCA to show the industry what ProCertification is all about,” said Frank Perna, Director, Certification Development for NRCA.  “Many IRE attendees were familiar with ProCertification, but giving them the opportunity to see the testing mockups up close, watch hands-on performance exam demonstrations and speak with experienced roofing professionals on site allowed attendees to understand how the program is poised to elevate the roofing industry. NRCA ProCertification is a game-changer for the roofing workforce, and we are thrilled to have been able to share it with IRE attendees.”

Attendees were encouraged to step beyond the expo hall and enjoy outdoor events in the parking lot. SRS Distribution hosted their annual Extreme Tailgating Party, and it was hard to miss with the SRS branded RV and Jeep. A newcomer to the outdoor area was the JobNimbus Kickin' Asphalt Rig and their Crew Happy Hour.

Adding new product lines, ways to improve marketing, growing and expanding business were prevalent topics covered during this year's conference program. The program included over 40 educational sessions divided into nine educational tracks, including a new Windows & Siding track. "We had great engagement between our presenters and conference attendees during the sessions," said Brandi McElhaney, Sr. Conference Manager for the IRE. 

Jen Silver, President of Roofing Utah, Inc., said “For me, as a newer Roofing Contractor, it was a great opportunity to network with both existing vendors as well as exploring building relationships with new ones.  As a woman, it was empowering to meet others in the industry, and discuss some of the adversities that we face and how we can support each other in overcoming those.  I also really enjoyed building relationships with peers nationally, which enables me to have people in my circle to discuss ideas and challenges with other owners.”

There was no shortage of networking opportunities during this year's event. From catching up with old friends to building new business relationships, it was clear the industry was excited to reconnect. And you could see this during events like the First-Time Attendees Reception sponsored by RoofersCoffeeShop and the Welcome Party sponsored by ABC Supply Co. "We had a fantastic turnout at the Welcome Party," said Shelby Snelson, Show Manager for the IRE. "Everyone was able to relax, grab a drink, and have some fun with their peers. Towards the end of the evening, we even had a conga line going!"

In partnership with Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, the 12th Annual Community Service Day Project went digital this year with the goal to raise funds to help replace a couple of HVAC systems and a roof for residents in need. Between the donations from attendees and the portion of paid registration fees from the International Roofing Expo, just under $8,000 was raised for the project. Commercial Roofers, Inc. and Beacon Building Products generously donated supplies, time, and labor to make the roof replacement happen. 

Roofing & Exteriors (R&E), the official digital media brand of the International Roofing Expo and the new website, was formally launched to the audience at IRE 2021 during an opening day 9 a.m. session “Industry Solutions, Connections, Community & Intelligence.” “R&E leverages industry partnerships, speakers and thought leaders seen at IRE but goes beyond that to be a 24/7, 365 resource for the industry,” said Rachel Williams, Chief Editor for Roofing & Exteriors. “Its mission is to empower the roofing and exterior professionals with news, market data and industry resources that can grow their revenues and expand their businesses."

Save the Date for IRE 2022
Next year's event is headed to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, February 1-3, 2022. The show is looking forward to bringing back events such as the keynote speakers, NRCA training sessions, and an in-person Community Service Day event. Housing for IRE 2022 is now open through the official hotel provider, onPeak. We encourage everyone to book early for the best rates and selection.  Book your stay today.  Get notified when registration opens this fall by signing up to receive show news and updates from the IRE. 

To learn more about Informa Markets events, visit www.informamarkets.com. For more information on IRE, visit www.theroofingexpo.com. Visit www.roofingexteriors.com to read the latest industry news and to sign up for their e-newsletter.

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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ROOFING EXPO
The International Roofing Expo® is the premier event for both the commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction industries. The IRE brings the professional community together to help them stay current on trending knowledge and to see the largest selection of products and services. The event helps professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions, and networking. The International Roofing Expo is owned and operated by Informa Markets. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor. For more information, please visit www.theroofingexpo.com.

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Meggan Spehar
Senior Marketing Manager, IRE
[email protected]

The #1 Trade Show for the Roofing and Exterior Construction Industry, The IRE Brought Together Thousands of Industry Professionals to Reconnect and Get Back to Doing Business In Person

 

Las Vegas, NV – September 2, 2021 – The International Roofing Expo (IRE), by Informa Markets, was thrilled to bring together the roofing and exterior construction industry for its first in-person event full of innovation and knowledge sharing since February 2020. Thousands of professionals gathered in Las Vegas to connect and engage with their peers, source the latest products and technology, and learn from top industry experts and thought leaders. During the opening day of the show Roofing & Exteriors, the new official media brand of the International Roofing Expo, was launched.

 

"The event had a more intimate feel than our last edition, yet we were excited to bring 9,126 industry professionals together at this year's event," said Ray Giovine, Group Director for the International Roofing Expo. "The energy at the show was very positive, and the people in attendance were happy to be back at a live event."

 

“This year’s IRE was one of the most interesting in my lifetime due to COVID-19. Although smaller than usual, attendees report having a terrific time reconnecting with friends, visiting with exhibitors, and learning from the top leaders in the industry. I can’t wait to do it again in New Orleans in 2022,” said Reid Ribble, CEO for National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

 

Attendees covering the entire spectrum of the industry explored 105,600 square feet of exhibit space during the three-day event. Over 325 manufacturers and suppliers showcased the latest products, services, and technology for the roofing, window, and siding industries, including notable companies such as SRS Distribution, Owens Corning, and Beacon Roofing Supply.

 

The 2021 IRE event brought new experiences to the show floor.  In addition to the classic Exhibitor Presented Seminar sessions, attendees absorbed even more on-floor education with the introduction of the Windows & Siding Education classes. This new education area featured sessions from new IRE partners, including the Vinyl Siding Institute and Certified Contractors Network.

 

The RoofersCoffeeShop team brought their Coffee Conversation podcast to life by hosting live from their booth. Heidi Ellsworth spoke with leading roofing contractors to discuss trending topics such as material shortages and price increases. Heidi also caught up with the winning team from the 2021 Roofing Alliance Student Competition, Clemson University.

 

“RoofersCoffeeShop had the great honor of bringing the 2021 IRE show to everyone who could not attend through LIVE Coffee Conversations and ongoing LIVE interviews on the RCS YouTube!  The event was amazing and the First-Time Attendees Reception was not only LIVE but on Tik Tok.  Such a great show and RoofersCoffeeShop was proud to be a part of this industry event,” said Heidi J. Ellsworth, Owner of RoofersCoffeeShop.

 

There was a buzz on the show floor as people stop to watch the NRCA ProCertification® Hands-On Performance Exams that moved inside this year. Attendees who were familiar with ProCertification were excited seeing a mockup and exam details firsthand, and those who were not familiar were interested in learning more and were intrigued by this first-of-its kind program for roofing professionals. During the show, 26 roof system installers completed their hands-on exams. Roofing professionals also tested their readiness for the ProCertification by taking a free knowledge exam during the event.

 

“Being able to conduct and demonstrate NRCA ProCertification hands-on performance exams on the expo show floor was an exciting opportunity for NRCA to show the industry what ProCertification is all about,” said Frank Perna, Director, Certification Development for NRCA.  “Many IRE attendees were familiar with ProCertification, but giving them the opportunity to see the testing mockups up close, watch hands-on performance exam demonstrations and speak with experienced roofing professionals on site allowed attendees to understand how the program is poised to elevate the roofing industry. NRCA ProCertification is a game-changer for the roofing workforce, and we are thrilled to have been able to share it with IRE attendees.”

 

Attendees were encouraged to step beyond the expo hall and enjoy outdoor events in the parking lot. SRS Distribution hosted their annual Extreme Tailgating Party, and it was hard to miss with the SRS branded RV and Jeep. A newcomer to the outdoor area was the JobNimbus Kickin' Asphalt Rig and their Crew Happy Hour.

 

Adding new product lines, ways to improve marketing, growing and expanding business were prevalent topics covered during this year's conference program. The program included over 40 educational sessions divided into nine educational tracks, including a new Windows & Siding track. "We had great engagement between our presenters and conference attendees during the sessions," said Brandi McElhaney, Sr. Conference Manager for the IRE.

 

Jen Silver, President of Roofing Utah, Inc., said “For me, as a newer Roofing Contractor, it was a great opportunity to network with both existing vendors as well as exploring building relationships with new ones.  As a woman, it was empowering to meet others in the industry, and discuss some of the adversities that we face and how we can support each other in overcoming those.  I also really enjoyed building relationships with peers nationally, which enables me to have people in my circle to discuss ideas and challenges with other owners.”

 

There was no shortage of networking opportunities during this year's event. From catching up with old friends to building new business relationships, it was clear the industry was excited to reconnect. And you could see this during events like the First-Time Attendees Reception sponsored by RoofersCoffeeShop and the Welcome Party sponsored by ABC Supply Co. "We had a fantastic turnout at the Welcome Party," said Shelby Snelson, Show Manager for the IRE. "Everyone was able to relax, grab a drink, and have some fun with their peers. Towards the end of the evening, we even had a conga line going!"

 

In partnership with Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, the 12th Annual Community Service Day Project went digital this year with the goal to raise funds to help replace a couple of HVAC systems and a roof for residents in need. Between the donations from attendees and the portion of paid registration fees from the International Roofing Expo, just under $8,000 was raised for the project. Commercial Roofers, Inc. and Beacon Building Products generously donated supplies, time, and labor to make the roof replacement happen.

 

Roofing & Exteriors (R&E), the official digital media brand of the International Roofing Exp and the new website, was formally launched to the audience at IRE 2021 during an opening day 9 a.m. session “Industry Solutions, Connections, Community & Intelligence.” “R&E leverages industry partnerships, speakers and thought leaders seen at IRE but goes beyond that to be a 24/7, 365 resource for the industry,” said Rachel Williams, Chief Editor for Roofing & Exteriors. “Its mission is to empower the roofing and exterior professionals with news, market data and industry resources that can grow their revenues and expand their businesses."

 

Save the Date for IRE 2022

Next year's event is headed to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, February 1-3, 2022. The show is looking forward to bringing back events such as the keynote speakers, NRCA training sessions, and an in-person Community Service Day event. Housing for IRE 2022 is now open through the official hotel provider, onPeak. We encourage everyone to book early for the best rates and selection.  Book your stay today.  Get notified when registration opens this fall by signing up to receive show news and updates from the IRE.

 

To learn more about Informa Markets events, visit www.informamarkets.com. For more information on IRE, visit www.theroofingexpo.com. Visit www.roofingexteriors.com to read the latest industry news and to sign up for their e-newsletter.

 

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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ROOFING EXPO
The International Roofing Expo® is the premier event for both the commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction industries. The IRE brings the professional community together to help them stay current on trending knowledge and to see the largest selection of products and services. The event helps professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions, and networking. The International Roofing Expo is owned and operated by Informa Markets. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor. For more information, please visit
www.theroofingexpo.com.

 

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

 


 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

 

Meggan Spehar

Senior Marketing Manager, IRE

[email protected]

IRE Returns to the Show Floor August 10-12 as the Premier Trade Event for Roofing and Exteriors in Las Vegas, NV

The #1 Trade Show for Roofing and Exteriors Professionals, The IRE Brings Together Manufacturers of the Latest Products, Experts of the Most Valuable Skills, and the Passion of Contractors and Business Owners

Las Vegas, NV – July 31, 2021 – The International Roofing Expo (IRE), by Informa Markets will open August 10-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The event brings together construction professionals, distributors, and manufacturers from all over the roofing and exteriors industry. The IRE pulls thousands of members of the roofing and exteriors community together to engage with the latest offering of products, services and networking. These interactions come in the form of new and existing connections, education sessions, demonstrations and more.

The International Roofing Expo is the #1 event for exhibitions and education for the roofing and exterior construction industries. Attendees cover the entire spectrum of the industry: roofing, siding, windows and everything between. Attendees are encouraged to learn from industry experts’ conference sessions, speaking events, presentations and demonstrations. These are in addition to the exhibits and showcases lining the expo hall.

“We couldn’t be more excited to open our doors and welcome roofing professionals in less than two weeks! We have a number of new companies attending and such a high quality of attendees, we anticipate a large amount of business to be done on our show floor. We’re bringing together the community, and we can’t wait to see the impact,” said Ray Giovine, Group Director of The International Roofing Expo.

After an economically impactful last year dominated by a pandemic, now is the time to join peers and colleagues on the trade show floor. The need to innovate, grow and build connections as a business has never been greater. The IRE’s goal is to help professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions, and networking. This drive to help businesses does not stop at the event itself. While its economic impact falls largely under the radar, the trade event industry creates over $325 billion in business sales and 1.3 million jobs globally each year, providing an incredible economic boom for the industries they serve, the cities that host their events, and the small and medium sized businesses which make up 85% of their customers.

“We have heard from contractors, builders and manufacturers, and there is pent up demand for reconnecting in-person. They are looking forward to attending the International Roofing Expo, and so are we,” said Reid Ribble, CEO for National Roofing Contractors Associations (NRCA). “Informa Markets and the IRE show team has done a tremendous job putting together show that is implementing a health and safety plan to help ensure a safe environment for everyone in attendance.”

Informa Markets has run several, in-person trade shows in Las Vegas in 2021. These expos added a focus to safety and health for all parties while continuing to provide exhibitors and attendees with incredible benefits toward their businesses. The International Roofing Expo continues to prioritize the health and safety of all guests by adhering to current CDC and local government guidance. Effective July 28, 2021, Clark County has imposed a mask mandate for all individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. As a result, masks will be required at the International Roofing Expo. Face masks will be available onsite for all guests if they do not have their own. 

The IRE team understands that our event impacts the environment and the communities we serve. In response, event organizers are making strides to transform the IRE into a more sustainable event in addition to providing jobs and business to the community. This effort includes spotlighting sustainability on the show floor, taking steps to reduce carbon emissions, working toward offsetting unavoidable emissions, measuring our impacts year over year, and more. Regarding the trade show, these impacts are seen in the move to digital badges, the removal of carpet, and the reduction of unnecessary paper waste.

Exhibitors at the IRE include manufacturers and regional distributors encompassing all aspects of roofing and exterior contracting and construction. The Mandalay Bay Convention Center provides the space and accommodations exhibitors needs to effectively display and demonstrate their products on the show floor. This year, the event will showcase one of the largest collections of manufacturers of building products ranging from aluminum windows to roof decks to wood siding.

“Being a part the International Roofing Expo each year is very important to our business and this year is no different. This show allows us to connect in-person with our customers and build new relationships,” said Dan Tinker, President & CEO of SRS Distribution. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our booth and outside in the parking lot for our Extreme Tailgate event. We are also excited for our annual Raise the Roof charity concert event featuring Darius Rucker and Little Big Town. There are a few tickets left so grab yours today.”

There is a wide variety of ways to interact at IRE. Just by walking around the expo floor, attendees connect directly with manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. Exhibitors offer an opportunity for others to learn about the latest innovations and newest products to hit the industry. The educational sessions and speakers help to broaden horizons with teaching new techniques and skills that run the roofing and exteriors gamut. These include live demonstrations and offers to purchase products and services that could give businesses an advantage back home.

“Our platforms create commercial and connection opportunities that are unmatched,” said Nancy Walsh, President, North America at Informa Markets. “We help launch small businesses to new heights, educate our community on the latest innovations, create rich networking opportunities, and ensure that revenue opportunities are stimulated on and off the show floor.”

Trade shows have transformed into far more than booths displaying product—they have become perennial marketplaces brought to life by educational opportunities, innovation launches, and data-driven qualified lead retrieval opportunities supported by social networking activities that unite valuable digital progress with the now-yearned-for magic of interpersonal connection. Last year, many of the nearly 32,000 exhibitions held worldwide transitioned to digital solutions which leveraged best-in-class technology to create those critical supply chain connections. But while digital solutions have proven invaluable to many during pandemic times, as economies re-open in response to progress against COVID-19, data shows that both sides of the supply chain look toward moving forward with in-person events and exhibitions.

“We are in the business of connection,” said Walsh. “We have made incredible progress in providing our customers broader reach, better qualified leads, and year-round opportunities for education, innovation and growth through digital and data solutions, but meaningful networking is not replicable in a virtual format. There is an energy to the in-person experience that we have been missing over the last 15 months. Our platforms play a really important role in rich relationship building and revenue-driving for the communities they serve, and that is rarely a one-click experience.”

To learn more about Informa Markets events, visit www.informamarkets.com. For more information on IRE, visit www.theroofingexpo.com

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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ROOFING EXPO

The International Roofing Expo® is the premier event for both the commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction industries. The IRE brings the professional community together to help them stay current on trending knowledge and to see the largest selection of products and services. The event helps professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions, and networking. The International Roofing Expo is owned and operated by Informa Markets. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor. For more information, please visit www.theroofingexpo.com.

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.
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MEDIA CONTACTS: 

Meggan Spehar
Senior Marketing Manager, IRE
[email protected]

Lauren Lamb
Vice President of Marketing, Infrastructure & Construction, Informa Markets
[email protected]

Registration is Live for the much anticipated 2021 International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas

The roofing and exterior construction industry is connecting in-person in on August 10-12.

Irving, TX – May 4, 2021  Excitement has been building in anticipation of the in-person event in Las Vegas for the International Roofing Expo® (IRE), an Informa Markets event. The show is taking place August 10-12, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and registration for the event is now open. Attendees may register online at www.theroofingexpo.com.

Those wishing to attend the event are encouraged to register by June 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing. An expo hall pass starts at $65 ($85 after June 15) and a conference super pass starts at $400 ($505 after June 15). NRCA Members and NWiR members are eligible for discounts on select packages and/or events. To register for the show visit www.theroofingexpo.com/register.

Las Vegas and Informa Markets are partnering to bring meetings and conventions back to Las Vegas, signaling the start of a safe economic recovery for the many industries and communities their platforms serve, and MGM Resorts International/Mandalay Bay is playing a significant part in the industry’s return. As industries and economies like the roofing and exterior construction communities look for opportunities to re-connect in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, their platforms provide the ideal setting to rebuild communities and revive local economies. 

Foundational to Informa Markets’ return to the show floor is its commitment to safety. Informa Markets is working with the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on a thorough health and safety plan, largely based on the framework of Informa AllSecure, a set of rigorous health and safety measures to prioritize guest safety at trade events. Through this plan, the International Roofing Expo has set specific operational protocols and communication strategies surrounding the event.

“We understand how important the International Roofing Expo is to the industry and the need to stay informed and connected,” said Ray Giovine, Group Director for Informa Markets and the International Roofing Expo. “We are hearing from the industry they ready to get together in-person, and we’re looking forward to providing them with a safe and secure way to interact with each other.”

Over the years the IRE has become the premier annual event for education, exhibitions, and networking. Commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction professionals from across the country come together to experience the newest innovations, participate in cutting-edge educational sessions, and build strong business relationships. 

Registrants may choose from an expo hall pass or they can select one of the conference pass options. “If you are looking to stay at the forefront of the industry our conference passes provide you with the opportunity to learn from some of the top professionals. They will discuss current issues the industry is facing and share their knowledge on the latest market trends,” said Shelby Snelson, Show Manager for Informa Markets and the International Roofing Expo. “The great thing about our conference program is it doesn’t overlap our expo hall hours, so you can take advantage of all the IRE has to offer.”

The 2021 IRE event will feature:

  • IRE Conference Program with over 40 educational sessions
  • Hundreds of brands displaying their latest products, services and technologies
  • Free educational sessions and live product clinics on the show floor
  • 12th Annual Digital Community Service Day Project
  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) educational classes
  • NRCA ROOFPAC Reception and Live Auction
  • 4th Annual National Women in Roofing’s (NWiR) Day
  • IRE Welcome Party and First-Time Attendee Reception

"Since attending the IRE in Las Vegas in 2017, our company has come every year and increased our presence every year. The knowledge we have gained from the shows has been instrumental in our growth and in our expertise in the industry. I would highly recommend attending the IRE to help build your business," said Joe B., Semper Fi Roofing.

To learn more about Informa AllSecure, and the IRE’s health and safety measures, visit www.theroofingexpo.com/health

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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ROOFING EXPO

The International Roofing Expo® is the premier event for both the commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction industries. The IRE brings the professional community together to help them stay current on trending knowledge and to see the largest selection of products and services. The event helps professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions, and networking. The International Roofing Expo is owned and operated by Informa Markets. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor. For more information, please visit www.theroofingexpo.com.

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.
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MEDIA CONTACTS: 

Meggan Spehar
Senior Marketing Manager, IRE
[email protected]

Lauren Lamb
Vice President of Marketing, Infrastructure & Construction, Informa Markets
[email protected]

The first-ever IRE Virtual Edition connected industry professionals and leaders from across the globe

Dallas, TX – April 6, 2021  The International Roofing Expo’s (IRE) first virtual event was held March 2-4, 2021, and brought together professionals from the roofing and exterior construction industries.  The event connected contractors, remodelers, and builders with manufacturers and suppliers to discover the latest products, technologies, and services while further developing their professional and technical skills.

The Roofing Industry’s Must-Attend Event Starts the Year with a Virtual Version

Dallas, TX – February 23, 2021  The International Roofing Expo’s (IRE) first virtual event is kicking off next week on March 2 at 10:00 a.m. EST and will run through March 4 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The virtual platform will remain open through April 2 to allow attendees and exhibitors to get the most out of the event.

Roofing and Exterior Construction industry leaders will come together via a virtual event

Dallas, TX – February 1, 2021  The International Roofing Expo (IRE) is thrilled to provide the industry with two events in 2021. This year the IRE is launching a complementary virtual event taking place March 2-4 in addition to the live event happening August 10-12 in Las Vegas. Registration is now open for the virtual event.

The International Roofing Expo Adds a Virtual Conference and Expo in 2021 and Announces New Show Dates as it Continues to Connect the Industry

Dallas, TX – November 20, 2020  The International Roofing Expo, with the full support of the NRCA, is excited to launch a virtual conference and expo in 2021 in addition to their physical event. The virtual event will be held on February 24-26, and the in-person event will be rescheduled from April to August 10-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. 

The International Roofing Expo (IRE) is Rescheduled for April 2021

Dallas, TX – July 29, 2020 – After ongoing discussions with key stakeholders and with full support from NRCA, the International Roofing Expo (IRE) team has made the proactive decision to reschedule the event from February to April 2021. The decision to move the dates of IRE was not reached easily, however, in order to ensure a productive and relaxed environment for everyone, we felt it was the right choice for our community. The IRE will now take place April 14-16 in the same location – the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Exhibiting companies and attendees don't need to take any action with the new dates, as everything will automatically transfer to April.

The International Roofing Expo Has Another Record-Breaking Year

Dallas, TX - February 26, 2020 - The 2020 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and Roofing Contractor Magazine, concluded this month with record breaking attendance. Held February 4-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, the IRE is the premiere roofing construction and maintenance event. Roofing professionals from across the globe, gathered to explore new products and services, participated in educational sessions, and experienced face-to-face interaction with their industry peers.

The International Roofing Expo Gives Back To Dallas Via Community Service

DALLAS, TX - January 28, 2020 – Before the International Roofing Expo (IRE)® kicks off in Dallas next month, some event participants will be giving back via the event’s Community Service Day. The 11th annual Community Service Day is on Monday, February 3. In conjunction with the non-profit Rebuilding Together North Texas, attendees and exhibitors in town for IRE will give back to the Dallas area via a renovation project.

The International Roofing Expo Set to Make History with First Ever Female Keynote Speaker

Dallas, TX – January 10, 2020 - The team behind the 2020 International Roofing Expo® did not have to look far to find this year’s keynote speaker. Stanford University graduate Charlotte Jones, daughter of the Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones, will be making history as the IRE’s first-ever female keynote and will share insight on building a successful brand. As the Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys, Charlotte oversees all business operations including strategies as they relate to the team’s brand (recognized world-wide). Charlotte Jones will be the first corporate executive to serve as the IRE Keynote in five years.  The Keynote will take place Tuesday, February 4th at 9:30am, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

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