Welcome to Roofing Contractor's coverage of the International Roofing Expo (IRE), the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event. Roofing professionals gather to experience and learn the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to success.
The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. The IRE brings top suppliers, unique resources and unbeatable networking in the best educational conference in the business.
Be sure to check this page during the show! Roofing Contractor will be updating with IRE news, Show Dailies, and photo galleries.
IRE 2014 was held in Las Vegas. Check out coverage from then!
Libertine Social – Mandalay Bay
A gastropub that features American bar food and cocktails, all with a modern, unique twist.
Charlie Palmer Steak – Four Seasons
Voted "best steakhouse in Las Vegas", where diners are presented with a delicious food selection, and a luxurious dining experience.
Rx Boiler Room – Mandalay Bay
A classic spin on comfort food, paired with craft cocktails and an atmosphere that reflects a modern interpretation of the Victorian era.
Rivea – Mandalay Bay
Relax and enjoy yourself while checking out the 180-degree views of the city below.
Fleur by Hubert Keller – Mandalay Bay
An unparalleled dining experience that showcases the Master Chef’s powerful flavors and unique presentations.
Kumi – Mandalay Bay
A modern Japanese menu presented with a Korean American twist, and a selection of specialty cocktails.
Lupo by Wolfgang Puck – Mandalay Bay
World renowned chef Wolfgang Puck presents a menu that changes daily and features a modern combination of flavors from the old country.
Red Square – Mandalay Bay
Known for its signature cocktails and vast vodka selection, Red Square is the perfect nighttime hangout spot.
STRIPSTEAK – Mandalay Bay
Dive into the sophisticated, modern alternative to the traditional steakhouse atmosphere with a corn-fed, all-natural meat selection.
Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood – Mandalay Bay
The Master Chef’s menu offers guests a selection of seafood that’s flown in daily, and is caught through means of sustainable fishing practices.
Mizuya Sushi and Sake – Mandalay Bay
Fresh sashimi, hand rolls and specialty rolls paired with an extensive sake menu.
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire – Mandarin Oriental
Located 23 floors up, the Michelin Star Chef features a menu that displays classic French cuisine with a contemporary edge.
Sage – Aria
Chef Shawn McClain presents a fresh, ever-changing menu of modern American cuisine paired with worldwide influences.
Aureole – Mandalay Bay
This newly renovated restaurant offers an updated dating concept from renowned chef Charlie Palmer.
Gallagher's Steakhouse – New York New York
Enjoy premium dry-aged beef and fresh seafood at this New York City original.
Lemongrass – Aria
A creative take on traditional Thai food, paired with an innovative, modern twist.
Nine Fine Irishmen – New York New York
An Irish pub that offers guests signature dishes of traditional Irish food, music and spirits.
D. Vino – Monte Carlo
Traditional farm-fresh ingredients make up the unique Italian menu that features a selection of wood-oven pizzas and pastas.
Jaleo – The Cosmopolitan
Traditional small dishes of Spain combined with a selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, atmosphere.
Herringbone – Aria
Sustainable seafood plus craft beer and cocktails offered in a sophisticated atmosphere complete featuring a garden patio.
Scarpetta – The Cosmopolitan
Scott Conant’s take on modern Italian cuisine features a contemporary setting with Bellagio fountain views.
Beauty & Essex – The Cosmopolitan
Lower East side meets Las Vegas Strip with shareable plates, handcrafted cocktails and unique jewelry-box-themed dining rooms.
Vegas Indoor Skydiving
If you’re looking for the experience of skydiving, without actually jumping out of a plane, look no more. For three exciting minutes, you’ll be suspended above a wind tunnel that simulates the thrill of weightlessness, but at a height-friendly alternative. A safety training class is provided beforehand to insure that guests are equipped with the proper knowledge and procedures.
200 Convention Center Dr. | 702-731-4768
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located 15 miles from Las Vegas, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is visited by more than 2 million people each year. The area is home to the Keystone Thrust -- a set of sandstone peaks and walls that are up to 3,000 feet high – perfect for hiking and rock climbing. It also features a one-way loop road that is 13 miles long -- a great spot for bike touring.
1000 Scenic Loop Dr. | 702-515-5350
The Neon Museum
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum features signs from old casinos and other businesses presented in a six acre outdoor display. The museum has a total of twelve restored signs throughout Downtown Las Vegas most of which have a distinctive history. The signs are considered by locals to be historically significant to the city’s rich, unique culture.
Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at The Bellagio
A lustrous 14,000-square-foot garden that’s transformed each year by artistic horticulturalists and designers. The gardens showcase unique colors from all four seasons, winter, spring, fall and winter. At any given time, the garden displays more than 34,000 flowers, shrubs and trees. When a season is over, the displays rotate, and 90 percent of the greenery used is recycled.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. | 888-987-6667
Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour
Experience the Grand Canyon from the most unique view of all, as a helicopter takes you soaring through one of the United States most prized landmarks. Guests will land on a canyon bluff 3,200 feet below the rim, where they will experience a Champagne picnic under an American Indian ramada shelter.
5596 Haven St. | 800-653-1881
See your favorite celebrities in a whole new way at the original Madame Tussauds venue in the United States. The famous wax museum features over 100 wax figures of famous celebrities, film and TV characters, athletes, musicians and Marvel superheroes. Walk through at your own pace while exploring all of the unique, life-like sculptures.
3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard | 866-841-3739
"O™" by Cirque du Soleil®
The famous, world renowned Cirque du Soleil teams up with an aquatic-themed wonderland to create a one-of-a-kind show experience. The show unites a team of synchronized swimmers, bold acrobats and graceful divers, who transition gracefully between the make-believe worlds both in and out of the water. Experience one of Las Vegas’s most spectacular, eye-catching performances.
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd. | 888-488-7111
The Mob Museum
A rather unique history museum located in downtown Las Vegas, the Mob Museum or the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, showcases the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the United States, in addition to the movements made by police to avert these crimes. Guests can peruse through three floors of interactive exhibits, unique pieces and film footage.
300 E Stewart Avenue | 702-229-2734
Fremont Street Experience
You can’t make a trip to Las Vegas without venturing away from the Strip to downtown’s famous Fremont Street. Take a walk through Viva Vision, the LED canopy that runs along the street, or take a ride down the 12-story, slot machine-inspired SlotZilla Zip Line. Other attractions include the pedestrian mall, and a variety of light and sound shows.
425 Fremont Street | 702-678-5600
See the spectacular lights and attractions on the Las Vegas Strip from 550 feet in the air on the world’s largest Ferris wheel. Located at the heart of the Strip, the High Roller houses 28 transparent pods that hold 40 passengers each. Throughout the 30 minute experience, guests are able to see a 360-view of both the Strip and the surrounding valley and mountains.
3545 South Las Vegas Boulevard | 702-322-0593