DALLAS-Economist Dr. Barry Asmus will provide the keynote address during the 2006 International Roofing Expo, Feb. 14-16 in Las Vegas. Kicking-off the event, the keynote address, "The Best is Yet to Come," will take place on Tuesday, February 14, from 10:45 am to 11:45 am in the South Seas Ballroom at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Free to all show participants, the keynote address is the headline event for the Expo's educational conference program consisting of 50 technical, business and workplace safety sessions. As in 2005, courses will be submitted for continuing education credits with RCI, AIA and Florida's DBPR/CILB.

Asmus is a senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis. Through a historical perspective and global vision, he enjoys sharing the promising state of our economy, innovation, prosperity and free markets.

For more information about the International Roofing Expo, visit www.TheRoofingExpo.com.