The 2005 International Roofing Expo has named Roofing Contractor its Official Show Publication. As part of the agreement, the BNP Media publication will help promote the event as well as assume specific sponsorship functions during the show. Roofing Contractor will also be the exclusive sponsor of the official Show Daily publication, which will be distributed to registered 2005 Roofing Expo attendees and made available in the registration area at the show.

"We look forward to the partnership with Roofing Contractor," says Rick McConnell, senior show director, International Roofing Expo. "With NRCA's involvement as Official Show Sponsor and Roofing Contractor as Official Show Publication, the International Roofing Expo is positioned well for future growth."

"We're excited to support the International Roofing Expo and NRCA's Annual Convention," says Jill Nash, publisher, Roofing Contractor. "Our readers will enjoy attending this growing and expanding event. Our advertisers will benefit from greater investment and energy. It's a winning development for everyone."

As part of the relationship with the International Roofing Expo, Roofing Contractor's editorial director, Rick Damato, will serve on the Roofing Expo's advisory committee and as a panel moderator in the conference program. "Our mission has always been to help the roofing contractor succeed," says Damato. "We view participation in the International Roofing Expo as a natural extension of that mission."

Earlier this year, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) announced the sale of its annual conference and trade show to Hanley Wood, which renamed the show the International Roofing Expo. NRCA remains the official sponsor of the event. Hanley Wood will produce the conference and trade show and the NRCA will give input on the educational program. NRCA will continue to conduct its annual meetings during the trade show.

The 2005 International Roofing Expo will take place February 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. For details on exhibiting or attending the event, visit www.TheRoofingExpo.com or call 800-684-5761.