DALLAS — Hanley Wood Exhibitions has issued a call for presentation proposals for the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE). Researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders are encouraged to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for IRE.

The IRE is the must-attend event for commercial and residential roofing professionals to stay abreast of market directions, trends and cutting-edge technology. Formerly owned by NRCA, the show was sold to Hanley Wood Exhibitions in May 2004. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor.

The 2015 event will take place Feb. 24-26 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The educational conference historically presents the latest trends in the roofing industry to help attendees expand their technical knowledge and grow their businesses.

“We are seeking top-tier industry innovators well-versed in the most relevant topics and issues facing roofing professionals today,” said Senior Conference Manager Brandi McElhaney. “To make a significant contribution to the industry, we encourage you to submit a proposal.”

Experienced speakers with proven, dynamic presentation skills and in-depth knowledge are encouraged to submit proposals. Sessions are 90 minutes in length and should contain timely, practical information that can be immediately utilized in the workplace. Submissions should focus on applications-oriented, real-world, problem-solving content, and must not include commercial or promotional messages or content.

The multi-track educational program includes:

• Technical training

• Workplace safety training

• Leadership and management strategies

• Green building trends

• Legal and human resources issues

• Financial management training

• Sales and service best practices

The primary audience of the educational conference includes:

• Commercial and residential roofing contractors

• Architects and designers

• building owners and facility managers

• Manufacturers and suppliers

• Owners, general managers and CEOs of roofing businesses

• Sales professionals and estimators

• Superintendents and foremen

• Industry consultants

“The conference offers speakers the opportunity to establish their position as industry experts to a broad range of roofing professionals,” said Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “We encourage members, associate members and others involved with the industry to submit their proposals as soon as possible.”

The deadline for submitting Call for Presentations proposals is April 15. Session proposals should be submitted via the automated submission form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/GD7J8DG. Questions should be directed to Senior Conference Manager Brandi McElhaney at BMcElhaney@HanleyWood.com.

 For more information, visit www.theroofingexpo.com.