Roofing Contractor’s IRE 2017 Coverage Roundup
The International Roofing Expo 2017 in Las Vegas proved to be the biggest show in the industry’s history.
Informa Exhibitions, the trade and event company that operates the annual show, noted attendance between March 1-3 approached 11,000 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. That’s the largest roofing show ever and a 20 percent increase over the 2016 show in Orlando. Officials said the mark punctuates a steady increase of interest and attendance over the past six years.
The show floor also offered products and services from 476 different companies over 131,700 square-feet.
Roofing Contractor was there for it all. See the content below for a closer look at some of the events and the people that helped make this IRE historic.
Community Service Day
The roofing industry showed up in Vegas a day early for a little fun while showing support for improved relationships in Washington. Hundreds of show attendees hit the links or the shooting range to help fund ROOFPAC, the National Roofing Contractors Association’s political action committee.
National Women in Roofing
Just a year old, the National Women in Roofing organization is connecting women from all facets of the roofing industry together. Read more about their events at IRE 2017 and see our exclusive photo gallery from a networking reception on the eve of the show.
Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman wasted no wasted no time drawing on his experience as a combat pilot in the U.S. Air Force to lure the roomful of roofing contractors and professionals into his world — strapping them into the cockpit of his F-16 for an enthusiastic journey exploring how to become successful by trusting your wingmen. Read more about him here and get a glimpse at his presentation