The International Roofing Expo® (IRE) has announced the keynote speaker for 2018 is former National Basketball Association star and Hall of Fame member Julius “Dr. J” Erving.

Attendees will hear first-hand this living legend’s journey from the streets of New York to NBA stardom, and what he learned about leadership, perseverance and overcoming obstacles during his illustrious 16-season career in one of the world’s most competitive professional sports. Roofing contractors should walk away with an enlightened perspective of Dr. J’s character, and a deeper understanding of the power that grace, humility, determination and teamwork play while striving for success at the highest levels of business.  

Dr. J is an 11-time NBA All Star, a former league most valuable player award winner, and helped lead the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA championship in 1983. He’s one of the few players to win an All-Star MVP, league MVP and league Citizenship Award, and was selected one of the game’s 50 greatest players in 1996.

The keynote address is sponsored by Malarkey Roofing Products, and is free with all registration packages, however, advance registration is required.