The 2010 International Roofing Expo took place on the show floor of the D and E Halls at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Feb. 22-24. Here’s a recap if you missed out.
The 2010 International Roofing Expo took place on the show
floor of the D and E Halls at the Morial
Convention Center in New Orleans on Feb. 22-24. Here’s a recap if
you missed out.
In all, 6,915 people attended IRE 2010. They came from the roofing
industry, including commercial and residential contractors, builders,
remodelers, building owners, facility managers, architects and other ancillary
Donna Bellantone, Director of the Expo, said she was pleased
with the number of attendees and said exhibitors enjoyed steady traffic. With
380 exhibiting companies and 91,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the
tradeshow floor featured an array of products.
Of the 380 exhibiting companies, 77 were first-time exhibitors
or exhibitors who haven’t exhibited in three or more years.
Combining the former New Product Pavilion and Green Pavilion
into one showcase area, the Product Showcase was where attendees found the
hottest industry trends and the latest new, cool and green products from 39
And in giving back to the New Orleans
community, a pre-show Community Service Day took place on Sunday, Feb. 21,
where 75 attendees and exhibitors volunteered to perform renovations on five
houses in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New
A Power Panel was also held on Monday, Feb. 22, featuring a
five member panel comprised of commercial, residential and green roofing
The 2011 International Roofing Expo will be held Feb. 16-18 in
the North Halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With so much packed into three days, would you miss next
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By Tom Watts
Tom Watts is the associate editor of Roofing Contractor. He can be reached at 248-244-1738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.