Roofing industry professionals converged on central Florida for the nation’s largest regional roofing trade show
Thousands of roofing contractors and other industry professionals were part of the 97th Annual FRSA Convention and Expo last month at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. The experience included three full days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, family-friendly fun, and fundraising for important causes. More than 220 companies showcased their products, services and recent technological innovations on a sold-out show floor.
Save the date! Plans are already well underway for next year’s show from July 15-17 at the Gaylord Palms Resort.
The 69th Annual Midwest Roofing Contractors Association Conference was held last week in Omaha, Neb.
The event was held at the Omaha Convention Center (formerly the CenturyLink Center) that is considered the centerpiece of downtown Omaha’s $2 billion riverfront revitalization.
This year’s MRCA conference featured a new format while offering the excitement of the expo floor. The keynote speaker was Tom Osborne, longtime coach of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers.
The event is open to commercial and residential contractors, safety consultants, superintendents and foremen, project managers, facility managers, specifiers, code officials, insurance agents, manufacturers, engineers, suppliers, and architects.
According to the MRCA website at www.mrca.org, the 70th Annual MRCA Conference and Expo will be held Nov. 20-22, 2019 in Overland Park, Kan. at the Overland Park Convention Center.
FRISCO, Texas — RC’s 14th Best of Success conference wrapped up Tuesday, after more than 500 people registered to participate in the intensive, two-day event that was filled with dynamic speakers and plentiful networking opportunities.
Held at the new Omni Frisco Hotel, which sits adjacent to the official headquarters and home of the Dallas Cowboys, this year’s event took on special meaning for those intent on learning ways to grow their roofing businesses while also improving the industry as a whole.
“Everything is bigger in Texas, and clearly that goes in line with Best of Success this year because we have the largest registration numbers ever,” said RC Publisher Jill Bloom, founder of the annual event.
Several of the sessions were broadcast live and are available for replay at http://bit.ly/2w1Go5h
Roofing contractors and industry professionals gather in Kissimmee for the nation’s largest regional roofing trade show
A sold-out show floor drew roofing contractors and other industry professionals to the 96th Annual FRSA Annual Convention and Expo last week at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.
Organizers said the show sold out on its expanded exhibitor space two months before the event.
In addition to the crowded show floor and numerous networking opportunities, roofing contractors were able to participate in 17 industry-specific educational programs for a total of 25 hours of continuing education credit. Seminar topics included OSHA updates, Advanced Florida Building Code 6th Edition, and energy code roofing requirements.
Planning is already underway for next year’s expo, which moves to July 17-19 at the Gaylord Palms Resort.
Some of the world’s most creative minds in architecture, design and building materials development met in New York City for the AIA Conference on Architecture.
In addition to show floor, attendees could choose from more than 160 educational seminars and workshops, and had access to one-of-a-kind tours of some of the city’s iconic buildings led by expert designers.
Jill Bloom, publisher of Roofing Contractor and sister publication Building Enclosure, was there and provided this exclusive photo gallery. Be sure to comment about your show highlight, if you were there.
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RC Editorial Director Rick Damato continued his quest for more insight as to where the future roofers of tomorrow are coming from and what their career landscape will look like. He took a closer look at SkillsUSA, a national group serving young students across the country in an effort to empower workers to become world-class leaders and responsible citizens.
He ran into Mike Rowe, former host of the hit show “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel, and renowned skilled trades advocate, who will also appear on the show floor at IRE 2018 in New Orleans.
To Damator’s surprise, roofing was just about the only professional construction trade not represented at the annual championships in Louisville earlier this year.
Check out Damato’s exclusive photo gallery from the event, and read more about it here.
The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) hosted its 35rd Annual Trade Show & Seminars from Jan. 18-19. Contractors and exhibitors from around the Midwest converged on the Windy City for high-quality educational seminars and to get a first-hand look at the latest products, services and technology influencing the roofing industry. Visit www.CRCA.org for a full recap.
For the 13th consecutive year, Roofing Contractor’s Best of Success conference brought together contractors and other roofing industry professionals from around North America to share their successes, failures and hopes of improving their businesses going forward.
This year’s conference in Tucson, Ariz. showcased a number of inventive, educational and motivating speeches from industry experts, roofing contractors, manufacturers and distributors. Attendees were able to network amongst each other and learn about the industry from the point of view of their peers in a non-competitive environment. Get a glimpse of the event through the photos below and click here for further coverage.
The 95th Annual FRSA Annual Convention and Expo drew roofing contractors and other roofing professionals from around the region to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from June 22-24.
The event featured several special events including a golf tournament at the Shingle Creek Golf Club, as well as a clay shooting tournament at the Tenoroc Shooting Range in Lakeland. The show itself featured more than a dozen continuing education sessions over three days, and showcased hundreds of exhibitors. Planning for next year’s convention and expo scheduled for June 27-29, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee is already well underway.
Photos courtesy of Shaina DeCiryan and FRSA.