Registration Opens for the 2019 International Roofing Expo

Registration has officially opened for the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE), which will be debuting in Nashville, Tennessee. The exposition will be held February 11-13, 2019, at Music City Center. The IRE plans to attract more than 10,500 industry professionals and more that 500 exhibitors, from over 60 countries, for an event spanning more than 138,000 square feet.

“We’re excited to be going to Nashville, which is a new city for us,” commented Tracy Garcia, CEM, Show Director of the IRE Expo. “It is such a fun town, with a great culture, and the convention center is state of the art. The location is central and should make it easy for all to attend.”

Education is the top priority of the IRE. This year there will be 45 brand-new sessions in the conference program. These sessions are designed to cover what is most important to the industry now and include courses in tracks such as Technical, Workplace Safety, General Business, Sales and Service, Money Matters, Green Building, and Legal/HR. In addition, there are additional education opportunities available on the show floor, including The Roofing Institute, sponsored by Johns Manville; GAF Education Center; exhibitor-presented seminars and product clinics.

“We are excited to partner with the IRE to bring educational and networking events for all segments of the roofing industry to the IRE,” said Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association. NRCA events include:

  • CERTA Train-the-Trainer Authorization Program
  • NRCA Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z
  • NRCA ROOFPAC Country Music Hall of Fame Extravaganza
  • Roofing Technical Issues- Open Mic Q & A
  • National Roofing Legal Resource Center Luncheon Program (NRLRC)
  • NRCA Alliance Construction Management Student Competition
  • NRCA How to Build Sustainable, High-Performing Workforce: The NRCA ProCertification Program
  • NRCA Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
  • ROOFPAC Reception
  • NRCA For Foremen Only, Level One (English)
  • Union Program (for Union Contractors Only): Working Together to Recruit, Train and Retain
  • The IRE will also be continuing its partnership with National Women in Roofing (NWIR), where women come together to share experience and insight. The NWIR educational program will be taking place Saturday, February 9 and is expected to draw attendees from every facet of the roofing industry.

    Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com/en/register. Companies look to exhibit should contact sales@theroofingexpo.com.

    Jesse Itzler Will Deliver the Keynote Address at the 2019 IRE

    Jesse Itzler will present the Keynote address at the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 11, 2019. Itzler is an entrepreneur and author who co-founded the largest private jet card company, Marquis Jet, and helped launch the coconut-water craze by partnering with Zico, which then sold to Coca-Cola. He is also the owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.

    “Jesse is the real-life version of the ‘Dos Equis guy,’ one of the most interesting people in the world. He’s done so many different things,” said Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author and the host of “The School of Greatness” podcast.

    Itzler will share life and business lessons he learned living with a Navy Seal, an experience that inspired his book Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet, a New York Times Bestseller that demonstrates the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone. Itzler will urge attendees to learn how to get comfortable being uncomfortable — how to fight off complacency and dig deeper and go further than you ever thought possible. “Jesse Itzler is a renaissance man. He has done it all with a unique style all his own,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, director of the IRE. “Attendees and exhibitors will be entertained and inspired towards success in both personal and professional ventures.”

    The keynote address will be held immediately prior to the opening of the show on February 11, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Music City Center. The keynote is sponsored by Malarkey Roofing Products.

    The Keynote address is included in all registration packages; however, advance registration is required. Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com/en/register.

    For more information, visit www.TheRoofingExpo.com.