The Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) announced that Western Roofing Expo 2020 will be a virtual event. “The health and well-being of everyone involved with the Western Roofing Expo is our top priority,” said the WSRCA in a statement. “Coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic travel and government restrictions, the Western Roofing Expo cannot be held this year in Las Vegas as planned. However, we are excited to introduce our first-ever Virtual Western Roofing Expo!”
The Virtual Western Roofing Expo will launch on July 1 through July 15. It will remain open to registrants to self-pace through 2020.
“We understand the importance of bringing roofing contractors together with our manufacturers and suppliers in the industry,” stated WSRCA. “Many in the industry rely on the Western Roofing Expo to elevate their businesses with vital educational sessions, by discovering cost-saving products and services in the marketplace, and the opportunity to network with old friends and create new relationships. As WSRCA and the rest of world learns to deal with this ‘new normal,’ we believe that there is a new way of shaping how we continue to educate and inform our members and the industry. Many of us have been communicating virtually over the past weeks and doing so very effectively. It is our hope, that releasing our participants from the burden of travel and cost of exhibiting — will provide priceless peace of mind during this pandemic. It is our mission to continue to fulfill these goals for exhibitors and attendees — all from the comfort of your own homes and offices.”
The Virtual Western Roofing Expo will include:
- More than 20 webinars selected by the roofing contractor panel.
- Opportunities to earn IIBEC and AIA CEU’s.
- Virtual trade show showcasing new products and services.
- Live demonstrations.
- Members only raffle.
- Legislative updates from Washington insider Craig Brightup.
- Scholarship award ceremony.
- A Virtual Silent Auction to benefit the Davis Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program.
VWRE registrants will have access to the trade show and webinars until December 31, 2020, so they may enjoy every webinar and visiting every trade show booth – a task that was impossible at the traditional WRE.
WSRCA President Leo Ibarra stated, “In these unprecedented times, Western States has found ways to still bring you education on new and inventive products. That’s what this Association is all about; continuing to adapt the industry in this ever changing world. I am honored to be a part of such an incredible organization and can’t wait to see you at the virtual Expo.”
WSRCA Executive Director Thomas Papas added, “As you have come to expect from the Western States Roofing Contractors Association, we have turned this challenge into an opportunity for the industry.”