Mark Your Calendars: Industry Expos 2019

An overview of various roofing and construction industry conventions and expos coming up in 2019…

With the new year comes new opportunity, and industry expos provide tremendous opportunity to network and strengthen your business relationships.

In addition to networking, conventions and expos provide unique and focused opportunities to see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, as well as expand your industry knowledge and catch up on continuing education credits.  If you are a manufacturer or supplier, it is the ideal time to showcase your latest products, connect with customers and meet newcomers to the industry that could benefit from your offerings.  As a contractor or business owner, the educational programs are a great way to stay current on industry laws and trends, as well as look into equipment or technology upgrades.

The following is a list of expos and events to consider as you plan for the coming year:

         Date(s): February 11-13, 2019
         Location: Music City Center (Nashville, Tennessee)

The IRE is designed for commercial and residential roofing contractors, builders, remodelers, building owners, facility managers, estimators, specifiers, architects and engineers of any level. Jim Brauner of Brauner Safety Services will be there, and it’s not too late to register and join him, along with the more than 10,000 roofing professionals at this annual event.

         Date(s): February 19-21, 2019
         Location: Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world.  According to their website, the 2019 Builders’ Show will bring together more than 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers from around the world in 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand industry products and services.

         Date(s): March 12, 2019

         Location: Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center (Norman, Oklahoma)

The ORCA Roofing Expo is the premiere event for the Oklahoma roofing industry, which is home to more than 2,200 registered roofing contractors and is the 3rd largest re-roof market in the nation. The Expo serves as a statewide forum for the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers as well as national and state experts to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve the roofing industry.

         Date(s): March 14-19, 2019

         Location: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort (Orlando, Florida)

A member-based show, the RCI International Convention and Trade Show is attended by RCI Consultant Members who are looking to discover the merits of today’s building envelope products and services.

         Date(s): March 24-28, 2019

         Location: Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center (Long Beach, California)

The Associated Builders and Contractors relaunched its convention this year and will be continuing the movement with an extensive list of speakers, education sessions, networking opportunities and opening and closing night celebrations.

         Date(s): June 3-5, 2019

         Location: Hyatt Regency (San Francisco, California)

ENR FutureTech is for business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction to explore new and emerging technologies that can enhance construction productivity, profits and safety.

         Date(s): June 6-8, 2019
         Location: Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)

From 800+ exhibitors showcasing new high-tech materials and products to renowned keynote speakers and continuing education through seminars, tours and workshops, there is much to see, do and learn at this event.

         Date(s): June 9-11, 2019

         Location: Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, NV)

Hosted by the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA), Western Roofing Expo is known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, focusing on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.

         Date(s): July 17-19, 2019
         Location: Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center (Orlando, Florida)

As stated on their website, FRSA’s Annual Convention consists of three full days of education, networking, family fun, sports, and social activities, along with two days of FRSA’s trade show, the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo.

       Location: Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Georgia)

GreenBuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.  The event is geared toward professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions which promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development. It is made up of a community of professionals, advocates and practitioners, students and teachers, designers and builders, and everything in between; it is created around the pursuit of forward thinking, new technology, and new ideas for the way people all over the world experience buildings.

To learn more about roofing safety training and programs, visit Brauner Safety Services.  To schedule your next safety training, contact Jim Brauner: 407-403-3959.

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