International Roofing Expo diversifies in Vegas

The International Roofing Expo (IRE) returns February 6-8, 2024, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, fueling the industry and meeting demand for new materials and innovations.

The expo opens on February 6 with a keynote presentation. The three-day event is expected to cover more than 180,000 square feet of exhibit space, hosting over 600 companies. Eight educational tracks will be available covering 45 topics across over 100 sessions providing critical conversation and training toward challenges and opportunities facing the ever-changing landscape of roofing.

Multiple building clinic demonstrations highlight roofing and metals installation, as well as the inclusion of innovative materials ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO). The Exterior Pavilion, first launched in 2022 and continuing to grow, features demonstrations and practices for exterior replacement projects.

IRE continues to expand on cultural initiatives that further support the roofing and exteriors networks. The International Roofing Expo now offers registration capabilities in Spanish as well as on-site bilingual staff and signage for a more inclusive experience. Each year, IRE drives engagement through initiatives such as the designated SRS Para Latinos lounge on the expo floor. This space recognizes the significant contributions of Hispanic professionals in the industry, in addition to specific feature learning sessions designed to service Hispanic contractors. In partnership with the National Roofing Contractor Association’s (NRCA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, IRE provides designated space within the welcome party for the Hispanic community.

In a session titled “Diversity and Inclusion for the Hispanic Community”, Teresa Ramirez, CEO and Founder of Southeast Contracting Services, discusses the resources available to the roofing community, including tools to further career advancement.

“The International Roofing Expo serves as the meeting place to not only discover new products and materials to grow individual skill sets and knowledge, but also to build connections that inspire and unite the growing sector,” says Rich Russo, Show Director, International Roofing Expo. “Our community can learn from one another and gain new perspectives that ultimately drive business forward together.”

A key pillar of the International Roofing Expo, the 15th Annual Community Service Day takes place February 5, gathering suppliers and contractors to give back to the region through hands-on restoration in Las Vegas residential housing. Rebuilding Together and IRE partner for a full day to volunteer to make critical home repairs for displaced neighbors, assisting with roof replacements, exterior maintenance and various renovations.

Registration is now open for the 2024 event, with supplemental housing options available during the busy February Las Vegas season. Attendees are encouraged to plan and register in advance through