(PRWEB) March 17, 2014
Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced that a record-setting audience of 9,568 attendees participated in the 2014 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, February 26-28 -- reinforcing its position as the industry's largest and most innovative roofing construction and maintenance tradeshow. Attendance for the show represented a 13 percent increase over the 2013 event.
“With a fresh sense of optimism and excitement, the 2014 International Roofing Expo drew the largest attendance in the show’s history,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. "In addition, the tradeshow floor was the largest since 2008.”
Participants came from all 50 U.S. states and all segments of the roofing industry, including commercial and residential contractors, builders, remodelers, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, architects, engineers and other related industry professionals. First time registrants made up 35 percent of all attendees.
The trade show floor was comprised of 1,045 booths, a 6 percent increase over the 2013 show. New, value-added services and innovative ideas in roofing materials and related products were displayed on the show floor, including shingles, gutters, insulation, coatings/adhesives, fasteners, and much more.
Of the 426 exhibiting companies, 84 companies were first-time exhibitors, including Certex USA, CUPA USA, Epilay, Kemper System America, National Gypsum Company and VELUX America.
The show’s educational conference offered 42 educational sessions addressing a variety of industry trends and issues. A total of 5,807 sessions were sold over the three-day conference, a 45% increase over the 2013 show. Educational tracks included technical and workplace safety classes, as well as business-related sessions including leadership/management, green building, legal/HR, money matters, sales/service and general business.
The 2015 International Roofing Expo will be held February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Online housing reservations can be made immediately and online registration will open in September.
For information about the Int’l Roofing Expo, please visit http://www.TheRoofingExpo.com.
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