The 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE) is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program.
Taking place February 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, the educational program conference presents the latest trends in the roofing industry designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their technical knowledge.
Seeking expert speakers with proven, dynamic presentation skills and in-depth knowledge, sessions are 90 minutes in length and should contain timely, practical information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.
“We are looking for innovative presentations across a variety of roofing topics to fill the three-day program,” said Brandi McElhaney, senior conference manager. “We encourage industry experts to submit a proposal that offers challenging, substantive and original material on relevant topics and issues facing roofing professionals today.”
Topic submissions should focus on applications-oriented, real world, problem-solving topics and be free of promotional materials to sell a product or service.
The multi-track educational program includes 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 primary audience of the educational conference program includes commercial and residential roofing contractors, architects, designers, consultants, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, CEOs, general managers, sales professionals, estimators, superintendents and foremen.
“The IRE is an opportunity for experts from the roofing industry to share their knowledge of the latest roofing industry trends with fellow roofing professionals at the industry’s largest and most anticipated industry event,” said Reid Ribble, CEO of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “NRCA members and other roofing industry experts are urged to take advantage of this opportunity and submit their proposals as soon as possible.”
The deadline for submitting Call for Presentations proposals is April 3, 2017. Session proposals should be submitted via the automated submission form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FKLS6TD. Questions should be directed to Brandi McElhaney, Senior Conference Manager, at Brandi.McElhaney@informa.com or 972.536.6392.