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One of the great things about running a business is how the competition fuels innovation. Without competitors constantly nipping at your heels, progress unfolds slowly, if at all. While there are always true market leaders that set the standards in any certain field, our capitalistic spirit makes these leaders and innovators fair game for anyone who thinks they can build a better mousetrap. Industry trade shows and association events are a chance to meet competitors, strategic partners, and suppliers in congenial and constructive settings, moving the industry forward and affirming the idea that a rising tide floats all ships!
The roofing industry is big. Based on 2018 data, in the U.S. the roofing industry generated over $56 billion in wages and salaries alone. To drive such a gargantuan industry involves contributions from manufacturers of roofing materials, technology companies, distributors, retailers, and transportation networks, architects, builders and roofing contractors, tool and equipment manufacturers, insurance representatives, financing companies, real estate developers, and property owners.
Order and organization are also needed to progress. The roofing industry is fortunate to enjoy a strong network of regional roofing contractor associations. At the top of the heap, there’s the longstanding NRCA – the National Roofing Contractors Association. Here, we’ll take a glance at all the major roofing events in the U.S. and Canada in 2023 and 2024. While we’re at, we will see what’s happening down under, too – in Australia, where the iRoofing app is getting very popular.
Roofing Events in the U.S., Canada & Beyond…
United States Roofing Events:
Roofing Day in D.C. – April 18-19, 2023 | Washington, D.C.
Roofing Day in D.C. is organized by the NRCA — an important event for roofing contractors and field employees. It’s an opportunity to advocate for the roofing industry in the U.S. Congress. This annual event fosters an educational and collaborative experience with expert speakers and panelists. You’ll be inspired and informed after an afternoon of meetings with Members of Congress, and sightseeing tours are available for those interested. It’s also an excellent opportunity to network and connect with other professionals in the roofing industry.
NAIIA National Conference – May 8-11, 2023 | Cape Coral, FL
The National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA) hosts an annual conference designed to promote the highest standards of claims excellence amongst its members through education, leadership engagement, and training. As a roofing professional, it’s only natural you’ll deal with independent insurance adjusters quite often (especially after inclement weather incidents), so this conference helps roofing industry leaders and contractors. This year, the meeting is at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral, FL.
Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo – July 12-14, 2023 | Kissimmee, FL
The Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo is one of the country’s largest regional roofing trade shows. This important expo will feature over 230 exhibitors demonstrating all the latest products and services for roofing contractors and industry professionals. You’ll enjoy three days of education, networking, sports, and the expo/trade show. The 2023 show will be the organization’s 101st event and will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
Western Roofing Expo – September 23-25, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
The Western Roofing Expo is one of the most highly anticipated roofing conferences for 2023. This year, the event will be in Paris, Las Vegas, the premier regional roofing and waterproofing event in the United States. The two-day trade show features 24 educational seminars, two keynote luncheons, golf and sports tournaments, live auctions, live demonstrations every hour, and more. It’s an excellent networking opportunity. You’ll also learn how to maximize productivity and profitability for roofing and waterproofing if you’re a contractor working in the western region of the United States.
Texas Roofing Conference –October 4-6, 2023 | Houston, TX
This exciting conference is for roofing contractors in Texas and the Midwest and provides attendees with cutting-edge educational sessions. The two-day roofing expo offers the latest roofing products and innovations developments, along with exciting networking events. You’ll gain valuable new contacts as you grow your knowledge and business. For 2023, the conference will be held in Houston, Texas, featuring a welcome reception, golf tournament, a fun awards luncheon, and more. Register in advance to be eligible for door prizes and more.
METALCON – October 18-20, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
The only global event dedicated to the application of metal in design and construction, METALCON will take place in Las Vegas in 2023. This exclusive three-day event educates contractors and teaches them how to become more inventive, efficient, competitive, and profitable. METALCON has been an exciting conference for 30 years and counting, and it’s an excellent opportunity to learn about what’s new in metal design, fabrication, and production.
MRCA – October 18-20, 2023 | Omaha, NE
The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) will meet in Omaha, Nebraska this October for its 73rd annual conference and expo. The show is for commercial and residential roofing contractors, builders, general contractors, and more. The expo will feature manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes, displaying a full range of products and services. You’ll also see some of the most innovative ideas in roofing materials and technology and participate in educational activities and special events like a casino night, auction, awards, luncheon, and more.
RoofCON – November 9-11, 2023 | Orlando, FL
RoofCON is a highly anticipated three-day experience designed for those in the roofing and solar industries. The conference will be at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, in 2023. Attendees will learn how to build their brand and multiply their business revenue through networking and education. You’ll gain access to some of the best business minds in the industry as you join thousands of exceptional owners, managers, salespeople, and service providers leading the way for the roofing industry’s future. This fun conference focuses on growing personally and professionally with proven systems and next-level strategies. Several exciting keynote speakers will attend the event.
Best of Success – December 3-5, 2023 | Frisco, TX
This will be the 19th annual Best of Success event — an intensive two-day conference offering new and improved ways commercial and residential roofing companies can run their businesses. The meeting will take place from December 3-5, 2023 at the Omni Frisco in Frisco, Texas. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to engage in exclusive networking activities with your peers while gaining invaluable knowledge from experienced industry leaders.
International Roofing Expo – Feb 6-8, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
Save the date for the 137th annual Convention and International Roofing Expo (IRE), which will take place in February of 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This important event is the largest industry gathering of the year and you can meet suppliers, learn about new products, and network with those in the global roofing industry. There will be hundreds of exhibitors, over 60 educational sessions, and excellent networking opportunities. The organization touts this as the place to learn about the latest roofing industry trends.
International Builders Show – February 27-29, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
The NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) is an essential show where companies involved in the residential construction industry come together. This important conference is vital for builders, remodelers, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, and engineers. You’ll get a chance to network, learn, share information, and connect with over 1,000 business partners and colleagues among the best suppliers and manufacturers in the industry. The 2024 event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada
Storm Expo USA – March 6-7, 2024 | Miami Beach, FL
If you’re a disaster and emergency response professional, don’t miss out on the annual Storm Expo USA. This event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida in March of 2024 and will focus on essential issues like hurricane and storm preparation, management, and recovery. Roofing contractors will learn about the latest strategies, tools, and insights among some of the leading global professionals
CANADA ROOFING EVENTS
The nation of Canada has an excellent community of roofing professionals, thanks to a vast network of associations located throughout the country. Some of the regional organizations include ARCA – Alberta Roofing Contractors Association, NBRCA – New Brunswick Roofing Contractors Association, OIRCA – Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association, QMRA – Quebec Master Roofers Association, RCABC – Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia, RCAM – Roofing Contractors Association of Manitoba, RCANS – Roofing Contractors Association of Nova Scotia, and SRCA – Saskatchewan Roofing Contractors Association. Many regional organizations host events to bring roofing professionals together, and the larger national organizations often host massive roofing conventions and trade shows every spring.
RoofTECH – April 4-5, 2023 | Toronto, Canada
RoofTECH is the only major sourcing and educational forum for all aspects of roofing systems and technologies in Canada. This annual conference is the best place for the most active and knowledgeable professionals in Canada’s roofing industry to network. The event also opens up opportunities to exchange ideas about what drives the Canadian roofing industry and how professionals can become more successful in their businesses. The 2023 event will take place in April at the International Centre, Hall 5 in Toronto.
CRCA Annual Conference – May 25-28, 2023 | St. John’s, Newfoundland
The annual Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) conference is an excellent meeting place for the most active professionals in Canada’s roofing industry to trade ideas and network. The conference aims to learn how to improve the Canadian roofing industry and how professionals can gain new knowledge to become more successful. This year’s event will occur at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
AUSTRALIA ROOFING EVENTS
Master Builders Summit – Dates TBA
Master Builders National Leaders Summit is an exclusive event that connects Australia’s political and government leaders with decision-makers from the building and construction industry. It is a forum for engagement, ideas and relationship-building. For snapshots of the 2021 roofing show and for more information about upcoming events for roofing contractors in Australia, click here.
MRCAA Annual Awards – November 2021 TBA
Metal Roofing and Cladding Association of Australia (MRCAA) stages a gala event annually to recognize the achievers in the Australia roofing industry. While COVID-19 and the Delta variant are creating havoc in Australia at the time of this writing, these exciting and important MRCAA industry events are certain to return in the near future.
TEE UP FOR OTHER GREAT ROOFING INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENTS!
Many other regional groups will host exciting building and roofing conferences in 2023. While some of these groups may not hold annual conventions, they’re always looking for new ways to exchange ideas and network with industry members. Check out the JLC Live Residential Construction Show, the Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo, events hosted by the Roofing Contractors Association of California, and more.
LOOK FOR IROOFING AT MAJOR INDUSTRY EVENTS!
Each year, iRoofing attends key roofing events all over the nation. iRoofing has been in business since 2011. Today they’re pioneers in the roofing software niche as they continue to attend many industry events as an exhibitor and conferences and roofing trade shows in 2023 as a high-tech roofing delegate. Keep up to date on what they’re doing by signing up for our newsletter and visiting the blog often to see where they’ll be next. In the meantime, learn about the world’s number-one DIY roofing software for contractors. You’ll be amazed by the many benefits of the acclaimed roofing sales platform and how they can help you save valuable time and money.