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NRCA heads to Las Vegas for its 127th annual convention and Hanley Wood's 2014 International Roofing Expo®

NRCA will be heading to Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Convention Center for its 127th annual convention Feb. 24-28 held in conjunction with Dallas-based Hanley Wood's International Roofing Expo (IRE). The 2013 IRE experienced a 1.3 percent increase in show attendance compared with the 2012 show, making it the third year in a row for increased total attendance. Hanley Wood is hoping the 2014 show will achieve at least a 5 percent increase in attendance.

Previous conventions may have been held in Las Vegas, but they will pale in comparison to what this year has to offer.

"The 2014 show will likely rank as one of the biggest in the history of the event," says Bill Good, NRCA's executive vice president. "Las Vegas always is a popular destination for NRCA members, and the industry's economic condition has continued to improve—though modestly—during the past several years. In addition, there is greater interest in the IRE with the introduction of more new products, particularly in the rooftop solar area and business management applications. There also will be a number of educational programs dedicated to the latest in technical, legislative and regulatory developments to be sure attendees are up to speed on what to expect in 2014."

Kicking off convention