Drawn by warm southern weather and the opportunity to gain new roofing industry insight, 10,076 roofing professionals from 62 countries attended NRCA's 131st Annual Convention and Irving, Texas-based Informa's 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans Feb. 4-8. Held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the IRE was the largest in the show's history, encompassing 137,480 square feet of space. During the event, attendees mingled on the expo floor where 467 companies were exhibiting and learned about the most recent industry trends and technology during a variety of educational sessions.
"It was an incredibly successful week in New Orleans," says Reid Ribble, NRCA's CEO. "NRCA couldn't be more proud to collaborate with Informa to produce a compelling, informative and thriving convention and trade show."
The convention kicked off Sunday, Feb. 4, with NRCA's Executive Committee Meeting, NRCA's Affiliate Executives Council Meeting and NRCA's board of directors meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.