Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Roofing and affiliated professionals seeking a multi-track educational conference program to enrich their business development should register to attend the 2015 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
Taking place Tuesday through Thursday, 44 sessions will cover topics designed especially for contractors, owners, CEOs, general managers, building owners, facility managers, foremen, superintendents, architects, engineers, consultants, estimators, salesmen, manufacturers and suppliers.
“Education is an essential component of the International Roofing Expo experience,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, Director of the IRE. “The conference program is specifically tailored to give roofing professionals the specialized knowledge and training to win more bids and work more profitably.
With 90% new topics, sessions will cover code revisions, TPO membranes, OSHA updates, technology tools, sustainability requirements and ratings, successful leadership practices, marketing strategies, employee compensation plans, and much more. Sessions are 90 minutes in length, allowing attendees to schedule their time to derive the most value from the event and ample time on the show floor to find new products, services, technologies, and innovations.
Sessions cover eight educational tracks addressing key roofing segments including technical, workplace safety, leadership/management, green building, legal/HR, money matters, sales/service, and general business.
All courses have been approved for RCI, Inc. (RCI) continuing education hours (CEHs), and 22 courses have been approved by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Construction Industry Licensing Board (DBPR/CILB) (Education Provider No. 0003200).
“The International Roofing Expo’s idea-generating educational sessions cover all facets of the roofing construction and maintenance industry,” said Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor.
All educational sessions are ticketed events and require registration. Advanced pricing of conference registration packages range from $370 to $410 for a Super Pass, $220 to $270 for a Day Pass, and $270 for a Spouse Pass. All conference packages include free admission to the Expo, the Keynote by Ken Schmidt, and the Welcome Party at Generations Hall. NRCA members receive a discount on all packages.
Space in sessions is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.