Busy season will be here before you know it–so now is the perfect time to attend one or multiple roofing events while you still can.
Roofing events can be valuable opportunities to attend educational sessions, learn from vendors about their latest offerings, network with other professionals, and more. When you attend these events, it’s important to make the most of them–go in with a plan and know what you want to get out of it.
For events like the ones we’ll talk about in this blog, you should go in with a focus on networking and educational opportunities–don’t plan on generating leads directly from the event.
Here’s six events to consider attending at the beginning of 2024 to kickstart your year.
Date: January 9-11, 2024
Location: Frisco, TX (Frisco Texas Convention Center)
Will AccuLynx attend: Yes (Booth #31)
SRC is geared toward contractors in the insurance restoration industry and believes in educating roofers to conduct business in ways that saves them and their team time and money.
This three-day event is packed with opportunities for learning, networking, relationship building, and fun. It features a vendor trade show and workshop, plus more than 40 educational speakers that will touch on a variety of topics from new technology to mastering documentation.
When walking around the trade show floor, have an idea of what you want to learn and gain from being there. Checking out a live demo from AccuLynx could give you insight on how using CRM software for roofing contractors can improve your day-to-day work with insurance companies.
A session you don’t want to miss: How to Scale Your Roofing Business
Wednesday, January 10, 8:05 a.m.-8:35 a.m. on the Main Stage
Have you been thinking about how roofing software could help your business grow? Or maybe you’re already using a program (or several), but you’re curious about what else is out there. Join Account Executive, Jeff Salemme, for a demonstration of AccuLynx’s all-in-one business management software. He’ll show you how AccuLynx can help you meet and exceed your goals by giving you all the tools you need to run a more productive and profitable roofing business.
Date: January 17-19, 2024
Location: Oakbrook Terrace, IL (Drury Lane Conference Center)
Will AccuLynx attend: Yes (Booth #508)
CRCA is gearing up for its 40th annual event in 2024. This event provides you and other members of your team two days to connect with over 150 vendors to learn about the latest technology, safety, product, and service enhancements for the roofing industry.
One of the main focuses this year will be on technology. Use your time at CRCA to see not just the tech to use while on the roof, but the tech to better manage your projects, like CRM software.
AccuLynx will be there giving demos of our leading CRM software for roofing contractors. Whether you’re new to using technology for your business, or have been using it for years, stop by AccuLynx’s booth to see our latest features, including an integrated AI for lead qualification!
Date: January 25, 2024
Location: Aurora, CO (Arapahoe County Fairgrounds)
Will AccuLynx attend: Yes
Back for its 39th annual event, this free tabletop trade show is a great opportunity for you to connect with over 1,000 other contractors, manufacturers, and other vendors.
You can use this event to catch up on the latest roofing industry trends and learn what products and services will help your business thrive in 2024. This is a great opportunity to also check out a free demonstration of AccuLynx’s all-in-one business management software.
Date: February 6-8, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Convention Center)
Will AccuLynx attend: Yes (Booth #6516)
In Las Vegas, just days before the biggest football game of the year, the roofing and exterior trades industry descends for its most important annual event. In 2023, IRE featured over 14,000 roofing professionals, 500+ vendors, and 60+ educational sessions. And this year is expected to be even bigger!
You and thousands of other residential and commercial contractors will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics and chat with hundreds of vendors. AccuLynx will be front and center, as the industry’s #1 roofing software.
When you stop by our booth, you’ll have the opportunity to see our latest product updates, new integrations, and talk to experts who can help you take your business to the next level in 2024. Plus, contractors have a chance to take a ride on a 2023 Sea-Doo jet ski, take home free swag, and more!
A can’t-miss session: Eliminating Language Barriers
Wednesday, February 7, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Language barriers, which are becoming increasingly common as more roofing companies hire native Spanish-speaking crews, can introduce employers to a number of risks that are often overlooked. Hear from Lynn Foster, Director of Operations at AccuLynx, and other industry experts from Beacon Building Products, 123 Exteriors, Options Exteriors, and Roofers Coffee Shop as they discuss different ways to break down language barriers and explore simple, technology-based solutions that can help improve team productivity and eliminate miscommunications.
Date: March 1, 2024
Location: Auburn, WA (Muckleshoot Casino)
Will AccuLynx attend: Yes
This trade show gives you a chance to see the latest product releases and software offerings in the roofing industry. And with sessions focused on marketing, legal matters, labor and industry rights, safety certifications in Spanish, and drone usage, there’s no shortage of educational opportunities as well.
If you’re looking to add even more excitement to your attendance, participate in or watch the first GAF RCAW Fastest Shingle Competition. It’s a chance to show off speed, precision, and skill in shingle laying.
Also, be sure to stop by AccuLynx’s booth where you can learn how roofing software can help manage your projects before, during, and after you lay shingles on a roof.
Date: March 12-14, 2024
Location: Everett, MA (Encore Boston Harbor)
Will AccuLynx attend: Yes (Booth #517)
As one of the largest regional roofing trade shows in the country in its 96th year, NERCA is a regional roofing contractors association covering the northeast part of the country.
With over 2,000 roofing professionals expected, this is a great time to network with other roofers and connect with the many vendors that will be showcasing their latest products and innovations.
This is a great opportunity to meet with the industry’s largest material suppliers, ABC, Beacon, and SRS, and see how AccuLynx roofing software integrates with them to streamline the estimating and ordering processes.
Deciding which roofing shows to attend
There are plenty of roofing industry events to choose from throughout the year that offer similar experiences– trade shows, educational seminars, networking, and more, so looking ahead and planning which ones will benefit your business the most is important.
And after you leave events, be sure to follow up with contacts you made, note what you liked and disliked, and implement what you learned.
Before you go to these events, you can also see a custom demo of AccuLynx CRM software for roofing contractors, and we can reconnect at the event!