As a roofing contractor, your day-to-day life can get pretty busy. You may be running to job sites, managing crews, or chasing the next big storm. It can be difficult to carve out time for tasks that don’t benefit your business right this second.
Attending a roofing trade show or conference is a great way to learn more about industry trends, connect with other roofers, and explore new tools to grow your business. At AccuLynx, we frequent many trade shows over the year. Here’s our list of the top trade shows to attend this busy season.
Your Summer Roofing Trade Show Guide
Date: July 21-23, 2021
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Will AccuLynx attend?: Yes (Booth #818)
The Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Expo is the yearly trade show of the Florida State Roofers Association (FRSA). It consists of three days of education, family fun, sports, and networking, along with two days of the largest regional roofing expo.
The expo highlights the latest trends and products in roofing and sheet metal. In conjunction with the expo, FRSA hosts its annual convention, featuring speakers and seminars on a variety of roofing topics. FRSA also awards members’ outstanding roofing projects at the Spotlight Trophy for Advancing Roofing (STAR) dinner.
Date: August 4, 2021
Location: Grapevine, TX
Will AccuLynx attend?: Yes
The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA) is the premier resource for professional roofing contractors and associates working and doing business in North Texas. Their (not so) Mini Trade Show offers contractors the chance to grab a drink and some lunch while they mingle with NTRCA associate members and explore the solutions they offer.
This event usually features 40 vendors and around 300 contractor attendees. If you’re looking for a quick event to pop into during your lunch hour, this is the trade show for you!
Date: August 10-12, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Will AccuLynx attend?: Yes (Booth #3235)
The International Roofing Expo, or IRE, is the industry’s largest roofing trade show, with over 14,000 roofing professionals expected to attend. At such a large event, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from.
You could attend a seminar on sales, new products, or employee training. You could stroll the expo and view demonstrations of the latest in roofing technology from over 500 brands. You could participate in one of the special events, like National Women in Roofing Education Day or Community Service Day.
Whatever you choose, IRE has a way for you to connect with thousands of like-minded professionals, stay up to speed on the latest in roofing trends, and find solutions to pressing issues in your work. Even if you’re not near Las Vegas, IRE can be a great investment for your business. Swing by the AccuLynx booth for the chance to take a ride on a 2021 Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV, plus free swag and drinks.
Date: September 21-23, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Will AccuLynx attend?: Yes (Booth #1029)
Western States Roofing Expo calls itself the premier regional roofing and waterproofing event in the United States. This two-day trade show is packed with 24 educational seminars, two keynote luncheons, and a great exhibit floor.
One of our favorite events at the expo is “The Roofing Games”, where teams of roofers compete in a roofing installation challenge. Attendees also have many chances to network through happy hours and golf outings.
Date: September 30-October 2, 2021
Location: Orlando, FL
Will AccuLynx attend?: Yes (Booth #211)
RoofCon brands itself as the number one no-pitch roofing trade show. It brings together over 2,000 high integrity owners, managers, sales people & service providers in the roofing industry. RoofCon focuses on education and impact, and it even guarantees that attendees will see the ROI of their ticket price! If you’re looking for a no-fuss conference that doesn’t try to sell you, this is the show for you!
Date: November 9-11, 2021
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Will AccuLynx attend?: Yes (Booth #TBD)
After last year’s event was put on hold, MRCA is determined to make this roofing trade show one to remember! They’re hosting new educational sessions both on and off the trade show floor as well as even more product demonstrations, hands-on experiences, and enhanced technology-based interaction with the popular Product Peep Shows and Mobile Conference App.
This year, they’re also hosting the 3rd Annual MRCA Roofer Challenge which will be held on the Expo Floor the last day of the show and will feature 4 industry-related events. Each event will be scored on both speed and quality with the 1st Place Winner going home with $1,000. They’re even giving away a 2021 Harley Davidson Street Glide FLHX to one lucky contractor!
Deciding Which Roofing Trade Shows to Attend
These are just a few of the many trade shows, expos and conferences taking place this year. Taking time out of your regular schedule to attend one of these events can help you gain valuable industry insight, overcome common challenges, and educate you on emerging trends.
When you’re making plans for 2021, consider adding trade shows or conferences to those plans.