The 2016 International Roofing Expo (IRE) is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program.
Taking place Feb. 17-19, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the educational program conference presents the latest trends in the roofing industry designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their technical knowledge.
Seeking expert speakers with proven, dynamic presentation skills and in-depth knowledge, sessions are 90 minutes in length and should contain timely, practical information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.
“We are seeking high-profile speakers and top-notch industry innovators well-versed in the most relevant topics and issues facing roofing professionals today,” said Brandi McElhaney, senior conference manager, IRE. “We encourage you to submit a proposal if you have something challenging, substantive and original to offer.”
Topic submissions should focus on applications-oriented, real world, problem-solving topics and be free of promotional materials to sell a product or service.
The multi-track educational program includes technical and workplace safety classes, as well as business-related sessions including leadership/management, green building, legal/HR, money matters, sales/service and general business.
The primary audience of the educational conference program includes commercial and residential roofing contractors, architects, designers, consultants, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, CEOs, general managers, sales professionals, estimators, superintendents and foremen.
“The conference offers speakers the opportunity to establish their position as industry experts to a broad range of roofing professionals,” said Bill Good, executive vice president, NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “We encourage members, associate members and others involved with the industry to submit their proposals as soon as possible.”
The deadline for submitting Call for Presentations proposals is April 15, 2015. Session proposals should be submitted via the automated submission form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XVFTKW3.
Questions should be directed to Brandi McElhaney, senior conference manager, at Brandi.McElhaney@informa.com or 972.536.6392.