International Roofing Expo 2023 makes a Big Return in Dallas

International Roofing Expo 2023 makes a Big Return in Dallas

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / March 22, 2023 / The International Roofing Expo (IRE) returned to Dallas March 7-9 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, bringing together over 14,000 roofers from more than 50 countries. IRE hosted nearly 600 manufacturers and suppliers at the 2023 edition and utilized over 175,000 square feet of the convention center, further highlighting the strong return of the roofing industry and exceeding expectations for attendance and event size.

INFORMA MARKETS – INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Image for press release

INFORMA MARKETS - INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Image for press release

INFORMA MARKETS – INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Image for press release

There was an energy and enthusiasm in the show floor that we have never seen before and our expectations were exceeded in every way,” he says Rich Russo, Exhibition Director, International Roofing Expo.

IRE 2023 show results:

  • 14,000+ verified industry professionals

  • Over 175,000 square meters of exhibition space

  • Almost 600 manufacturers and suppliers

  • Representatives from more than 50 countries

“IRE 2023 saw an unprecedented 88% visitor growth over 2022. As demand for roofing companies continues to grow, IRE is the leading marketplace where roofers can make connections and find the latest products and innovations they need to grow their business and to drive the industry forward to make roofing safer, more efficient and more sustainable,” says Kevin Thornton, Senior Vice President of Construction, Informa Markets.

Top manufacturers and suppliers included LP SmartSide side panel & fairing, CertainTeed Siding, James Hardy, Westlake Royal Building Products – Cladding and Cladding Solutions, the Vinyl Siding Institute, ProRemodeler Magazine and more.

INFORMA MARKETS - INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Image for press release

INFORMA MARKETS – INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Image for press release

Highlights of the IRE 2023 event:

  • National Women in Roofing (NWiR) Conference: A record attendance of over 500 women in the roofing industry gathered on Sunday 5th March at the 6th Annual NWiR Conference for a day of collaboration and discussion aiming to empower women in the roofing industry. IRE and NWiR strive to create opportunities for multidisciplinary professionals to see their impact through sharing business strategies, experiences and successes. “It was better than I could have ever imagined,” he said Michelle Boykin, COO of Rackley Roofing And President of the NWiR. This year’s conference focused on the theme of “Follow Your Path” and encouraged attendees to connect, discover and nurture new relationships on their own path to success.

  • Para Latinos Lounge: The SRS Para Latinos Lounge is an education and networking center for Latino contractors. Over 1,000 visitors entered the SRS Para Latinos Lounge during the three-day exhibition.

  • Central working platform: IRE partnered with Labor Central Platform, an organization dedicated to recruiting roofing contractors, and invited their Dallas-area Latino members to experience IRE firsthand to encourage Latino members of the roofing industry to join the IRE -community to join.

  • Outdoor pavilion: A novelty at the IRE, the Exteriors Pavilion featured top manufacturers and suppliers including LP SmartSide, West Lake Royal, James Hardy And Marvin Infinity. An Exteriors Building Clinic demonstrated practical best practices for installing various types of weather barriers and flashing in front of exterior cladding. The Exteriors Pavilion also hosted the Exteriors Education Stage, each session packed as experts discussed business development for full service replacement contracts, vinyl siding application, specialist trade tools and deployment of new technologies.

  • 14th annual community service day: IRE has partnered with Rebuilding Together North Texas for the 14th Annual Community Service Day. Over 70 roofers gathered at three homes in the local Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area to donate their time and services to perform critical home repairs for disabled, elderly or experienced homeowners. was the main sponsor Sika Sarnafil and other important sponsors included GAF, OMG roofing products And Carlisle.

  • Conversations about the labor shortage: Finding and keeping qualified and reliable workers is the biggest challenge for the roofing industry. Author and award-winning speaker Chris Czarnik opened IRE 2023 with a standing room-only keynote presentation on how to find and prepare the next generation of roofers.

The story goes on

The International Roofing Expo will take place again from February 6th to 8th, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visit for more information about the 2024 show.

About the International Roofing Expo
The International Roofing Expo® is the premier event for both the commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction industries. The IRE brings the professionals together to help them stay up to date with the latest knowledge and see the widest range of products and services. The event helps professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions and networking. The International Roofing Expo is owned and operated by Informa Markets. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor. Visit for more information

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About Informa Markets:
Informa Markets, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LON:INF), creates platforms for industry and specialized markets for commerce, innovation and growth. Our portfolio includes more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets such as engineering, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, construction & real estate, fashion & apparel, hospitality, food & beverage, and health & nutrition. We offer customers and partners around the world the opportunity to engage, gain experience and do business through in-person exhibitions, expert digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibition organiser, we bring a multitude of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days a year. For more information, visit

Media contact:
Abby Portwood
Informa Markets Infrastructure and Construction


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