JLC LIVE Northwest 2014 Sees Growth Across the Board

Dec 15, 2014 - Dallas, TX


Residential builders, remodelers, and contractors filled the Oregon Convention Center December 3 – 5 for JLC LIVE Northwest, a building and remodeling event for the residential trade industry. Education, exhibits, building clinics and demonstrations, networking events, and product purchasing generated a significant increase in attendees and exhibitors for the 2014 event.

JLC LIVE Northwest expanded its footprint inside the Oregon Convention Center by 40% over the 2013 event, showcasing a new exhibitor demonstration area as well as 27 additional exhibitors. The expanded show floor was well received by attendees, as the event saw a 23% increase in attendance. Standing room only at the JLC LIVE building clinics was the norm at the 2014 event. Moisture Management presenter Bill Robinson remarked, “Typically, towards the end of a show, my last clinic is sparsely attended. Not this year. It was full all the way through. JLC LIVE’s exhibit hall featured 60 live clinic and demonstration sessions.

Conference attendance for JLC LIVE Northwest enjoyed a 27% increase, signaling increased confidence in the strengthening economy and the need for business and production skills. The three-day program featured an enhanced Wednesday schedule boasting two new education tracks in Legal and Human Resources. New this year, the conference offered approved AIA credits and partnered with the Oregon CCB to offer continuing education credits not available at previous events. Attendees responded to the additions by filling conference rooms and making this year’s conference program one of the most successful in years.

“We’re elated with this event. To see increases in exhibit space, attendance, and conference attendance really speaks to the recovery that the residential building and remodeling industry is experiencing. Being able to bring even more education and exhibitors to our attendees made for a fantastic 2014 event,” states Show Director, Jayne Dalton.

Celebrating 20 years of JLC LIVE in 2015, the Northwest event returns to Portland December 3-4, with conference sessions beginning December 2, 2015. Registration is scheduled to open in early August.

JLC LIVE is the premier trade show for residential builders and remodelers. The event hosts expert led education sessions as well as one-of-a-kind, live-action building clinics. Exhibitors are able to debut, showcase, demonstrate, and sell products and services to attendees. The trade show began in 1995, and will celebrate its 20th year in 2015 with events in Providence, Rhode Island (March 19-21), Portland, Oregon (December 2-4), and the new co-located event with the Remodeling Show & Deck Expo in Chicago, Illinois (September 30 – October 2).