INTEX Expo Update – September 3, 2021

We regret to announce that INTEX Expo 21, scheduled for October 17-20, 2021 in New Orleans, is cancelled due to concerns related to COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida.

This was not an easy decision. However, those involved with planning the INTEX Expo are obligated to do what is in the best interests of attendees, guests and staff. COVID-19 and the Delta variant are still serious concerns, with the United States considered Level 4 (high risk) by the CDC. The City of New Orleans has strict mask and proof of vaccination mandates in place for most venues. Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana as a Category 4 storm having a substantial impact throughout the state and resulting in massive damage to the electrical grid. Concerns about appropriate levels of staffing in hotels, restaurants and other venues are only exacerbated due to both COVID-19 and the hurricane.

With all of these factors and the substantial increase in exhibitor cancellations within the past week, it has become clear that it is not possible to hold, and for New Orleans to deliver, the first-class convention and trade show experience that we demand and our attendees deserve.

We will now turn our attention toward INTEX Expo 22, April 2-7, 2022 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

All attendees should immediately review the following guidance:

  1. Cancel your hotel room at Hilton New Orleans Riverside within 72 hours prior to your arrival date to receive a refund of your room deposit. To do so, call 855.760.0870. If your room was booked through aRes Travel, call 800.632.1686. If your room was booked through CISCA, please contact Shirley Wodynski at
  2. Call your airline. Most airlines are waiving change fees and allowing you to either rebook your ticket for a future flight or providing a voucher for the full amount of the ticket for a future booking.

A special thank you to our exhibitors, who have partnered with us in an attempt to make this event a success this year, first in April and again in October. Unfortunately it was not meant to be, but we will all work together again to make the INTEX Expo in April 2022 one of the best events our industry has seen.

All exhibitor and sponsor fees will be moved to the April 2022 INTEX Expo. More information will be shared in the near future. Any questions may be directed to Samantha Riemer at

Any non-exhibitor questions may be directed to Karen Bilak at

As always, thank you for your patience, understanding and support of INTEX Expo.



October 19-20, 2021 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

INTEX Expo is the largest trade show specifically catering to the wall and ceiling industry showcasing the latest and greatest products, services, and solutions to help the industry thrive. All market segments are represented: drywall, ceilings and acoustics, lath and metal framing, plaster, EIFS, insulation, software, and much more.

As an exhibitor, INTEX Expo is an opportunity to present your product or service to the most influential wall and ceiling professionals in the nation where you will meet face to face with top decision-makers and establish lasting relationships.

Exhibitor Information
Floor Plan

In addition to the comprehensive trade show, two leading industry trade associations, the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry and the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association, co-locate their annual conventions in conjunction with the INTEX Expo. The conventions bring people together from across the industry for a variety of in-depth education sessions and stellar networking receptions. The INTEX Expo is managed by the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry and co-sponsored by the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association.

AWCI’s Convention
CISCA’s Convention

Sponsorship opportunities for INTEX Expo are available to take your level of exposure to new heights—increasing your ability to get your message across to customers and building your company’s name recognition while achieving tangible results. Contact us for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

We appreciate our INTEX Expo sponsors! Become an INTEX Expo 2021 sponsor and your logo and link will be displayed here for great exposure!

INTEX Expo 2021 Sponsors