Why IBS Is So Valuable: The ROI from Attending IBS

IBS Show Floor

“Is attending IBS really worth it?”

That’s a question we know gets asked by many in the building industry.

When deciding whether attending the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is worth it, the first thing you (and your boss) probably look at is the expense. While the registration fee for IBS is not terribly expensive, with the addition of hotel, airfare and meal expenses, the cost can add up.

The truth is, we know that the return on investment completely...

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12 Business-Building + 5 Fun Reasons to Attend IBS 2019

IBS Show Floor

There are hundreds of reasons why attending the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) each year is one of the best investments you can make for your business and your career; but if you are still uncertain about whether or not to go, here are a few fantastic reasons to make attending IBS 2019 a high priority.

12 Business-Building Reasons to Attend IBS 2019:

  1. IBS Education covers the hottest, most relevant industry trends and topics all in one place. With over 130...
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IBS 2019 Education: The Hottest & Most Relevant Building Industry Topics

Education Session

The place to get information on the latest trends, newest techniques and the most forward-thinking business strategies is NAHB’s 2019 International Builders’ Show® (IBS). The Builders’ Show is taking place February 19-21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and this year, we’ve managed to pack even more into three days. Here’s what to expect:

Pre-Show Education

Fifteen pre-show courses will be held before the start of IBS 2019. These one- and two-day...

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IBS 2019 Registration Is Open—The Best Deals Happen Only in September!

IBS Show Floor

Registration for the 2019 NAHB International Builder’s Show® (IBS) is now open, and the best deals happen only in September.

The Builders’ Show brings together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers in one place. See more than 600,000 net square feet of exhibits and over 1,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest and most in-demand products and technologies for residential construction.

Big Savings Only in September

IBS is much more than...

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Pre-Show Education: Train the Trainer

IBS Education Session

Pre-show education provides home building professionals with the unique opportunity to increase your skillset by delving deep into industry topics, all while earning NAHB continuing education credits. These one- or two-day courses are offered the weekend before IBS.

One of the 15 pre-show courses is Train the Trainer—a one-day program designed to prepare industry professionals with the training skills needed to use NAHB course materials to teach classroom courses in the...

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What’s New in Las Vegas for IBS 2019 Visitors

Las Vegas Sign

Las Vegas is a town that never sleeps, and because of that, it also means that it’s constantly undergoing change. Renovated hotels, fun entertainment options and new shops are always being announced.

Here are a few new things to put on your radar while attending IBS 2019.

The Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) is the new talk of the town! In its inaugural year (2017–18), the VGK represented the National Hockey League’s Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Championship....

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Registration is Coming! 3 Decisions to Make in Planning for IBS 2019

IBS Show Floor

Registration for the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) opens in just a few weeks. This show brings together nearly 60,000 attendees from across the globe—builders, remodelers, designers and more come to one place to see the latest products, learn best practices and network with other industry professionals.

While there will be a lot of information available in the coming months, your first step is to register for the show. Here are three decisions you’ll need to make while...

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Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

TNAR 2019

When thinking of Las Vegas, not many people will conjure thoughts of a lush, green orchard. And that’s exactly why Michael Gardner, principal of studio g ARCHITECTURE and builder of The New American Remodel 2019, decided to make a backyard orchard a key feature of next year’s show home.

“A lot of people think sustainability is all about technology, but really, that’s just one part of it,” Gardner said. By creating a landscape with a variety of flowers, citrus trees and an herb...

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Ins & Outs of the IBS Ambassador Program


Plans are being finalized for the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), so NAHB is seeking members who are passionate about IBS to join the IBS Ambassador team.

What is the IBS Ambassador Program? This program gives NAHB members the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for the Builders’ Show by working with the IBS marketing team to help other members in their local associations discover the benefits of attending the show annually.

Who can become...

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Deadline 8/24: Enter the Industry’s Top Awards

Best in American Living Awards

Each year, several awards programs are held in conjunction with the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) to celebrate outstanding home-building projects, designs and individual achievements.

The deadline to enter many of the top programs is is approaching on August 24. Here’s a brief description of the award programs.

The Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) spotlight the most creative and talented building industry professionals who have exhibited design excellence in...

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