10 Reasons to Attend IBS 2019

IBS Show Floor

If you are on the fence about whether you should attend the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), you need to know: there is something for everyone. The building industry’s largest event is your best opportunity to access the people, tools and business knowledge you need. Here are the top ten reasons why traveling to Las Vegas to attend IBS in February is well worth the trip.

  1. Incredible Value: IBS is your one-stop shop for knowledge, new products and powerful...
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Tech Bytes: A Hands-On Experience

Tech Bytes

Our Tech Bytes program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest products, applications and tech platforms through hands-on presentations and consultations.

The Tech Bytes Room: When you walk into the room, you’ll find two distinct areas for learning—a large, main presentation stage and a tech bar. Education sessions will take place on the stage, while the tech bar is your place to go for one-on-one...

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Game Changers Spotlight: The Secret to Zappos’ Success

Ryo Zsun

A builder can learn a lot from the Zappos model. Since bursting upon the e-commerce scene in 1999, Zappos has made themselves a household name—not just for being an “online store,” but for also delivering the best possible service experience for their customers.

“Now, 19 years later, we are still manically obsessed with making sure our customers are happy and proud to do business with us,” writes the Zappos website.

Like Zappos, great customer service is becoming the...

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The New American Home Update | Phase 2

The New American Home

Now in its 36th year, The New American Home® (TNAH), The Official Show Home of the annual International Builders Show™ (IBS). Sun West Custom Homes is designing and building this year’s edition, and when completed, it will be 9,028 square feet and incorporate a wide variety of contemporary-modern design, characterized by minimal decoration, abundant glass and flat rooflines.

When Daniel Coletti, president of Sun West Custom Homes, designed TNAH 2019, he had three goals in mind:...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Dustin Kaehr

Dustin Kaehrv

Dustin Kaehr, M.B.A. is a business coach with over 20 years of experience working with organizations of all sizes to help them with leadership challenges, operations and employee/customer engagement. At the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in February, Dustin will present, “Communicating Effectively In Tough Situations.” We caught up with him to get a sneak peek into his session.

NAHB: Without giving too much away, what will people learn at your session,...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Sam Rashkin, R.A.

Sam Rashkin

Sam Rashkin is the author of the book, Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It. In the book, Sam presents a comprehensive strategy for transforming the new homebuyer consumer experience. He brings the lessons from this book to housing executives across the country with workshops and collaborative meetings that help them accelerate innovation.

Apart from this work, Sam has also served as national director of voluntary labeling...

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DCW Opening Ceremonies featuring Comedian Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey

The Design & Construction Week® (DCW) Opening Ceremonies are sure to be entertaining for everyone in attendance at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) as Emmy-award-winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey takes the stage!

When: Tuesday, February 19, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Where: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – Paradise Event Center
Cost: Free for registered attendees

About Dana...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Jen Barkan

Jen Barkan

With over 12 years in sales and marketing for new home builders, Jen Barkan brings additional frontline experience as an online sales coach for Do You Convert. Jen developed and managed the online sales program for Rose & Womble Realty's New Homes division in Hampton Roads, Virginia which grew to represent 20 builders and over 45 communities. Jen has earned multiple national awards, including being the recipient of Professional Builder magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award in...

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Pre-Show Education: Sunday’s Line-Up

Education Session

Nineteen pre-show courses will be offered before the start of the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). These half-, one- and two-day courses give you a chance to dive deeper into specific industry topics and to increase your skill set.

The Pre-show Courses offered on Sunday, February 17 are as follows:

Principles of Residential Marketing: Research & Analysis Classroom | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Developing a new home community that is...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Norb Slowikowski

Norb Slowikowski

Norb Slowikowski is a Productivity Consultant who has been working in the construction industry for over 30 years. Prior to starting his consulting business, Norb served as Director of Manpower Development for McDonald's Corporation. He has assisted over 450 contractors in improving productivity and maximizing profitability. He is also the author of the book, Hard-Hat Productivity: The 9 Critical Factors for Maximizing Profits.

At the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show®...

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