3 Big Reasons Why Industry Pros Attend IBS


As the largest annual light construction show in the world,
every year The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) attracts more than 60,000
visitors from over 100 countries. Taking place alongside of the National Kitchen
& Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), no other
event can compare to this event’s magnitude and scope of products, trends and
innovations in the residential construction market. 

IBS Exhibits: All
Homes Start Here

IBS is the building industry professional’s key to
staying current and competitive all year long because it brings together more
than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe. Start 2018 off
right by seeing more than 565,000 net square feet of exhibits featuring the
latest and most in-demand products and services. 

You can also tour two show homes: The
New American Home
® (TNAH) and The
New American Remodel™ (TNAR)
—both of which highlight cutting-edge
efficiency, technology and sustainability. These homes are designed to be a
collection of ideas for the industry to take from—in large pieces, or tidbits—and
apply to current projects across the country. 


IBS Education: Valuable
Insights & Competitive Advantages

Every year, IBS offers the most up-to-date and innovative
education in the industry. The 2018 show features sessions taught by
renowned building industry experts from across the country in these eight

  • 55+ Housing
  • Home Technology & Performance
  • Business Management & Operations
  • Custom Building & Remodeling
  • Design, Land Development & Community
  • Financial Strategies
  • Market Forecast, Legal, Multifamily Housing and
  • Marketing & Customer Focus 

With 105+ building knowledge sessions finalized, and more
expected to be added in the coming months as emerging issues and topics
develop, there is literally something for everyone. 

You can also go in-depth with pre-show
that can count toward an industry designation, or get hands-on
with demos and education on the show floor. You won’t find a more
impressive collection of knowledge and new ideas for improving your business
anywhere else. 


IBS Events: Network
& Build Connections

One of the biggest reasons why building industry pros
attend IBS year after year is because of the business connections they make. The
show is the place to network with
others who truly understand your business. 

Inside The
, you will get many new ideas
and information about your specific niche. In addition to meeting and
networking with others in an enjoyable, relaxed setting, the Centrals feature
some of the industry’s top professionals who are passionate about their area of
expertise—so the discussions are always lively and entertaining. 

such as The Official IBS House Party, Young Pro Party and the IBS Closing Spike
Concert with Chicago, provide an environment outside the convention center to
network with others, kick back and have fun. There are also several awards
and recognition programs
during IBS that provide you with the opportunity
to celebrate the best of the best in the home building industry. 

The 2018 Builders’ Show takes place January 9 – 11 in
Orlando. Save by taking advantage of the best pricing available during the
month of August. Registration rates will increase on September 1, so register

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