IBS 2018: 5 Must-Know Facts


Every year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)
brings together 60,000 builders, general contractors, remodelers,
designers and more from around the world, and with so much information
available about the show, it can difficult to determine what things you should
know. This is why we came up with a list of the 5 must-know facts. 

#1: Early Registration
= Biggest Discounts

Without question, the best deals on IBS 2018 occur in August. From now until
the end of the month, you can save significantly on all IBS
registration types

  • An IBS expo pass—FREE for NAHB members and $50
    for non-members.
  • Save $100 on a full 3-day registration—with
    access to 140+ IBS Education sessions led by industry experts and phenomenal
  • Discounted 1-day education passes.
  • Spouse registration is FREE. 

#2: 3 Different
Types of Registration

There are three types of IBS registration: Full Registration, Expo-Only
and 1-Day Education. 

  • Full Registration gives you access to 140+ IBS Education sessions, a complimentary one-year subscription to IBS Education On
    Demand, and entry to the exhibit floors included in Design & Construction Week® (DCW)— IBS and the Kitchen &
    Bath Industry Show® (KBIS).
  • Expo-Only Pass provides entry to the exhibit
    floors of Design & Construction Week®—IBS and KBIS.
  • 1-Day Education Pass provides unlimited
    admittance to one (1) day of IBS Education sessions (you must indicate which
    day of education you would like to attend), and entry to the exhibit floors
    included in Design & Construction Week®—IBS and KBIS. 

#3: Exhibits: What
to Expect

IBS brings together more than 1,400
industry manufacturers and suppliers
from around the globe to showcase the
newest and most innovative products, materials and technologies involved in all
types of buildings—including wood, concrete, stone and brick. You can expect to
see the most in-demand products and services as you explore more than 565,000 net square feet of indoor and
outdoor exhibition space in IBS alone.   

Exhibitors will have plenty of staff available to answer
your questions and help you determine which of their products will meet your
specific needs. 


#4: IBS Education:
Learn from Industry Experts

Every year, IBS offers the most up-to-date and innovative education the
industry has to offer. There are more than 140 IBS
Education sessions
available during the show taught by renowned
building industry experts from across the country. With topics ranging from
sales and marketing to construction and codes, there is certainly something for

You can also go in depth on a particular topic with Pre-Show
that can count toward an NAHB industry designation. Fourteen courses will be offered the weekend preceding the show. 

#5: Networking
Opportunities: Special Events & Communities

The Builders’ Show offers a wide variety of opportunities
to network*:

  • Special
    include the DCW Opening Ceremonies featuring four-time Super
    Bowl champion quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers) Terry Bradshaw, The
    Official IBS House Party, Young Pro Party and IBS Closing Spike Concert with
  • IBS
    offer a unique way to explore new ideas and gain business
    information about your specific niche in the building industry.
  • ·Awards
    allow you to celebrate the industry’s best of the best in a
    specific market, such as 55+ housing, multifamily and sales and marketing. 

The 2018 Builders’ Show will take place January 9 – 11 in
Orlando, FL. You can save by taking advantage of the best pricing available
now. Registration rates increase on September 1. Register at BuildersShow.com.

*Some options mentioned require Full Registration or a special event ticket.
Check BuilderShow.com for the details.

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