IBS 2018: Innovative Products + Extraordinary Education

It was a phenomenal start to the new year as the NAHB’s
International Builders’ Show® (IBS) kicked off 2018 with an exciting show. This
mega-industry event welcomed builders, remodelers, design professionals,
architects and specialty contractors from around the globe. From innovative new
products to incredible education sessions and fun networking events, this
year’s show was full of amazement and value!

Highlights from IBS
2018

  • Keynote speaker and four-time Super Bowl
    champion quarterback, Terry Bradshaw,
    kicked off Design & Construction Week® (DCW).
  • The show welcomed over 85,000 attendees as part of DCW. Of that total, about 60,000 were
    IBS registrants.
  • Thousands of building professionals attended more
    than 150 education sessions in 8 tracks
    covering the entire building industry. 
  • The exhibits spanned 583,000 net square feet, with more than 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers.
  • The 35th edition of The New American Home® and the third The New American Remodel™ welcomed
    thousands across their thresholds over three days’ time. Both homes were
    produced and presented by the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) and
    cosponsored by Professional Builder
    magazine.
  • Attendees enjoyed the mild temperatures when
    they stepped outside to tour the Professional
    Builder
    Show Village and see fantastic products at the IBS Outdoor Exhibits and DCW
    Outdoor Living Pavilion
    .
  • Over 300 entries in nine categories were
    received for the 2018 Best of IBS Awards.
  • The NAHB
    Meeting of the Members
    gave attendees the opportunity to participate in a
    Q&A session with entrepreneur and branding expert Daymond John of ABC’s
    smash hit, Shark Tank.
  • Attendees received valuable hands-on,
    interactive learning experiences in the dozens of Builder Clinics and Tech
    Bytes
    sessions, and learned from informative demonstrations at the High Performance Building Zone (HPBZ).
  • The CEDIA
    Technology Solutions Pavilion
    featured exhibitors who specialize in tech
    solutions and gave attendees one centralized location to review these products
    and make choices based on their specific business needs.
  • Attendees took advantage of the many
    opportunities to network with colleagues and have a lot of fun, including at the
    IBS Centrals and these SOLD OUT events: The House Party Sponsored
    by Chase,
    the Young Pro Party and
    the IBS Closing Spike Concert with
    Chicago.
     

New ideas and new innovations—that’s what the show is all
about! Plan to join us at the International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas,
February 19 – 21, 2019. 

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