Designers, builders, remodelers, architects and more flock to the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) annually to catch a glimpse of the latest products and learn innovative techniques and best practices.
The show floor buzzes with excitement and education sessions are packed as more than 67,000 industry pros seek out new information and business connections. As a previous IBS scholarship recipient noted, “The meeting planners must be miracle workers; they put this gigantic event together in such a way that you are energized by the sheer size of the event.”
What makes IBS the hub for young professional career growth year after year? Networking, Education and Inspiration.
#1: Making Connections & Networking
Networking with others is always a top draw to IBS. People from different parts of the United States who work in all different sectors of the industry come together for three jam-packed days of connecting, growing and sharing.
From education sessions to the show floor—and everywhere in between—young professionals are able to make connections that last longer than the show.
#2: Comprehensive Industry-Specific Education
Since young professionals are busy hustling to grow their careers and have a limited amount of time for professional development, educational opportunities need to correspond directly to their needs. At IBS, attendees get cutting-edge information, best practices and access to influential building industry leaders all during one comprehensive show.
IBS 2019 boasted 130+ education sessions in 7 industry-specific tracks, and young professionals know they can always find the best education on the industry’s top trends at IBS.
#3: Product & Professional Inspiration
The Builders’ Show brings together more than 1,400 top manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe in 600,000 net square feet of exhibit space. It’s huge!
IBS is the one show that is completely focused on providing relevant information specifically for each stage of your career. Industry veterans (older and younger) come together in one location to share their thoughts, challenges and solutions to help you strategically build your business.
Interested in applying for a scholarship to experience IBS first-hand?
NAHB is currently accepting IBS 2020 scholarship applications from NAHB members between the ages of 21-35. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 31. Get the details now.
2019 Scholarship Recipients’ Rave Reviews…
“As a business owner you get a lot of push back sometimes like ‘why are we doing things the way we are doing them?’ At the show I get best practice advice from industry veterans that support me and either agree with our business practices or provide expert advice on things to do differently. It’s great to have that backup when I get home and can say ‘well, that’s how this or that super successful person thinks it should be done.'” -Sherry Ferguson, Ferguson Builders
“IBS energizes attendees. It really feels like everyone is there because they want to be there, that they want to be the best they can be, and that they always want to take what they do, or their business, to the next level. Presenters are truly experts in their fields, and they want to share as much as possible with the attendees.” – Brenton Bellomy, Inline Lighting