Essential Business: Finding the Right Solutions for Your Business

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Whether you’re new to the industry or an experienced veteran, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) provides the cutting-edge expertise you need to wow your customers with new product knowledge, best practices and innovative solutions you can’t get anywhere else. This is part 1 of our 3-part Essential Business series featuring IBS takeaways from industry professionals and a sneak peek of the upcoming, February 9-11, 2021 show in Orlando, Florida.

Learn beyond the show floor.

IBS is your opportunity to learn from the most knowledgeable voices in residential construction. Registering for an Education + Expo Pass not only gives you access to see construction demos and explore the hottest new products on the show floor – you’ll also be able to access the best tips, strategies and latest trend insights from the industry’s top experts and thought leaders.

“One of the biggest takeaways I had was from a design and usability perspective. One session really helped me better understand the key features each generation is looking for in a home. I look at floor plans and make adjustments to cater to those needs.”

– Vince Napolitano II, Napolitano Homes, Virginia Beach, VA

Knowledge for everyone at every level.

From Building Knowledge Sessions to Game Changers, Tech Bytes…and more, IBS offers education sessions spanning the entire home building industry in creative, interactive, engaging and entertaining formats.

  • New content: 80% of the sessions will be offered at IBS for the first time
  • New voices: 40% of the speakers will be new to IBS
  • Education tracks: 9 comprehensive tracks providing tangible solutions

Building Knowledge Sessions: The foundation of IBS education. These sessions offer some of the best education and solutions for challenges relevant to novice and advanced attendees alike.

Game Changers: These daily keynotes feature thought leaders who are transforming their companies and the way we think about and address issues critical to the housing industry.

Tech Bytes: These sessions focus on specific technical topics that provide practical, how-to learning to enhance business and career grow. Each session covers a specific technology topic that offers the tools needed to nurture business processes, gain efficiencies and improve sales and marketing efforts.

“I attended a Project Management session which helped me out immensely. I now group tasks into categories ‘important AND urgent, ‘important BUT NOT urgent’, etc. Having a more structured approach has enabled me to keep large projects on track.”

– Kevin Lovoy, ELM Construction LLC, Vestavia Hills, Alabama

The learning opportunities begin even before IBS officially kicks off. Pre-show Education Courses, offered February 6-8, by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), will dive deep into industry topics and give registrants the opportunity to earn NAHB CEUs. Master Workshops are 3-hour intensive programs, February 8, that explore specific industry topics.

“I attended a very good session that sparked my interest in a topic I knew little about [Aging in Place]. I went back home and completed the NAHB CAPS certification.”

– Ramy Hanna, Golden Rule Builders, Inc., Culpeper, Virginia

IBS will inspire you and improve the way you do business. Join us and see for yourself! Learn more and register by September 30 to save up to 50% on an Expo Pass OR $100 off an Education + Expo Pass.

Check back in October for part 2 of this 3-part Essential Business series.

Register for IBS 2021

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