4 Fantastic Features of International Central at IBS

If you’re attending the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) from outside the U.S., International Central is the place for you. Beyond the complimentary coffee and the free WiFi, International Central has many unique features to help make your experience at IBS even better. Here are just a few:

#1: Maximize Your Experience with International Orientation

With so much happening at IBS, it can be tricky to know where to start as an international attendee. To help you get the most out of all the education and networking opportunities, we are holding an IBS 2023 International Orientation at 10 AM on Tuesday, Jan 31. New and returning attendees are welcome!

#2: Meet New Contacts—And Connect with Old Ones

Whether you want to meet international attendees or US-based exhibitors looking to do international business, there are lots of opportunities to network in International Central. Meet new contacts and potential vendors at the International Buyer Reception on Feb 1, or use the Central as a meeting place for fellow attendees from your country or company.

#3: Find Out Which Exhibitors Want to Do Business

With 1,200+ exhibitors featuring their products on the IBS show floor, it can be hard for international attendees to tell which exhibitors offer their services globally. Make your first stop International Central to pick up your copy of the Export Interest Directory for a full list of the U.S. exhibitors with an active interest in doing business abroad.

#4: Get Export Advice from the Department of Commerce

If you’re a U.S.-based exhibitor who wants to do business overseas but has questions about the process, a stop by International Central can help answer your questions. As a special feature of this show, Senior Trade Specialists from the U.S. Department of Commerce will be on hand to provide export counseling to U.S. exhibitors as part of their Trade Event Partnership Program.

IBS Centrals are open to all IBS registrants. Find out more and get the full schedule for International Central.

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