Designers, builders, remodelers, architects and other residential building professionals attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) each year for a glimpse of the latest products and to learn innovative techniques and industry best practices.
The show floor buzzes with excitement as tens of thousands of industry professionals seek out new information and business relationships. Discover what makes IBS the place to experience career and professional growth year after year.
#1: Connections & Networking
Networking and connecting with other industry professionals is always a top draw to attend IBS. People from different parts of the United States and from around the world 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 build business relationships that last longer than the show.
#2: Comprehensive Industry-Specific Education
Especially as an industry professional between the ages of 21 and 35 years old, it’s imperative to participate in educational opportunities that contribute to career growth. The challenge is carving out time to do it. IBS gives you the time to work on professional development to further a career in residential construction.
100+ IBS Education Sessions share cutting-edge information, industry best practices and provide access to influential building industry leaders during one comprehensive show.
“My days at the show were about getting as much education as possible and the educational part of the show exceeded my expectations.” – Gama Cancino, 2023 IBS Scholar
#3: Product & Professional Inspiration
IBS is the biggest industry show of the year. The Builders’ Show connects attendees with top manufacturers and suppliers, innovative products and trends in hundreds of thousands of square feet of exhibit space.
While the show is huge, IBS is the one show that is completely focused on providing relevant information specifically for each career stage. Industry veterans share their knowledge, experience, challenges and solutions to help strategically build a career and business in the industry.
Apply for a Scholarship to Experience IBS
NAHB members between the ages of 21-35 can submit an #IBS2024 scholarship application until July 7. IBS Scholarship recipients receive roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, an Expo+Education Pass to the Builders’ Show and more.
“Going to IBS through the scholarship program was hands-down the best thing I could have done for my business.” – Adam Franco, 2023 IBS Scholar
Find out more about the IBS Scholarship Program and apply.