10 Compelling Reasons to Attend IBS 2024

Building professionals browse the New Product Zone at IBS 2023

Every year, professionals and enthusiasts from the construction industry eagerly anticipate the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). In its 80th year, this premier event brings together a diverse range of attendees and exhibitors, including builders, remodelers, architects, suppliers and manufacturers. Every year, the show evolves, offering an array of opportunities and experiences for everyone who attends.

Discover 10 compelling reasons to mark your calendar for Sept 1 to register to attend IBS 2024.

#1 Cutting-Edge Innovations

IBS debuts the latest innovations and trends in the residential construction industry. From futuristic building materials to smart home technologies, attendees can explore a vast exhibition floor with countless exhibitors demonstrating their cutting-edge products. This unparalleled opportunity to stay ahead of the curve allows you to discover groundbreaking solutions that can revolutionize your business.

#2 Networking Opportunities

The Builders’ Show serves as a meeting ground for professionals across the industry. Engage in meaningful conversations, forge valuable connections and foster relationships that can open doors to new partnerships, collaborations and business opportunities. With industry leaders and experts in attendance, networking at IBS can be a game-changer for your career or business.

You can only find IBS Centrals at the Builders’ Show. Connect with like-minded professionals and industry experts in seven niche-specific Centrals for expert solutions, workshops, roundtable discussions and networking events in 55+ Housing, Custom Building, Design, Multifamily, Remodelers, Sales and Marketing and International.

#3 IBS Education Sessions

With 100+ IBS Education Sessions, it’s an extensive lineup with renowned speakers who share their expertise, provide valuable insights into industry trends, best practices and emerging technologies. Attendees can choose sessions tailored to their interests and gain knowledge that can drive their businesses forward.

New in 2024: We’re hosting encore IBS Education Sessions, so you won’t miss a minute.

#4 Inspirational Speakers

Experience powerful keynote addresses from industry luminaries who share their stories, challenges and successes. They inspire attendees to think bigger, explore new possibilities, ignite their passion for the industry and provide fresh perspectives on the future.

#5 Make Effective Use of Your Show Floor Time

We’re segmenting the exhibit floor, so exhibitors are grouped together by product and service categories. Segmentation helps you use your limited time more efficiently, it’s easier to find what you’re looking for that meets your specific needs and it creates a more customized experience.

We will continue to have the IBS Outdoor Exhibits, which are unaffected by the reorganization of the show floor.

#6 Access to Industry Experts

IBS brings together industry experts, thought leaders and influencers. Engage in meaningful discussions, seek advice and learn from the best in the business. Whether you have specific questions or want to gain a broader understanding of industry trends, IBS offers ample opportunities to connect with experts who can provide guidance and insights.

#7 Live Demonstrations

Get hands-on with the latest products and technologies through live demonstrations in the Building Performance Zone and Craft Techniques Zone. Witness firsthand how these innovations can enhance your projects, improve efficiency and elevate the quality of your work. Engaging with product demonstrations at IBS enables you to make informed decisions about incorporating new tools and technologies into your business.

#8 New Business Opportunities

The Builders’ Show attracts professionals from various corners of the residential construction industry, including builders, remodelers, architects and suppliers. By attending, you open yourself up to countless new business opportunities. Whether it’s finding potential clients, exploring partnerships or discovering new markets, IBS acts as a catalyst for business growth and expansion.

#9 Innovative Ideas

Immerse yourself in a vibrant environment where ideas flourish. The Builders’ Show is an excellent platform for exchanging ideas, sparking creativity and exploring new possibilities. With innovative products and services, you can gain inspiration for your projects and tap into fresh concepts that can set you apart from competitors.

#10 Stay Ahead of the Competition

Attending IBS allows you to stay ahead of the curve. Gain a comprehensive understanding of industry developments, adopt new practices, technologies and strategies to position yourself as an industry leader and maintain a competitive edge.

The International Builders’ Show is a must-attend event for professionals and enthusiasts in the construction industry. From exploring cutting-edge innovations to networking with industry leaders, the Builders’ Show offers opportunities to enhance your knowledge, expand your network and drive business growth.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event that can shape the future of your career or business. Save the date: Sept 1 IBS 2024 registration opens with the best registration deals and lowest rates you can get. Mark your calendar and prepare for an unforgettable experience at the International Builders’ Show 2024.


  1. John Shesd says:

    Are there AIA continuing ed units?

    1. Campbell McCarthy says:

      We will have around 30 education sessions approved for AIA continuing ed credits.

  2. Martha Malone says:

    Can anyone register and attend or do you have to be a member?
    We are a business business under CES and attend their conference every year

    1. Campbell McCarthy says:

      You do not have to be a member to register for the event. However, you will receive a significant discount with membership.

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