The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the largest and one of the most influential trade shows in the residential construction industry. While it attracts attendees from diverse backgrounds and career stages, young industry professionals especially find this event invaluable.
Here are some of the top reasons young industry professionals make it a point to attend the Builders’ Show every year and are heading to IBS 2024 in Las Vegas, Feb 27 – 29.
Reason #1 Learning Opportunities
Whether it’s your first year in the industry or you’re a little seasoned, IBS Education sessions are unmatched and unrivaled. You can learn new strategies and techniques and gain insights from top experts that you won’t find anywhere but the Builders’ Show.
Pre-show learning opportunities start a day or two before the show so you can come in early to attend intensive and immersive symposiums, NAHB Courses or the Pro Builder & Pro Remodeler’s U40 Leadership Summit. Once the show kicks off, there are 100+ IBS Education Sessions for you to choose from. There really are dozens and dozens of topics for anyone in the industry.
Reason #2 Networking
Countless opportunities exist for young industry professionals to connect with their peers, more seasoned professionals, suppliers and partners during the show. You can connect on the show floor, in IBS Education Sessions or at one of the social events that take place during the show.
The IBS Young Pro Party is the hottest networking event exclusively for residential construction professionals under 40. This year it’s happening at Brewdog. Since this networking event is especially for industry professionals under the age of 40, it’s a great way to network and connect with your peers as you socialize, make new friends and business contacts.
Reason #3 Experience New Products, Demos & More
Hundreds of new products make their debut at the Builders’ Show every year. Walk the show floor to meet and speak with vendors, manufacturers and suppliers. New this year, the show floor is arranged in six categories to make it easier to find the products and services that interest you so you can make the best use of your time.
Watch live demos of products to see the products in action and discover new uses. Socialize and meet peers, experts and maybe even your next business partner on the show floor during special events, demos and more.
Reason #4 Inspiration
Beyond the educational and practical aspects, the Builders’ Show serves as a source of inspiration for the entire industry. The launch of new products, the gathering of the top industry professionals and the release of industry trends at the show can spark ideas and creativity in young industry professionals.
Reason #5 A Glimpse into the Industry’s Future
By understanding where the industry is headed, young industry professionals can better position themselves for the future. Whether it’s a shift towards new building practices or the adoption of a new design technique, IBS reveals current and upcoming trends.
The Builders’ Show is the event to be when you’re an up-and-coming professional in the residential construction industry. The show has everything you need to take your profession to the next level. Register for IBS now and don’t forget to add tickets to attend the IBS Young Pro Party at Brewdog. See you at the show!