Washington — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.
Following a four-year run in Las Vegas, IBS will return to Orlando, Fla., Jan. 10-12, as part of Design & Construction Week[tm] (DCW), NAHB’s co-location with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS). The fourth annual DCW event is expected to bring together more than 80,000 design and construction professionals in the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. New for 2017, IBS and KBIS announced a strategic partnership with CEDIA, the leading trade association for the residential technology industry, to be part of DCW. As part of the partnership, the IBS show floor will now feature the CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion designated specifically for exhibitors who specialize in technology solutions for the home.
“We are returning to Orlando with an even more impressive show than ever before,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill. “With the addition of the CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion, an expanded offering of education sessions, a huge show floor featuring the latest products, and not one, but two official show homes, IBS attendees are sure to be impressed.”
IBS brings together the industry’s most important manufacturers and suppliers and showcases the latest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings. More than 1,400 of the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers covering 550,000 net square feet of exhibit space, will pack the IBS show floor with the latest and most innovative products. Another major draw of the show is the education offerings available at IBS. The 2017 show features more than 130 sessions taught by renowned building industry experts, on topics ranging from sales and marketing to construction techniques and building codes.
As in past years, IBS attendees will have access to several special show floor offerings such as featured product demos, the High Performance Building Zone featuring a series of interactive sessions on high performance and green technologies, and IBS Live! sessions showcasing lively demos and presentations on a variety of topics.
The 2017 show will give attendees their pick of numerous special events. Kicking off this year’s show is legendary quarterback and Super Bowl great, Peyton Manning, who will serve as the keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremonies. Another show favorite is the IBS Spike Closing Concert, where attendees will close out the week by hearing a performance from Grammy award-winning band, Little Big Town.
The New American Home® (TNAH), the official IBS show home will return for its 34th year. The show home is constructed annually in conjunction with IBS to showcase innovative construction technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products. This year, in addition to TNAH, IBS attendees will also have the opportunity to visit The New American Remodeled Home® 2017, a fully remodeled existing home that will exemplify the improved design, livability and energy efficiency made possible by renovation with updated building techniques, products and standards. NAHB and Professional Builder magazine co-produce the show homes. The showcase products in the home are provided by members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council.
During August, IBS registrants can take advantage of several registration discounts. For a full list of offerings, visit: www.BuildersShow.com/fees.
The NAHB International Builders’ Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates are invited to register by visiting the show’s website at www.BuildersShow.com.