The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 60,000 visitors from 100 countries.
All Homes Start Here: Exhibits
IBS brings together more than 1,400 top manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe in 570,000 net square feet of exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand products and services.
Don’t miss visiting the two official show homes. The New American Home® (TNAH), located in the Bella Collina golf community on the outskirts of Orlando, is a stunning display of innovation that skillfully blends traditional and modern architecture to create a transitional design. The New American Remodel™ (TNAR), located outside of downtown Orlando, is a two-story, traditional-style home that demonstrates the countless possibilities of how a 1930s home can be transformed using today’s products and building techniques.
Expertise Starts Here: Education
IBS also offers the most up-to-date and innovative education the industry has to offer. The 2018 show features sessions in eight tracks, taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country. With topics ranging from sales and marketing to construction and codes, there is literally something for everyone.
You can also go in-depth with pre-show courses that can count toward an industry designation, pre-register to save your seat for one of the 3-hour intensive Master sessions or get hands-on with demos and education on the show floor. You won’t find a more impressive collection of knowledge and new ideas for improving your business anywhere else.
Relationships Start Here: Networking
IBS events, such The House Party Sponsored by Chase (SOLD OUT), the Young Pro Party (SOLD OUT) and the IBS Closing Spike Concert with Chicago (SOLD OUT), give you the opportunity to network with other industry pros and have some fun too.
The Centrals are the place to get new ideas and information about your specific niche. Open to all IBS registrants, the Centrals are a hub for lively programs, demonstrations and hands-on workshops—set in an informal, relaxed setting. The Centrals feature some of the industry’s top professionals who are passionate about their area of expertise—so the discussions are always enthusiastic and entertaining!