Washington—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world. The event, to be held in Las Vegas, from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, is part of the first Design & Construction Week, a co-location with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
With more than 70,000 anticipated attendees, 1,500 exhibitors and 600,000 plus net square feet of exhibits, this new megaevent is the largest annual gathering of residential construction and design professionals. While the shows will remain separate and distinct, all registrants will have access to the exhibits of both IBS and KBIS as well as the exhibits of a third show, the International Window Coverings Expo.
“Design & Construction Week is already generating a lot of excitement,” said NAHB chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Now more than ever, industry professionals can find everything they need under one roof from an expansive exhibit floor with the top products to comprehensive education programs, networking opportunities and special events. Attendees will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event.”
During September, IBS registrants can take advantage of several discounts and incentives, including: Free expo pass for all NAHB members or a $100 discount for NAHB members on early full conference registration, which includes access to 100 plus education sessions in addition to the expo floors of all three shows; a $50 expo pass for non-members (normally $100), or save $100 off the early full registration fee of $475, and free spouse registration for NAHB members and nonmembers. Beginning Oct. 1, the price will jump to $20.
Show attendees will have the opportunity to learn new techniques and explore emerging trends in the more than 100 education sessions offered throughout IBS. The combined show floor will feature 1,500 of the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the latest and most innovative products. Additional special events, speakers, awards competitions and networking opportunities are among the other major highlights for attendees.
Another of the many draws of IBS is The New American Home (TNAH) 2014, a one-of-a-kind green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood and will be open to attendees to tour during IBS. The state-of-the-art home incorporates builders’ best practices in energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, convenience and aesthetics.
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 BuildersShow.com.