The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially has opened online registration for the 2024 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.
IBS will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 27-29, where it will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for the 11th Annual Design & Construction Week (DCW). The two shows will host 1,900 exhibiting brands spanning nearly 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space, with 100,000+ expected attendees, making it the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry in the world.
“We are thrilled to once again bring together the housing industry for the event of the year,” says NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala. “This event is the spotlight for the industry’s cutting-edge products and trends, with unbeatable education offerings, and the chance to network with other industry leaders. This year we are excited to roll out even more opportunities and special features that our attendees are sure to love.”
Robust Education Opportunities
An IBS Expo+Education Pass gives attendees 3-day access to all IBS Education sessions as well as entry to IBS and KBIS show floors. This includes a choice of 100+ sessions led by renowned experts on a wide range of industry topics, as well as daily keynotes and sessions led by high-profile speakers on industry trends. And new this year, IBS will offer even more of the most highly sought-after sessions as encore sessions to ensure that attendees have greater flexibility in scheduling the sessions they want to attend.
And for those looking to make the most of their show experience, there are several pre-show learning opportunities offered Feb. 25-26, available for additional fees. Some of the pre-show highlights include: the Pro Builder & Pro Remodeler U40 Leadership Summit, the Building Science Symposium and the Remodeling Symposium.
Expansive Show Floor
Attendees will have the chance to visit the expansive show floor buzzing with innovative products and dynamic demonstrations. New this year, the IBS exhibit floor will be organized into six main segments designed to streamline the floor so attendees can use their time efficiently and customize their experience to their specific interests.
The new exhibit floor categories include:
- Business Management and Construction Services
- Building Materials
- Construction Tools, Systems Equipment & Safety
- Global Products
- Interior Finishings & Home Living
- Outdoor Living, Leisure & Modular Structures
Other special features of the show floor include the New Product Zone and the IBS Start-up Zone, featuring a glimpse of products or services that are predicted to shake up the residential construction industry. IBS attendee favorites like the Construction Performance Zone and the Jobsite Safety Zone will also return in 2024. In addition to the indoor show floor exhibits, attendees always enjoy the impressive outdoor exhibits including the Pro Builder Show Village.
Networking and Special Events
Numerous networking opportunities, social gatherings, interesting speakers and special events are also among the show’s many draws. The 2024 show will kick off on the morning of Feb. 27 at the DCW Opening Ceremonies. That evening registrants can attend the Official IBS House Party at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell. Other events throughout the week include the Young Pro Party Wednesday night, followed by the DCW Closing Concert immediately after the show floor closes on Thursday night.
Attendees can also tour NAHB’s official IBS show home, The New American Home® (TNAH). The home is a short bus ride from the convention center and is designed to showcase innovative building technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products. Products showcased in the home are provided by members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, and Professional Builder magazine will once again serve as the media sponsor of the 2024 TNAH.
Special Discounts in September
During September, IBS registrants can take advantage of several discounts with all registration options providing access to the exhibits of all three shows. A full list of offerings can be found at buildersshow.com/fees-and-deadlines, and featured discounts include:
- FREE Expo Pass for members & dealers/distributors
- $50 Expo Pass for non-members
- $100s in savings for the Expo+Education Pass for members and non-members
- Register your spouse FREE
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.