The 10th annual Design and Construction Week (DCW) drew more than 200,000 housing and design professionals from across the globe to the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s total attendance was comprised of nearly 70,000 International Builders’ Show (IBS) attendees, 40,000 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) attendees, and thousands more spread across three co-dated industry shows: the National Hardware Show (NHS), The International Surfaces Event (TISE), and the Las Vegas Winter Market, NAHB reports.
“What an incredible way to celebrate 10 years of Design & Construction Week with this record attendance,” said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. “Walking the show floor and attending the education sessions and networking events, you could feel the energy and enthusiasm from exhibitors and attendees alike. We knew this would be the event of the year for the housing industry, but this has even surpassed our expectations.”
“It’s truly remarkable what we have accomplished these past 10 years in our industry,” said Bill Darcy, Chief Executive Officer of NKBA. “Tradeshows are back and this year in Las Vegas proves just that. You could feel the positive energy flow through the show floor.”