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NAHB Chairman's Letter: See You at IBS in February


NAHB Chairman's Letter: See You at IBS in February

The International Builders' Show will be in person in 2022. Don't miss it!

By Chuck Fowke, NAHB Chairman September 1, 2021
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NAHB's 2020 International Builders' Show had more than 90,000 attendees. | Photo: Oscar Einzig Photography

It’s my hope that everyone is making plans to attend the 2022 National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show (IBS). I am excited to announce that we will once again be meeting in person, Feb. 8-10, 2022, in Orlando.

IBS is the largest annual residential and light-construction trade show in the world—a premier event that connects the entire home building industry. 

Nothing compares to the IBS exhibit floor. Knowledgeable company representatives will showcase the hottest new trends in products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers from across the country and around the globe, all in one place. 

Every year, hundreds of new products and services are launched during IBS. If it goes into constructing a home, you’ll find it on the show floor.

More Reasons to Attend IBS

The exhibits alone are reason enough to attend the show, but IBS offers so much more:

  • Network with other builders, remodelers, manufacturers, engineers, designers, and housing industry professionals  
  • Find new opportunities to grow and expand your business 
  • Benefit from brand visibility from the numerous media outlets in attendance

The 2020 show welcomed more than 90,000 attendees. That kind of exposure will amplify the reach you and your business both have. 

You’ll also want to take advantage of the unparalleled education sessions led by a who’s who in residential construction. The education program features more than 100 sessions taught by industry experts from across the country who will share insights on tackling niche-specific challenges on everything from sales and marketing to construction and codes. 


Discover solutions and strategies you need to wow your customers on important topics that span the entire home building industry.

Nonstop networking opportunities and niche-specific communities include NAHB’s Young Professionals, Professional Women in Building as well as the IBS Centrals focused on Remodeling, Custom Building, Design, Multifamily Housing, 55+ Housing, and Sales & Marketing. No matter what you do in our industry, your peers will be at IBS. 

NAHB will also recognize the industry’s best with the Best in American Living Awards, The Nationals, Global Innovation Awards, NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Awards for Excellence, Custom Home Builder of the Year, and many other awards.

Be among the first to see the most forward-thinking designs and innovative new products at IBS show homes The New American Home and The New American Remodel.

First-time attendees are eligible for discounted all-access deals, and all NAHB members can register for a free Expo Pass during the month of September. As a bonus, your IBS registration includes exhibit-floor access to the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) as part of Design & Construction Week. The co-location of the two shows expands the exhibit floor to a mega, one-stop shop dedicated to all aspects of a home’s construction and design.

Exhibitions, education, networking, all surrounded by the latest technologies, new product launches, design trends, and best practices in construction and business management. You won't find a more impressive collection of new ideas for improving your business in 2022 and beyond.

Registration is now open. Sign up for updates about the show and register at

I can’t wait to see you in Orlando.


Written By

John “Chuck” Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, is the National Association of Home Builders' 2021 Chairman of the Board. Fowke has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state, and national levels throughout his career.

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