Raise Your Game With Three Impactful Days at IBS

NAHB Housing Policy Briefing | The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.

By NAHB | November 29, 2019
show floor at the International Builders' Show
The IBS exhibition floor, chock full of new products and services from more than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers.

If you’re a housing industry professional and want to take your game to the next level, the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the place to be. Take advantage of the world’s largest annual convention and exhibition for the light-construction industry, Jan. 21-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There’s still time to register, just visit buildersshow.com.

For the seventh consecutive year, IBS is co-located with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) as part of Design & Construction Week. All IBS attendees will enjoy free exhibit-floor access to KBIS.

As always, one of the top attractions at IBS is the exhibition floor, where attendees will find exciting new products and services from more than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe. It’s not an exaggeration to say that if it goes into constructing a home, you will find it “on the floor.”



Come prepared to expand your mind. This year the show will include more than 150 educational sessions in seven tracks, including project management, design, sales and marketing, and business management. These sessions feature high-profile, daily keynotes from speakers, highlighting the latest industry trends and sharing knowledge that is transforming the way we build homes and run our businesses. 

These excellent educational programs are open only to those who purchase full show registration or a one-day education pass.

The official IBS show homes—The New American Home presented by Professional Builder magazine and The New American Remodel presented by Professional Remodeler magazine—are another highlight at IBS. These exciting demonstration homes, open for free guided tours during show hours, incorporate the latest design trends in the housing industry and advancements in technology and energy efficiency, as well as showcasing products from members of NAHB’s Leading Suppliers Council.

NAHB’s International Builders’ Show 2020 will provide a year’s worth of value and opportunity packed into three full days. Tuesday’s opening ceremony kicks off with basketball legend turned business powerhouse Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and there’s plenty of action right up until the closing concert Thursday evening with rock music legends The Doobie Brothers.

And the show is in Las Vegas, so you’re sure to have fun away from the convention center, as well.



NAHB housing market snapshot builder confidence



NAHB housing market snapshot new-home sales



NAHB housing market snapshot housing starts


NAHB housing market snapshot remodeling spending
Builder confidence hit its highest level for 2019, rising three points in October to 71 in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Adjusted new-home sales in September slipped 0.7% to 701,000, and housing starts declined 9.4% to an annual rate of 1.256 million units. Remodeling spending was steady at $175.27 million.


Access a PDF of this article in Professional Builder's December 2019 digital edition


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