The Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration this week for the 2013 International Builders' Show. The 2013 show, to be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 22-24, features an enhanced education program and deals for members and non-members who register before the end of September.
"NAHB's International Builders' Show is the event of the year for our industry, with everything you need in one place—from product suppliers and education sessions to networking opportunities and special events," says NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. "With the housing industry showing signs of improvement, now is the time to take advantage of these resources to position ourselves for success."
Among the discounts and incentives offered during the month of September are:
- Free spouse registration for NAHB members and non-members. Beginning Oct. 1, the rate will go to $20.
- A free Expo Pass for all NAHB members.
- A $50 Expo Pass for non-members ($100 from Oct. 1 to Dec. 3), or $100 off the early full registration fee of $450.
More than 800 exhibitors representing all facets of the building industry will be represented in the show's trade show exhibit hall. Attendees will be able to network with industry professionals from across the country and abroad and make business deals with top vendors representing a myriad product categories. Additionally, attendees can take advantage of education sessions offered on topics such as the housing and economic outlook, consumer preferences and trends, green building, sales strategies and universal design.
For 2013, NAHB has enhanced its education program based on attendee feedback. New features include more advanced level courses, new daily master sessions that were designed as in-depth, full-day intensive programs to dig deeper into specific industry topics, such as technology touch points in the consumer life cycle, and daily keynote speaker sessions. The overall number of courses has been streamlined to 100 sessions.
The New American Home 2013 is a green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood and will be open for attendees to tour throughout IBS. The 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 throughout the housing trades are welcome to register by visiting the show's website at BuildersShow.com.