The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has officially opened online registration for the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.
The show which will be celebrating its 75th, will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, on Feb.19-21, 2019.The 2019 IBS will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show(KBIS) for the 6th annual Design & Construction Week (DCW).
The two shows are expected to host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning over a million net square feet of exhibit space, for the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.
“As we kick off our 75th anniversary of the International Builders’ Show, we are thrilled to bring even more exciting offerings to our attendees than ever before,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. “There is truly nowhere else that you can find such an array of innovative products, education sessions, special events and networking opportunities all in one place. This is the biggest show for the housing industry and is not one to be missed.”
Attendees will also have access to more than 130 education sessions led by renowned experts on a wide range of industry topics. For those looking for more niche programming, the IBS Centrals which are free to all attendees, offer more targeted networking and education programs in such specialized fields as remodelling, design, 55+ housing and more.
And the High-Performance Building Zone will feature real-world construction demonstrations and IBS Live presentations focused on what’s next in home building. Additionally, for the third year in a row, the IBS show floor will feature the CEDIA Pavilion, a space showcasing exhibitors who specialize in technology solutions for the home.
The 2019 show will kick off on the morning of Feb. 19 with an exciting Opening Ceremonies event featuring Emmy-award winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey and a performance from Blue Man Group. That evening, Drai’s Beach club and Nightclub at the Cromwell Hotel will host the Official IBS House Party. Other events throughout the week include the Young Pro Party and the IBS Spike Closing Concert where attendees will close out the week by enjoying a performance by world-famous rock band, the Goo Goo Dolls.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour NAHB’s official IBS show homes, The New American Home (TNAH) and The New American Remodel (TNAR). The homes are designed to showcase innovative building technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products.