More than 70,000 housing industry professionals are expected to descend upon Orlando, Fla., next week for the 2018 National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.
IBS will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 9-11 where it will again co-locate with the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Kitchen and Bath Industry for the 5th annual Design and Construction Week.
The show will feature an impressive exhibit floor with more than 1,500 exhibitors spanning more than 580,000 square feet of exhibit space, representing top housing-related companies from across the world. In addition to the show floor exhibits, IBS will also showcase a number of homes in the IBS Outdoor Exhibits. The co-location with KBIS will include another 700 exhibitors and 420,000 square feet of exhibit space that registered IBS attendees will have access to as well. The combined shows will fill the entire OCCC and expand into the parking lots.
Show attendees will also have access to more than 140 education sessions led by renowned experts on a wide range of industry topics. Other opportunities for learning include special show floor product demos, the High Performance Building Zone featuring a series of interactive sessions on sustainable technologies and IBS Live sessions focusing on what's next in home building.
Other highlights of the show include a keynote address from four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, and the IBS Spike Closing Concert where attendees will close out the week by enjoying a performance of greatest hits from legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Chicago.
The NAHB International Builders' Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates are invited to register by visiting the show's website at www.BuildersShow.com, or on-site at the convention center.
Information for the Press:
Complimentary registration is available to credentialed members of the working press. To register for press credentials, go to room W209B in the Orange County Convention Center. Pre-registered press can pick up their credentials in this location as well. Please visit www.designandconstructionweek.com/press for details on press policies and other information.
Tuesday, Jan. 9: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 10: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 11: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Press Room Hours:
Tuesday, Jan. 9: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 10: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 11: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
For a full list of NAHB's press conferences and press meals, please see the following schedule: http://www.nahbclassic.org/fileUpload_details.aspx?contentID=260371.
The New American Home and The New American Remodel Press Tour and Reception:
Members of the press are invited to an exclusive preview of the two official show homes of the 2018 International Builders' Show. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. For more information, or to rsvp, please contact Dave Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Part One: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The New American Remodel (3315 Middlesex Road, Orlando, Fla., 32803) Part Two: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The New American Home (16834 Artimino Loop, Montverde, Fla., 34756)
Shuttle Service: The shuttle will leave promptly at 5:00 p.m. from the designated shuttle bus area in front of the West Concourse, Level 2, Hall C Lobby of the Orange County Convention Center. After the conclusion of the first portion of the event, the shuttle will depart from the remodeled home at 6:45 p.m. to transport attendees to the new home. The shuttle will leave the new home at approximately 9:45 p.m., stopping at two key hotels before returning to the Orange County Convention Center.