Attending a trade show or business meeting is an investment of your time and resources, so you want to make sure the cost-benefit ratio works in your favor. That makes your decision to attend the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) an easy one since the incredible value it provides far outweighs the costs.
But don’t take it from us – here are just a few reasons why former attendees think you should be in Las Vegas for the building industry’s biggest event:
With more than 60,000 home building professionals in attendance, IBS gives you the opportunity to build lasting connections, exchange knowledge and talk shop.
“I had a conversation during the show about a construction management software and why it’s better. I have since purchased it, and it’s been a huge change for me,” said Dayson Johnson of Willowood Homes in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Eleanore Decos of MonGroup Properties, Inc., in Shrewsbury, N.J., agrees: “You never know who you’re going to run into, what services you might share, what you might have in common or who knows who.”
Connecting with Exhibitors
New products launch at IBS, so you’ll gain insider knowledge directly from more than 1,500 leading brand manufacturers and suppliers.
“We sell a variety of window and door products, and I was able to meet with a couple of my major window brands to talk about product improvements and things that I’m seeing in my region,” said Zeke Keel of Southern Window Supply in Birmingham, Ala.
And you don’t need a lot of time to make those connections. “It definitely helps to have a minute with the manufacturers to talk to them because they give you a lot of important tidbits,” said Lynch Christian of Four Points Construction, Inc. in Berkeley County, W.Va.
From novice to advanced, IBS covers a wide array of hot topics in over 130 sessions.
“I loved all of the education sessions, especially where they went over what was new, what was trending, how you could make simple changes to just make a really big impact on houses to help your bottom-line but still have that wow factor,” recalled Anna Fosmire of Crabbe Homes in Clarksville, Tenn.
Explore new ideas, refine your skills and gain business information about your specific niche in the IBS Centrals.
“By going to the Centrals, I had an opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals, and the discussions during the presentations were helpful,” said Kristopher Gardner of Magleby Construction in Lindon, Utah.
IBS 2019 is your chance to invest in your business — discover why “all homes start here” and register today.