About IBS

The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. The IBS show floor will feature more than 1,400 of the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the latest and most innovative products. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn new techniques and explore emerging trends in the more than 130 education sessions offered throughout the show. Additional special events, speakers, awards competitions and networking opportunities are among the other major highlights for attendees.

Website: www.buildersshow.com. Show Owner: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Exhibit Space

NAHB is expecting 1,400 exhibiting companies and 550,000 net square feet of exhibits at IBS.

Featured Education

In addition to the must-see products and exhibits, IBS also features the most up-to-date and innovative education the industry has to offer. We’ve added even more education for the 2017 show, with 130 sessions to choose from in 8 tracks that cover the breadth of the entire building industry. Tracks include:

• 55+ Housing

• Building Performance & Techniques

• Business Management & Operations

• Custom Building & Remodeling

• Design, Land Development & Community Planning

• Financing Strategies, Market Forecasts & Legal

• Multifamily Housing

• Sales, Marketing & Customer Focus

We’ve once again made a lot of exciting changes to IBS Education—in addition to a wide variety of new speakers and original programming, we are pleased to offer you these new opportunities in 2017:

Tech Bytes & Builder Clinics

We have a special, new classroom in the works that will feature all hands-on, interactive learning. Our Builder Clinic sessions will offer live demonstrations of various building techniques with a focus on finish and trim carpentry. These tips, tricks and best practices shown are sure to make your homes stand out. We’ll also feature a series of Tech Bytes sessions where you can learn about and test out various social media platforms, virtual reality and video applications. These programs will be offered in short 20-30 minute segments and repeated multiple times throughout the week.

Interactive Learning Formats 

Education doesn’t always have to mean traditional panel presentations or a person on a stage talking at you. People learn in different ways. Builders especially are used to being active and involved in their jobs. From new session formats and innovative room sets to programs that put you in charge of your learning, get ready for these exciting learning formats in 2017: 

• Debates

• Town Halls

• Lightning Rounds

• Case Studies

• Demonstrations

• Live Drawings & Critiques

Additional education is provided on the IBS show floor. IBS Live! features short presentations and demonstrations in a lively format. Exhibitor Floor Forums provide product demonstrations from some of your favorite exhibitors and the High Performance Building Zone returns featuring top building science experts leading a series of interactive construction demos showcasing the latest methods, tips and tricks used in high performance building technique. Search complete list of education opportunities.

Featured Special Events

Opening Ceremonies with Keynote Speaker Peyton Manning

Tuesday, January 10 | Open To All Registered Attendees

Don’t miss legendary quarterback Peyton Manning as the Keynote Speaker at this year’s IBS Opening Ceremonies. Fresh off of his amazing victory in Super Bowl 50, Manning will share his thoughts about his career and what it takes to be a leader.

The Official IBS House Party at Mangos Tropical Café

Tuesday, January 10 | $45

Celebrate the start of IBS 2017 at Mangos Tropical Café, one of the hottest new spots in the Orlando nightlife. You’ll be dazzled by the live music and world famous dancers. Dance the night away to a 14 piece band featuring Cuban music as well as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Rihanna performances. The shows are truly must-see—it’ll be unlike any IBS House Party before. 

Kick back with specialty mojitos as part of two full hours of open bar. Enjoy a buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres, with so much food, you might not even need dinner! Grab your friends, colleagues and customers and make some fun new memories. Be sure to attend the largest official IBS networking event happening the first night of the show. 

Young Pro Party – Lafayette’s

Wednesday, January 11 | $35

Under 40? Relax and unwind with other industry young professionals at Lafayette’s, Pointe Orlando’s newest live music hot spot. Enjoy great conversation, networking, the area’s best live music and fun games like LED corn hole with southern-inspired late night snacks and a 3-hour open bar!

IBS Closing Spike Concert with Little Big Town 

Thursday, January 12 | Free for Qualified Spikes; $40

Come rock out with the energetic and inspired Little Big Town—2016 Grammy Award winners for “Best Country Group/Duo Performance,” and “Best Country Song” for the song Girl Crush.

Numerous awards events – Best of IBS product awards, The Nationals SM Awards, Best in American Living™ Awards, 55+ Housing Awards, Pillars of the Industry Awards, NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence, NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year, Designation Achievement Reception and more.

Check out BuildersShow.com/events for more information and a complete listing of events.

The New American Home®

Another of the many draws of IBS is The New American Home (TNAH), the official show home of the International Builders’ Show. Now in its 34th year, The New American Home is constructed annually in conjunction with IBS to showcase innovative construction technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products. NAHB and Professional Builder magazine co-produce the show home. For the 2017 show, NAHB is also adding a remodeled home to the mix, The New American Remodeled Home®. The showcase products in both homes are provided by members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council.

IBS Centrals

The IBS Centrals have become a major hub for IBS attendees. There are six Centrals again this year—open to all IBS registrants—covering the following industry niches: 55+ Housing, Custom Building, Design Studio, Multifamily, Remodeling and Sales. Programming includes informal education programs, workshops, product tours and networking events.

Social Media

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuildersShow 

Twitter: twitter.com/IntlBldrsShow 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/intlbuildersshow 

Show Hashtag: #IBSOrlando

Press Contact: 

Liz Thompson

202-266-8495

ethompson@nahb.org