1) It’s Convenient

This year’s 21st Century Building Expo & Conference is Tuesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 23 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Take classes, see the latest building products and solutions and network with industry professionals – all in one place.



2) 4 Dynamic Speakers

Inside the Design House on the Expo Floor, 21CBEC will host four outstanding speakers, including:

Breakfast Briefing

NC Legislative Update

Wednesday, Sept. 22 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Tim Minton, Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA), is a constant presence at the NC General Assembly when it is in session. Minton knows the pulse of Jones Street and how bills up for consideration will affect North Carolina’s residential building industry.

In this breakfast seminar, he will discuss the latest legislative session in Raleigh and how NCHBA’s proactive legislative agenda garnered positive results for builders.


Luncheon Presentation

The Word from Washington

Wednesday, Sept. 22 – 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Jim Tobin, Executive Vice President and Chief Lobbyist for the National Association of Home Builders, will discuss the latest policy developments coming from the White House and Capitol Hill, and how they intersect with the home building industry. Jim will touch on the different personalities and factions in Congress and how they impact issues such as housing, infrastructure, and taxes. Jim will also talk about NAHB’s efforts to address current supply chain constraints and price increases in building materials, especially lumber.

Housing Forecast Breakfast

Thursday, Sept. 23 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Rob Dietz, NAHB Chief Economist, is an expert presenter on the economic factors affecting the home building industry. In this breakfast, he will present the latest economic data at the national, regional and local levels and discuss what lumber prices, supply shortages and ongoing labor scarcity and inflation mean for the building industry.

NAHB Design Trends Forecast

Thursday, Sept. 23 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Laura Sullivan, President of ID.ology Interiors & Design in Asheville, NC will explore the trending architectural styles, design features and materials popular with today’s homebuyers and how to make them work in your market.



3) 80,000 Square-Foot Expo Floor

Our 80,000-square-foot Expo Floor is the perfect place to see, touch, test and learn about the latest building products and service solutions. Plus, you’ll save time by getting answers direct from the experts.

Expo Floor Schedule

Kick-Off Celebration:

Tuesday, September 21 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Additional Floor Hours

Wednesday, September 22 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  Thursday, September 23 9:30 am-2:00 pm



4) 3-Day Educational Conference

The 21CBEC is host to more than 30 classes, which are approved by the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors for continuing education (CE) credit.

Remember! NC general contractor license qualifiers must complete 8 hours of CE by November 30 to renew their license.

Even if you don’t need CE, these classes are valuable for all building professionals – everyone from office staff to superintendents.



5) Discount Code for $15 Off

Every year, the Southeast’s most influential builders, remodelers, developers, architects, subcontractors and more attend the show. Are you in? Visit 21BuildingExpo.com to register and enter PROMO CODE: NCHBA to receive $15 off an Expo Floor Pass (regularly $25).