Posted on August 4, 2017 by Jorie Helms


exhibit floorThe 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Jan. 9-11, and will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show for the fifth annual Design & Construction Week.

During August, IBS registrants can take advantage of several registration discounts. For a full list of offerings, visit

The two shows are expected to host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning more than one million square feet of exhibit space — the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.

“Housing industry professionals from all over the world flock to this show because of its incredible display of products, top-notch education sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “Each year’s show features more than the last. There is truly nowhere else that you can find all of these offerings in one place.”

In addition to the expansive show floor, attendees can choose from more than 140 education sessions led by renowned experts on a wide range of industry topics, while the IBS Centrals offer more targeted networking and education programs in remodeling, design, 55+ housing and more.

IBS attendees will again enjoy featured product demos, the High Performance Building Zone featuring a series of interactive sessions on sustainable technologies, and IBS Live! sessions showcasing lively demos and presentations focused on what’s next in home building.

And for the second 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 2018 show will give attendees their pick of numerous special events. The show kicks off on the morning of Jan. 9 with an exciting opening ceremonies event featuring four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Terry Bradshaw and caps off with the Official IBS House Party that evening.

Other events throughout the week include the Young Pro Party and the IBS Spike Closing Concert, where attendees will enjoy a performance of greatest hits from the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour NAHB’s official IBS show homes, The New American Home® and The New American Remodel™. The homes are designed to showcase innovative building technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products. Illustrating two different building designs, The New American Home is a stunning display of building innovation that blends traditional and modern architecture to create a transitional design, while The New American Remodel demonstrates the countless possibilities for a complete transformation of a 1930s home using today’s products and building techniques.

The showcase products in the homes are provided by members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, and Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines will once again serve as the media sponsors of the 2018 show homes.

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