International Builder Show Keynote Speakers Schedule Includes Dave Barry

December 31, 2009

Mid January, home builders from around the country and world will descend on Las Vegas for the annual International Builders Show.  Every year, many distinguished businessmen, entertainers, authors and celebrities kick off each day with keynote speeches for the convention attendees.

Dave Barry
Grand Opening Ceremony – Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, January 19, 9:00 am
LVCC, Hall S3

NAHB is excited to have famous humor columnist, Dave Barry as the Keynote speaker during the Grand Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 International Builders’ Show.

For 25 years Barry was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. A snippet of Barry’s official bio reads, “In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.”

James Canton
Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
LVCC – South 222/223

Eco-Business: Towards a Sustainable Future

There is a new trend emerging: Green and Clean. It is transforming every business, customer and industry. This keynote charts the course that every organization will need to follow in order to succeed in the 21st century. Learn how to develop an Eco-Business strategy – through which your emphasis on sustainability will become a new competitive advantage, and your ticket to growth in market share. Learn from case studies, forecasts and bottom line examples that map the new model of Eco-Business.

Tim Sullivan (Moderator) with Laurence Pelosi and Steve Hilton
Thursday, January 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
LVCC – South 222/223

Using Non-Traditional Approaches to Stay in Business

In this session, a panel of industry experts will discuss how successful builders are making adjustments large and small to survive the current economic challenges. The panel format will allow you to “pick the brains” of the industry elite. Discussion topics will include non-traditional sales strategies that builders are using to sell homes quickly, even in the current environment, and how some builders are diversifying to hedge their bets.

Dan Heath
Friday, January 22, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
LVCC – South 222/223

How to lead a SWITCH

All of us have things we want to change – in our businesses, our families and our communities. Some of these changes are big, yet can happen easily – while sometimes small changes can prove impossible. The reason hinges on some of the most fascinating findings in psychology. Building on this research, Heath will reveal a simple, 3-part framework that will help you change things in tough times, whether the change you seek is at work, at home or in society.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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