Register Now for February NAHB Conference

September 05, 2011

Hey, Chicago real estate builders, if you are planning to pack your bags and head southeast next year for the building industry’s premiere event, the time to register is now.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS), scheduled for February 8-11, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, is the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.

Even though the show is almost a half-year away, those who register in September will save big on registration fees and education sessions.

“The NAHB International Builders’ Show is the biggest event of its kind for our industry,” said Larry Swank, Chairman, NAHB Conventions & Meetings Committee. “I don’t know anywhere else where you can find such high-level networking opportunities, a wide variety of education sessions and an unbelievable showcase of the latest cutting-edge products, all in one location.”

This year, NAHB has new offers for member and non-members planning to attend the conference, including:

*Free Pass: NAHB members who register by Sept. 30 will be given the choice of either free admittance to the show floor for all four days, or $100 off the early registration fee of $325.

*Reduced Registration: Members who plan to attend IBS for the first time are eligible for a reduced registration rate of $125, which enables them to attend any of the education sessions and tour the exhibit floor all four days.

*One- and Two-day Passes: When attendees purchase one- or two-day passes for IBS education sessions, access to the exhibits on all four days is included. Passes will be available for education sessions Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 8-10. All seminars on Saturday, Feb. 11 are free for IBS registrants.

*Free Spouse Registration: Spouses of members and non-members can register for free in September.

This conference will feature nearly 200 education sessions on multiple topics, including building trends, sales and marketing techniques, green building, housing finance issues and the economic outlook.

Several pre-show education courses are also available to attendees looking to complete training and earn industry designations, including Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional.

The show will also feature:

*Special seminars, receptions and notable guest speakers.

*More than 1,000 exhibitors in over 400,000 square feet of exhibit space displaying the latest building products and services.

*The New American Home 2012, a one-of-a-kind green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood and will be open for touring throughout the IBS. The state-of-the-art home incorporates builders’ best practices in energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, convenience and aesthetics.

Sounds like a can’t-miss event for those in the building profession and their affiliates throughout the housing industry.

For more information on the show, and to register during the month of September, visit

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