Colin Powell Keynote Speaker at Builders' Show
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker at the grand opening ceremonies of the 2006 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla.
“We are very honored to have Colin Powell as the keynote speaker for the 2006 International Builders’ Show,” said NAHB President Dave Wilson. “General Powell is a great leader and a great American, and NAHB’s members are eagerly looking forward to his presentation during the grand opening ceremonies of the IBS.”
A noted statesman and highly respected soldier, Powell became the nation’s 65th secretary of state in January 2001. Previously, he had served in the United States Army for 35 years, rising to the rank of four-star general and serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993.
Before becoming secretary of state, he also served as a key aide to the secretary of defense and as national security advisor to President Reagan.
The recipient of numerous military and civilian honors including two presidential Medals of Freedom, General Powell also was the founding chairman of America’s Promise — The Alliance for Youth. Established at the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future in 1997, and endorsed by every living U.S. President, America’s Promise aims to ensure that all children in America have access to the fundamental resources needed to become responsible, productive adults.
The International Builders’ Show, the nation’s premier event for the housing industry, will be held from Jan. 11-14 at the Orange County Convention Center and is expected to attract 100,000 attendees.
The builders’ show features almost 200 educational sessions on a wide range of housing issues and about 1,600 exhibitors showcasing their products and services in more than 1.5 million square feet of space. It also provides members of the home building industry with an unparalleled opportunity to examine and select the products that will set their new homes apart from the competition.
The Early Bird Catches the Hotel — Register Now for Best Choices
Online registration and housing for the 2006 International Builders’ Show are open, with the best housing options for the show just a few clicks away. To register and make your hotel reservations online, go to the IBS Web site: www.BuildersShow.com.
Take Advantage of More Hotel Options by Registering Early
By registering and making your hotel reservations now, you will be able to find the hotel and block of rooms you want for your fellow members from your state.
Who Should Attend?
Just about everyone involved in the industry will benefit by coming to IBS. “Our entire company, 10 people, came,” said Stacy Thomas, a designer with Environs Development, which specializes in the design and construction of classic single-family homes and townhomes in Chicago. The International Builders’ Show is the one place we can see everything — and get our hands on everything. We need that.”
More than 100,000 industry professionals — single-family home builders, multifamily builders and developers, commercial builders, remodelers, architects, engineers, Realtors®, subcontractors, land developers and more — attended IBS last year.
Discounted Registration Fees Available
First-time attendees who are NAHB members can register for the deeply discounted first-time attendee rate of $100.
Returning NAHB members who sign up for full registration before Oct. 14 ― which includes access to the educational sessions and exhibits for all four days of the show — will get a $25 early-bird discount.
And spouses have the best deal of all. Registration for them is free when traveling to IBS with their spouse.
Paul and Cynthia Peaveyhouse, of Peavyhouse Construction Services based in Erwin, Tenn., were first-time attendees at IBS last year and plan to go back again. “I understand why people say that this is the place to see all the new products, innovations and ideas,” Peavyhouse said. “After the show, we were eager to go back to our local distributors and tell them about what we’ve found that we think is really exciting. We’ll definitely be back again.”
For more information or to register and secure your hotel rooms, go to www.BuildersShow.com.
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