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NAHB members who register for the 2012 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) by Friday, Sept. 30, can receive special registration offers including free exhibit passes, free spouse registration and more.
IBS, the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world, will be held in Orlando on Feb. 8-11.
"The NAHB International Builders' Show is the biggest event of its kind for our industry," said Larry Swank, chairman of the NAHB Conventions & Meetings Committee. “Despite the challenges facing builders, interest in IBS continues to be strong," he said .
"Builders recognize that they not only need the right tools and materials, but also insights into business strategies and processes that can help them be more profitable and expand market share. We’re also hoping to attract some NAHB members who have never registered for the show as a member in the past,” said Swank.
“These members are eligible for a first-time attendee rate, which also will allow them to go to any of the education sessions and includes access to the expo floor all four days.”
NAHB has introduced several new offers and incentives for attendees, including:
Free Exhibit Pass for NAHB Members — Register by Sept. 30
NAHB members who register by Sept. 30 have the choice of either free admittance to the exhibit floor all four days of the show or $100 off the early registration fee of $325.
First-time Member Attendee Registration — Reduced
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 nearly 200 education sessions and tour the exhibit floor all four days.
One- and Two-day Education Passes
Attendees can purchase one- or two-day passes for IBS education sessions — with access to the exhibits on all four days of the show included. Passes will be available for education sessions held from Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 8-10. All seminars on Saturday, Feb. 11, are free for IBS registrants. To take advantage of these passes, attendees must choose which day(s) they will attend the sessions when registering for the show.
Free Spouse Registration — Register by Sept. 30
Registration is free to spouses of members and non-members who register by Sept. 30.
Attendees can choose from nearly 200 education sessions offered 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 seeking to complete training and earn industry designations, such as Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional (CGR).
In addition, the show will feature a number of special seminars, receptions and a line-up of notable guest speakers.
More Than 1,000 Exhibitors
More than 1,000 exhibitors covering over 400,000 square feet of exhibit space will display the latest building products and services at the 2012 show. Attendees will get hands-on access to the latest products, and will be able to network and make business deals with top vendors representing more than 250 product categories.
The New American Home (TNAH) 2012, a one-of-a-kind green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood, will be open for attendees to tour throughout the IBS. The state-of-the-art home incorporates builders' best practices in energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, convenience and aesthetics.
For more information and to register, visit www.BuildersShow.com.