Registration is open for IBSx, the new International Builders' Show virtual experience from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NAHB transitioned the in-person event to a virtual show due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
This online alternative of IBS, a business-building event in residential construction, will showcase the most innovative new products, offer live and semi-live interactive education sessions with on-demand recordings, feature creative networking opportunities such as live chat and one-on-one meeting requests, and much more. Registrants can participate in all of the IBSx offerings, Feb. 9 through Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET daily.
"IBS has always been the premier show of the industry, and this year is no exception. While this year's show is a different format than our attendees are used to, we think they will really be impressed with the new offerings and top-notch industry access they have come to expect," said NAHB chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Florida. "NAHB is excited about the new IBSx virtual experience where participants can log in and have access to innovative product demos, networking opportunities and education sessions-all available from home or the jobsite, on-demand and when they want the information."
The week will kick off with a special keynote address from well-known television host Mike Rowe. Participants will also be able to stay on top of the latest industry trends and exciting new product launches and demos through product areas such as the Home Tech Zone and Start-up Zone. Networking opportunities and one-on-one live meetings with top industry suppliers and service providers will also be part of the week.
Participants who register with an All Access pass can expand their skills and learn about a variety of cutting-edge topics offered in the more than 100 exclusive education sessions featuring top industry speakers. Another big draw of the week is the unveiling of NAHB's official show homes, The New American Home and The New American Remodel, through a series of virtual tours and presentations. The homes are designed to showcase innovative building technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products.
IBSx is not open to the public. Industry professionals should register at www.buildersshow.com. Expo passes for the virtual event are free for NAHB members, and $50 for non-members. Early-bird pricing-available through Jan. 8-for an All Access: Education + Expo pass is $199 for NAHB members, and $299 for non-members.
Further details on the virtual offerings will be forthcoming. For more information on IBSx or the International Builders' Show, visit www.buildersshow.com.