Next week, Joe and I are headed out to the Las Vegas Convention Center to represent Zanola Company at the 2014 International Builders Show (IBS), presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This year, the event is co-located alongside the National Kitchen & Bath Association's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show for the first annual Design & Construction Week™.
This trade show has appeal for both small and medium builders alike, and both of us have been receiving exciting emails from various vendors that have built excitement and anticipation for this show. Not only a showcase of must-see products and exhibits, the IBS also provides the most up-to-date and innovative education the industry has to offer.
More than 100 sessions are offered over the course of the conference, taught by building industry experts from across the country. Topics range from sales and marketing to construction and codes. The show website assures us that there is something for everyone!
The show's planners have also created a handy app that organizes the entire IBS experience. Instead of having to keep track of a bulky folder the entire week, we can have access to all the vendors we want to visit and their entire schedule of sessions at our fingertips, on our phones or tablets.
It will be exciting to see how these technological advances and the collaboration of the National Kitchen & Bath Association with the IBS event will enhance next week's experience. Stay tuned for updates during the week, and a synopsis of the conference upon our return!
By Rachel Ballard