By Rachel Ballard
Next week, Joe and I will once again make our pilgrimage to the Las Vegas Convention Center to represent Zanola Company at the 2015 International Builders’ Show (IBS), presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For the second year in a row, the event is co-located alongside the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show for the second annual Design & Construction Week™.
Last year, both events featured a combined 1,700 exhibitors, drawing in over 75,000 attendees from around the world. I was completely wowed by this event last year and have been looking forward to returning since the moment I left!
This show has appeal for both small and medium builders alike. IBS showcases must-see products and exhibits, as well as 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 experts from across the country. Topics range from sales and marketing to construction and codes. There is something for everyone.
The show’s planners have also developed a free IBS mobile app that allows attendees to receive real-time IBS alerts, plan their show experience, and view the exhibit floor plan all on smartphones or tablets. This was a lifesaver last year, and let me run around without a bulky folder the entire time.
Stay tuned for our updates during the week. My tip: pack some comfortable shoes and come prepared to take notes. We hope to see you there