Registration is officially open for the 2021 International Builders’ Show. With safety precautions in place, the National Association of Home Builders plans to host the in-person conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from Feb. 9-11.
"The health and safety of our community remains the top priority as NAHB prepares for the in-person 2021 International Builders' Show," Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla. says. "While this year's show will no doubt look a bit different, we are excited to bring our attendees the same high-level experience they have come to expect, with leading edge education sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall full of innovative products all in one place."
IBS and KBIS at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida
The show will be co-located with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show for the 8th annual Design & Construction Week. With over 700,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the two shows expect over 1,5000 exhibiting brands, according to NAHB. In 2020, over 90,000 attendees participated in Design & Construction Week.
In addition to new product launches, construction demos, industry thought leader sessions, workshops, and panel discussions, attendees will be able to see fan-favorites like The New American Remodel, The New American home, and Professional Builder’s Show village. With an education + expo pass, pros will have access to over 90 education sessions as well as the show floor such as The High Performance Building Zone, the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone, and the Home Technology Solutions Pavilion.
An evolving situation for the International Builders' Show
“The 2021 Builders' Show will apply guidelines and standards set-forth by the CDC and federal, state and local government agencies,” NAHB said in a release. “NAHB will work to implement important health and safety protocols and ensure industry best practices in and around IBS are followed.”
As the situation evolves, NAHB says it will continue to monitor conditions and work with Orlando authorities and health experts.