Tri-Valley home builders heading to Las Vegas for Jan. 20 show

This year's IBS exhibit floor will feature nearly 1,200 exhibitors tp showcase latest, most innovative new home products

The National Association of Home Builders will kick off its three-day 2015 International Builders' Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 20 during the annual Design & Construction Week.

Developers, home builders and their affiliated businesses and professionals from throughout the Tri-Valley are expected to attend. The show will include exhibitors from the National Kitchen and Bath Association,

Also part of this year's show will be the International Window Coverings Expo, along with two new additions, the International Surface Event and the Las Vegas Market, making the event the largest housing industry gathering of its kind.

While all of the shows will remain separate and distinct, registrants will have access to the exhibits of all five shows held during Design & Construction Week.

This year's International Builders' Show will feature nearly 1,200 exhibitors, accounting for 476,000 net square feet of exhibit space, almost 50,000 more square feet than last year. Exhibitors represent the industry's top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the latest and most innovative products.

"The International Builders' Show boasts an expansive exhibit hall featuring manufacturers representing every facet of the housing industry, all in one spot," said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del.

"Housing professionals can really take their business to the next level by taking advantage of the access to all of the top industry professionals, networking opportunities and business deals available to them at Design & Construction Week in general and the IBS in particular," he added.

Among the other highlights of show will be more than 100 education sessions offered on a variety of topics that cover every aspect of the industry, numerous networking opportunities, awards competitions, home tours, industry experts and speakers and other special events.

Former National Football League head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden will headline the opening ceremonies, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band ZZ Top will close out the show at the "Spike Concert."

Building industry professionals and their affiliates who have not yet registered can do so at Online registration is available through the last day of the show. However fees do increase after Jan. 18.

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.

Its members and their affiliates construct about 80 percent of all new housing units in the U.S.

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