Registration Now Open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show
The popular industry event is back in person in 2022.
Registration has opened for the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show. It will be held in person from February 8-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
After being forced to move the 2021 IBS online due to coronavirus concerns, event organizers are taking a cautious approach with this year’s live event.
“Guidance related to large gatherings relative to COVID-19 (also referred to as SARS-CoV-2) and associated variants continues to change,” reads a statement on the IBS website. “What will remain constant is the commitment of the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to the health and safety of attendees and exhibitors at our shows.”
The 2022 IBS will feature educational sessions led by top industry professionals and showcase some of the most innovative new technologies and construction products hitting the market. An all-access pass to the three-day show will cost $700. Discounts are available for early registrants and members of the National Association of Home Builders.
The show will feature several safety precautions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Masking indoors will be encouraged for fully vaccinated attendees and required for the non-vaccinated. Show officials have also stated that the potential for further safety measures, including implementing one-way traffic aisles, will be considered closer to the event this winter.
With precautions in place, several former IBS attendees expressed excitement about returning for this year’s event.
“We have always enjoyed the in-person trade show experience, as it allows us to meet with many of our valued home builder industry partners and discuss how we can help them build their business,” says Kelly Safis, general manager of builder sales at Whirlpool Corporation. “We look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando.”
“After attending IBS in 2018 for the first time, I came home and said to myself that I never wanted to miss another IBS again,” says Joshua Dean of Precision Homecrafters, LLC. “There is almost a palpable energy in the air the whole event. The energy creates in me a creativity and motivation to lead my business into the new year.”