International Builders Show 2014 – By the Numbers


The 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) is fast approaching.

From February 4-6, the IBS in Las Vegas will be the center of the home building world, providing attendees with access to acres of product exhibits, outstanding education programs and numerous networking opportunities.

The Builders’ Show is now in its seventh decade, and 2014 marks the first time that it has ever been co-located with another show – the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which is sponsored by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Now known as Design and Construction Week, the co-located shows promise attendees a unique experience because people attending either show will be able to see the exhibits of both shows

There will be a number of sessions with an economic focus concerning the state of the housing economy, including presentations from Chief Economist Dave Crowe and other NAHB economists. These data focused sessions include:

Finally, given the Builders’ Shows’ high profile, we thought we would present a by-the-numbers profile of the IBS.

  • Including the co-located KBIS, more than 70,000 people are expected to attend
  • Over 600,000 net square feet of product exhibits
  • Over 100 education programs
  • 125 NAHB association committee and council meetings
  • 130 shuttle buses
  • Over 7 football fields of carpet – 420,000 square feet

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