Get ready for the 2024 International Builders’ Show

Brian Pavlick and Brad Leavitt speaking at the International Builders' Show 2023

The stage is set to introduce the future of home construction and design at the most anticipated event of the year – NAHB’s 2024 International Builders’ Show.

Construction professionals from across the world will meet in Las Vegas from Feb. 27-29 for groundbreaking product showcases, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. From eco-friendly designs to smart homes of tomorrow, the event is a melting pot of ideas that will shape the landscape of residential construction.

This three-day event is packed full of things to do including a vendor expo (don’t forget your free expo pass!), educational opportunities and live panels. We know the endless options can be overwhelming, so we put together a guide highlighting the best of this year’s event to help you prioritize.

Visit the CBUSA team and take advantage of networking opportunities

The CBUSA team is attending the show, and we’d love to see you there!

You can find us at the Buildertrend booth (W2967) where we’re hosting a Brand Partner Happy Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 2-5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with our national brand representatives including Ferguson, Kohler, James Hardie, Cambria, JennAir and more.

You can also join us on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 2-5 p.m. for the chance to mingle with fellow like-minded business owners. You’ll hear from leading builders including Brad Leavitt, Joe Christensen and the Tankersleys. These industry giants are eager to network and divulge some of their best tips and strategies for success.

Look for the big blue b at one of the largest booths on the expo floor, and use our digital map to point you in the right direction.

Attend educational sessions and hear from the experts

IBS is a must-attend event for construction pros each year with unrivaled educational sessions created specifically for the residential construction industry. The 2024 lineup includes 225+ speakers, 120+ sessions, five super sessions and three keynote speakers.

Here are a few you should add to your list:

The Launch: Can’t-Miss New Products & Technologies

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. | LVCC – IBS Spotlight Room – West 326

This Super Session offers an exclusive look at 20 pioneering companies, products, services and technologies being introduced and featured at IBS 2024. 

The Outlook: Housing Trends, Forecasts & Insights for 2024

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | LVCC – IBS Spotlight Room – West 326

This Super Session features three nationally recognized economists sharing expert analysis on the nation’s economy, housing prices and challenges builders could anticipate.

Working differently, building better: Women’s innovations in construction

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 11:15-12:15 p.m. | LVCC – North 261

At this panel moderated by Brooke Brockman, CMO at Buildertrend, learn how women entrepreneurs are reshaping the industry and why diversity is key to the future of construction.

Profitability principles: Builders share strategies for success in 2024

Two chances to catch this in-demand session:

Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | LVCC – West 318

Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 4-5 p.m. | LVCC – West 226

At this panel moderated by Andrés Ricaurte, SVP and GM of Financial Management at Buildertrend, learn top tactics for surviving an uncertain economy.

The Experience: Creating a VIP Total Customer Experience

Thursday, Feb. 29 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | LVCC – IBS Spotlight Room – West 326

This Super Session will help you unlock the power of customer experience and deep dives into topics like lead gen, setting sales expectations and build quality – just to name a few.

Real-world strategies to attract and retain top construction talent

Thursday, Feb. 29 | 10:15-11:15 a.m. | LVCC – West 204

At this panel moderated by Dan Houghton, CEO and co-founder of Buildertrend, learn innovative recruitment strategies and effective techniques for employee development.

Explore the vendor expo floor

Get your free expo pass and explore the IBS indoor and outdoor exhibits open to all attendees Tuesday, Feb. 27 – Thursday, Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year there are 757 new vendors hitting the floor – bringing the grand total to 1,739.

That’s a lot to tackle in just a few days!

Luckily, there’s a way to prepare and prioritize before you go. Head over to the IBS website to search exhibitors and make a list of those you’d like to visit while you’re there. You can even use the menu on the left-hand side to filter exhibitors by feature, product segment, product category and interest.

Check out these other exciting conference events

You came for the education and networking – but there’s always room for some fun. Attend these special events to unwind and celebrate each day:

Opening Ceremonies

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 8-9 a.m.

Westgate – Lobby Level – Paradise Event Center

Start IBS off with a bang at the opening ceremonies. Magician and winner of America’s Got Talent, Matt Franco, headlines with world-famous signature tricks, improvisation and other surprises.

Official House Party

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Drai’s Nightclub @ The Cromwell – 3595 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Let loose after a long first day of learning and vendor meetings at the Official IBS House Party, held at Drai’s Nightclub.

Young Pro Party

Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 8-11 p.m.
BrewDog – 3767 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Are you under 40? Head to BrewDog after the show on Wednesday to keep the momentum going as you socialize and connect with your peers.

Closing Concert

Thursday, Feb. 29 | 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Westgate – Lobby Level – Paradise Event Center

Celebrate a successful end to the 2024 conference with a private concert by country music artist Cole Swindell.

Want to join in on the educational opportunities, networking and fun?

Get your free expo pass.

Please note: Some conference events, educational sessions and panels require an additional fee to attend. Check the IBS website for more information.

Not a CBUSA member? Apply to become a member of CBUSA today or come see our team at IBS at the Buildertrend booth.

About The Author

Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole Chelsea Cole is a senior content marketing specialist at Buildertrend