Industry professionals will soon be kicking off the 2009 tradeshow and exhibition season with The International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-23. According to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB), after four years in Orlando, Fla., the show will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center with the largest showcase of cutting-edge products and services geared to the building.

The 2009 IBS will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services available, representing more than 250 industry categories.

Organizers add that attendees will also have the opportunity to choose from 250 educational seminars on topics ranging from green building and design trends to construction codes and 50+ housing, as well as home tours and special events.

The show will kick off its Grand Opening Ceremonies with legendary football coach, Lou Holtz, as keynote speaker. Attendees will also hear from some of the nation's top business leaders during a special daily featured speakers program held throughout the week.

NAHB will again celebrate "Green Day" at the show this year in recognition of the phenomenal growth of green building. Held on Jan. 21, Green Day 2009 will feature a record number of green exhibitors welcoming attendees to the trade show floor with giveaways, special guests and other incentives. More than 30 education sessions on green building topics are planned.

For more information or to register, visit the show's website at Attendees will also be able to register on site at the show beginning on Monday, Jan. 18 at 7:00a.m.