With pre-registration nearly 25% higher than at the same last year, organizers of the 2012 International Builders' Show (IBS) say “it is shaping up to be an outstanding event for both attendees and exhibitors.”



With pre-registration nearly 25-percent higher than it was at this time last year and exhibit space sales going strong, organizers of the 2012 International Builders' Show (IBS) say “it is shaping up to be an outstanding event for both attendees and exhibitors.”

Sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the International Builders' Show is the largest event geared for the U.S. home building industry, and the largest annual light construction trade show in the world. The IBS will be held from Feb. 8 to 11, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

"The International Builders' Show is truly unique," said Bob Nielsen, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. "No other event provides such exceptional education and networking opportunities and such a superb showcase of top quality products for the home building industry. We're expecting more than 50,000 attendees and more than 800 exhibitors at the 2012 show.

“The IBS also demonstrates the strength, resilience and tenacity of the home building industry. Housing has been hit much harder by the downturn than any other sector of the economy, and we are very pleased that so many manufacturers and suppliers have recognized the value of exhibiting at the IBS and continue to participate each year," Nielsen said.

In addition to a lineup of almost 200 education programs and more than 400,000 square feet of product exhibits, the upcoming IBS will provide numerous networking opportunities for attendees. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak during a special session of the NAHB Board of Directors meeting on February 10.

To register for the IBS, or for more information about attending or exhibiting, visit BuildersShow.com.