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2013 International Builders' Show Opens Registration with New Offerings and Special Discounts

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6--The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration this week for the 2013 International Builders' Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world. The 2013 show, to be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 22-24, features an enhanced education program and attractive deals for members and non-members who register before the end of September.

"NAHB's International Builders' Show is the event of the year for our industry, with everything you need in one place--from product suppliers and education sessions to networking opportunities and special events," said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. "With the housing industry showing signs of improvement, now is the time to take advantage of these resources to position ourselves for success."

Among the many discounts and incentives offered during the month of September are:

*             Free spouse registration for NAHB members and non-members. Beginning Oct. 1, the rate will go to $20.

*             A free Expo Pass for all NAHB members.

*             A $50 Expo Pass for non-members ($100 from 10/1 to 12/3), or $100 off the early full registration fee of $450.

More than 800 exhibitors representing all facets of the building industry will be represented in the show's expansive trade show exhibit hall. Attendees will be able to network with industry professionals from across the country and abroad and make business deals with top vendors representing a wide range of product categories. Additionally, attendees can take advantage of education sessions offered on numerous topics such as the housing and economic outlook, consumer preferences and trends, green building, sales strategies, universal design, and much more.

For 2013, NAHB has enhanced its education program based on attendee feedback. New features include more advanced level courses, new daily master sessions that were designed as in-depth, full-day intensive programs to dig deeper into specific industry topics, such as technology touch points in the consumer life cycle, and daily keynote speaker sessions. The overall number of courses has been streamlined to 100 sessions to focus on only the best and most popular topics.

Among the many draws of IBS is The New American Home(r) (TNAH) 2013, a one-of-a-kind green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood and will be open for attendees to tour throughout the IBS. The state-of-the-art home incorporates builders' best practices in energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, convenience and aesthetics.

The NAHB International Builders' Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates throughout the housing trades are welcome to register by visiting the show's website at www.BuildersShow.com.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Complimentary registration is available to credentialed members of the working press. Visit www.BuildersShow.com/Press for more information or to register. For more information, please contact Liz Thompson, at ethompson@nahb.org or 202-266-8495 or Paul Lopez at plopez@nahb.org or 202-266-8409.]

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