International Builders’ Show Commits to Las Vegas Convention Center

Hil Anderson, Senior Editor
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LAS VEGAS – The International Builders’ Show (IBS) will make the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) its home every year from 2027 through 2039 under a new agreement announced in October.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) struck a deal with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) that will bring the annual IBS to the LVCC from 2027 through 2039. The center is currently undergoing an expansion that will increase its prime exhibit space to more than 2.5 million square feet (sf) by the end of 2023.

“The International Builders’ Show is the premiere annual residential construction event, highlighting the greatest the industry has to offer,” said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. “The LVCVA’s commitment to this expansion will allow our show to grow even further.”

Last year’s IBS was held in Orlando and covered 583,107 net square feet (nsf) of exhibit space and was ranked 25th on the latest Trade Show Executive Gold 100. The 2019 show grew to more than 608,000 nsf. The IBS has recently been co-locating in Las Vegas with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show as part of Design & Construction Week, which the NAHB said drew more than 100,000 attendees.

Booking IBS for so many years was considered by the LVCVA to be a major win for the convention center. “NAHB’s past annual International Builders’ Shows in Las Vegas have represented more than $1 billion in cumulative estimated economic impact to the destination,” said Steve Hill, CEO of the LVCVA. “Their new commitment for 13 consecutive shows will bring an additional estimated $1.26 billion into Southern Nevada’s economy.”

The 2020 IBS runs Jan 21-23 at the LVCC, which is in the midst of its expansion but is still seamlessly carrying out a full schedule of exhibitions and other events.

Reach Jerry Howard at (202) 202 266 8200 or jhoward@nahb.org; Steve Hill at (702) 892-0711 or shill@lvcva.com.