What is going on at the Show for international visitors?
The NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world, attracting more than 50,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.
Featuring the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers and showcasing the latest building products and technologies, visitors can also participate in education sessions designed to improve the way they do business as well as countless breakfasts, lunches, roundtables and networking receptions where they can meet, mingle and do business.
Make sure to visit International Central, the business center for international attendees, while you are at the show! International Central will be located in Hall C, next to International Registration.
Register to Attend the Expo
Registration for the 2013 Show is now OPEN! You can register for the show by clicking on the "Register" button above in the upper left part of the page, on the navigation bar.
You may also choose to join one of our International Delegations. Please see the information below to register with a delegation.
Download our International Brochure! (PDF)
Connecting International Buyers with U.S. Suppliers
The 2013 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) has been chosen once again to be part of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program (IBP), bringing together international customers and buyers with United States firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential, like building and construction. IBP participation can benefit both international attendees and exhibiting companies whose goal is to sell in the global marketplace.
Opportunities at IBS are being promoted via U.S. embassies, consulates and Commercial Service posts worldwide. The IBP and NAHB also survey exhibitors and international delegates regarding their purchasing and selling interests to help match exhibitors with prospective buyers.
Join an IBP delegation and receive discounted registration fees
When you register for the Show with an IBP delegation, via the button below, you will receive a special registration fee, discounted from the usual non-member price!
Visit the US Commercial Service website for more information on how they can help you import or export United States goods and services.
Become an Exhibitor
Find information for international companies about becoming an exhibitor and selling your products and services at IBS.
Some international visitors may be required to obtain a visa to travel to the United States to attend IBS. See this information to find out if you need a visa and how to apply for one.
Letters of Invitation
Letters of Invitation will be available for vistors/buyers and exhibitors, in both electronic format (PDF) and paper. Please see your registration confirmation email for details on submitting a request. You must be registered for the 2013 show as an exhibitor or an attendee (buyer) to request a letter of invitation.
Become a Member of NAHB
The NAHB International Builders' Show is sponsored by The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the largest building association in the United States, serving more than 140,000 members in 800 state and local home builders associations.
Become an International Member of NAHB and receive the benefits of membership during IBS and throughout the year, including discounted registration to the show.
If you have any questions about attending the NAHB International Builders' Show, please email email@example.com.