Feb 27 - 29, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 27 - 29, 2024


NAHB Global Home Building Symposium

Wednesday, February 1 | 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
LVCC - North 115

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What It’s About

Symposium: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Networking: 12:00 – 1:30 PM

NAHB Global Members and prospective members will get a detailed introduction to the US housing market, current economic forecasts, and the latest homeowner trends.

Attendees will also get an introduction to the research and building science capabilities provided by the Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent subsidiary of the NAHB.

Additionally, attendees will hear from use-cases of the Construction Tech Solutions from the Startup-nation.

9:00 AM – Home Trends, Buyer Preferences, and Must-Have Features in 2023

This session will provide NAHB’s most up-to-date research on home trends & buyer preferences highlighting the features buyers want and builders are most likely to include in their homes in 2023.

  • Understand the impact COVID-19 has had on what home buyers want.
  • Learn about the compromises home buyers are willing to accept to afford a home.
  • Examine today’s trends through current market examples and illustrations.


9:50 AM – Housing Economics Outlook

This session will provide an outlook for the U.S. economy as a whole, housing demand, affordability, and supply-side headwinds. Gain perspective on future trends to develop your critical business strategies for 2023.

Speaker: David Logan, NAHB Senior Economist and Director of Tax and Trade Policy Analysis

10:30 AM – Get to Know Home Innovation Research Labs

Find out how Home Innovation Research Labs is uniquely postured to provide a comprehensive approach that helps overcome the often-daunting impediments to moving new products and technologies into the U.S. building market. Home Innovation Research Labs (HIRL) is an accredited product testing lab (ISO 17020), the certification body (ISO 17025), and inspection agency (ISO 17026) with nearly 60 years of experience helping product manufacturers, designers, and engineers bring new building products and systems to market. HIRL provides clients with an integrated suite of product commercialization services, including market research, code analysis/compliance, product testing and certification, and more.

Speaker:  Michael Luzier, President & CEO, Home Innovation Research Labs, Inc.

11:00 AM – Hightech for The Jobsite: New Construction Technologies for Home Builders 

ConTech started 6 years ago with a vision of turning Israel into a central hub of Construction Tech and Proptech; since then the ecosystem has grown to 300 startups and companies with various technologies serving the construction and real estate industry.

In this session, we will present the evolution of this ecosystem and will host some of these interesting use cases from different segments.

Presenter:  Zachi Flatto, CEO, ConTech
Israeli Startups Panel:  Isite, LightYX and Radgreen

Presentations will be moderated by David Bernardino, Chair, NAHB Global Opportunities Board

12:00 PM – Meet and Greet

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet NAHB Global Opportunity Board Members and NAHB International Department Staff.  Members and staff will be available to answer questions about the industry and the benefits of being a member of NAHB Global.

Additionally, US Department of Commerce members will be available to answer any questions about doing business with the USA.

1:30 PM – Session Adjourns

For additional information, please contact Giuliana Nava-Cord.

How to Participate

Tickets are FREE.

Please reserve your ticket when registering for the IBS.


Registration Type

All IBS Registration Types



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