FREE - Press Opportunities
Here are 3 excellent (and FREE) opportunities to take advantage of the NATIONAL PRESS services that cover the IBS! Click on each item for a complete description and links to any relevant forms.
1. ONLINE PRESS KITS - (Click to Expand / Collapse)
In an effort to make finding exhibitor product and promotional information more accessible to members of the press, exhibitors now have the opportunity to post their press kits virtually on BuildersShow.com. Exhibitors may post product information, photos, press releases and other relevant materials online in the new online press kit room. The online press kit room will go live on the website on the opening day of the show, and will be downloadable by members of the press during the show and beyond. Exhibitors have the ability to post their materials throughout the year, but are encouraged to post materials prior to the opening day of the show to maximize exposure.
*Please note that the online press kit room has taken the place of the former physical press kit room at the show. There will not be space for exhibitors to display press materials in the press complex this year. Please plan to use the online press kit section, and/or display any hard copy press kit materials in your booth.
How To Upload Press Kit Materials:
- Press materials for the Online Press Kit Room are uploaded in the Company Profile section of this kit.
- Exhibitors may upload up to five documents, with a limit of 5MB per file. The following document formats are permitted: pdf, gif, tif, eps and png.
- Follow this link to add/edit your Electronic Press Kits.
Please contact Liz Thompson or Stephanie Pagan with any questions.
Press Event Guidelines
Your booth must be at least 600 sq. ft. to host a press event. It is the exhibitor's responsibility to find out from the appropriate person in your company to determine if your booth meets the press event guidelines. Aisles must be kept clear at all times.
Press events (news briefings, product demos, etc.) may be held in your booth between 7:00 am and 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 10; or Thursday, February 11.
All press events must be approved by the NAHB Convention and Communications departments by Friday, December 28, 2020. It is your responsibility to contact the appropriate catering service and to notify convention security of your event. We will supply contact information for these offices upon approval of your request.
It is the exhibitor's responsibility to direct their invited guests from the convention hall entrance to their booth.
Your press event must be completed and all catering equipment, extra chairs, etc., removed from the exposition area at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled exhibit opening time.
To schedule a press event, please complete the Press Event Order Form.
For more information, please contact Liz Thompson or Stephanie Pagan.
If you are a registered exhibitor at the 2021 NAHB International Builders' Show, you may download (starting November 2, 2020) a copy of the pre-registered press list. Please note that NAHB has an opt-out policy for members of the press; therefore, we can only distribute full contact information for those reporters who choose to receive product information. For more information on the press list, please contact Liz Thompson or Stephanie Pagan.
Need assistance? - Contact Customer Service at 202-266-8109 or Exposales@nahb.org.