International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

Exhibitor Appointed Contractors at IBS

What is an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor

An Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) is any contractor other than an Official IBS Contractor that provides a service to an Exhibitor within the exhibit hall.  EAC’s are independent contractors hired by exhibiting companies to perform services such as labor to build or dismantle their booth, booth supervision, booth design, independent display companies, delivery personnel, models, photographers, computer technicians, ANY SERVICE in your booth.

NOTE: An EAC will be granted access to the exhibit floor ONLY if the EAC Request Form and Certificate of Insurance (COI) have been received and approved by NAHB. There will be no exceptions. Questions regarding EAC's should be directed to Bernadette Coe at

It is the Exhibitor's responsibility to advise its EAC of all of the following:

Request to use an EAC

If you intend to use contractors other than the Official IBS Contractors to assist in setting up or doing any other work in your booth then you MUST complete the following:

1. Exhibitors must use the button below to complete and submit the EAC Request Form to NAHB. This form is submitted by exhibitors and identifies the EAC's they wish to use. EAC Request forms are due December 6, 2019.  If correct information is not submitted by this date, your contractor will not be permitted on the show floor.

2. Your EAC MUST submit to NAHB a properly completed original Certificate of Insurance. The Certificate of Insurance is a General Liability Insurance Certificate naming the National Association of Home Builders; its Directors, Officers, Agents and Employees; Freeman; and the Las Vegas Convention Center as additional insured from January 14-26, 2020. The EAC shall, at its sole cost and expense, procure and maintain through the term of the 2020 IBS, comprehensive general liability insurance against claims for Bodily Injury and Property Damage occurring in or upon or resulting from the premises leased by NAHB. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and product liability coverage, with combined single limits of liability of not less than $1,000,000.   View a sample Certificate of Insurance.

3. LVCC Requirements:  All Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (e.g. contractors, suppliers and vendors) who work on-site at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center must be identified with the WIS badge on their person and MUST have a current Contractor and Vendor Permit.

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