Become part of the most sought-after location on the IBS exhibit floor! Featuring nothing but the latest new products that every attendee comes to IBS to discover. Make sure you submit your application to reserve a spot for your new product.
For the purposes of this program, New Product is defined as one that is manufactured or exclusively distributed by a company exhibiting at this year’s IBS, was introduced to the marketplace after January 1, 2021, and is commercially available no later than 90 days after the close of 2022 IBS.
All active 2022 IBS exhibiting companies are eligible to apply to participate in the New Product Zone, located on the show floor at the entrance to the South Exhibit Hall.
Companies are limited to displaying four new products (one per submission form).
Space will be limited to a maximum of 75 products, which will be reviewed and approved by NAHB staff on a rolling basis to ensure the product meets the Zone qualifications described below.
In order to qualify, a product must meet the following criteria:
All entries must be personally checked-in at the entrance of the South Exhibit Hall (Booth #S1800) on Monday, February 7, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Products will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7. If necessary, more check-in times will be made available for Sunday, February 6th. All costs related to inbound and outbound freight are the responsibility of the exhibiting company. To ensure a smooth check-in, exhibitors should schedule a time for product drop-off.
If you are bringing your product with you to the show, it must be delivered to the New Product Zone booth by a representative of the exhibiting company. If you need assistance transporting a product located within the convention center to the New Product Zone booth, please make arrangements with Freeman, as outlined in the Labor section below (see LABOR).
Empty boxes/containers will be stored away by Freeman. Storage labels will be available during check-in.
The product must be removed from any and all packaging. Assembled product displays and any shipping containers may be no larger than 5' wide x 5' long to be displayed in the New Product Zone. Please bring bulk items pre-assembled, the way you would like them displayed. This will greatly minimize your check-in time onsite Large products may be placed on the floor, or if the product is larger than 5' wide x 5' long, exhibitors may place a printed photo on a table.
Product entries may not be displayed with a marketing sign.
Products that contain small parts or multiple pieces should be mounted on a display board. The product should fill the entire display board and not take away from the product being displayed. The only graphics permitted on the product display board or stand are company or brand name and logo. No marketing, advertising, sales, or description copy will be allowed. Show Management has the right to disallow or remove any displays.
Alternatively, a single photo may be displayed with a product to show its usage. The photo may be no larger than 8 ½” x 11” and may not contain any marketing, advertising, sales, or description copy. The photo may only show usage or application of the product. Exhibitor must provide an easel or standing frame that is no larger than the photo. Show Management reserves the right to remove any photo not meeting these requirements.
Prototypes, Mock-Ups, and Blueprints do not qualify as finished products. A New Product is defined as one that was introduced after January 1, 2021, and commercially available no later than 90 days after the show.
Products with movement are permitted with Show Management approval, as long as the movement pertains to the usage of the product and does not create a safety hazard. A rendering, description, and dimensions of the displays involved must be e-mailed to [email protected] prior to the show for approval.
No flammable products or liquids are permitted.
Entrants who wish to display a home page, application, or computer catalog may do so. Software may be displayed on a laptop computer or mobile device. Devices must be self-sufficient and set to run for the entire Show. Running presentations must only demonstrate the product and may not include sales or advertising content. Devices must be set to display themselves and may not be interactive. IBS Show Management is not responsible for any equipment or software on display during the Show. Show Management reserves the right to prohibit presentations deemed inappropriate at their sole discretion. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that their device, TV, laptop, etc. is locked and secured.
If a product entry is purely or primarily digital in nature (i.e. GPS unit, ECU tuner, diagnostic tool, etc.) exhibitor may display a single sign explaining the programming and/or functionality alongside the product. Such signage may not exceed 8 ½”x11” and the exhibitor must provide an easel or standing frame no larger than the signage itself. This signage cannot contain any marketing, advertising, or sales copy. Show Management reserves the right to remove any signage not meeting these requirements.
Show Management will provide a sign for each entry. Signs will include exhibiting-company name, product name, booth number, product description, and QR code directed to your Online Exhibitor Listing.
Exhibitors must make arrangements to remove their products between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10. Products left at the booth with be disposed of and any fees for disposal will be charged to the exhibitor.
IBS and Show Management does not accept any responsibility for entries. By completing the entry form, you expressly waive and release IBS and Show Management, their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and/or servants from and against any and all liability for damage, destruction or loss of the entry submitted to the New Product Zone or any consequential loss or damage whatsoever.
Freeman can assist with the delivery of New Products that cannot be hand-carried to the New Product Zone. If your product requires a cart or labor for check-in, complete the Labor Order form located in the Online Exhibitor Services Manual (found in Exhibitor Tools). Carts will be available for a fee during check-out on Thursday, February 10 until 7:00 p.m.
If electrical is required (a 5-amp 120-volt single outlet), you can request it in your application and we will arrange to have that provided for you.
Exposition Management has absolute discretion to exercise these rights. Provided, however, that the taking by Exposition Management of any one or more of the above actions shall not limit in any way other remedies available to Exposition Management provided elsewhere in this Contract or provided by law.