FEB 8-10, 2022
ORLANDO, FL

FAQs

General Show Information
Registration Information
Hotel and Transportation Information
Pre-Show Education Course Information
Education Information
International Attendee Information
NAHB Information

General Show Information

When and where is the 2022 International Builders' Show?

February 8-10, 2022
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
407-685-9800

Where are the IBS exhibits and when are they open?

IBS exhibits are located in the West Hall, South Hall and in the West Parking Lot of the Orange County Convention Center.  

IBS exhibits will be open Tuesday, February 8 - Thursday, February 10, 2022. 

What companies are exhibiting at the 2022 Show?

Search the list of 2022 Exhibitors.

How many people attended the 2020 Show?

The show welcomed more than 90,000 attendees as part of Design & Construction Week®.

Who should attend the Show?

Any professional involved in the residential or light commercial construction industries such as home builders, remodelers, Realtors®, etc.

How can I register to attend?

Registration will be available online starting September 1, 2021.

Do I have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show?

No. You do not have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show. However, NAHB members are eligible for discounted registration fees. In addition, if an employee in your company is an NAHB member, all employees of your company may select from the discounted member registration fee options. See NAHB membership for more information.

I believe that someone in my company is a member of NAHB. How do I verify membership?

Call NAHB Data Services at 800-368-5242 x8313 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern) or email [email protected].

Are children allowed to attend?

Yes, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when in the exhibit areas. Registration of children is complimentary and must be done onsite. All children except infants in backpacks or slings must be registered and display a badge to be admitted to the exhibit areas. Strollers for children are permitted in the Exhibit areas during published Show hours. Attendees assume all risks associated with the use of strollers on the Show floor, including but not limited to personal injury or property damage.

Is photography allowed on the Exhibit floor?

No, due to the sensitive nature of new products and unique booth displays at the Show, photography and/or video recording of any booths within the Exhibit areas by any attendee/exhibitor personnel is prohibited. Exceptions are made only when permission is obtained from the exhibitor whose booth/product is being photographed/videotaped and/or all individuals appearing in the photograph or video.

Can I purchase photos of the 2020 International Builders' Show?

Yes, photos of the 2020 International Builders' Show are available for purchase.

What is IBS doing to keep the Show sustainable?

NAHB works closely with its official service contractor and the Orange County Convention Center to focus on sustainability. Read about current initiatives such as implementing eco-friendly products and recycled materials. Find out more about green programs at the Orange County Convention Center, and green initiatives in place by Freeman, our official service contractor.

How is security addressed at the Show?

NAHB and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) hold the safe and orderly conduct of the NAHB International Builders’ Show as one of our highest priorities. Enhanced security measures are in effect throughout the facility. Please be aware:

  • Both uniformed and undercover security are present throughout the building
  • Attendees and staff are required to wear badges provided
  • All persons and packages brought to the building are subject to search
  • K-9 Security and Detection is in operation at the OCCC

Through these enhanced measures and increased vigilance on the part of the facility, NAHB staff and our attendees we are confident that we will achieve our mutual safety goals.

Where can I find the dates for future NAHB International Builders’ Shows?

View the list of future Show dates.

What is Design & Construction Week®?

Design & Construction Week® (DCW) features the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS). This mega-event brings together more than 90,000 builders, general contractors, remodelers, designers, flooring professionals, as well as product specifiers from around the globe.  Featuring more than 2,000 exhibits in over one million square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces, the energy at the 2020 event was palpable as attendees explored the latest products and trends.

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Registration Information

What registration packages are available?

View the 2022 Registration Fees and Deadlines.

How can I register to attend?

Registration will be available online on September 1, 2021.

What types of payment are accepted for the registration fee?

You can pay for your registration fee using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Do I have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show?

No. You do not have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show. However, NAHB members are eligible for discounted registration fees. In addition, if an employee in your company is an NAHB member, all employees of your company may select from the discounted member registration fee options. See NAHB membership for more information.

I believe that someone in my company is a member of NAHB. How do I verify membership?

Call NAHB Data Services at 800-368-5242 x8313 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern) or email [email protected].

Are children allowed to attend?

Yes, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when in the exhibit areas. Registration of children is complimentary and must be done onsite. All children except infants in backpacks or slings must be registered and display a badge to be admitted to the exhibit areas. Strollers for children are permitted in the Exhibit areas during published Show hours. Attendees assume all risks associated with the use of strollers on the Show floor, including but not limited to personal injury or property damage.

If I receive an email solicitation from anyone other than NAHB claiming they can sell me access to an authentic IBS attendee list is that legitimate?

No.  It is a scam and we would recommend that you flag it as SPAM and delete the email.

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Hotel and Transportation Information 

What are the Official Show Hotels?

IBS 2022 Official Show Hotels will be posted later this summer. 

What are the benefits of booking hotel rooms through the Show?

For your convenience, NAHB organizes rooms with an assortment of outstanding Orlando hotels that offer a wide variety of accommodations, amenities and very competitive rates. We understand that you have many options for making hotel reservations. However, by supporting NAHB's commitment to the Orlando hotel community, you benefit in many ways, including:

  • Access to a wide variety of show hotels with the lowest available room rates
  • Exclusive shuttle bus service
  • One-stop-shopping for your registration and housing needs
  • Convenient customer service for changes and cancellations
  • Industry associate networking opportunities within show hotels

Are there any special rates on airfare or rental car rates for attendees of the Show?

Yes, NAHB negotiates special travel and transportation discounts for attendees of the International Builders' Show. These discounted rates will be posted later this summer.

Where can I park at the Orange County Convention Center and how much does it cost?

Limited parking is available at the OCCC. Parking costs $20-25 per car per day. View Parking at the OCCC.

Can I park my car overnight at the Orange County Convention Center?

No, overnight parking at the Convention Center is prohibited. Vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner's risk and expense.

Where can I find accessibility information for persons with disabilities?

View accessibility information about the Show.

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Pre-Show Education Course Information

What educational opportunities are available at the Show?

There are two types of educational opportunities available at the Show:

  • Pre-Show Education Courses
  • IBS Education Sessions

What is the difference between Pre-Show Education Courses and IBS Education Sessions?

Pre-Show Courses are in-depth courses on specific topics taught by NAHB-approved instructors. They are not included with registration for the Show and require a separate fee. IBS Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis to All Access Pass and 1-Day Education with Expo Pass Registrants.

If I register for IBS, am I automatically registered for Pre-Show Education courses?

No, a separate fee and registration is required for IBS and for each pre-show course.

Do I have to be registered for the Show to attend the Pre-Show Education Courses?

No, Pre-Show Education is a separate registration which includes an Expo Pass to access the exhibit floor.

Can I purchase the Pre-Show Education materials without registering for and attending the courses?

No, the course materials are not sold separately.  

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information concerning NAHB's National Courses (Pre-Show Education), contact NAHB at 800-638-5242 x8174 or email [email protected].

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Education Information 

What educational opportunities are available at the Show?

There are two types of educational opportunities available at the Show:

  • Pre-Show Education Courses
  • IBS Education Sessions

What is the difference between Pre-Show Education Courses and IBS Education Sessions?

Pre-Show Courses are in-depth courses on specific topics taught by NAHB-approved instructors. They are not included with registration for the Show and require a separate fee. IBS Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis to All Access Pass and 1-Day Education with Expo Pass Registrants.

Do I have to be registered for the Show to attend the IBS Education Sessions? 

Yes, you must be a registered IBS attendee to attend any of the IBS education sessions offered during the Show. You may either purchase an All Acces Pass and have unlimited access to all education sessions or you may purchase the 1-Day Education with Expo Pass Registration option and choose which day you wish to access education sessions during the Show.  

Do I have to be registered for the Show to attend the Pre-Show Education Courses?

No, a separate fee and registration is required for IBS and pre-show education courses.

Where can I find information on the IBS Education Sessions offered at the 2022 Show?

The list of 2022 IBS Education Sessions will be posted later this summer.

How can I become a speaker at the 2022 Show?

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for speaking at IBS 2022 is now closed. Want to be notified when the 2023 RFP opens? Please complete our IBS speaker inquiry form and we'll email you when we begin accepting applications. 

Whom should I contact with more specific questions about education at the Show?

Please contact Kirby Simmering at 202-266-8387 or [email protected] for more specific information about education sessions and courses. 

Where do I obtain additional information on Professional Designation programs offered by NAHB?

Examples include Certified Graduate Builder or CGB, Certified Graduate Remodeler or CGR, and Certified Green Professional or CGP. You can call the NAHB Professional Designation Helpline at 800-368-5242 x8154 for more information between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern). Learn more about our Professional Designations and how NAHB provides the best residential home building knowledge in order to foster success in the industry.

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International Attendee Information

I am not from the United States. What do I need to do to attend the 2022 International Builders' Show?

Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to travel to the United States to attend the International Builders’ Show. You can find out more information via the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs.

I need a Letter of Invitation for my visa interview. How can I request one? 

Letters of Invitation will be available upon request. You MUST be a registered attendee or exhibitor of the 2022 Show to request a letter of invitation. After you have completed your registration, including payment, you will see instructions on the acknowledgement page and the confirmation email that will take you to the online form where you enter the necessary information, including your registration confirmation ID number. Once you have submitted your information, you will receive a PDF copy of the letter of invitation via email. You may also choose to receive a mailed copy.

I need my letter more quickly. Can you ship is via express mail?

Yes. If you need to receive your letter more quickly we can send it vie Federal Express or UPS. You will to include a valid Federal Express or UPS account number when submitting your request. If you do not include a valid account number, the letter will be sent by standard international mail. NAHB may contact you via email to verify this information.  

Can you send my letter of invitation to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate for my interview?

No. NAHB cannot send letters directly to embassies or consulates. No exceptions are made.

I am from a country that is part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), so I do note need a visa or letter of invitation. Is there anything else I need to do?

Yes. A valid Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval is required for all eligible Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participants to travel to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security's ESTA is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the VWP. ESTA applications may be completed FREE online at the official Department of Homeland Security website.  

This is not my first time at IBS - I have traveled to the U.S. and/or attended the Show before. Do I still need ESTA approval?

Yes. The Department of Homeland Security strictly enforces this requirement. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the United States. Be sure to fill out and submit your application well in advance of your travel dates.

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NAHB Information

Do I have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show?

No. You do not have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show. However, NAHB members are eligible for discounted registration fees. In addition, if an employee in your company is an NAHB member, all employees of your company may select from the discounted member registration fee options. See NAHB membership for more information.

I believe that someone in my company is a member of NAHB. How do I verify membership?

Call NAHB Data Services at 800-368-5242 x8313 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern) or email [email protected].

Does NAHB have a website?
Yes, please visit the NAHB website.

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