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IBS 2023: Your ultimate guide to the biggest home builder event of the year

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The countdown to the NAHB International Builders’ Show has begun!

From Jan. 31-Feb. 2, tens of thousands of builders from across the globe will be heading to Las Vegas for the biggest construction trade show of the year. IBS is a must for any construction pro looking to gain insight into industry trends, scale their business and expand their network.

This year’s show is going to be incredible – and we at Buildertrend want you to be a part of it. Get your free pass on us and visit our team at the Buildertrend booth. You’ll get a chance to see what’s next for the construction industry – and to join us for the best happy hours at the event.

Overview of IBS 2023

Three full days of thought leadership, exclusive product tours, swag giveaways and networking. Need we say more?

With a jam-packed schedule of events, you’re sure to walk away from this construction conference with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in 2023. Over the course of the show, you’ll get the chance to hear from over 225 expert speakers and sit in on over 100 educational sessions. Expect to see the latest trends and learn actionable strategies you won’t find anywhere else.

In between classes and presentations, take the time to explore the exhibition floor to meet thousands of industry professionals. You’ll discover innovative construction technology, find solutions to problems in your business, test-drive new products and meet potential partners. The possibilities are endless – and it all happens at the expo booths.

P.S. Buildertrend will be hosting one of the biggest booths on the floor. Make sure to stop by!

Hear from the experts

The lineup of keynote speakers and interactive presentations won’t disappoint.

Among the 225+ industry experts speaking at IBS Las Vegas is Buildertrend’s CEO and co-founder, Dan Houghton.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 9:30 a.m., make sure to attend “Don’t make my mistake: A panel on project management fails and how to avoid them.”

During this one-hour presentation, Dan and his panel hosts will take you on a journey of the common mistakes made in construction management. You’ll learn how to maintain job site efficiency and boost productivity during a build. They’ll also identify the tools you need to manage post-build processes for more profits and satisfied clients. Who’s joining Dan on the panel?

  • Joe Christensen, founder and owner of Cardinal Crest Homes
  • Brad Leavitt, president of A Finer Touch Construction
  • Heather Tankersley, co-owner and VP of operations at Tankersley Construction

Don’t miss out on this insightful panel discussion – you’ll hear from some of the industry’s biggest names and what they did to turn missteps into bigger successes.

Attend these highlights at IBS Las Vegas

Come for the education but stay for the networking. Check out these can’t-miss, special events to unwind and celebrate each day:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 8-9 a.m.

Kick off IBS at the opening ceremonies with Mike Rowe from the hit TV series, Dirty Jobs.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate a hard day’s work by ending day one at the Official IBS House Party, held at Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 8-11 p.m.

Are you under 40? Join the IBS Young Pro Party at the Dawg House Saloon to network exclusively with your construction peers.

  • Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Toast to a successful IBS at the closing concert featuring Sheryl Crow.

Check out Buildertrend’s booth W1844

Meet with the best of our team to get your questions answered, see live tours of our newest product releases and get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s new for Buildertrend in 2023. We’ve got a jam-packed schedule – here’s what’s on tap:

  • Jan. 31
    • 10-10:30 a.m. “The Building Code” podcast LIVE! at IBS with Steven Sanders-Myers from Brightwater Homes
      • A top Atlanta builder with nearly 30,000 Instagram followers, Steven knows what it takes to reach construction business success. He joins Zach and Charley to tell the Brightwater Homes story and share the company’s goals for staying financially fit in 2023.
    • 1-1:30 p.m. Buildertrend evolution: The future of construction starts now
      • Think you know Buildertrend? Take another look. Join CEO Dan Houghton and Andrew Wirick, senior vice president of Product, as they unveil our latest solutions for residential construction management. Our customers are helping us evolve our platform – and you can be the first to see how.
    • 2-5 p.m. Happy hour hosted by Matt Risinger and “The Build Show” Network crew
      • Finish the first day strong with Matt Risinger and “The Build Show” crew. An industry expert on fine craftsmanship and building science, Matt toasts to a successful start to IBS – we’d love to celebrate with you, too.
  • Feb. 1
    • 10-10:30 a.m. An inside look at Buildertrend Takeoff
      • Just months after launching, Buildertrend Takeoff has helped builders plan thousands of projects with speed and accuracy. Why is this new tool already a customer favorite? Join this interactive tour to see how takeoff improves your estimates and adds hours back to your day.
    • 1-1:30 p.m. CBUSA Conversation: How to be the builder of choice for vendors
      • CBUSA president, Brian Pavlick, sits down with president of AFT Construction, Brad Leavitt, to talk about his experience with group purchasing and how he wins over vendors. Learn how to build great relationships with your suppliers and take control of your material costs.
    • 2-5 p.m. Happy hour hosted by Brad Leavitt of AFT Construction
      • Brad Leavitt, president of AFT Construction, ends day two of the International Builders’ Show with an afternoon toast. Come grab a drink, network with fellow builders and recharge in our product lounge.
  • Feb. 2
    • 10-10:30 a.m. The future of financial management with Andrés Ricaurte
      • Getting paid on time, every time. Maximizing cash flow to survive and thrive. Unbeatable protection with insurance designed for builders. This isn’t a pipe dream – this is the future of financial management with Buildertrend. Get a first look of what’s ahead from our general manager of financial services.
    • 1-1:30 p.m. Be an agent of change: Achieving explosive growth in 2023
      • Success doesn’t happen overnight – neither does learning a new process or system. Our friends from The Breakthrough Academy take to the Buildertrend stage to share change management strategies, so you can prepare your construction team to embrace any challenge.
    • 2-5 p.m. Happy hour hosted by the Breakthrough Academy
      • The Breakthrough Academy sticks around to toast a successful IBS. Members of our team will be there to say cheers and answer any questions before you head home.

Are you as excited for the International Builders’ Show as we are?

Get the full rundown of what’s happening at IBS Las Vegas on our website – and don’t forget to snag a free pass on us!

Can’t make it? Follow along at the event with us on Instagram or sign up for a demo to learn more.

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