Why Young Professionals Should Attend IBS — And How NAHB Can Make It Happen

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Imagine 67,000 industry professionals circulating around the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) as they seek out network connections, and the latest industry information and best practices. The excitement of that environment entices numerous attendees back each year, and can be especially enlightening for young professionals. "IBS energizes attendees," observed Brenton Bellomy of Inline Lighting. "It really feels like everyone is there because they want to be there, that they want to be the best they can be, and that they always want to take what they do, or their business, to the next level." Three key elements make IBS the place to be:
  • Connections and networking
  • Comprehensive industry-specific education
  • Product and professional inspiration
Young professionals can take the information, inspiration and relationships they develop during the event back to their companies to help them continue to grow throughout the year. "When I got back from the show, I used the survey techniques taught during the session to query clients about why and how they select a contractor," shared Andrew Hayes of Hayes Construction, Inc. "With that information, I can focus on sharing our relevant value propositions, and not just competing on price." Young professionals looking to enhance their skills and knowledge can apply for NAHB’s IBS scholarship program, available to members aged 21 to 35, for an opportunity to attend the biggest home-building industry event. Applications are due next week on May 31, so submit yours today! To learn more about the program and its benefits, visit the IBS website.

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