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2007 NAHB International Builder's Show


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Washington - November 20

More than 100,000 housing professionals are expected to descend on Orlando, Fla., for the 2007 International Builders' Show (IBS). Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the housing industry's largest annual light construction trade show and exhibition will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Feb. 7-10.

How large? If you can imagine walking through every square foot of the landmark Chrysler Building, a 77-story New York City skyscraper, you have some sense of the size of the exhibition. Held in one of the biggest convention centers in the country, the 2007 IBS boasts the housing industry's largest new-product showcase at more than one million net square feet, with a record 1,800 exhibitors displaying the latest cutting-edge products, services, designs and technologies available to the home building community.

"The International Builders' Show continues to grow because it is the event of the year for builders who want to stay on the cutting edge," said NAHB President David Pressly, a home builder from Statesville, N.C. "With 450 new exhibitors, an impressive lineup of speakers and some truly amazing show homes, we expect this year's show to be the best yet and certainly not one to miss."

The exhibit floor will feature suppliers spanning more than 300 categories ranging across every aspect of the residential and light commercial construction fields. Building professionals looking for an edge on the latest in home building technologies can also visit nextBUILD,[tm] the newly renamed technology component of IBS, which will showcase more than 200 exhibitors. Builders and their affiliates will also be able to choose from more than 290 educational sessions and have the opportunity to earn credit toward a professional designation by attending pre-show educational seminars. For the first time ever, IBS will also feature two showcase homes--one new and one remodeled.

With attendance numbers rivaling a city the size of Boulder, Colo., convention caterers expect to keep busy. During the 2006 show, they sold the equivalent of 2.5 miles of hotdogs and sausages; 3,750 slices of bread or enough to span one mile; 2,000 pounds of salad; 3,000 pounds of potato chips; and more than 6,000 gallons of beverages, equivalent to the amount of gas needed to fuel a car for 13 years.

The 2007 International Builders' Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates throughout the housing trades are welcome to register by visiting the show's newly redesigned Web site at www.BuildersShow.com.

Discounted online registration ends Jan. 5, 2007. Attendees will be able to register on site at the show beginning on Sunday, Feb. 4. Visitors can also see what the show has to offer at www.BuildersShow.com/VTS, a virtual showcase for exhibitors and their products. IBS exhibit floor hours are listed below.

2007 INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS' SHOWEXHIBIT FLOOR HOURS

Wednesday, February 7, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 8, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 9, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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