January 19-22, 2004 * Monday-Thursday * Las Vegas Convention Center * Las Vegas, Nevada USA


Where do 90,000 building industry professionals go to find the most complete set of tools for increasing profits? Only one place: The 2004 International Builders' Show(R). Why take chances? Head back to Vegas for another four-day record-breaking event and find the suppliers, the education, and the networking opportunities you need for the year ahead.

More than 1,400 Suppliers Will Fill the Exhibit Halls

Expect to find all the products, equipment and services you need on another sold-out exhibit floor. Suppliers representing more than 200 building industry categories are ready to show you their latest innovations and discuss your specific challenges. They'll make sure you get the right materials and supplies to build the comfortable and convenience-packed homes buyers want.

Choose from 200+ Education Programs, Special New Tracks

With so many educational sessions to choose from, you are sure to find exactly what you and your business need right now. Fill your day and your head with important, current information on every aspect of building and running a business. Visit www.BuildersShow.com/Seminars for a complete listing.

Share Ideas and Resources with 90,000 Professionals

Non-stop networking opportunities abound. In workshops, on the exhibit floor, at special receptions, on home tours or in your hotel elevator, you will meet, greet and gain valuable information from other attendees, manufacturers' reps and building industry leaders from more than 95 countries worldwide. The very best of the professional home building industry are all right here--at The International Builders' Show(R).

The Lights and the Lure!

Expect a fabulous show experience both inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. With its other-worldly hotels, casinos and resorts, neon landscapes, world-class dining and shopping, and non-stop entertainment, Las Vegas is ranked among the top destinations for conventions and tradeshows.

And even with the Show's Monday through Thursday schedule, you don't have to worry about a Saturday night stay to get a good rate on airfare. Our mid-week schedule also lets you take advantage of hotel rates that are lower than they would be on weekends.

So start planning your visit soon with a weekend stay before or after the Show in Las Vegas, the city that's known for glitz, glamour and just plain fun.

Registration Hours
Saturday, January 17, 2004
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 18, 2004
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, January 19, 2004
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 22, 2004
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, January 19, 2004
North and South Halls Only
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Central Hall
12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 22, 2004
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pre-Conference Education

They're intensive, comprehensive and they last all day (sometimes two!). This is serious learning for serious builders and industry professionals--12 special programs on business management, marketing, the law, building technology, codes and standards and more. Earn credit toward an NAHB Designation and join the most respected building professionals in the country.

SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For complete course information and to register, visit www.nahb.org/PreIBS.

Grand Opening Ceremonies Monday, January 19, 2004
10:30 am, Orleans Hotel Arena

America IS magic--from the mountains to the valleys and from North to South. This year's Grand Opening Ceremonies at the spectacular Orleans Hotel Arena will cele-brate it all. Join us for a rous-ing celebration of all that is great about our nation--and our industry. What a contribution American home builders have made in the last year to the strength of the economy and the realization of the American dream for millions.

We start with an entertainment extravaganza produced by NAHB and emceed by Congressman Guy Vander Jagt. This will be followed by the opening address by former President of the United States, the Honorable George Bush, who will share his perspective on what makes our democratic society a beacon for the world. There's no better way to start four great days of excitement at The 2004 International Builders' Show(R)! Limited general seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation to and from the Orleans Hotel Arena available from the Las Vegas Convention Center Bus area.

George Bush Headlines Opening Ceremonies

How many trade associations have the prestige and power to sign up a former President of the United States as the keynote speaker for its opening ceremony? You won't want to miss this exciting address by George Bush, who signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Clean Air Act, successfully negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and served as president during a period of major global realignments. Look forward to his thoughts on the American economy and the world at large and the critical contributions home builders make to the quality of life in our nation.

tecHOMExpo(TM) Keynote Session Technology as a Competitive Edge
Presented by Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman of the Board and CEO, General Electric Company
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Las Vegas Convention Center
Room N246-N250

Perhaps no company in the world better understands the possibilities of advanced technology for our world than General Electric Co. (GE). For more than a century, GE--a $130 billion global enterprise and one of the most respected companies in the world--has been at the leading edge of new technologies that today allow us to see inside our bodies, propel a 747 through the sky from one continent to another, use energy safely in every corner of our lives and enjoy access to one of the world's largest financial networks. Today, the imagination of GE is working to effect the next revolution of technology that will enrich and protect our lives, and help our businesses grow.

In this keynote address, GE Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt, shares his views on the state of technology and its likely evolution over the next few years, and how builders can best take advantage of these developments.

Be sure to attend this can't miss keynote, FREE for all IBS 2004 exhibitors and attendees. This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear from one of America's captains of industry how your home building company can profit from technology in the homes it builds and its business processes. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spike Party and Directors' Reception Tuesday, January 20, 2004
7:00 pm, Caesars Palace - Pavilion

Spikes and Directors--get ready to hang with friends, relax and rock. Join the Spike Party for a full buffet, a full bar and a full night of rock 'n' roll as REO Speedwagon blasts into Vegas for a night of classic rock and high-energy entertainment. Don't miss this unforgettable evening in one of the most opulent venues on the Las Vegas Strip--Caesars Palace. This is an exclusive private party for Spikes and Directors. Tickets are required. For more information, call Ella Britton at 800-368-5242, ext. 8337 or 202-266-8337.

The Special Luncheon Tuesday, January 20, 2004
12:00 noon
Caesars Palace - Palace Ballroom

Bring your spouse or partner to the Special Luncheon for a delightful meal and relaxed opportunity to socialize with fellow professionals. Each year, the Special Luncheon features an internationally renowned speaker, and this year's event will do the same. Purchase your tickets ($55 each) by calling 800-368-5242, ext. 8682. Visit www.BuildersShow.com for up-to-date information.

Innovative Housing Technology Awards 2004 Tuesday, January 20, 2004

In their fourth year, the Innovative Housing Technology Awards are co-sponsored by the NAHB Research Center and EH Publishing's TecHome Builder magazine. This year's program honors ground-breaking home technology and IT solutions for home building. For details, visit www.tecHOMExpo.com.

2004 Installation Ceremony and Annual Banquet Wednesday, January 21, 2004
6:00 pm
Caesars Palace - Palace Ballroom

Celebrate the industry and celebrate another great event at The 2004 International Builders' Show.(R) Once again, we gather in the Palace Ballroom in Caesars Palace, one of the most elegant venues in a city renowned for luxury and opulence. Following the installation ceremony and dinner, enjoy an evening of dancing. Complimentary bars will be open from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. So come early to relax and socialize. For more information and to purchase tickets ($75.00 each), call 800-368-5242, ext. 8682.

Get a FREE Pass to the Expo Floor

Visit www.BuildersShow.com/Wednesday for your FREE, two-day pass to The International Builders' Show(R) exhibit floor. Good only on Wednesday, January 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday, January 22 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This pass is not valid for access to educational seminars or other onsite or offsite activities or events.

The New American Home(R) 2004 Features Lofts and an Old World Feel The New American Home(R) 2004 will showcase a distinctive loft design with interior design options catering to a vast range of buyers. The home will reflect it's European roots with one-of-a-kind characteristics bringing the outside in and the inside out, with excellent use of natural light and dramatic use of building materials. For the first time since 1994, concrete provides the vast majority of the structural elements for TNAH. Plan to tour this stunning showpiece, just 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Convention Center, Monday, January 19 through Thursday, January 22. For complete details, visit www.tnah.com.

MIRM Induction Breakfast Monday, January 19, 2004
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Las Vegas Hilton, Pavilion 9

NAHB's Institute of Residential Marketing honors the newest MIRMs and CMPs, becoming the industry's newest marketing leaders, at the MIRM induction breakfast. Cost: $50 - $90. This is an exclusive private event for MIRMs, CMPs and their guests. Reservations are required. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.NAHB.net/MIRM.

The Nationals Monday, January 19, 2004
6:00 pm
Bellagio Hotel
Grand Ballroom - Sections 4-9

In its 23rd year in 2004, NAHB's National Sales and Marketing Council presents The National Sales and Marketing Awards. "The Nationals" is the largest and most prestigious program of its kind and recognizes superior new home sales and marketing achievements. Don't miss this exciting Academy Awards-style evening to learn from and network with the builders and marketing elite who lead the way in cutting-edge marketing strategies that sell. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.TheNationals.com.

The NAHB Multifamily Economic and Apartment Forecast Monday, January 19, 2004
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room N257-Level 2

If you develop apartments or condos--and you want to find out how to use forecast information to your business advantage--make sure to attend NAHB Multifamily's Economic and Apartment Forecast. This special presentation will be headlined by NAHB Chief Economist, Dave Seiders and industry expert and national leader in apartment market analysis, Ron Witten. Seiders will deliver the NAHB Economic Forecast, geared specifically to the multifamily industry. Witten, president of Witten Advisors, will present his latest analysis of multifamily markets across the country, including his picks for the "hottest markets." So make sure you don't miss this special program--it could change the way you do business.

Active Adult Seniors Housing Bus Tour Sponsored by the NAHB Seniors Housing Council
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Las Vegas is one of the hottest retirement markets in the country. Spend the day touring the cutting-edge, active adult communities by two of the premier active adult developers Sienna Companies and Del Webb. We will tour Sunrise's Sienna and Del Webb's Solera and Athem. Experience first hand the best in community design, model design and model merchandising. Learn from project management as they discuss design, development and marketing issues. Cost: $75 (includes lunch and snacks). Meet at the shuttle dropoff and pickup area of the Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall at 9:00 am. To register, visit www.NAHB.org/Seniors and click on Bus Tour. Or call 800-368-5242, ext. 8220.

Buy Big, Save Big at BuilderBooks.com Boost your bottom line with hundreds of informative titles. Improve your business by learning more about everything from safety and codes to customer service, from remodeling to sales and marketing, and from Spanish resources to construction software. Log on to the new www.BuilderBooks.com, where you will find more than 35 new titles, can order in bulk and can take advantage of great sale offers.

BuilderBooks.com is NAHB's official bookstore. It's the one-stop shop for the residential building industry.

Remember--online or at the Show, NAHB members receive BIG savings!

Back by Popular Demand: Computer Labs The Computer Labs offer International Builders' Show attendees the opportunity to explore exciting new software packages and train with knowledgeable company representatives who can answer all your questions! These hands-on sessions give participants first-hand experience in using new business-enhancing technology. Attendees can also learn new tips and tricks for searching the Web with NAHB staff experts.

NAHB OnSite: Comprehensive Resources for NAHB Members Industry professionals interested in joining NAHB can visit the NAHB Membership booth at NAHB OnSite and receive a coupon for $50 towards their first year of association membership.* Get all the info you need to join NAHB and NAHB's five special interest industry Councils.

Need to plan your education experience at the Show? Stop by The NAHB University of Housing booth at NAHB OnSite to get the most up-to-date information on the education panels and speakers. You can even print out your schedule for the week!

Visit the Online Relations booth to see the breadth and depth of the information that www.NAHB.org has to offer to the building industry and consumers. You'll be amazed at what you didn't know was available from NAHB! Also, members can stop by the booth to get their login information for the members-only section of the Web site. Once you have that, you have access to the entire vault of NAHB info!

Every vote counts! And, every letter counts. Stop by the NAHB Advocacy booth at NAHB OnSite to send a letter to your Representative in Congress on issues of importance to you and the industry you make your living from. Just a few minutes of your time will make a lasting difference!

NAHB OnSite is located in the Grand Concourse at the main entrance to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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