What’s Hot for IBS 2024: Super Session Lineup
Educational opportunities at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) are one of the key benefits to attending the show each year. Attendees with an Expo+Education pass not only have access to the show floor — featuring 645,000 square feet of the latest products and services in the home building industry — but more than 100 education sessions covering topics from architecture and design, to building techniques and strategies, to sales and marketing.
Last year, IBS introduced Super Sessions — super-sized educational experiences of favorite IBS sessions — to provide more insight into hot topics. Attendees in these wildly popular and jam-packed sessions discovered some of the most popular annual industry trends and forecasts.
The three Super Sessions from 2023 will return for the 2024 IBS, along with two additional Super Sessions.
Check out the full lineup:
The Launch: Can’t-Miss New Products & Technologies at IBS 2024 (New in 2024)
Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 9:30-11 a.m.
This all-new Super Session offers an exclusive look at 20 pioneering companies, products, services and technologies being introduced and featured at IBS 2024. Covering everything from cutting-edge building materials to revolutionary software and tools, these innovators will have four minutes each to unveil their latest offerings and how they plan to improve the way you build and do business.
The Outlook: Housing Trends, Forecasts & Insights for 2024
Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
This “state of the industry” session kicks off with the Housing & Economic Outlook featuring three nationally recognized economists offering their expert analysis on the nation’s economy, housing prices and home building, and challenges that may be on the horizon. After a broad look at the year ahead, our Home Trends & Buyer Preferences panel will take a deep dive into NAHB’s most up-to-date research on the features buyers want and builders are most likely to include in their homes in 2024.
The Blueprint: The Battle Royale & 60 in 60 Inspire Your Designs for 2024
Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Combining perennial IBS favorites, 60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes and the Design Battle Royale, this super-sized session provides a roadmap for incorporating the best features with the most impact into your homes and communities. Two architects take on three wholistic designs for three unique buyer segments and try to convince you that their approach is best for curb appeal, outdoor living, memory points and more. After all the debate is done, six industry-leading architects, interior designers, developers and builders share 10 of their most cutting-edge ideas and strategies to update your elevations, renew floor plans, animate streetscapes, enhance amenities, develop dynamic neighborhoods and more.
The Rally: An Immersive Journey into the Future of New Home Sales
Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 2-4 p.m.
With an abundance of information at their fingertips, prospects are more overwhelmed and uncertain than ever. This session will delve into the shifting dynamics of consumer buying patterns and offer strategies for how sales leaders and frontline professionals can proactively adapt to stay ahead of that change. High-energy, interactive and brimming with cutting-edge techniques, the 2024 Rally will help you prepare for the market, and more importantly, the buyer of the future and ensure sales success in an ever-changing landscape.
The Experience: Creating a VIP Total Customer Experience (New in 2024)
Thursday, Feb. 29 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Unlock the power of customer experience as the ultimate differentiator in an everchanging and ultra-competitive home building landscape with a dive into the comprehensive world of a builder’s Total Customer Experience (TCX). In this brand-new Super Session, a seasoned group of industry leaders explores lead gen, setting sales expectations, build quality, inspection management, scopes of work, delays, contractor management, home delivery, ticketing, repairs and more. This session will engage your senses and immerse you in what a thoughtful home buying process feels like, from the initial impression to lasting interactions, and unveil ways to surprise, delight and personalize throughout.
Learn more about these Super Sessions and other education opportunities at BuildersShow.com.