Approximately 100,000 housing professionals, architects, product manufacturers, and others involved in residential and light commercial construction, are expected to turn out for the 2006 International Builders' Show, held in Orlando, Florida, U.S., January 11-14.
The event, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), will boast a record of more than 1,600 exhibitors in the 1.5 million square feet convention center. On display will be cutting-edge designs, technologies, products and services available to the home building community in the new year.
"Orlando is going to be the place to see and be seen if you're a housing professional this January, because the International Builders' Show is by far the most important event of the year for our industry," said NAHB President David Wilson. "This will be our second consecutive year holding the show in Orlando, and many of our 220,000 members can't wait to return or visit for the first time in 2006."
General Colin L. Powell (Ret.), the 65th U.S. Secretary of State, will headline the Grand Opening Ceremonies of the International Builders' Show. NAHB's board of directors will hold its annual winter meeting during the show, as well.
"All eyes are on the U.S. housing market right now, with expectations for a soft landing following some of the greatest years we've ever seen for home sales and production. Topics of discussion at our board meeting are certain to focus on the economy, tax reform proposals that would negatively impact housing and homeownership incentives and the need to maintain and preserve the integrity of the government-sponsored enterprises that form the foundation of our nation's world-class housing finance system," said Wilson.
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