January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL
Days Until Registration Opens
7

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What do I need to do to reserve exhibit space?

Please visit the Become an Exhibitor section of the site and review the floor plans to select your exhibit space. You must submit a completed Application/Contract for Exhibit Space including your booth selections and send it with the required payment to the NAHB Exposition Sales Area.
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What happens if my booth selections are not available?

NAHB Exposition Area staff will call you to give you alternative choices.
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When is my balance due?

The balance due date will be printed on the confirmation invoice that is sent to you. Normally the balance is due within 30 days of the invoice date unless it is close to the Show dates, in which case the balance is due immediately.
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How many free exhibitors' badges do I get?

Each exhibitor is given one (1) free exhibitor badge for every 25 sq. ft. of exhibit space under contract.
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What happens after I use all my free exhibitor badges?

Exhibitors can buy additional exhibitor badges for a fee. An amount of badges equal to 50% of your free badges can be purchased for $25 each. A similar equivalent of the second 50% can be purchased for $75 each. Once an exhibit has bought an additional 100% of badges, the exhibitor must register any additional personnel as attendees and pay the applicable registration fees.
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What does occupying the Full Cubic Content of my space mean?

Every exhibitor has the right to occupy the complete cubic volume of the contracted exhibit space. If you are in a peninsula space, you are required to provide a finished back wall to a minimum of 8 feet high and must go from aisle to aisle. If you are in an in-line booth, we will provide pipe and drape 8 feet high across the back and 3 feet high along the sides at no cost to you. If your booth structure exceeds these heights, you are responsible for finishing the side facing the neighboring exhibitors.
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What are the exhibit floor hours?

 Tuesday, January 9  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, January 10  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Thursday, January 11  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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How do I get listed in the Official Exhibit Guide?

You will be given a login and password which will allow you to go to our web site to add or update your Official Exhibit Guide listing(s). Each exhibitor can be listed under a maximum of eight different product categories. For listing(s) submitted after the deadline, your company name will be listed as it appears on your Application/Contract for Exhibit Space and only in the Alphabetical Section of the Official Exhibit Guide, not under any product categories.
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What do I do with my login and password?

Go to www.BuildersShow.com/ExhibitorTools and enter your login and password. This will enable you to enter your name listings for the Official Exhibit Guide and Export Interest Directory, set up your virtual booth, and submit your badge information.
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Are exhibitor badges mailed?

Yes. Exhibitor badges are mailed to the primary contact person unless it is specifically indicated on their form that they wish to pick up their badges at the exhibitor registration desk. The exhibitor badge request form has a box where you can elect to have your badges held for on-site pickup.
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When will I get my Exhibitor Service Kit?

The Exhibitor Service Kit will be available online beginning July 1, 2017.
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Can I set up my own booth?

To set up your own booth, you will need to name yourself as the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) for your company's booth and meet the necessary insurance requirements. The EAC Request Form and insurance information can be found in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
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Can I hang or attach booth equipment, signs, lighting, etc. from the Convention Center ceiling?

Hanging or attaching signs, exhibitry, or lighting to any part of the facility is strictly limited to island and peninsula type booths that have a single booth square footage of 400 sq. ft. or greater.

Furthermore, the lowest point of any item hung from the facility by a qualifying booth must not fall between 4 and 9 feet from the floor, and any sign hung in a peninsula type booth must also maintain a minimum 10 ft. offset from the shared common wall.
 

All in-line booths and all booths less than 400 square feet are prohibited from attaching or hanging anything whatsoever to any part of the facility.
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What equipment is required for my booth?

All exhibitors are required to have some form of floor covering. Carpet is available through the Exhibitor Service Kit. In addition, if you are in a peninsula space, your back wall must be a minimum of 8 feet high and must go from aisle to aisle. If you are in an in-line booth, you will be provided with pipe and drape 8 feet high on the back and 3 feet high on the sides.
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Are children allowed to attend?

Yes, children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when in the exhibit areas. Registration for children is complimentary and must be done on-site. All children except infants in backpacks or slings must be registered and badged to be admitted to the exhibit areas. STROLLERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE EXHIBIT AREAS. CHILDREN UNDER 18 ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE SHOW FLOOR DURING SETUP AND TEARDOWN.
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What is the Online Exhibitor Directory (OED)?

The Online Exhibitor Directory (OED) is the electronic search system used on the BuildersShow.com website that helps attendees locate your company and product information. If your company elects to participate, you can customize a “Virtual Booth” that will be included in the IBS online search systems where visitors can browse your virtual booth 24 hours a day, every day of the year (August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018). The OED is a web-based database that allows builders to search for exhibitors by product category, keyword, company name etc.
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What do I get for the $200 Virtual Booth fee?

In order to participate in the Online Exhibitor Directory, you must pay the $200.00 participation fee. This fee gives your company the basic Virtual Booth that includes complete contact information (including email and web link), company description, product description, press releases, celebrity appearances, and show special offers.
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I have a Virtual Booth, how do I log in?

When you are assigned a booth in The NAHB International Builders’ Show, and you are paid-in-full, an email confirmation is sent out that includes username and password information. Simply go to www.BuildersShow.com/ExhibitorTools and enter your username and password into the appropriate fields. Once you are logged in, follow the steps to update your virtual booth. Please see below if you did not get the email or forgot your login information.
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I lost my password to my virtual booth, what do I do?

If you lost your password don't worry. Simply click the "forgot username or password" link or contact the NAHB Exposition Sales Department at 202-266-8109 or send an email to ExpoSales@nahb.org. Our staff will be happy to assist you.
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I inputted all the required information for my Virtual Booth, what happens now?

Your virtual booth will be reviewed by NAHB staff to ensure that it is in compliance with our rules and contains all the necessary information to make it work correctly and will then be posted to www.BuildersShow.com.
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Do I have to fill out the Export Interest Directory?

No. But it is recommended for American companies whose products are at least 50% made in the USA and who are interested in exporting their products and services outside the United States. This directory is distributed to all international attendees to the IBS as well as to US Embassies and Consulates overseas. In addition, Export Interest Directory listings are searchable online to help international attendees to plan their booth visits before they get to the show
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If I want a pre-show mail list or would like more information about how I can promote my company at the IBS?

Contact Lynn Margiotta 202-266-8685 for the necessary forms to place your order
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What file formats are acceptable for online advertising?

Gifs and jpegs are preferable
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When will my online advertisement actually be put on the web site?

Paid Online Advertisements run from September 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
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