By Bennett Oghifo
The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Zarma Hassan will be visiting the 74th annual convention and exposition for stakeholders in the housing and construction industry that will hold from today, January 9-11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida, USA.
A team of Directors in charge of building will accompany the Minister from his Ministry, said a statement by Niche PR & Events, a Nigerian – based Public Relations Company that is facilitating this visit. The company has organised diverse business experts to prime exhibitions, capacity-building programmes, including in-class training, congresses and conferences. Their task is to recruit participation, plan agenda, promote joint venture business partnerships and manage the needed logistics.
The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mrs. Marcella Iyitor said some high networth private companies have also confirmed participation at the 2018 IBS, as this event is the best forum to strategize for business growth.
Other government agencies including the Federal Staff Housing Loans Board, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Federal Capital Territory and Ogun State Lands Bureau are part of the Nigerian delegation to IBS 2018.
The statement said the Minister of State will meet briefly with the organisers of this Show, who have had several discussions on replicating skill training institutes in Nigeria, visit featured exhibitors with in demand new products and technologies, engage with other industry experts.
The International Builders’ Show is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 60,000 visitors from 100 countries. It is the only event of its kind, focusing specifically on the needs, concerns and opportunities that face builders. IBS brings together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers in 570,000 net square feet space exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings- including wood, concrete, stone and brick. The International Builders show is organised by National Association of Home Builders which the Ministry is a Global Member.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington, D.C. – based trade association whose broad mission is to enhance the climate for housing, homeownership and the residential building industry.
NAHB represents more than 140,000 members nationwide. About one-third of NAHB’s members are homebuilders and/or remodelers. Its primary goal is to ensure that housing is a national priority.
The NAHB’s educational arm, HBI, is a national leader for career training in the building industry. It provides students the skills and experience they need for successful careers through pre-apprenticeship training, job placement services, mentoring, certification programs, textbooks and curricula.
HBI programs do more than just provide job skills: they also build character and self-esteem; helping to provide students with the skills they need to succeed on the job and in life
IBS 2018 exhibit show floor will feature the most cutting-edge designs, technologies, products and services aimed at building construction, home technology and interior construction industry sectors. Exciting business opportunities await you at IBS Outdoor Exhibit. The latest home and business technologies to build businesses and keep companies thriving into the future will be showcased at nextBuild.
The International Builders’ Show offers in-depth industry-focused educational sessions taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country with topics ranging from Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals, Construction Contracts and Law, Estimating and Scheduling Profitable Business Operations, Principles and Residential Marketing: Strategy and Implementation, Advanced Green Building: Building Science. These one-or two-day courses will give participants chance to increase their skill sets by delving deep into the industry topics, while earning NAHB CEUs.
At IBS 2018, participants will visit The New American Home that highlights new products and techniques. See cutting-edge efficiency, technology and sustainability all set in a contemporary style home with stunning desert view.
Iyitor said, “Participants can see even more of what the building universe has to offer in one trip through Design & Construction Week (DCW). DCW features the co-location of the NAHB Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Registered IBS attendees have access to the exhibit floors of both DCW shows.
“IBS 2018 provides show attendees with countless opportunities to network, learn, share info and make connections with fellow builders and the industry’s best suppliers and manufacturers.
You won’t find another show that can compare to IBS magnitude and scope of products and gives you much access to vital information and business connections. Products, education and business connections all await you at IBS 2018.”