If you’re attending the International Builders’ Show 2016, these are the programs and sessions you absolutely shouldn’t miss.

The International Builders’ Show 2016 is days away. From Jan. 19-21, Las Vegas will become a whirlwind of the latest products, materials and technologies involved in building. More than 500,000 net square feet of exhibits will showcase the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers. IBS couples this with the most up-to-date and innovative education the construction industry has to offer, featuring more than 120 sessions taught by building experts from across the country.

You’ll never be able to see it all, so how do you know where to start? Make the most of your time at IBS 2016 and attend these can’t-miss programs and sessions.

Event: Design Trends 2016
Time: Jan. 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: IBS Live! – Booth S1036
What happens when three architects who think like builders share thoughts and pictures on the most noticeable and relevant trends in production, custom and multifamily residential design? Come find out at IBS Live! Be ready for some smart, opinionated and entertaining discussions about trends to watch for this year, moderated by Amy Albert, Editor-in-chief of Professional Builder.

Event: 60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes 2016
Time: Jan. 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: South 223
In this fast-paced session, industry-leading architects, interior designers and builders will share easy-to-implement design ideas that you can use to update elevations, renew floor plans, animate streetscapes and develop dynamic neighborhoods. Using a wide array of drawings and photos, the panelists will show you the newest design trends, products and strategies to capture your buyers' attention and make the sale.

Event: Trends that Sell More Homes
Time: Jan. 20, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Location: Design Studio (South Hall) – S224
Start off Design Studio's Trends Day by listening to Joe Duffus review stats and figures on what is hot and why.

Event: Indoor-Outdoor Kitchens
Time: Jan. 20, 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Design Studio (South Hall) – S224
Indoor-outdoor kitchens are in! Find out how best to implement this design trend through illustrative examples.

Event: Differentiating Design: Finding the Right Features for Your 3 Unique Buyer Types
Time: Jan. 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: South 233
With a diverse buyer pool, it can be a guessing game to figure out what each different client needs and wants from their home. Stop wondering and start designing exactly the unique home your buyer expects with the help of this Master session! Through sketches and examples, you'll learn practical design and marketing techniques specific to each of the three hot product types: homes for the first-time buyer, the move-up buyer and the 55+ buyer. Find out what floor plan layouts connect with each buyer segment, what unique features to include, what details can be left out and what each of the three clients really needs to make "just a house" feel like their perfect home.

There’s one more absolute must to add to your list. Visit Heat & Glo at booth C6116 at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas Jan. 19-21. We’ll be highlighting top trends, products and the best in fireplace technology.

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