NAREE's Winter Meeting

NAREE Members Plan to Meet in Orlando during the International Builders Show in 2021

NAREE members are making plans to meet up during coverage of the International Builders Show in Orlando next year. IBS is slated for February 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  

Traditionally, NAREE hosts an event on the first evening of the show -- which, next year, will be -- Tuesday, Feb. 9. Details TBA on this site.  NAREE also has a table outside the Press Room in the NAHB Press Complex at the Convention Center. 

IBS holds press conferences on economic forecasts and design trends which begin on day one. Get there early to get a seat.

For the past seven years, IBS producer, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has teamed up with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), which produces KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show), to run their expos at the same location at the same time. This joint effort is branded as Design and Construction Week, (DCW). About 95,000 industry professionals attended the Las Vegas DCW January 21-23, 2020. This show featured 2,000 exhibits in over one-million square feet of space as well educational sessions and demonstration homes.

NAREE Members Met in Las Vegas during DCW on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Members enjoyed a memorable evening at the NAREE President's Hospitality Suite at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip on the first night of the Builders Show. Complimentary wine and cocktail bar with heavy hors d'oeuvres -- in a wrap-around suite overlooking the 'Eiffel Tower' and Las Vegas city lights - set the stage for member networking.  Journalists covering the show from all over the country and chatted informally with industry experts in the NAREE Suite at the Cosmo. NAREE President Catie Dixon, managing editor of Bisnow Media welcomed the group and introduced Architect  and author Jeffrey DeMure who spoke and signed copies of his new book, entitled, "Livable Design: From Commodity to Community with Affordable, Adaptable, Beautiful Home Design."

NAREE Questions - please contact: Mary Doyle-Kimball, Executive Director561-391-1983 cell or


Everyone must register separately for IBS which will be in Orlando Feb. 9-11, 2021.

IBS Media Registration Contacts:

Stephanie Pagan, Manager Media Relations, NAHB Media Relations 202-266-8254 or or

Liz Thompson, Director Media Relations, NAHB Media Relations 202-266-8495 or

IBS Press Complex hours and rooms at the Orange County Convention Center TBA

IBS Press Complex Rooms TBA

IBS Press Registration: 
Pre-registered press may pick up their credentials. On-site press registration is also available.

IBS Working Press Room:
This is a quiet room available for press only to work and file stories. Wi-Fi access is available.

IBS Press Lounge:
Sponsored meals are available in this room every day of the show. Eating in the lounge lets you skip the long lines at the food counters and gives media a chance to network.