Builders' Show moves to 3 days
The International Builders’ Show is shortening the event by one day, starting next year.
Formerly a four-day trade show, the expo will run Jan. 22-24, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Industry professionals no longer have the luxury of leaving their jobs for several days of exhibits and educational sessions, said Mark Pursell, senior vice president of the National Association of Home Builders’ exhibition, marketing and sales group, which sponsors the show.
"It's a trend that professional convention and expo planners see in all fields - not just the home building industry," Pursell added. "Attendees are eager to get back to their businesses and put the new knowledge about, products, services and management to work right away. Businesses must be more nimble to thrive in today's economy."
To compensate for the compacted schedule, the show will run 30 minutes longer each day.
"It's all about helping our attendees and exhibitors meet with each other in a much more efficient way," Pursell said. “Tightening the trade show floor experience to three full days with expanded hours saves everyone money and results in a more productive experience for all."
This year’s Builders’ Show - running four full days - takes place Feb. 8-11 in Orlando, Fla.