Former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner will give the keynote opening ceremony speech at next month’s International Builders Show.
The Jan. 22-24, 2013, trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center is expected to attract thousands of people who work in the construction industry from the U.S. and worldwide.
"The opening ceremonies always provides an impressive lineup of speakers and entertainment, and this year is no exception," said Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla., and chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, which sponsors the show. "We look forward to hearing the inspirational words of former Disney leader Michael Eisner, followed by a comedic performance of the Capitol Steps."
Eisner, who served as Disney’s chief executive and chairman for 21 years, oversaw a revitalization of the company’s moviemaking and theme park operations. Under him, annual revenues rose from $1.7 billion to $30 billion.