International Central

World Commerce Starts Here.

International Central is your place to rest, relax and mingle at the NAHB International Builders' Show. Complimentary coffee and tea will help you perk up for a day on the show floor. You can also use it as a central meeting spot if you are here with a group from your country or company or as a place to do business with new acquaintances. Have one-on-one meetings with exhibitors or other attendees whom you meet during the show, and make use of our exclusive International Central wifi.

The 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show® was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to participate in the International Buyer Program. At International Central you can meet with representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce. They are ready and willing to help you – with exporting, for U.S. exhibitors looking to expand their business overseas, and with importing, for international visitors who are looking to work with one of our exhibitors and to bring U. S. products into your country or business.


What else does International Central offer?

Global Market Insight Program

The International Buyer Program will offer the Global Market Insight Program. The GMIP provides U.S. exhibitors the exclusive opportunity to present their products and services to a panel of international industry experts who will provide instant feedback on business opportunities in their markets.

B2B Matchmaking Activities

Using an online platform developed by the International Trade Administration, international buyers search for U.S. suppliers that meet their business needs and schedule one-on-one appointments during the show. Export Counseling Senior Trade Specialists from the U.S. Department of Commerce will be on hand to provide export counseling to U.S. exhibitors.

Industry Overview Presentation - Advancing U.S. Exports of Building Products to Global

Get an in-depth analysis of the best global export markets for U.S. building product producers, as well as a comprehensive, informative overview of the National Export Initiative and the U.S. Government resources available to assist U.S. companies working to start or improve export sales.

Language Assistance

International Central also features interpreters in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish.