What is the Build Exchange?
Build Exchange brings purchasing executives from some of the most highly respected residential builders together with VPs and national sales managers from innovative product supply and manufacturing companies for three days of one-on-one product vetting, networking and industry intelligence gathering.
FOCUSED - During two days of meetings participants will have between 16 and 24 pre-qualified and pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments to customize pricing and product proposals and to explore new arrivals to the market.
EXCLUSIVE - Over the course of each event attendees will meet with up to 150 buyers and supplier reps at formal and informal networking activities including meals, educational sessions and cocktail parties.
POWERFUL – Our model is proven and offers maximum ROI for both buyer and supplier participants. The Exchange not only consolidates a year’s worth of product meetings into two days but also offers the unique opportunity to create completely customizable pricing and distribution options for new purchases.
Spring Build Exchange
Ritz Carlton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
February 18-21, 2018
“Once again, the opportunity to spend structured and open time with builders we don’t normally have a chance to touch. This is a great format. Could not begin to touch this many current potential customers for 10 times the cost. Superbly organized. Great people to deal with."
– Schlage Lock Company
"Builder Exchange is very different from a trade show. Rather than standing in an exhibit floor, hoping that a potential customer will stop by, this event provided the opportunity for us to pre-schedule meetings with the buyers we really wanted to meet with - we were positioned for success and we are already enjoying great results!"
"Very effective use of time and resources. 20-minute meetings were excellent – great format."
- Kohler Co.
“An invaluable opportunity to meet 20+ key purchasing decision-makers in two days that could take 6 months to accomplish.”
- Armstrong World Industries
“Great interaction between Suppliers and Builders. Eliminated the barriers of travel and time.”
- Carrier Corporation
“The Build Exchange allowed me the time to focus on the products, trends and national suppliers. The time I spent in those two days was much more focused than I would have had at my office. Much fewer distractions than at the office and you can begin meaningful conversations. It was very informative and I would recommend it to another builder or supplier.”
- Dan Ryan Builders
“Excellent format to conduct high volume business and explore potential partnership. Moderated to yield efficiency for both supplier and builder. Top notch event staff, planning, execution, accommodations and event. “
- Ashton Woods Homes
"Excellent use of my time. Quality meetings during the day and great opportunities in the free time to network and solidify relationships. I am much more likely to do business with a vendor/supplier that I met at the event."
- Homes by Dickerson
"This has been a great event. I hope to come back again. This will lead to a lot of new partnerships."
- Goodall Homes
"This was a well run program oriented to conducting business. Much better than any of the industry trade shows. The networking was fantastic."
- Builder Partnerships