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Hear From Leading Experts In The Design House

A hallmark of 21CBEC, The Design House on the Expo Floor features high-caliber speakers and industry leaders sharing their actionable insights as well as inspiring and empowering lessons.

You don’t want to miss this year’s outstanding line-up!

Breakfast Briefing
2021 NC Legislative Update with Tim Minton

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Design House on the Expo Floor
Tickets $35

Join builders and other industry professionals inside the Design House on the Expo Floor for a “Breakfast Briefing” with Tim Minton, Executive Vice President of the North Carolina Home Builders Association.

In this breakfast seminar, Minton will discuss the latest legislative session in Raleigh and how NCHBA’s proactive legislative agenda garnered positive results for builders.

Design House Luncheon Presentation
NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Design House on the Expo Floor
Tickets $45

Jim Tobin, Executive Vice President and Chief Lobbyist for the National Association of Home Builders, will discuss the latest policy developments coming from the White House and Capitol Hill, and how they intersect with the home building industry. Jim will touch on the different personalities and factions in Congress and how they impact issues such as housing, infrastructure, and taxes. Jim will also talk about NAHB’s efforts to address current supply chain constraints and price increases in building materials, especially lumber.

Housing Forecast Breakfast
NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz

Thursday, September 23, 2021
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Design House on the Expo Floor
Tickets $35

NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz is a sought-after expert on the US economy, housing, tax and trade policy.

During this breakfast, some of the Carolinas largest volume builders as well as high-end custom home builders will learn the latest economic data at both the state and national level.

NAHB Design Trends Forecast
Award-Winning Designer Laura Sullivan

Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Design House on the Expo Floor
Tickets $15

Today’s homes have to keep up with the changing ways we live and what home buyers envision. From smart solutions for multi-generational families to in-demand architectural styles and the creative integration of indoor-outdoor space, there are a lot of trends that home buyers expect to see.

In this seminar, award-winning designer Laura Sullivan, president of ID.ology Interiors & Design in Asheville, NC, will cover the hottest architectural styles, design features and materials sweeping the country and how to make them work in your market.

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