1. Kick-Off Celebration

The Charlotte Convention Center is THE PLACE TO BE SEEN on Wednesday, October 11 for our Kick-Off Celebration from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Exhibits will be open, so be among the first to check out the latest in building products, technology and services. Since football season is back, we’ll be joined by Sir Purr, the mascot of the Carolina Panthers, as well as the PurrCussion drumline. Moreover, 21CBEC is giving away two 50-yard line tickets to the Panthers vs Philadelphia Eagles game on Thursday, October 12. While you mingle and enjoy the excitement on the floor, you’ll enjoy craft beer and snacks!

When: Wednesday, October 11; 4:30 pm-7 pm

2. STARS Awards & Galaxy Awards

North Carolina’s top builders, sales agents, marketing professionals and other industry insiders don their best cocktail attire for the annual STARS Awards Gala on Thursday, October beginning at 6:30 pm. The Galaxy Awards are presented in conjunction with The STARS Awards. Tickets to the gala are $75 through October 1 and $100 starting October 2.

When: Thursday, October 12; 6:30 pm-10 pm Tickets: $75 through October 1, $100 starting October 2

3. Builder Panel

One of the best ways to learn and grow in our industry is to listen to other builders. This is your chance! Hear from several North Carolina home builders from different regions of the state as they discuss their challenges and opportunities as well as their outlook for 2018. Panel includes Rich Van Tassel of Royal Oaks Building Group in Raleigh, Alan Banks of Evans Coghill Homes in Charlotte and Craig Johnson of Herrington Homes in Wilmington.

When: Friday, October 13; 10:30 am-11:30 am in the Design House

4. 80,000-Square-Foot Expo Floor

The latest in building technology & residential products, all in one place. Want to visit the Expo Floor for FREE? Enter promo code NCBUILDER when you register online at 21BuildingExpo.com.

Expo Floor Hours:
Wednesday, October 11

4:30 pm-7 pm

Thursday, October 12

10 am-4 pm

Friday, October 13

9:30 am-2:30 pm

5. Exclusive Luncheon Presentations

Thursday, October 12 Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson

A Navy SEAL turned successful serial entrepreneur, Brent will share how the lessons in discipline, accountability and resiliency he learned in uniform can help you re-energize your leadership skills and build high-performance teams.

Friday, October 13 –NCHBA Director of Gov’t Affairs Tim Minton

Have recent changes to the sales tax on repair, maintenance, and installation (RMI) services left you confused? Hear from Tim Minton, Director of Government Affairs for the North Carolina Home Builders Association, who will lead a practical, nuts-and-bolts session on how recent changes clarifying the law will impact builders and subcontractors. Even if you’ve heard Minton discuss this topic before, it’s important for your bottom line to hear about the most recent developments in Raleigh.

When: Noon-1:30 pm • Tickets: $25
When: 11:45 am-1:15 pm Tickets: $35

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