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In short, everything is new for LBM Expo’s 125th Anniversary. From a new format to new exhibitors, and hands-on displays, you’ll be able to experience the best of what the LBM industry has to offer.


LBM Launch

Our late-morning kick-off event – 125 years in the making – will bring together retailers and exhibitors, providing insight on the future of our industry. At the event, you’ll hear from amazing speakers, and learn what’s new at LBM Expo, and some tips to get the most value from the show.

From Launch to Lunch

After the kick-off event, all attendees will be brought to lunch on the show floor. The informal lunch setting will give retailers and exhibitors a chance to reconnect, and tease some of the new offerings they have in their booth before the show floor opens at noon.

All Hands-On Deck, plus siding, doors, windows, and more

LBM Expo will be working with exhibitors to create the hands-on experiences retailers are asking for. But in addition to what will happen in-booth, we are excited to announce the addition of three interactive demo zones that will be located throughout the show floor.

Work Hard, Play Hard

We’ll close out the day with a cocktail hour before the show ends at 5 p.m. No activities will be planned for that evening, allowing retailers and exhibitors to get together without any conflicts.


Business Connect

We know you are early risers, that’s why we are bringing back Business Connect before the show floor opens. This event brings retailers and exhibitors together for one-on-one discussions and received excellent reviews last year.

Back to Business

When the show floor opens at 9 AM, you’ll be ready to get back to business. We will have different interactive demo zones, a student recruitment fair, a celebration of our industry’s young lumber executives, and even some great Boston area entertainment for your spouse, all before the show floor closes at 5 PM.

Make It A Family Affair

Situated right in the heart of Boston’s beautiful and historic Back Bay, the Hynes is also connected to more than 200 shops, restaurants, theaters, the Prudential Center, and more. In addition to all on-site amenities, the NRLA is offering two planned activities for Thursday prior to the 125th Anniversary Celebration. Click here for more information on these special activities.

The Big Event

After hours, the industry will come together to celebrate NRLA’s 125th Anniversary. The 125th Anniversary Task Force is planning an unforgettable event at the Marriott Copley. Click here for more information on this special event.


Eggs and Education

On Friday morning, retailers and exhibitors will have one more chance to experience world-class education, gather with old friends and those they met during the show, and have an excellent breakfast.

We’ve decided to keep the show floor closed on Friday. Exhibitors’ crates will be waiting at their booths first thing in the morning.