Attending the 2012 International Builders Show? If so, you will have the exclusive opportunity to hear Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke give remarks during a special session at the National Association of Home Builders‘ board of directors meeting.

Bernanke, the head of the central banking system of the United States, will address the nation’s home building trade association members on Friday, February 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Valencia Ballroom of the Orange County Convention Center. Limited general seating is available to all registered IBS attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, so come early to ensure you won’t miss out.

Bernanke testified before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress in early October and specifically acknowledged housing’s role in economic recovery and job growth and the challenges facing builders in today’s market. Bernanke described the industry’s part in recoveries throughout history, and the challenges facing a recovery of today’s market, from the outcropping of distressed and foreclosed properties, constricting credit conditions for builders and potential home buyers, and the large number of ‘underwater’ mortgages. Bernanke, who is at the center of our nation’s efforts to mount an economic recovery, understands the contributions that home builders can make to the economy.

Plan to attend this special session, an extremely rare opportunity, and take back messages from Bernanke’s discussions to use in your work in Atlanta real estate.

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