World of Modular is the Modular Building Institute's Annual Convention & Tradeshow

For nearly 40 years, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) has provided professionals in the commercial modular building industry a place to network, exchange ideas, learn from experts, discuss issues, display new products, and receive well-deserved awards and industry recognition. Join us for high-profile speakers, top-notch educational sessions, exhibits, the latest trends in commercial modular construction, entertainment, and more!


World of Modular 2020 was an open forum for anyone interested in the modular construction industry. For suppliers of building products, services, and financing, MBI’s signature trade show remains the best place to reach manufacturers and dealers of commercial modular buildings from all over the world.




Keynote Speakers

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Terry Jones

Founder of Travelocity


In this presentation, Terry Jones explored the fundamentals of innovation and gives leaders simple but powerful ideas they can use to create a more innovative organizations.

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Anirban Basu

CEO & Founder of Sage Policy Group, Inc.


Economist Anirban Basu returned to World of Modular to offer an informative and entertaining forecast for the construction marketplace. Basu is chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, a consulting firm in Baltimore, MD, and is one of the most recognizable economists in and around Washington, DC.



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Top 5 Attendee Benefits


Interest in prefab and modular construction is at an all-time high, and World of Modular 2020 offered a once-a-year opportunity to get your company in front of the industry’s most successful and influential members. This year, attendees:

  1. Connected directly with MBI’s staff, directors, and members to learn how MBI can help your company succeed.
  2. Networked with more than 1000 modular builders, developers, contractors, architects, dealers, and equipment/service suppliers.
  3. Heard from industry experts talking about hot topics like best practices, lean construction, the integration of modular and site-built, passive house, LEED, net zero, and more.
  4. Learned more about the rapidly growing modular construction sector, including education, multifamily, hospitality, health care, components, government, workforce housing, and more.
  5. World of Modular is the modular industry’s longest-running, most well-respected event. It’s run exclusively by MBI, the voice of commercial modular construction.







Discounted Guestrooms

MBI arranged discounted guest rooms with rates as low as $249 USD per night at Rosen Shingle Creek.

Note: Attendees were responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements. Attendees were advised to make reservations early.