The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) today announced that Jim Carroll, the world’s leading futurist and expert on trends and innovation, will serve as keynote speaker for the upcoming Building Industry Show, a highly anticipated two-day event featuring the largest building industry trade show in Southern California while celebrating the centennial anniversary of the BIASC and the 85th anniversary of the BIA of San Diego (BIA-SD).

Caroll’s keynote, “Constructing New Futures: The Acceleration of the Residential and Industrial Construction Industries,” will provide attendees with an overview of the latest trends and disruptive ideas based on extensive industry research. From AI to virtual building fabrication to the arrival of a new generation of engineers, Carroll will take a deep dive into the rapidly evolving sector and share how others in construction have innovated successfully.

“We are honored to welcome such a globally respected speaker to our event,” said Craig Foster, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President for BIASC. “Mr. Carroll will reveal how new methodologies and bold thinking are truly redefining the construction sector at lightning speed. The opportunity to experience his keynote and the takeaways that follow it––including proven innovation strategies in a fast-paced world––will be one of the most thought-provoking highlights of the day.”

Carroll’s global client list includes esteemed organizations such as NASA, Disney, PGA of America, and Pfizer, to name a few. He is known for his customized research––which he undertakes for every engagement––to share insights, provide counsel, and help organizations accelerate. Carroll is also the author of numerous books, including “The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast” and “Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast.”

The Building Industry Show will kick off with an anniversary celebration aboard the USS Midway on October 25, while the trade show will take place on October 26 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego in San Diego, California. The show expects upwards of 2,000 attendees, including 65 builders and their operations and purchasing staff. The show will also feature the largest “Meet the Builder” experience in Southern California, including ample one-on-one opportunities for both members and builders. In addition to the “Meet the Builder” experience, the show will also feature an impressive agenda of events, including roundtable discussions with other guest speakers and elected officials on important topics ranging from housing to expediting entitlements.

Registrations are currently underway for show floor exhibitor booths, sponsorships, general attendees, and the USS Midway Celebration for the 2023 Building Industry Show. Visit for more details and show updates. For additional information, please contact Laura Barber, Vice President of Events & HR, at


The Building Industry Association of Southern California is the voice of the region’s building industry, with four chapters offering localized services to building professionals from Ventura to the southern tip of Orange County. Throughout its 100-year history, the association has served its builder and associate members by anticipating, protecting, and promoting their common interests through its many programs, services, councils and committees. For more information on the Building Industry Association of Southern California, visit Follow BIASC on social media for the latest industry news: LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitter.

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The Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego exists to represent the many companies that plan, design and build the many places where San Diegans live, work and play. Members of the BIA generate thousands of jobs in the greater San Diego region and together are one of the most important driving forces in our local economy. With nearly 800 company members and all of their thousands of employees, the BIA is a major voice supporting the efforts to build all types of residential and commercial projects. The BIA marshals the collective influence of those who are engaged in the building industry to address issues that impact the development community in San Diego County. Follow BIA San Diego on social media for the latest industry news: LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitter.

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