FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Registration Now Open for KBIS 2017
Kitchen & Bath Industry’s Main Event Debuts in Orlando, January 10-12
Early Registrant Discounts Available Now
(Alpharetta, Ga.) – August 1, 2016 – The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced today that registration is now open. Attendees can register online at www.kbis.com.
KBIS will welcome a new location for 2017, taking place in Orlando from January 10-12 at the Orange County Convention Center as part of the fourth annual Design & Construction Week®. Attendance is expected to be huge as KBIS once again joins forces with the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) to showcase the largest annual event geared toward design and construction industry professionals, with over 2,100 exhibitors combined.
During the month of August, members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) can take advantage of free registration. Expo registration is $50 for non-members during that time. From September 1 until November 11, registration will increase to $50 for NKBA members and $100 for non-members. There will be a final increase to $100 for members and $175 for non-members from November 12 until January 7.
“NKBA and NAHB have brought the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) to Design & Construction Week with a pavilion this year as just one of the highlights that makes KBIS 2017 a can’t miss event,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “Furthermore, we are pleased to offer our members this special benefit of free registration during August to assure their access to everything that Design & Construction Week has to offer.”
The 2017 show will bring a mix of the best and most anticipated stage programming, events and new show features that showcase the latest design trends in kitchen and bath. Returning this year will be the highly-anticipated Voices from the Industry conference; Champagne & Cupcakes, the annual, unofficial kick-off to KBIS hosted by Modenus; the prestigious NKBA 30 Under 30 Program; KBIS DESIGN BITES; the Hard Hat Media Tour; the highly successful portfolio reviews and the coveted BEST of KBIS Awards. New for 2017 will be The Magic of Design opening party featuring the 2017 NKBA Design Competition awards held at Epcot’s World Showcase, as well as The Deck, a casual outdoor space giving attendees a chance to escape the show floor while being exposed to the absolute latest in outdoor kitchen design.
“In 2016, a record number of industry professionals attended Design & Construction Week. And we’re expecting a huge turnout in Orlando this January,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “We highly recommend attendees register early and take advantage of discount registration and hotel rates.”
Members of the press can visit the Press Service Center on kbis.com to learn more about registration and the criteria for complimentary press credentials. To register for an Editorial Press Pass, please visit the Design & Construction Week Press Registration Portal. Learn about the latest KBIS 2017 news and announcements on the KBIS Pressroom.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 10-12, 2017, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. For more information on KBIS, visit www.kbis.com.
About Emerald Expositions
Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography; decorated apparel; building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Cal. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).