FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Entries are Now Open for DesignBites at KBIS 2018
Attendees Will “Speed Date” with Brands to Discover the Newest Product Innovations of 2018
(Alpharetta, Ga.) – September 7, 2017 – The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced that submissions are now open for DesignBites at KBIS 2018. The program gives exhibitors the opportunity to “speed date” with industry VIPs, introducing the brands’ most innovative new products. DesignBites is held from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on day one and two of KBIS, January 9 & 10.
DesignBites takes place on the NKBA presents KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor located in the South hall of the Orange County Convention Center. A total of 14 exhibitors will be selected to conduct a three-minute presentation followed by a two-minute question and answer session. Presentations are divided into kitchen day, January 9, and bath day, January 10. To participate in DesignBites, exhibiting brands can apply by completing the DesignBites Application online. Applications will be accepted through October 13, 2017.
“DesignBites is a favorite among our KBIS exhibitors and attendees alike,” said Suzie Williford, vice president of industry relations for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which owns KBIS. “We love that our exhibitors value KBIS as the place to debut new products, and DesignBites adds even more excitement to an already exciting week for our industry.”
“In its third year at KBIS, DesignBites has quickly become a “can’t miss” program for our design industry VIPs,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “Industry influencers can quickly learn about the latest and greatest from leading kitchen & bath industry brands showcasing new products at KBIS.”
Members of the media who RSVP to attend Design Bites will receive a complimentary boxed lunch. Contact Beth Meiklejohn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.693.3442 to RSVP for one or both days. Members of the press can also 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 2018 news and announcements on the KBIS Pressroom.
KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & 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 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 January 9-11, 2018, 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.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.
More information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
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