IBS and KBIS to Continue Co-Location Through 2020

Jan 21, 2015

January 20, 2015 – In February 2014, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) launched Design & Construction WeekTM in Las Vegas as the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) co-located for the first time. Building upon that success, the NKBA and NAHB today announced their respective trade shows will continue to co-locate together through 2020 as one of the world’s largest gatherings focused on new ideas, products and technologies to design, build and remodel homes.

“Co-locating our respective shows brought together every segment of the industry, advancing our collective professionalism and expertise,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman of NAHB and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “By extending this important relationship, we will continue to provide our attendees and exhibitors the best experiences and opportunities possible.”

Design & Construction WeekTM 2015, occurring Jan. 20-22, 2015, is expected to draw more than 125,000 builders, dealers and suppliers, more than 300 members of the media, and 3,750 exhibiting brands.

“In only its second year, Design and Construction Week is already the mega-event of the industry,” said Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD, 2015 NKBA president. “All of our professionals can come together once a year to see the newest products and design trends, build relationships, and benefit from all the cutting-edge professional development.”

The 2016 mega-event will be held Jan. 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas. One pass will continue to provide access to both separate exhibits. NAHB and NKBA will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. Future show dates are Jan. 10-12, 2017 and Jan. 9-11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

“NKBA is proud to have created the Design and Construction week platform with NAHB,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “We brought together KBIS and IBS to create something extraordinary for every segment in the residential construction and remodeling industry.”

IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world. Builders, remodelers, developers, architects and other industry professionals from more than 100 countries attend to see the latest products and services from nearly 1,000 exhibitors in more than 200 construction categories; attend dozens of cutting-edge education sessions; visit show homes featuring the latest trends and innovations; and network with peers. Now in its 71st year, IBS is organized, produced and managed exclusively by NAHB.

Held annually for the last 51 years, KBIS is the largest event in North America focused on the kitchen and bath segment, attracting more than 700 exhibitors.  Attendees include dealers, designers, architects, remodelers, wholesalers and custom builders from more than 50 countries. KBIS is owned by NKBA, sponsored by K+BB magazine and produced by Emerald Expositions. Attendees can also take part in more than 90 Voices From The Industry sessions offered by the NKBA.

“Given the success of the last two years, our manufacturers have overwhelmingly embraced Design & Construction Week,” said Brian Pagel, VP, Kitchen & Bath, Emerald Expositions. “We’re excited at the proposition of continuing this wonderful partnership through 2020.”

For details on Design & Construction Week, visit designandconstructionweek.com.


About the National Association of Home Builders and the International Builders’ Show

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in remodeling, home building, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year. For more information, visit nahb.org. The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. For more information about the 2015 International Builders’ Show, including attendee registration and exhibiting, go to buildersshow.com.

About KBIS
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. 20-22, 2015, in Las Vegas with each show occupying a separate hall. 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 the latest news and announcements visit www.kbis.com, follow KBIS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KitchenBathIndustryShow and on Twitter at @KBIS2015.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with more than 60,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for over 50 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, and an extensive glossary of remodeling terms. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find NKBA Connect (the association’s official blog), certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and download the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room at www.NKBA.org.

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, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.