EXHIBITOR NEWS

KBIS Announces Inaugural Innovation Booth Awards

Feb 5, 2014

Putting the Design in Design & Construction Week™
For the first time ever, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), recognized exhibitors for innovative booth designs and displays with the KBIS Innovation Booth Awards. Known for its abundance of new products and cutting-edge designs, KBIS is also a destination for some of the most innovative booth and product display presentations in the residential design industry. Booths we’re judged on: WOW Factor, Messaging, Education, Engagement and “The Unexpected & Unprecedented”.
This year’s KBIS Innovation Booth Award winners are:
• First Place: Brizo (Booth N1927)
• Second Place (tied): Electrolux (Booth N3005) and Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry (N763)
• Third Place: Kohler (N2005)
“We’re honored to recognize these exhibitors for their hard work and creativity with their spaces at KBIS this year,” said Brian Pagel of Emerald Expositions, VP Kitchen and Bath. “It takes months of planning and hard work to create a booth design – from concept to the final build. It is the work of many who we honor with this first ever KBIS Innovation Booth Awards. We’re excited to see what concepts exhibitors will bring when we return to Las Vegas for KBIS 2015.”
Winners received a special award, presented at the announcement on Center Stage in the NKBA Booth on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 in conjunction with the Best of KBIS Award announcements. All winners will also be promoted on KBIS.com and other KBIS digital media platforms.
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, Nevada beginning in February 2014 under the banner of “Design and Construction Week.” The new mega-event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014, in Las Vegas with each show occupying a separate hall. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can 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.
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About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with over 50,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for 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 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
KBIS is managed by Emerald Expositions, a leading trade show producer. For more information, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.