The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is gearing up for what is sure to be the largest ever annual event showcasing the latest products, trends and technologies in the kitchen and bath category. For the first time, the National Kitchen & Bath Association has joined forces with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and its International Builders’ Show (IBS) to co-host the event Feb. 4-6, 2014, in Las Vegas, resulting in more than 1,500 exhibitors within 600,000 square feet of shared exhibit space.
Under the banner of “Design & Construction Week,” exhibitors for KBIS and IBS will show thousands of products during the event with an expected attendance of more than 70,000 industry professionals and media enabling endless networking opportunities.
“We are thrilled to partner with the National Association of Home Builders to create the most dynamic event in the kitchen, bath and home builder’s arenas,” said Brian Pagel, Vice President, Kitchen & Bath Group. “We will continue to build on the success of prior shows to assure we produce the most relevant, educational and exciting trade show possible for our industries.”
Exhibit space is 95 percent sold already and is outpacing sales at this same time last year during KBIS 2013 planning. Key kitchen and bath brands that haven’t exhibited in several years will be back including Electrolux, Elkay, MasterBrand Cabinets and LG HaysysSurfaces; plus, new exhibitors that have never been to the trade show before are gearing up to unveil exciting new products.
“Key brands are returning to KBIS in February and coming back in a bigger way,” Pagel added. “I know they are excited about the opportunity to share their products with professionals not only from the NKBA, but from the NAHB as well opening up a whole new audience and marketing and networking opportunities.”
Drawing on the success of the “30 Under 30” program launched at KBIS in New Orleans last April, the series will continue in Las Vegas. The goal of the initiative is to acknowledge outstanding young professionals while helping them apply themselves to new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry. The “30 Under 30” submission form can be found at https://www.nkba.org/30; the deadline is August 16.
More information on KBIS or “Design & Construction Week” can be obtained by contacting Kathy Geller Myers, White Good, 717.396.0200; ext. 206; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.