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Champagne & Cupcakes to Kick-Off KBIS 2017

Dec 8, 2016

Signature Kitchen Suite to Host Social Influencer Celebration in Booth W309, January 10th at 9:15am

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – December 8, 2016 The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced that Champagne & Cupcakes will make its way to Orlando to celebrate the start of KBIS 2017.  Champagne & Cupcakes is an annual event that invites 200 top kitchen and bath social influencers to reconnect with bubbly and a little something sweet, and together celebrate the start of KBIS and a new year for the kitchen and bath industry.  Signature Kitchen Suite will host the 2017 event in booth W309 on January 10 from 9:15 – 10:15am.

“Champagne & Cupcakes brings together leading influencers and VIPs to toast the start of KBIS each year. We’re delighted to once again open the KBIS show floor with a celebration that brings our community together,” said NKBA VP of Industry Relations Suzie Williford.

The Signature Kitchen Suite booth will serve as the backdrop for the event, complete with selfie stations and special guests to encourage influencers to post, snap and tweet using the hashtag #KBISKickOff to capture the first moments of KBIS 2017.

“As the new, luxury built-in kitchen appliances brand with a dedicated and seasoned team bringing 300 years in luxury appliances experience, we are thrilled to align with leaders in the design community,” said Zachariah Elkin, Director of General Management and Sales, Signature Kitchen Suite. “We are honored to be a part of this ‘signature’ KBIS event and have the opportunity to connect with the industry’s biggest influencers.”

“KBIS is thrilled to have Signature Kitchen Suite as our sponsor and host for Champagne & Cupcakes 2017,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions.  “The space will serve as the perfect spot for our social influencers to connect and celebrate the start of KBIS. We believe 2017 will be a strong year for the kitchen and bath industry, and are proud to give our community the first opportunity to come together to celebrate the new year.”

Champagne & Cupcakes will once again be hosted by Modenus and is invitation only. To request an invitation, email Florence von Pelet at

KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.


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. 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

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).


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 or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.


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