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KBIS Announces First-Ever DesignBites Presenting Brands

Nov 5, 2015

14 kitchen and bath products to be introduced during speed-dating style presentations

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) announces the brands selected to participate in the first-ever DesignBites – a quick, informative presentation format. Presentations will feature innovative new products, to be shown for the first time, on the KBISNeXTTM Stage at KBIS 2016.

For the Kitchen, presenting Tuesday, January 19:

Wellborn Cabinet Inc.,Blanco, BlueStar, Viking Range, 2020, Glideware and Stikwood.

For the Bath, presenting Wednesday, January 20:

Kohler Co., Infinity Drain, BRZ Brands, Legrand, Robern, Franke and Warmup Inc.

“KBIS is dedicated to showcasing the most innovative products in the industry, and DesignBites continues our commitment to push the boundaries of kitchen and bath design,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “We were overwhelmed by the number of applicants for a first time program, with both small and large brands applying for a chance to take part. We’re confident the final pool will demonstrate the newness and innovation KBIS is known for in a fun, informative format.”

The 14 brands were selected based on a combination of newness, innovation, and inspiration. They will have three minutes to present, followed by a two-minute media Q&A period. Each brand will be introduced by Scott McGillivray, host and executive producer of HGTV’s Income Property, Flipping the Block, and the soon to be released, Moving the McGillivray’s:

McGillivray will be on hand after DesignBites for photo ops, and one lucky DesignBites attendee will receive a signed copy of his latest book, How to Add Value to Your Home.

Members of the media may rsvp to attend one or both Design Bites lunch presentations by contacting Kristen Jenkins at or at 717.693.3442.

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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) under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. In 2015, KBIS and IBS announced their co-location agreement has been extended through 2020. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016, with each show occupying a separate hall. The NKBA and The NAHB continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. One pass provides access to both exhibits, as well as to DCW partner events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE).

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

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

Media Contact:
Kristen Jenkins, White Good