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KBIS Announces Hard Hat Media Tour

Aug 26, 2014

VIP tour offers press the opportunity to get a “first look” at KBIS 2015 show floor, new products


The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is providing members of the media with an opportunity to be the first to see and experience the most unique and innovative products being introduced at KBIS 2015. Through an open application process, eight exhibitors will apply to participate and provide a first look at their new products and services to a select group of editorial media. The tour will take place before the show floor opens to the trade on Tuesday, January 20.


“We are committed to building and cultivating relationships with people committed to advancing the kitchen and bath industry within the press,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “In addition, the tour provides exhibitors with the opportunity to receive dedicated time with a curated group of registered editorial press to showcase their new product, program or system.”


Exhibitors can apply for a place on the tour at: through October 15th. Additional opportunities for sponsorship are available by contacting a KBIS sales representative. Exhibitors chosen to participate in the tour will be announced in December.


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, follow KBIS on Facebook at 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. 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, 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


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