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KBIS Announces Inaugural Innovation Booth Awards

Nov 5, 2013

For the first time ever, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), will recognize 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 will be judged on: WOW Factor, Messaging, Education, Engagement and “The Unexpected & Unprecedented”.


“KBIS is putting the ‘design’ in Design & Construction Week,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen & Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “The Innovation Booth Awards was borne of the premise that, ‘Creativity is contagious. Pass it on,’ said Albert Einstein. We want to not only recognize the exhibitors who always create provocative displays, but also encourage all exhibitors to prove their status as innovators in the kitchen and bath industry with new and exciting display concepts.”


Exhibitors may enter the competition at There is no cost to enter. Entries will have their entire booth judged on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 9AM-12PM, by a juried panel of representatives from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS and elite professionals in the kitchen, bath and display design industry segments, including Modenus BlogTour Las Vegas participants and 30 Under 30 Alumni.


Awards will be given for First, Second and Third Place. Winners will receive a special award, presented at the announcement on Center Stage in the NKBA Booth on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:30AM in conjunction with the Best of KBIS Award announcements. All winners will also receive special post-show promotional benefits on and other KBIS digital media platforms.


For more information and to enter, please visit:


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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) 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. 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 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
KBIS is managed by Emerald Expositions, a leading trade show producer. For more information, please visit