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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Announces Amy Hornby, National Sales Manager

Sep 3, 2014

Joins KBIS team with 15 years of experience in the tradeshow industry


Amy Hornby, has been named National Sales Manager for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest domestic trade show supporting the Kitchen & Bath industry. Formerly of Surf Expo, the longest running, largest board sports and beach resort trade show in the world, Hornby was responsible for 300 accounts, managing exhibitor communications and allocating over 90,000 square feet of show space.


Reporting directly to Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen & Bath Group, Emerald Expositions, Hornby will lead the KBIS sales team, managing show floor sales, assisting exhibitors in their quest to find and select the strongest locations for their exhibit space. Additionally, she will directly manage a number of accounts and collaborate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) owners of KBIS, as appropriate, to cultivate new opportunities for growth.


“We are pleased to have Amy join the KBIS sales team,” said Pagel. “Her attention to detail and understanding of exhibitor needs is tremendously valuable. The size and strength of this show demand the highest quality personnel. Amy brings that level of expertise.”


KBIS takes place in Las Vegas, from January 20-22, 2015, during Design & Construction Week. Exhibit space in the North Hall is sold out. The new KBISNext space, in the South Hall, featuring the new International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Pavilion, has a limited space available. To learn more contact or at 770.291.5434.


For more information on KBIS and Design & Construction Week, please contact Kristen Jenkins, White Good, 717.396.0200; ext. 206 or at


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.


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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