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Top 10 Things to See and Do at KBIS 2015

Jan 14, 2015

We’re just days away from the start of the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). With final preparations underway, here is a list of “must see” events to add to your trade show schedule.

Opening Ceremonies

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (LVH): Paradise Event Center

Kickoff KBIS 2015 by attending the Opening Ceremonies! Headlining the ceremonies is National Football League head coach and current ESPN analyst, Jon Gruden. Stick around afterwards for a tantalizing performance by the shadow dancing troupe, Catapult.

The Party hosted by NKBA

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tryst Nightclub, Wynn Hotel

Hosted by the NKBA, The Party This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends as well as develop new, longstanding relationships in the industry. Come enjoy this exotic waterfall location and bond with peers and friends from the industry at large. Registration required.

Insights on the Innovative Showroom Awards & Awards Presentation

Wednesday, January 21, 2014

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

KBISNeXT Stage (South Hall)

Join us at the KBISNeXt Stage as we announce the winners of the Innovative Showroom Awards. More than 125 kitchen and bath showrooms participating in this inaugural competition, The awards will be presented by Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions and Sean Sullivan, Associate Publisher/Group Marketing Director, Hearst Design Group. Following the awards presentation, a panel discussion will take place on the topic of  innovative showroom design.

Best of KBIS Awards

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Center Stage

The annual Best of KBIS Awards announcement is one of the most anticipated events of the show. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00 AM on Center Stage in the NKBA booth. Prior to the announcement;  Attendees can view all of this year’s entries on a “larger than life” product wall located in North Hall.

Innovation Booth Awards Presentation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Center Stage

Now in its second year, the KBIS Innovation Booth Awards. recognizes exhibitors for innovative booth designs and displays. Booths are  judged on: WOW Factor, Messaging, Education, Engagement and “The Unexpected & Unprecedented

The Bash

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
8:30PM – 1:30 AM
XS Nightclub, Encore Hotel

All work and no play? Not at the NKBA! Every year at THE BASH, our members, business partners and the industry’s elite let their hair down for an evening of music, dancing, and fun. It’s at this fabulous fete – set against the backdrop of one of Vegas’ hottest, most exclusive nightclubs – that business relationships evolve into friendships as we celebrate our industry, our successes, and all that the future has to offer! Tickets are $35 per person. Doors open at 8.30 p.m.; nightclub/smart casual attire recommended.

VA Tech FutureHAUS Kitchen

Thursday, January 22, 2015


The Virginia Tech Center for Design Research will unveil the innovative future of kitchen design and construction on the KBISNeXt Stage. The kitchen is part of the FutureHAUS research project that explores manufacturing strategies and the greater integration of technology with architecture or, in other words, the industrialized production of smart homes.

KBIS NeXt Tech Bar
Tuesday, January  20 – Thursday, January 22, 2015
South Hall

Providing technology answers to design community needs! The Tech Bar will be a casual, lounge atmosphere located in South Hall where subject matter experts interact one-on-one and/or in small groups to tackle the hottest tech topics in the kitchen and bath industry. The lounge will also provide charging stations so attendees can rest, talk tech and get fully charged in between sessions.

NKBA 2015 Kitchen and Bath Trends

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Press Complex

The National Kitchen and Bath Association will present its 2015 Kitchen and Bath Industry Trend Report. This event is for registered media and will be presented in the Press Complex.

State of the Industry Address

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
1:45PM – 3:00PM
Westgate LVH, Ballroom A

Kevin Murphy, COO of Ferguson Enterprises, will deliver the 2015 State of the Industry Address.The topic of his address – Embrace Change: Fear Status Quo – will focus on how the industry is evolving.

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 mega-event will be held 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 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 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