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HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone to Sponsor KBISNeXT Stage

Oct 2, 2018

‘Central to the unforgettable attendee
experience that is KBIS’

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 2, 2018 – The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath
design professionals, today announced HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone as sponsors
of the NKBA presents KBISNeXT Stage. A hub of activity throughout the entire
show, the stage will feature dynamic programming all three days of KBIS,
February 19–21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The KBISNeXT Stage is central to the unforgettable attendee
experience that is KBIS. The support of these two leading brands signals their
confidence in the value and relevance of the 2019 stage programming and we
share their enthusiasm,” said Suzie Williford, executive vice president of
industry relations and chief strategy officer for the National Kitchen &
Bath Association (NKBA), which owns KBIS.

“HomeAdvisor is proud to sponsor the KBISNeXT Stage for the
third year in a row. Just as we connect homeowners with service professionals,
the stage connects attendees with the industry’s latest trends and valuable
insights shared by leading kitchen and bath pros,” said Craig Smith, president
and chief operating officer, ANGI Homeservices.

“Caesarstone is excited to partner with HomeAdvisor to bring
the KBISNeXT Stage to life and we are thrilled to have a presence at this
‘must-see’ show feature,” added Ari Asher, vice president of marketing for
Caesarstone US.

Featuring a “who’s who” of the kitchen and bath world, the
KBISNeXT Stage will once again showcase lively panel discussions on topics
ranging from women in design, sustainability and color to modern luxury and living
small. Recently announced panels include:

Connection Powered by CEDIA Expo – Where Design Meets Technology

Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Moderator: Jill Waage, editor in
chief, Traditional Home


David VanWert, principal,
VanWert Technology Design

Joe Whitaker, president, The
Thoughtful Home

Molly Switzer, principal and
owner, Molly N. Switzer Designs, LLC

Toni Sabatino, owner, Toni Sabatino Style

New Modern Luxury – Exploring the Evolution of the Term “Luxury” in Design

Wednesday, February 20, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Moderator: Parker Bowie Larsen, market
director, Architectural Digest


Alison Pickart, Interior Designer 

Beth Dotolo, principal, Pulp
Design and NKBA Insider

Carolina Gentry, principal, Pulp
Design and NKBA Insider

Richard Anuszkeiwicz, executive
director, Kitchen and Bath, Alt Breeding Schwartz

Show favorites also return to the 2019 stage including
NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 presentation, Design Bites™, the Best of KBIS Awards,
and more. The full slate of KBIS 2019 stage programming will be announced in
early October.

“We’re honored by the partnerships we’ve developed with
HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone. Our sincere thanks to both for their support in bringing
this stage to our show,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald

Join more than 31,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors and 400
media expected to visit KBIS 2019, the kitchen and bath industry’s main event. Register
via to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel


KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & 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®
and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The
mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 – 21. NKBA and NAHB will continue to
produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass
provides access to both shows

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of
business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows
dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows,
including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN,
as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global
attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition
space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our
industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors
and attendees we serve.

More information about KBIS can be
found at


the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry

The National Kitchen & Bath
Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the
Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction
Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of
thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA
has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The
NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional
kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and
empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications,
marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).


KBIS® and NKBA® are registered
trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.


HomeAdvisor® is a digital
marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals to
complete home projects. With HomeAdvisor’s on-demand platform,
homeowners can find and vet local, prescreened home service professionals; view
average home project costs using True Cost Guide; and instantly book
appointments online or through HomeAdvisor’s award-winning mobile app, which is
compatible with all iOS, Android and virtual assistants, including Amazon Echo.
HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colo., and is an operating business of ANGI
Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI). 

About Caesarstone

Caesarstone is a leading developer and manufacturer
of premium quality quartz surfaces. Established in 1987, the
company pioneered high-quality surfaces utilizing advanced
technologies and expertise. Caesarstone continues to lead the industry
with new trends and colors of high quality surfaces consisting of up
to 93% quartz that retain the cool tactile qualities of nature’s strong
stones with enormous application possibilities including
kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture
and more. Caesarstone offers a product that is highly
functional, design forward and beautiful. The unique and rich variety
of colors, patterns and textures enable customers to find their
‘ultimate surface’ and create their own unique space.
Caesarstone’s extensive designs are constantly evolving and
developing to meet the latest world trends and the highest level
of international quality standards.


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