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A Toast to the Kitchen and Bath Industry

Dec 22, 2015

Annual Champagne and Cupcakes kick-off event continues at KBIS 2016

Champagne and Cupcakes, an annual event marking the official kick-off of the third annual Design & Construction WeekTM, will continue at the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) happening January 19-21, 2016.

“Champagne and Cupcakes brings together social media influencers and VIPs from across the kitchen and bath industry to toast the attendees, exhibitors and members of the industry who support KBIS by attending the show,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen & Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “We are delighted that Consumer Reports is partnering with KBIS and Modenus Media to co-host this annual tradition at KBIS 2016.”

Catered with champagne and cupcakes and hosted by Modenus Media & BlogTour KBIS, the by-invitation-only tweet up will take place on the opening day of KBIS at 9:15AM on January 19, 2016, at KBISNeXTTM located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To request an invitation to Champagne & Cupcakes, please contact

“As the world’s largest not-for-profit consumer organization, with a deep tradition of giving voice to consumers in the home improvement marketplace, Consumer Reports is pleased to sponsor this year’s Champaign and Cupcakes event,” said Shax Riegler, Consumer Reports Home & Appliance Content Team Leader. “We’re excited for the opportunity to kick off KBIS 2016 and connect with the best and brightest professionals in the kitchen and bath community.”

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About KBIS

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and produced by Emerald Expositions, is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest products, trends and technologies for the kitchen and bath industry. KBIS has been the premier event of the industry for over 50 years.

In 2013, the 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) under the banner of Design and Construction Week® (DCW). In 2015, KBIS and IBS announced their co-location agreement was extended through 2020. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016, where each show will operate in various halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NKBA and The NAHB continuPe to produce separate educational programming and special events. One pass provides access to both shows, as well as to DCW partner events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE).

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

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).