FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID to Debut During Design & Construction Week 2018
New Pavilion to Showcase Brands Dedicated to Health, Wellness and Sustainability within the Design Industry at KBIS, January 9-11, 2018
(Alpharetta, Georgia) – July 31, 2017 – The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced the new Design & Construction Week Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID. The 2,500-square-foot pavilion focuses on the ways in which design impacts lives. Brands exhibiting within the pavilion, located on the KBIS show floor, will showcase products and services centered on health, wellness, and sustainability within the design industry.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will use a 400-square-foot exhibit space within the pavilion to host a series of content sessions that explore how design impacts lives. The Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID will feature exhibitors committed to manufacturing and supplying products that provide a demonstrated impact on human health and wellness and environmental sustainability. Design professionals are committed to creating spaces that support the health and well-being of those who live and work in them, and rely on manufacturers and suppliers to provide innovative, cutting-edge products.
“The Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID will be a hub of learning, innovation, and networking that will advance the conversation about the capacity of design to create a healthier and more sustainable world,” said Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID. “KBIS proved to be the ideal partner to showcase the manufacturers who are demonstrating the impact of design on the human experience.”
“The NKBA is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with ASID at KBIS and harness the power of both organizations to bring greater awareness to the importance of impactful, meaningful design,” said Bill Darcy, CEO for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which owns KBIS.
“Our designer attendees will gain tremendous value during the show through our partnership with ASID,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “Designers come to KBIS to be inspired and to gain actionable insight that can be immediately applied to his or her business. The Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID promises to bring both to the KBIS show floor.”
Registration for KBIS 2018 opens August 1. For more information on the Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID, visit asid.org.
Organizations interested in exhibiting at The Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID may contact Diana Gallagher for details.
KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
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®. The mega-event will return Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. 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.
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 www.kbis.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
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 NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
About the American Society of Interior Designers
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidenced-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.
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