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Cindy Allen to Burst onto the Kitchen and Bath Scene as the Keynote Speaker at KBIS 2018

Oct 18, 2017


Cindy Allen to Burst onto the Kitchen and Bath Scene as the Keynote Speaker at KBIS 2018

The 2018 KBIS Keynote is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1:30pm in Orlando

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 18, 2017 – Interior Design magazine editor-in-chief, Cindy Allen, is set to burst onto the kitchen and bath scene this January as the keynote speaker of the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). KBIS, the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, is thrilled to welcome Allen and give the design community an opportunity to engage with such an influential authority in the ever-evolving world of design. Allen’s keynote speech, entitled “Pop Goes the Future: Top Trends Bursting onto the K&B Scene,” will give designers insights into trends and topics vital to their businesses in the year ahead. KBIS takes place January 9-11 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center.

Allen is regarded as one of the interior design industry’s key influencers. She oversees all design and editorial content for Interior Design magazine as editor in chief, and serves as chief design officer of parent company Sandow Media.

“We’re obsessed with K&B and celebrate it like crazy in Interior Design, on our site, and especially in our award-winning magazine Interior Design HOMES, so I’m excited to present at KBIS, the mecca for all things Kitchen and Bath,” said Allen.

The 2018 KBIS keynote will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1:30pm at the Orange County Convention Center; room S210A. Allen’s keynote will cover topics of critical interest to the kitchen and bath industry, including key design and business directions likely to have an impact in the year ahead. Her keynote speech will be followed by a meet-and-greet with fans and loyal readers from the design community.

“We couldn’t be more excited for Cindy’s keynote. Our members are vying for the chance to see Cindy and capture her kitchen and bath design insights for the year ahead,” said Suzie Williford, vice president of industry relations for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which owns KBIS.

“I’m thrilled to see two powerhouse brands, Interior Design and KBIS, coming together to give the KBIS design community the opportunity to hear from Cindy Allen and be inspired at the start of a new year,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “A huge thank you to Cindy and everyone at Interior Design for supporting KBIS and making this incredible keynote happen.”

A full rate schedule for registration is available on the Attendee Pricing page on To register as an attendee, visit the Registration Portal.

Members of the press can visit the Press Service Center on to learn more about registration and the criteria for complimentary press credentials. To register for an editorial press pass, please visit the Design & Construction Week Press Registration Portal. Learn about the latest KBIS 2018 news and announcements on the KBIS Pressroom.

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About KBIS
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 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

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 or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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



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