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DesignBites Debuts at KBIS 2016

Sep 9, 2015

Program features newest kitchen and bath stories through speed-dating style presentations

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is taking a bite out of innovative design with the unveiling of its new DesignBites program. As part of KBISNeXTTM, located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, attendees will learn about brand new kitchen and bath designs unveiling to the world at KBIS 2016 with a twist on PechakuchaTM-style presentations.

“DesignBites is a fun way for exhibitors – big or small – to “speed date” with attendees about their most innovative products” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “The format pushes our exhibitors to transform cliché power point presentations into something truly memorable. Exhibitors can tell the product story and highlight what’s cool and unique; information that media and attendees may not get by walking by the product in a booth.”

The presentations will take place during the lunch hour on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19 and 20, 2016. A total of 14 presentations will be selected, seven per day. On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the Design Bites presentations will highlight new kitchen products, with bath products featured on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. KBIS exhibitors must apply here for the opportunity to bring their story to the stage in a 3-minute presentation, followed by a two-minute Q & A from the media. The deadline to apply is October 15.

Members of the media can rsvp to attend one or both Design Bites luncheon presentations by contacting Kristen Jenkins at or at 717.693.3442.

As of today’s date, more than 450 manufacturers and brands, including new exhibitors, have committed to exhibit at KBIS 2016, covering all of the key industry verticals – cabinetry, appliances, decorative plumbing and hardware, lighting and surfacing.

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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) under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. In 2015, KBIS and IBS announced their co-location agreement has been extended through 2020. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016, with each show occupying a separate hall. The NKBA and The NAHB continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. One pass provides access to both exhibits, 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).