SHOW NEWS

DesignBites Returns to KBIS NeXT Stage

Sep 27, 2021

Which brand has the “biggest bite” in the kitchen and bath industry? The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is where to find out. Now in its seventh year, DesignBites is the high-energy KBIS NeXT Stage program that showcases unique product innovations and designs.

Design Bites 2022 is now open for submissions.  Billed as “speed dating for brands,” ten exhibitors, large or small, get the opportunity to share their message in a refreshing, entertaining way. Each brand has three-minutes to pitch one of their new and most innovative products. Each presentation is followed by a two-minute Q&A. The 2022 host for DesignBites will be revealed later this year.

“Biggest Bite” Award Returns with a Twist

DesignBites created the “Biggest Bite” Award in 2020, recognizing the brand that has the best combination of presentation, product and innovation. This year, attending media and Designhounds Influencer Network, the leading community of design micro influencers, managed by Modenus Media, will judge in real time to recognize the best presenting brand.  The winner will receive a product feature in KBB Magazine, live social coverage from the KBIS social media team, booth signage and a prize pack to celebrate with their team.

New for 2022: People’s Pick Award

As one of the most well-attended events on the NeXT Stage, this year DesignBites invites the full audience to actively participate by voting for the most entertaining presentation. Votes will be tallied in real time and announced from the Stage after all participating exhibitors have concluded.

DesignBites Application

To participate in DesignBites, brands must be a KBIS exhibitor and apply for consideration. Brands will be chosen based on product innovation and uniqueness, quality of application, suitability for the 3-minute format, and design interest. Exhibiting brands can apply now through November 17, 2021 by completing the DesignBites Application here.

Selected DesignBites participants are promoted pre-show via enhanced activity for 2022, including video interviews and sneak previews, coverage on KBIS social platforms, press releases and brand announcements; and during the show via live social coverage. After the show, all participating brands receive an edited video of their stage presentations, in-depth social coverage, promoted videos and access to the media attendee list (names only).

Free Lunch for Attending Media

DesignBites will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at noon on the KBISNeXT Stage in the South Hall of the Orange County Convention Center. Members of the media who RSVP to attend DesignBites will receive a complimentary boxed lunch and reserved seating at the stage. Contact KBIS@whitegood.com to RSVP.

Registration is open now for KBIS 2022.

Register early via KBIS.com to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates.

Members of the media should visit the Press Service Center on the KBIS website to learn more about registration and the criteria for complimentary press credentials. Only editorial media will be granted complimentary passes. To register for an Editorial Press Pass, visit here.

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 & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling 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 creation of certifications, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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

About Emerald

KBIS is produced by Emerald, a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. With over 140 events each year, the Emerald team are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, visit http://www.emeraldx.com.

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Jennifer Brough, White Good, jbrough@whitegood.com                                                        

Olivia Staples, White Good, ostaples@whitegood.com