Search IconA magnifying glass icon.

LAS VEGAS • FEB 25 – FEB 27, 2025


KBIS Favorite, DesignBites, Now Open

Oct 16, 2018

New Format for KBIS 2019: Ten brands. One

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 16, 2018 – DesignBites, the high-energy “speed dating for brands” program showcasing
the latest innovations and coolest designs at the 2019
Kitchen &
Bath Industry Show (KBIS)
open for submissions. The show favorite moves to an action-packed, one-day format
when KBIS returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 19 – 21, 2019,
and gives exhibitors, big or small, the opportunity to share their message in a
refreshing, entertaining way.

heads to the KBISNeXT Stage on February 20, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM, with 10 kitchen
and bath brands each displaying one of their most innovative products in a
3-minute presentation to the attendee and media audience, followed by a
two-minute Q&A. At the end of five minutes, the next brand is introduced.

new one-day format makes DesignBites, one of our most fun and informative KBIS
programs, even more exciting. Ten brands telling their product stories in a single
fast-paced session is sure to be a big draw for attendees and media alike,”
said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.

participate in DesignBites, brands must be KBIS 2019 exhibitors. A judging
panel of industry influencers will review all applications and select 10 brands
based on product innovation and uniqueness, quality of application, suitability
for the 3-minute format, and design interest.

brands can apply now through November
30, 2018
by completing the

DesignBites participants are promoted pre-show via KBIS social platforms, a press
release, and brand announcements; and during the show via live social coverage,
including Facebook Live and Instagram Stories. 
After the show, all participating brands receive
an edited video of their stage presentations, in-depth social
coverage and promoted videos on the KBIS YouTube channel. DesignBites
participants also receive access to the program attendee list, a media attendee
list (names only) and distribution of press kit/information to attending media
immediately following the stage session.

of the media who RSVP to attend DesignBites will receive a complimentary boxed
lunch. Contact to RSVP.

Join more than 31,000
attendees, 600 exhibitors and 400 media expected to visit KBIS 2019, the destination for kitchen and bath
design professionals. Register early via to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates. For KBIS
2019 media registration, click here

Connect with us via our
social channels: Instagram @kbis_official, Twitter @KBIS,

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 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®
and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The
mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 – 21. NKBA and NAHB will continue to
produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass
provides access to both shows.

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

the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry

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).

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


Media Contacts:

Andi Murphy

White Good


Olivia Kimmel

White Good