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KBIS Announces Brand Opportunities for 2024

Dec 16, 2023

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Announces Brand Opportunities for 2024

Applications for Hard Hat Media Tour and DesignBites Are Now Open

Las Vegas Convention Center, February 27-29, 2024

(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) — October 24, 2023 — The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) announces the return of the Hard Hat Media Tour, a VIP early access experience for accredited journalists, as well as DesignBites, which is the ultimate product showdown with brands introducing launches live in a three-minute pitch. Both 2024 show events are incredible opportunities for brands to connect with visitors and the industry community as well as spotlight their innovations.

“The Hard Hat Media Tour is an amazing opportunity for the media to get an exclusive first look at what KBIS exhibitors have to offer. We always work to create an exciting experience as well as support our media partners with opportunities to see visionary products,” said Suzie Williford, NKBA EVP & Chief Strategy Officer. “DesignBites is wonderfully interactive with fast-paced pitches from top brands about their new products. The energy from the presentations is contagious and brings even more awareness to groundbreaking ideas. Everyone is competing for the title of ‘Brand with the Biggest Bite.’”

Hard Hat Media Tour
NKBA and KBIS are pleased to present the 2024 Hard Hat Media Tour where a curated selection of exhibitors will showcase their newest products to a group of invite-only influential media. Brands receive 10 minutes to present their product story and showcase their unique booths. This will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Exhibitors can self-nominate for the tour’s seven available spots and will be vetted by a team of high-profile media. The chosen exhibitors will be announced in early December. The application for brands to self-nominate is due by November 17, 2023.

TOTO is the title sponsor supporting the event and Signature Kitchen Suite is the breakfast sponsor.

Design Bites
DesignBites will return for KBIS 2024 with another round of high-energy presentations detailing the latest designs and products for the kitchen and bath marketplace. Each exhibitor will give a three-minute product pitch with a short graphic slideshow, followed by a Q&A. It’s the fastest way for brands to get the word out on their newest items. The dynamic head-to-head brand competition will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 12:00-1:30 PM on KBIS NEXTStage (South Hall).

There will be 9-10 brands in total, with the most innovative product selected by a panel composed of media and Designhounds, a close-knit network of interior, kitchen, and bath design professionals. The winner will receive the “Brand with the Biggest Bite” award. The crowd will also be asked to vote in real time to choose the “People’s Pick” award. The application is due January 10, 2024.

For the Media
For media registration and additional information, please visit the Press Service Center.

About NKBA and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
NKBA is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. For more information, visit 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. Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit: