11 brands to power pitch their latest product innovations in three minutes or less from the KBIS NeXT Stage on January 21
(Alpharetta, Ga.) – December 13, 2019 – Today the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), is pleased to announce the 11 KBIS exhibitors selected to participate in the high-energy KBIS NeXT Stage program –DesignBites. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, DesignBites is an event not to be missed on the opening day of the show (January 21, 2020). This year’s participating brands will introduce the newest products changing the kitchen and bath industry including smart home integration, wine technology, advancements in cooking, multi-functional products, finish applications and of course beautiful design.
“Thank you to all of the KBIS exhibitors who submitted to take part in DesignBites. With so many incredible entries, selecting our 2020 group was no easy task,” said Amy Hornby, show director, KBIS. “After viewing the submissions, and in talking with our exhibitors as they finalize their plans for KBIS, it’s clear that 2020 will be an exciting year for our industry.”
Meet the KBIS 2020 DesignBites Exhibitors
Native Trails (DesignBites alum voted to return to the stage through the KBIS social media community)
Participating brands were chosen following a rigorous selection process by the DesignBites judging panel: Erinn Loucks – Managing Editor, Kitchen & Bath Business magazine, Kirt Donatello – Chase Bank and members of the Emerald Expositions marketing team
New for DesignBites 2020
• Biggest Bite Award
• Where Are They Now Retrospective
• Chase Bank Prosecco Bar
Free Lunch for Attending Media
Media interested in attending DesignBites must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All media will receive a complimentary boxed lunch prior to the start of the presentations.
DesignBites is on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at noon on the KBISNeXT Stage in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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.
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®. In 2018, both organizations extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Jan. 21-23, 2020. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides access to both shows.
KBIS is produced by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.
More information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.
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 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 creations 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.