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KBIS Reveals its Highly Anticipated Hard Hat Media Tour Line Up for 2020

Dec 5, 2019

Ten innovative brands claim a coveted spot on the media-only tour on January 21

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – December 5, 2019 – The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced the 10 brands that will serve as stops on its 2020 Hard Hat Media Tour. The tour invites media onto the show floor for a curated tour before doors open on day one (January 21) for a true “first look” at some of the newest and most innovative products debuting at KBIS 2020.

“The brands involved in the 2020 Hard Hat Media Tour are an exciting mix of products and company sizes. Five of the brands chosen to be on the tour are exhibiting at KBIS for the first time,” said Amy Hornby, show director, KBIS. “When we developed this tour several years ago, our goal was to offer the media attending KBIS a diverse and highly relevant look at the newest kitchen and bath innovations of the year. This year we’ve achieved that.”

The complete roster of Hard Hat Media Tour brand participants includes:

Elkay

Perlick

Dacor

Formica

Hansgrohe/Axor

Pitt Cooking Systems

Trueform Concrete

Kraus USA

The Hammock Bath Company

Evakare

Tour sponsors for 2020 include Formica as the official tour sponsor, media will enjoy beverages upon early arrival to the tour courtesy of Perlick, followed by breakfast hosted in the Elkay booth. A parting gift will be given to all participating media courtesy of Wellborn. All other participating brands were selected by a committee of VIP media through a brand-blind submission process.

The Hard Hat Media Tour is on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, starting at 6:45 AM at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Members of the media interested in joining the tour should contact Julie McCrary, jmccrary@whitegood.com to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

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.

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.