SHOW NEWS

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2019 Draws Massive Crowds

Mar 4, 2019

Covering
430,000 net square feet and 600 exhibitors host design and construction pros at
the Las Vegas Convention Center

Alpharetta, GA.– (March 3, 2019)  –  The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Trade Show (KBIS), the largest North American event for
kitchen and bath design professionals, welcomed designers, builders, technology
integrators, dealers and kitchen and bath showroom professionals — and even a
little bit of snow —along with more than 600 exhibitors to the Las Vegas
Convention Center, February 19-21. Early estimates indicate an increase of 30% attendance
over 2018; the sixth consecutive year of attendee growth. Floor space increased,
expanding to more than 1 million net square feet between KBIS and the
co-located International Builders Show (IBS), which together make up Design
& Construction Week. More than 400,000 NSF of show floor space has already been
secured for KBIS 2020, returning to Las Vegas January 21-23, 2020.

“KBIS 2019 was
a banner year for us. The energy was palpable between the exhibitors and the
attendees,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president of Emerald Expositions. “New
products were being introduced by virtually every exhibitor, and the numerous
programs, panels and events drew standing-room-only crowds. With registrations
up 30% over last year, the number of total participants at Design and
Construction Week likely exceeded more than 100,000 industry professionals
between both events.”

“As the owners
of KBIS and as an all-industry association, we are committed to producing a
show that provides something of value for everyone,” said Suzie Williford, executive vice president of industry
relations and chief strategy officer, National Kitchen & Bath Association.
The
kitchen and bath industry remains strong. Our most recent NKBA research study expects
growth to continue through 2020, so it is imperative that we provide not only a
showcase for innovative products but professional development and networking
opportunities. Our community of manufacturers, design professionals, technology
integrators, showrooms and builders now have the momentum to carry them through
the year.”

KBIS NeXT Stage

Sponsored by HomeAdvisor, programming included 18 panels
on a variety of topics including: color trends, women in design, the new modern
luxury, innovations in sustainability, wellness and living in place and the
integration of design and technology. Panel sponsors included JSG Oceana, Control4,
hansgrohe and Kohler.

 

The return of the popular DesignBites presentations, where 10 brands are offered three
minutes to impress an audience of industry media and design VIPs drew a
standing-room-only
crowd. Participating brands included:

·        
Control4

·        
Franke

·        
Infinity Drain

·        
LG

·        
MAT Inter

·        
Native Trails

·        
Titus Group

·        
THOR Kitchen

·        
Samsung

·        
Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS)

 

KBIS Uncorked

Hosted
and sponsored by Signature Kitchen Suite, this invitation-only event replaced
the Champagne & Cupcakes event from years prior. This networking and
cocktail hour at KBIS celebrated the industry’s most influential voices;
invitees included top kitchen and bath social influencers, media and other VIPs
who gathered in the SKS Booth on day one of the show.

 

Best
of KBIS Awards

The Best of KBIS Awards, sponsored again by Meredith
Publishing (
Beautiful
Kitchens & Baths
, Traditional Home, and Dream
Kitchens & Baths)
magazine brands
yielded over 120 entries. The judging committee personally visited 50
finalists, selecting the final winners for each category:

·        
Best of Show: Blade 3D Printed Faucet, DXV by American Standard

·        
Kitchen Gold: Signature Kitchen Suite 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range with Built-in Sous
Vide, Signature Kitchen Suite

·        
Kitchen Silver: HydroTap by Zip Water: Culligan International Company

·        
Bath Gold: Flotation Tub With ZERO DIMENSION, TOTO

·        
Bath Silver: PowderRain, hansgrohe

·        
Smart Home Technology: Flo by Moen, Moen Incorporated

·        
Outdoor Living: Kalamazoo Arcadia Series Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet, Kalamazoo Outdoor
Gourmet

·        
Impact Award: FOTILE Sink Dishwasher, Ningbo Fotile Overseas Kitchen Appliance co.,
Ltd. DBA Fotile

More information on winners can be found here.

 

KBIS
Best Booth Awards

The best overall booth award went to Samsung. Other
winners included:

·        
GE
Appliances, a Haier Company – Best Booth Large

·        
SHKL
– Best Booth Medium

·        
Woodworks
by Ted Todd – Best Booth Small

·        
Sicis
North America – Best Booth Large Honorable Mention

·        
Cutler
– Best Booth Medium Honorable Mention

·        
Hammerton
– Best Booth Small Honorable Mention

 

Showcase for Living in Place – Living in Place Institute

The Showcase for Living In
Place brought attention and information to the importance of making all homes
accessible, comfortable and safe, regardless of the occupant’s current or
future needs or age. A total of 15 presentations were centered on care for
veterans, fall prevention in the home and technology for safer living in place.
The Living in Place Institute also featured a product showcase featuring
Monogram, TOTO, Rev-A-Shelf, Cosentino, Viega and Control4.

 

Control4 was the title
sponsor of the Living in Place Recognized Product Tour around the show floor.

 

Salon by KBIS

New this year was the Salon by KBIS, a tented exhibition area located outside of South
Hall. The boutique-style space featured exclusive design-forward brands curated
by Modenus Media and Design Milk. Along with exhibiting brands, the Salon
included the DMMTalks Lounge, KBIS THINK
and the Lightovation Pavilion and Lounge,
which featured programming with experts in illumination, resources from the
American Lighting Association, plus an interactive virtual reality experience.

#DMMTalks
Lounge sponsors included; Title and wine bar sponsor Signature Kitchen Suite
and session sponsors KOHLER, House of Rohl, Ann Sacks, Control4, CEDIA (The
Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association), Tarkett, Stikwood, Mio
Systems and Minted.  

 

NKBA Next UP and This Old House Generation Next

The NKBA, at KBIS, collaborated once again with the
This Old House team, kicking off the 2019 Generation Next philanthropic campaign
to encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades. A panel
discussion on Skilled Labor, moderated by Richard Trethewey, led into a Cheers for Trade Careers cocktail and
raffle in support of the Skilled Labor
Fund
.

 

KBIS 2020 will return to Las Vegas
January 21-23, 2020.

 

As a founding
member of Design & Construction Week®, and i
n collaboration with the National Association of
Home Builders (NAHB), KBIS co-located with the International Builders’ Show
(IBS) for the sixth consecutive year.

KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

 

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 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 in February 2014 under
the banner of Design & Construction Week®. The mega-event will
return Jan. 21-23, 2020, in Las Vegas. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated
in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One
pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to
produce separate educational programming and special events.

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 6.9 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 www.KBIS.com.


About
the National Kitchen & Bath Association

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 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 NKBA.org
or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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

 

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