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Celebrity Interior Designer Kelli Ellis to Host KBIS Favorite, DesignBites

Nov 16, 2018

Author & TV personality’s flair and
energy a “perfect fit” for action-packed program

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – November 16, 2018 – The 2019 Kitchen and Bath Industry
Show (KBIS)
, the
destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced celebrity
interior designer Kelli Ellis will host DesignBites, the high-energy “speed
dating for brands” program showcasing the latest innovations and coolest
designs at the KBIS 2019.

the host of #DesignBites 2019

Known for her roles in TLC’S Clean Sweep and HGTV’s Takeover My Makeover,
Move or Improve, Celebrity Holiday Homes
, and House
Hunters Renovation, 
Ellis now stars in her own show on The Design Network, Design
. Beyond her highly successful design career, Ellis is an artist,
licensee, speaker, founding partner of Design Campus, and author of the
best-selling design psychology coaching book, Do I Look Skinny in this House?

Ellis will host DesignBites on the
KBISNeXT Stage, February 20 at noon. The new one-hour action-packed format
features 10 kitchen and bath brands each displaying one of their most
innovative products in a three-minute presentation to the attendee and media
audience, followed by a two-minute Q&A.

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

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelli
to the KBISNeXT Stage this February. Her design flair and energetic personality
fit perfectly with this program and she is sure to make DesignBites even more
fun and entertaining,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald

The 2019 DesignBites judging panel includes
2018 DesignBites participant Lisa McCarthy, southern regional manager for The
House of Rohl; NKBA Insider Elle Millard, NKBA industry relations manager, and
members of the KBIS marketing team.

Members of the media who 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
via to take advantage of discounted registration
and hotel rates. For KBIS 2019 media registration, click here

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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

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 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).


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

Media Contacts:

Andi Murphy

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Jocelyn Hutt

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