VIP Experience brings designers together in Las Vegas for Curated Tours, Educational Programming, & more!
BETHLEHEM, PA — (November 18, 2022) — The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2023, owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) announcesInterior Design Society’s (IDS) second edition of its VIP Designer Experience which is headed to Las Vegas for a multi-events program that is planned in partnership with Las Vegas Market (January 29 – February 2, 2023) and the KBIS (Jan 31-Feb 02, 2023).
IDS National, Executive Director, Jenny Cano shares; “IDS is thrilled to bring the VIP Designer Experience to Las Vegas. Being able to experience both Las Vegas Market and KBIS will provide our members with unlimited resources and relationships that help propel their businesses forward.”
IDS’s 2023 edition of their VIP Designer Experience is created in partnership with International Market Centers Las Vegas Market and National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with the goal to bring designers who are unfamiliar with each event, of curated VIP experience.
“We are so pleased IDS has decided to attend KBIS again this year,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer, NKBA. “We enjoyed the opportunity to connect our members in 2022 and know the experience will be even better in 2023. KBIS 2023 is slated to be one of our strongest events ever with a filled show floor, 80+ learning opportunity programs, and a number of really fun networking events on and off the show floor. We’re looking forward to being part of this energetic IDS program.”
IDS’s multi-event itinerary will feature educational programming at Las Vegas Market on Sunday and Monday, Jan 29-30, held at World Market Center Las Vegas, and two guided tours to see kitchen & bath exhibitors at KBIS on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan 31-Feb 01, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“With the West Coast’s broadest selection of design-driven furniture, accessories, rugs, textiles, lighting, and more plus 40+ educational events and celebrations, the Winter 2023 Las Vegas Market is the perfect fit for IDS,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer officer. “We look forward to introducing IDS and its members to Las Vegas Market this winter and are excited for the connections and opportunities that will come from our new partnership.”
IDS National’s VIP Designer Experience is developed and produced by Serena Martin, 24/7 Creative Agency & Wendy Glaister,Wendy Glaister Interiors, and IDS National team to help their members experience two of the industry’s largest events.
Event producer, Serena Martin, 24/7 Creative Agency commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with IMC and NKBA organizations and to help create synergy for these two events that are co-located in Las Vegas in 2023. While designing this year’s VIP Designer Experience with Wendy Glaister and IDS, we developed a program that delivers a first-class introduction to two incredible shows, by providing original programming and guided tours, for a completely curated VIP Designer Experience.”
Created as a way to uplift and support the interior design community and to provide first-time attendees with the confidence on how to navigate each show like a pro. The connection with fellow designers and personalized introductions to each brand will also offer attendees who are diving into the design industry the opportunity to learn from interior design professionals about how they maintain their successful careers.
At Las Vegas Market, IDS presents a seminar “Finding the Truth Through All The Chaos,” a casual fireside chat with Wendy Glaister of Wendy Glaister Interiors, Kimberly JOI McDonald of Designing JOI, Lori Miller of LGC Interior Design and Laura Muller of Four Point Design Build about how they have stayed true to themselves while navigating the design industry on Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 pm. IDS leads a group session featuring mentoring, coaching, and encouragement with Glaister, McDonald, Miller, and Muller, “Practical Tools for Success in Interior Design,” on Monday, January 30 at 2:30 pm.
At KBIS, Feb 01 at 10:30 am in the Modeneus Design Milk Talk Lounge, IDS presents a presentation given by Wendy Glaister, on “Creative Collaboration for Diversifying Your Design Business,” where she will discuss how creating collaborations with manufacturers, supplies, and fabricators will help designers to diversify their design business. This in-depth talk will also cover how aligning with kitchen & bath retailers and skilled tradespeople builds powerful relationships that can lead to creating significant revenue streams.
Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, KBIS presenter, and one of IDS’s Tour Hosts commented, “I am so happy to be returning for the second edition of IDS’ VIP Designer Experience and working alongside our fellow tour host Chris Goddard. As a member of both IDS & NKBA, I am also excited to be collaborating with both associations to deliver insightful education and in-depth tours for a really meaningful professional development experience.”
IDS KBIS Designer Tours will visit 10 exhibitors each session with (1) morning slot starting at 9:30 am on Jan 31 and (1) afternoon slot starting at 1:00 pm on Feb 01 where IDS Tour Host, Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, and Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Groupwill guide IDS members throughout KBIS and for brand presentations with participating exhibitors. Each tour will be limited to (20) guests per session and consist of IDS active members – Click here to Register to reserve your spot! Additional details for each tour and which brands will be featured on the tour will be announced by IDS & NKBA in January 2023.
About Interior Design Society
The Interior Design Society (IDS) is one of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. We’re a group of like-minded professionals interested in broadening their network, professional development, and continued education. IDS offers its members a place to belong within a supportive and welcoming design community through local chapters nationwide and even a Virtual Chapter! For more information, visit https://interiordesignsociety.org.
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), 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, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. 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.
KBIS is produced by Emerald. Our 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 emeraldx.com.
About Las Vegas Market
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs January 29 – February 2, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration for the winter 2023 Las Vegas Market is open now at LasVegasMarket.com.