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NKBA’s Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) Hard Hat Media Tour Returns

Oct 20, 2022

Media Registration Opens; Submissions for Exhibitor Tour Stops Now Open; Sponsors Announced

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 20, 2022– The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), owners of The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announce the return of the Hard Hat Media Tour at KBIS 2023. This curated tour of the KBIS show floor and select exhibitors gives members of the media a first look at some of the industry’s newest product innovations and initiatives on January 31, 2023, at 7am before the official opening of the show.

“Our KBIS Hard Hat Media Tour is an exclusive opportunity for registered media to get an early look at what’s new,” said Suzie Williford, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, NKBA. “Attending media can have a VIP experience to see products and exhibitor booths before other attendees arrive on the show floor. It’s our goal to create unique experiences for our media partners whenever possible.”

Hard Hat Media Tour Registration

All registered members of the media are invited to join the tour. Spaces are limited so reach out to to claim your spot. The tour will feature 10 stops and take place from 7 am – 10 am on January 31, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Selected brands participating in the tour will be determined by VIP media judges and announced in early January 2023.   

Applications Are Open – Exhibitors May Self-Nominate

Non-sponsored stops for the Hard Hat Media Tour are open to all KBIS 2023 exhibitors. To apply to participate in the tour, KBIS exhibitors must complete the media tour online application. Applications will be accepted through November 11, 2022. Non-sponsoring exhibitors are selected through an unidentified brand vetting process by participating media. Brands interested in sponsoring the tour should contact their KBIS Account Manager or Sponsoring brands include Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS), an LG Electronics brand, as the official partner along with Beko Appliances.

Members of the media should visit the Press Service Center on the KBIS website to learn more about registration and the criteria for complimentary press credentials. Only editorial media will be granted complimentary passes. To register for an Editorial Press Pass, visit here.

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 & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members from all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and supported the industry since its 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 community, programs and events, learning and certifications. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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

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