Registration is now open for the 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The three-day event is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
Building on the success of a six-year partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) to create Design & Construction Week (DCW), KBIS and IBS will co-locate again at the Las Vegas Convention Center; January 21-23, 2020. The two shows are expected to feature more than one million square feet of exhibit space, showcasing more than 2,000 design and construction brands, and attracting more than 95,000 industry professionals.
“The excitement that is KBIS 2020 is not to be missed,” said Suzie Williford, executive vice president of industry relations and chief strategy officer for NKBA. “The kitchen and bath industry is thriving and evolving rapidly. KBIS is a lively and energetic platform that showcases the latest products and technologies that will shape the homes of the future, and provides a wealth of learning and networking opportunities for the full spectrum of professionals across our industry.”
KBIS Bigger and Better
The KBIS 2020 show floor encompasses three halls featuring more than 600 exhibitors, including core industry legacy brands such as GE Appliances, Kohler and Cosentino, plus more than 70 new exhibitors. The show is also attracting boutique specialty brands from around the world. More than 25 global brands from Germany, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Spain and the UK will be present, showcasing unique and unusual products not typically found at the event. Many will be found near the KBIS Edit area of the show floor.
“We continue to increase our international brand presence for KBIS 2020 and are pacing ahead with more new exhibitors signing on daily,” said Amy Hornby, KBIS show director, Emerald Expositions. “Brands are innovating again, and an onslaught of new products and robust show programming are driving the growth of the show.”
New KBIS 2020 programming
The KBISNeXT Experience, anchored by the KBISNeXT Stage — located in South Hall — will host some of the show’s programs including Design Bites, Best of KBIS Awards, Discovery District, Showcase for Living In Place, Lightovation Lounge and Lighting Pavilion, DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion, and the Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge.
To help attendees navigate the show floor, KBIS is also introducing new themed curated tours. Information about the tours will be announced in the fall.
The NKBA kicks off KBIS 2020 with its NKBA Kitchen & Bath Design + Industry Awards on Monday, January 20. Tickets are available for purchase. In addition to exploring the show, attendees can register to attend 70-plus education sessions as part of the NKBA Voices from the Industry (VFTI).
“Show attendance was up more than 30% last year,” Hornby explained. “We recommend attendees register early and take advantage of discount registration and hotel rates.”
Register early and save
- August: Registration is free for NKBA members, $50 for non-members
- September 1 - November 15: “Early Rates” $50 for NKBA members, $100 for non-members
- November 16 - January 18: $100 for NKBA members, $175 for non-members
- January 19 and onsite: $150 for NKBA members, $225 for non-members
Expo + VFTI Conference
- Register in August and save $100
- After August: Expo and 3-day VFTI pass (access to all sessions) $350 for NKBA members, $525 for non-members
Pricing and package details for KBIS and the NKBA conference are available now.