The third and final (for a while) Las Vegas edition of Design & Construction Week lumbered into Sin City Jan. 19-22, jamming a quartet of major industry shows under one roof: the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show; the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show; plus the International Window Coverings Expo and the International Surface Event.
The mega-happening enticed an estimated 110,000 attendees to view the wares from more than 2,500 exhibitors spread out over 1.2 million sq. ft. of exhibit hall space. The KBIS segment of the event included 531 exhibitors, while estimates put KBIS 2016 attendance up more than 10% compared to last year’s tally. Observers said this indicated continued positive growth for the kitchen and bath industry.
During the 16th annual Crystal Vision Awards Breakfast put on by the Storehouse of World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to tackling the causes of poverty worldwide, Moen was the recipient of the Crystal Vision Partnership Award. President David Lingafelter accepted the trophy on behalf of his company. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Bob Atkins, former president of Grohe USA. Atkins has worked with the Storehouse of World Vision for more than 20 years and is one of the founders of the annual Crystal Vision Award event.
KBIS 2017 takes place Jan. 10-12 in Orlando, Fla., and does not return to Las Vegas until 2019.
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