Market Overview

Registration Now Open for KBIS 2018


- Kitchen & Bath Industry's Main Event Returns to Orlando, January
9-11 -

- Show Floor Registration for NKBA Members Free Through August -

Registration is now open for the 2018 Kitchen
& Bath Industry Show (KBIS)
, the destination for kitchen
and bath design professionals. Attendees can register
. KBIS takes place January 9-11, 2018 in Orlando at the Orange
County Convention Center.

KBIS 2017 saw an increase in attendance of over 15-percent from 2016. It
was the fifth consecutive year of growth for the show, and a trend
expected to continue into 2018. To date, KBIS 2018 exhibitor commitments
are also up, with more than 405,000-square-feet of show floor space
sold. KBIS will once again join forces with the National Association of
Home Builders and the International Builders' Show® (IBS) to showcase
the largest annual event geared toward design and construction industry
professionals, with more than 2,100 exhibitors combined.

"This will be the fifth year for Design & Construction Week® and the
industry continues to prove it is a ‘must attend' event. The response
from our members and the entire industry after our first year in Orlando
was outstanding. The 2018 show is shaping up to continue this momentum
and be even bigger," said Suzie Williford, vice president of industry
relations for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which owns KBIS.
"We're proud to offer free KBIS show floor registration to all of our
members during the month of August and hope all will take advantage and
register early."

The 2018 show will bring a diverse mix of programming designed to
showcase the latest design trends and topics in kitchen and bath.
Champagne & Cupcakes, sponsored by LG Home Appliances and Signature
Kitchen Suite and hosted by Modenus, will kick things off with an annual
toast to a new year for the kitchen and bath industry. Other programs
returning include DesignBites, the Hard Hat Media Tour sponsored by
Elkay, and two coveted awards programs: the Best of KBIS Awards
sponsored by Meredith publications and the Innovative Showroom Awards
sponsored by LIXIL Water Technology Americas, the business unit
comprising kitchen and bath brands American Standard, DXV and GROHE.
Additionally, KBIS is proud to host the Impact of Design Pavilion
Powered by ASID
, the first pavilion by the American Society of
Interior Designers on its show floor.

The NKBA will launch KBIS 2018 with its much anticipated Opening Party
featuring the 2018 NKBA Design Competition awards held at the Rosen
Centre. During the show, the NKBA will present the annual 30Under30
program on the KBISNeXT Stage, and host the Voices from the Industry

The Backyard will return to KBIS in 2018. The outdoor area outside of
South Hall will host a selection of outdoor product brands, as well as
indoor kitchen appliance brands that want to showcase full product
capabilities with live fire and cooking demonstrations. The Backyard
will host a grilling contest and other programming and events, and food
trucks and entertainment throughout the show.

"Our first year in Orlando was a huge success. All indications suggest
that 2018 in Orlando will be even bigger with several big name brands
returning to KBIS or increasing their booth size from last year," said
Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. "We strongly
recommend attendees register early to take advantage of discounted
registration and hotel rates."

During the month of August, show floor registration is free to members
of the National
Kitchen & Bath Association
. Expo registration is $50 for
non-members during that time. From September 1 through November 10,
registration will increase to $50 for NKBA members and $100 for
non-members. Fees rise to $100 for members and $175 for non-members from
November 11 until January 6.

A full rate schedule for registration is available on the Attendee
page on To register as an attendee, visit the Registration

Members of the press can visit the Press
Service Center
on to learn more about registration and the
criteria for complimentary press credentials. To register for an
editorial press pass, please visit the Design & Construction Week Press
Registration Portal
. Learn about the latest KBIS 2018 news and
announcements on the KBIS

Connect with us via our social channels; on Facebook at,
Twitter at @KBIS
and on Instagram @KBIS_official.

KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About KBIS

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 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®.
The mega-event will return Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath
brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to
exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both
exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational
programming and special events.

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

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 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

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