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New Dates for KBIS 2012

October 24, 2011

As part of Chicago’s city-wide schedule adjustments to accommodate the G-8 and NATO summits in May 2012, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) has moved up its annual tradeshow and conference to April 24-26, 2012, at McCormick Place, with the conference beginning on April 23.

There will be no impact to hotel rates or availability, and the NKBA and Nielsen do not anticipate any impact on the number of attendees or exhibitors at KBIS based on the date shift. Additionally, Candice Olson has been confirmed as the KBIS 2012 opening keynote speaker on the new opening day of the show on April 24.

“In the face of Chicago’s sudden need to alter the city’s entire schedule of spring events due to the scheduling of the G8 and NATO summits, I’m very happy that we were able to secure show dates so close to the original schedule and maintain the show’s hotel blocks and discounted pricing,” said Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer and 2011 NKBA president David Alderman, CMKBD.

“Chicago is a world-class city, and on behalf of KBIS and the NKBA, we’re excited to see it showcased on the international political stage,” said Jim Scott, show managing director. “We’re happy to be back in Chicago after our well-attended 2011 show. KBIS will again offer our attendees and exhibitors maximized ROI, exposure and networking, and ultimately the best show experience.”

The KBIS and NKBA teams have conducted a full lodging review, and hospitality options remain fully open and space has been secured around the new 2012 dates. They also have the commitment of Chicago and the convention bureau to maintain exhibitor moving costs at the level they would have been if the original dates were maintained.

Attendee registration for KBIS will be open in January 2012 at www.kbis.com.
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