DesignBites 2.0 Comes to KBIS

October 27, 2022

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), announces a new, reinvented DesignBites program. This high-energy “speed dating for brands” initiative showcases the latest innovations and coolest designs for the kitchen and bath marketplace. It kicks off with a four-week virtual product preview series hosted on the National Kitchen and Bath channel, NKBA LIVE.

“This reinvigorated DesignBites program brings a whole new dimension to the concept,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer of NKBA. “By offering brands the opportunity to plug into NKBA LIVE programming pre-show, we’re adding even more awareness and energy, leading up to the final reveal on the KBIS Next Stage.”

NKBA LIVE Virtual Programming

Up to six brands will be invited to present on NKBA LIVE each week in January 2023. This virtual opportunity gives KBIS brands a chance to preview their newest, most innovative products before the show begins.

After each segment, one winning brand will be selected via an online poll. The final four selected brands will be reviewed by the Designhounds influencer group at the close of the NKBA LIVE series. They will select one finalist who will join the line-up to present on the KBIS Next Stage, January 31, 2023, from 12:00pm – 1:15pm.

DesignBites Live on the KBIS Next Stage

A total of ten exhibiting brands will have the opportunity to tell their new, innovative product story in a three-minute presentation to the audience, utilizing three to five slides as part of their presentation.

A Q&A will follow each presentation, conducted by a “shark” panel comprising influencers and media.

Two prizes will be awarded, one to the brand with the “Biggest Bite” (most innovative product) and a People’s Pick Award (judged in real-time by the audience for their favorite or most entertaining presentation).

Exhibiting brands interested in the NKBA LIVE programming component should contact adove@nkba.org. Applications for brands interested in applying for the KBIS Next Stage opportunity are open through November 18, 2022 here.

DesignBites will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023; 12:00pm – 1:15pm on the KBIS Next Stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Members of the media who RSVP to attend DesignBites will receive a complimentary boxed lunch and reserved seating at the stage. Contact KBIS@whitegood.com to RSVP.

KBIS 2023 Registration

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.