KBIS 2018 Products & Events Peek
November 2, 2017
If you are a kitchen and bath professional, KBIS 2018 promises to be an unforgettable event. Several brands are joining the exhibitor list, and many returning companies have confirmed larger booths spaces this year with the newest products and trends on display. Pictured above is the ADA-compliant Brittany Vanity from James Martin Signature Vanities.
It will take place from Jan. 9-11, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and will host more than 600 leading kitchen and bath brands, including 100+ new companies, across two halls.
This will be the fifth year KBIS will join the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in a collaboration known as Design & Construction Week® – and 2017 was the fifth-consecutive year of growth for KBIS.
Special events, features and programming include DesignBites, the Hard Hat Media Tour sponsored by Elkay and two coveted awards programs: 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.
The Infinity Towel Warmer from WarmlyYours
KBIS will also host the 2,500-sq.-ft. Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID, the first pavilion by the American Society of Interior Designers on its show floor. It will focus on the ways in which design impacts lives, and brands exhibiting within the pavilion will showcase products and services centered on health, wellness and sustainability within the design industry. A 400-sq.-ft. space within the pavilion will host a series of content sessions that explore how design impacts lives.
The NKBA will launch KBIS 2018 with its Opening Party featuring the 2018 NKBA Design Competition awards held at the Rosen Centre and will present the annual 30 Under 30 program on the NKBA Presents the KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor and will host the Voices from the Industry conference.
The Backyard will return as an outdoor area outside of South Hall featuring 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 will feature 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.”
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