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Venue

Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Dr Orlando , Florida 32819
Tel: (407) 685-9800
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Overview

Event Overview:

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s premier annual event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.

Owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. Each year kitchen and bath designers, dealers, architects, builders, and remodelers from all over the world attend KBIS to not only discover the newest product innovations, but to also take advantage of the education and networking.

Whether you are looking to stay up to date on the latest kitchen and bath design trends or focus on business-related topics, the NKBA’s learning program & conference has you covered. The NKBA learning program at KBIS applies to all segments of the industry and is designed to foster professional growth. Most importantly the conference series allows attendees to hear the best presentations from their fellow colleagues in the kitchen and bath industry.

KBIS also offers unlimited networking potential. With a variety of special events, parties, and receptions taking place outside of the exhibit hall, there are many opportunities to connect with fellow kitchen and bath industry professionals and forge new business relationships.

From parties to educational seminars to designer-oriented programs, KBIS is full of ways for you to engage with your peers and immerse yourself in the kitchen and bath industry.

Kitchen Dealers, Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers, Bathroom Fabricators, Kitchen Supply Manufacturers, Kitchen Installers, Kitchen Remodelers, Kitchen Architects, Cabinets, Countertops, Hardware, Kitchen Lighting, Accessories, Appliances, Building Materials & Systems/Maintenance, Business Services, Cabinets, Countertops, Flooring, Hardware, Kitchen Technology, Kitchen Lighting, Outdoor Living, Plumbing

Attendee Information:

KBIS is the industry’s only trade event and conference focused exclusively on all aspects of the kitchen and bath market. Taking place alongside the NAHB International Builders’ Show, no other event provides unparalleled access to the latest products, trends and technologies shaping the broader residential design and construction industry. KBIS is the kitchen and bath professional’s single most effective and cost-efficient strategy for staying current, competitive and profitable.

KBIS GETS YOU READY FOR NEW BUSINESS

  • Learn the latest sales & marketing strategies to build your business and attract new customers
  • Meet face-to-face with major manufacturers and new suppliers (over 2,100 of them!) and build new relationships
  • Get up to speed on the latest big trends hitting the market, the ones your customers will see in the media
  • Discover solutions and strategies to your design challenges that you can apply immediately and gain that competitive edge

A MUST ATTEND EVENT

80% of attendees consider a must attend event
93% of attendees found new products
78% of attendees consider KBIS to be more influential to their purchasing/specifying decisions than any other available resource.

WHO ATTENDS?

  • Architects
  • Builders/Remodelers
  • Cabinet Shops
  • Consultants
  • Dealers
  • Designers
  • Distributors
  • Fabricators
  • Home Centers
  • Independent Manufacturers’ Reps
  • Installers
  • Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Professionals
  • Students

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit?

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the industry’s leading expo and conference focused exclusively on the kitchen and bath market. Taking place alongside the International Builders’ Show, no other event provides unparalleled access to the latest products, trends and technologies shaping the broader residential design and construction industry.

Impact of Design Pavilion Presented by ASID at KBIS. This new 2,500-square-foot pavilion, centrally located in South Hall, will focus on the ways in which design impacts lives. Brands exhibiting within the pavilion will have an opportunity to showcase products and services centered on health, wellness, and sustainability within the design industry. We invite you to participate in this exciting new space. The ASID Pavilion will be a juried pavilion, so please read the requirements for consideration.

KBIS has been the voice of the kitchen and bath industry for over 50 years!

QUALIFIED ATTENDANCE
Over 13,000 Qualified Attendees
Four consecutive years of show growth!
More than 40% first time attendees

KEY DECISION MAKERS
76% design/specify residential kitchen and bath products
34% are Owners/Partners

A MUST ATTEND EVENT
80% of attendees consider a must attend event
93% of attendees found new products
78% of attendees consider KBIS to be more influential to their purchasing/specifying decisions than any other available resource.
Average attendee plans to purchase/specify on average $2.37 MILLION with exhibitors in coming year as a result of attending KBIS.

About NKBA:

The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that promotes professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has evolved into the premier association of designers, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, installers and other industry professionals.
 
Today, the NKBA represents an unparalleled network of peers, tools and resources designed to support professional growth and business success.

Co-located with the International Builders’ Show during Design & Construction Week.

Agenda

Jan 8   
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PD1: AKBD Exam Prep Refresher Course Rosen Center, Salon 6
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PD2: CKBD Exam Prep Refresher Course Rosen Center, Salon 6
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PD3: Advanced Lighting for Kitchens & Baths Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PD4: The Artistic Kitchen Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PD5: A Vision of Designing the Future Today Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PD6: Beyond Design: Establishing Monetary Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM AKBD EXAM: AKBD Onsite Exam Rosen Center, Salon 6
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CKBD EXAM: CKBD Onsite Exam Rosen Center, Salon 6
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM Opening Party- Gatsby Style, Featuring Design Competition & Industry Awards Rosen Center
Jan 9   
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies with Keynote Speaker OCCC West Concourse – Level IV, Valencia Ballroom
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open OCCC
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 1 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Champagne & Cupcakes (Invitation Only) TBD
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fire & Ice: Nancy Fire and Vanilla Ice Talk Trends, Taboos, and Talent KBISNext Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 2 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fireside Chat #1: Build it! The Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Kitchen The Backyard
11:30 AM – 12:00 AM Announcing the 2018 NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class KBISNext Stage: South Hall
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Design Bites – Kitchen KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
1:30 PM Keynote Presentation With Cindy Allen S210A, OCCC
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 3 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Progressive KBtribechat OCCC: See Show Feature page
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Secrets of Smart (Tech) Remodeling KBISNEXT Stage: South Hall
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 4 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Innovative Showroom – “Experiential Showroom Critiques and Discussion” KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Innovative Showroom Award Ceremony KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
Jan 10   
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open OCCC
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 5 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM NKBA State of the Association/State of the Industry OOC: S201A
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Let’s Talk Global: Changing the way we source, sell and design – one country at a time. KBISNext Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 6 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM The Good Home Redux KBISNext Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM DCW Supporting Org. Meeting OCCC: S310E
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fireside Chat #2: Design It! Connecting the Interior Aesthetic to the Outdoors The Backyard
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM DesignBites – Bath KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Featured Speaker OCCC: S210ABC
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 30 Under 30 Interactive Workshop OCCC: S312
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 7 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM KBtribechat – Twitter Chat & Meet – Up with Thermador Thermador, Booth W1749
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM NKBA Thirty Under 30 “Product of the Future” Presentations KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fireside Chat #3: Dream it! How to Create the Ultimate Outdoor Space The Backyard
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 8 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Happy Hour KBISNEXT Stage South Hall
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Best of KBIS Awards Ceremony KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
8:30 PM – 1:30 AM The Bash Mango’s Tropical Café
Jan 11   
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM SHARK! Breakfast South Building, S320
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open OCCC
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 9 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Session 4: NKBA Integration KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Designing Kitchens and Baths for Airbnb’s KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 10 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Embracing the Reality of Amazon: How manufacturers, retail showrooms and designers are working together to maintain relevance in the digital age KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Session 6: K+B KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM IBS Closing Concert OCCC Level IV, Valencia Ballroom

Keynote Speakers

Terry Bradshaw

Broadcaster

Fox NFL Sunday

Tuesday, January 9
8:00 am – 9:00 am
West Concourse – Level IV, Valencia Ballroom

Don’t miss Keynote Speaker Terry Bradshaw, the only NFL player with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers) and current award-winning broadcaster on Fox NFL Sunday will kick off the 2018 show at the DCW Opening Ceremonies.

Open to all registered attendees. Doors open at 7:00 am. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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