KBIS 2015: Go big, or go home
Partner events added to welcome anticipated 125,000 plus attendees
Show producers have named the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) a mega-event. In addition to once again co-locating with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS), this year, more partner events have been added. On January 18-23, thousands of residential design and construction professionals will convene at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second annual Design & Construction Week (DCW).
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the industry products, trends and technologies. For 50 years, KBIS has served as a voice for professionals in the kitchen and bath industry.
Another new addition to KBIS is KBISNeXT. Designed to offer thought-provoking programming and more exhibit space, KBISNeXT will support a newly launched stage and tech bar. Best of KBIS Awards, which showcase innovative booth, and the newest program, Innovative Showroom Competition Awards, will also be housed under KBISNeXT.
There will not be a dull moment between KBISNeXT and the KBIS partner events: Las Vegas Market; International Builders Show; International Window Coverings Expo; and International Surface Event.
Las Vegas Market (LVM)
During the beginning of DCW, January 18-22, Las Vegas Market (LVM) will display furniture, home décor and gift market offerings at the Las Vegas World Market Center. LVM offers a unique cross-section of 2,000 plus resources in a distinctive market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, and general gifts. This year, LVM will focus on more fashion-forward, design-driven lines in all categories.
International Builders’ Show (IBS)
Running the span of KBIS, January 20-22, and also at the Las Vegas Convention Center NAHB’s International Builders' Show (IBS) is a construction event.
In addition to must-see products and exhibits, IBS offers up-to-date and innovative educational opportunities. There will be 100 plus sessions being taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country, through 10 tracks with topics ranging from sales to codes. There will also be an exclusive preview of the 2015 New American Home (TNAH) at a special reception before the show opens.
International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE)
After record attendance under the 2014 DCW umbrella, the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) is returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 20-22.
IWCE is a show catered to the window covering industry, where thousands of U.S. and international visitors and buyers come for the latest products, technology and education in window coverings, paint, wall coverings and accessories. The event specifically serves the window decorator, designer, architect, workroom, installer, remodeler and stager. IWCE’s seminar program provides industry CEUs and Window Fashion Certified Professional (WFCP) accreditation. Seminars will spotlight new trends, design, national and international market information, decorating, installation and workroom techniques and business.
International Surface Event (ISE)
During the latter part of DCW, on January 21-23, the International Surface Event (ISE) will display flooring, stone and tile products. Taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, flooring, stone, and tile professionals will be brought together for four days of product updates, hands-on demonstrations, trend forecasts, manufacturer and supplier networking, and educational opportunities.
The 2015 KBIS and DCW teams are thrilled to offer attendees a “Bigger, Bolder and Better” event experience. This year, attendees will be able to see more of the industry’s leading brands, discover the latest product launches, and gain broader industry exposure.