In February 2014, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) launched Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas as the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) co-located for the first time. Building upon that success, the NKBA and NAHB today announced their respective trade shows will continue to co-locate together through 2020 as one of the world’s largest gatherings focused on new ideas, products and technologies to design, build and remodel homes.
“Co-locating our respective shows brought together every segment of the industry, advancing our collective professionalism and expertise,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman of NAHB and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “By extending this important relationship, we will continue to provide our attendees and exhibitors the best experiences and opportunities possible.”
Design & Construction Week 2015, occurring Jan. 20-22, 2015, is expected to draw more than 125,000 builders, dealers and suppliers, more than 300 members of the media, and 3,750 exhibiting brands.
“In only its second year, Design and Construction Week is already the mega-event of the industry,” said Maria Stapperfenne, 2015 NKBA president. “All of our professionals can come together once a year to see the newest products and design trends, build relationships, and benefit from all the cutting-edge professional development.”
The 2016 mega-event will be held Jan. 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas. One pass will continue to provide access to both separate exhibits. NAHB and NKBA will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. Future show dates are Jan. 10-12, 2017 and Jan. 9-11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
“NKBA is proud to have created the Design and Construction week platform with NAHB,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “We brought together KBIS and IBS to create something extraordinary for every segment in the residential construction and remodeling industry.”
IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world. Builders, remodelers, developers, architects and other industry professionals from more than 100 countries attend to see the latest products and services from nearly 1,000 exhibitors in more than 200 construction categories; attend dozens of cutting-edge education sessions; visit show homes featuring the latest trends and innovations; and network with peers. Now in its 71st year, IBS is organized, produced and managed exclusively by NAHB.
Held annually for the last 51 years, KBIS is the largest event in North America focused on the kitchen and bath segment, attracting more than 700 exhibitors. Attendees include dealers, designers, architects, remodelers, wholesalers and custom builders from more than 50 countries. KBIS is owned by NKBA, sponsored by K+BB magazine and produced by Emerald Expositions. Attendees can also take part in more than 90 Voices From The Industry sessions offered by the NKBA.
“Given the success of the last two years, our manufacturers have overwhelmingly embraced Design & Construction Week,” said Brian Pagel, VP, Kitchen & Bath, Emerald Expositions. “We’re excited at the proposition of continuing this wonderful partnership through 2020.”
For details on Design & Construction Week, visit designandconstructionweek.com.