ALPHARETTA, GA — In 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) under the banner of Design & Construction Week (DCW). Since then, the event has grown to include the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo, and has sought the attention of industry organizations who provide advocacy, education and awareness.
“Design & Construction Week is not only extremely successful, but has grown over the years and continues to flourish,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “The NKBA is honored to have co-founded such an important industry event. As always we appreciate the collaboration and support of so many industry players, big and small, that help make KBIS the fastest growing trade show in North America.”
Representing a vast network of professionals including architects, designers, builders, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors and dealers, these organizations provide a variety of services and products vital to the design and construction industry.
“We gratefully acknowledge these organizations and their governing boards for the support they have shown over the past three years to grow Design & Construction, which in turn has allowed the individual shows involved, like KBIS, to grow and evolve,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions.
The 2016 Design & Construction Week Gold supporting organizations are:
American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
American Supply Association (ASA)
Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
International Code Council (ICC)
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
The 2016 Design & Construction Week Silver supporting organizations are:
Accessible Home Improvement of America (AHIA)
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
Interior Design Society (IDS)
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI)
Marble Institute of America (MIA)
Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA)
Located again in Las Vegas, the third annual DCW will take place January 19-22 and will bring together 120,000+ design and construction professionals in the largest annual gathering of the housing industry. This synchronization of trade shows and markets will have direct benefits for all those in the design and construction industries.
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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and produced by Emerald Expositions, is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest products, trends and technologies for the kitchen and bath industry. KBIS has been the premier event of the industry for over 50 years.
In 2013, the NKBA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) under the banner of Design and Construction Week (DCW). In 2015, KBIS and IBS announced their co-location agreement was extended through 2020. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016, where each show will operate in various halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NKBA and The NAHB continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. One pass provides access to both shows, as well as to DCW partner events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE).
About Emerald Expositions
Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography; decorated apparel; building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Cal. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 800/THE-NKBA (843-6522).