LAS VEGAS — Pre-show registration numbers point to a “banner year” for the 10th Annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), North America’s largest gathering of kitchen/bath, housing and hardware professionals, sponsors of the trade event said.
Registration for the shows is currently underway “in what’s expected to be the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry in the world,” said show officials, adding that projections “are pacing ahead of previous years and are looking very strong for 2023.”
The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is scheduled to be co-located with the 2023 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show (IBS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The National Hardware Show (NHS) will also be staged at the same time. Also recently added to DCW will be Las Vegas Market, the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S. Collectively, the four events will take place Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 at two Las Vegas venues.
According to the NKBA, attendee registration for the 2023 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is pacing ahead of both the 2020 (+19%) and the 2022 shows (+71%), both of which were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. More than 30,000 attendees are expected to the attend the 2023 KBIS, which will feature 420,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space and more than 450 exhibitors, the NKBA said.
IBS is projecting to host more than 1,000 exhibitors spanning more than 575,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, with show officials projecting more than 57,000 people expected to attend the show. NHS will feature 600+ exhibitors, more than half of whom are new to the show, event sponsors said.
“We are seeing huge interest and registration numbers … and expect this to be a banner year,” said NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter.