LAS VEGAS, NV — Following last year’s record-setting event, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is scheduled for February 27-29, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Part of Design and Construction Week, KBIS will once again be co-located with the International Builders’ Show for the 11th Annual Design & Construction Week. KBIS and IBS, hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the National Association of Home Builders, respectively, are expected to feature over 450,000 net square feet of exhibit space – 50,000 square feet more than the previous year. Over 100,000 design and construction professionals are projected to attend the upcoming event.
“Building from a record-setting 2023 edition, this year marks the 60th anniversary of KBIS, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this milestone with an even larger layout and new programming,” commented Suzie Williford, executive v.p. & chief strategy officer for the Bethlehem, PA-based NKBA.
The show is expected to be the largest in the event’s history, with its expanded footprint covering three expo halls and hosting more than 500 exhibitors. The event will include programming and awards across a broad range of categories.
Some of this year’s highlights:
The Kitchen & Bath Design + Industry Awards/Opening Party is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Lafite Ballroom in the Wynn Hotel.
DCW’s Opening Ceremonies, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, will feature keynote speaker Mat Franco.
The SHARK manufacturer’s representative networking event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 28 opens with the NKBA State of the Association, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
The second day of KBIS closes with The Bash at XS Nightclub at Encore, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., hosted by the NKBA.
EDUCATION & ACTIVITIES
The Voices from the Industry Conference at KBIS will provide educational sessions and workshops, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Over 75 hour-long informational sessions will offer attendees the chance to hear presentations from industry peers aligned to one of six tracks: Building & Remodeling, Business Management, Design, K&B Trends, Leadership and Marketing.
Education and information will also be provided through a variety of channels at the show, including:
- KBIS NEXTStage, which will offer thought leadership, industry trends, conversations and more in four curated tracks: Wellness, Sustainability, Business & Trends, and Technology.
- Home Technology Pavilion, debuting in 2023, will showcase the latest smart home technology products and solutions for designers, builders and architects.
- DMM Talks Lounge, a collaboration between Design Milk and Modenus Media, which will feature presentations and conversations around design business and social media monetization, as well as BrandTalks – 15-
minute interviews with exhibitors and VIPs.
- NKBA Global Connect has an ongoing mission to expand KBIS and NKBA’s international impact, and it will offer curated International Delegation tours and an International Pavilion.
- The German Pavilion will be presented in cooperation with the German Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM) and the Association of Modern Kitchen (AMK), and feature 11,000 sq. ft. and 13 manufacturers of German kitchen and bath products.
- The DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion, hosting an expansive collection of outdoor living products and services, will be located in the newly renovated West Hall. ▪