2019 KBIS returns to Las Vegas
January 4, 2019 | 4:33 pm UTC
The destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center February 19–21 and once again co-locates with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) for the sixth annual Design & Construction Week (DCW). 
Both NKBA and NAHB recently extended the co-location agreement through 2026.
“KBIS 2018 saw a sixth consecutive year of growth for the show and 2019 is shaping up to build on that success,” says Suzie Williford, executive vice president of industry relations and chief strategy officer for NKBA. “KBIS is a ‘must-attend’ event that mirrors the continued growth and strength of our industry. 
“By all accounts, we are bringing a fantastic KBIS 2019 to Las Vegas this year. Several important brands are returning and, in many cases, increasing their presence,” adds Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “Additionally, we have expanded our footprint to include space in the Central Hall and a new feature called Salon by KBIS, a tented area adjacent to the South Hall.”
New this year, registrants can contribute online to the NKBA-supported Skilled Labor Fund which encourages and empowers young people to join the skilled trades. The fund is in partnership with This Old House Ventures’ Generation Next campaign.

Show Highlights

KBIS 2019 kicks off Monday night, February 18, with the NKBA Opening Party highlighted by the 2019 NKBA Design Competition awards ceremony. On Tuesday, NKBA launches its Voices from the Industry conference with more than two dozen CEU sessions. 
Three days of dynamic programming kick off on the KBISNeXT Stage with new panel discussions on important and exciting topics like women in design, sustainability, small living and much more, moderated by industry leaders including editors from Architectural Digest, Metropolis, and Traditional Home. 
Stage favorites Design Bites and the Best of KBIS Awards return in 2019 and show favorite, the popular Design Milk X Modenus Talks Hub, returns to a new location.
Additional show destinations include the Discovery District, CEDIA Technology Solutions Pavilion and the DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion.
Closets & Organized Storage will be an exhibitor at IBS. Stop by Booth SU3535 for updates on shows and events.

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.