LAS VEGAS – Taking the show theme of “Collaborate, Innovate, Inspire” to the next level, the 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the world’s largest international trade event, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE): VISION 2011. IWCE will be co-located for the first time with KBIS at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 26-28, 2011. Using their KBIS badge, each of the 40,000 attendees—including kitchen and bath dealers, designers, architects, remodelers, wholesalers, custom builders and other professionals in the residential design and remodeling fields—will also have the opportunity to check out the window-coverings industry event.

“Collaboration in any industry is key to defining success, and KBIS attendees, especially those in the home-remodeling field, can get even more out of their trade show experience by having access to IWCE’s exhibitors that will be displaying the latest window-fashion products and services,” said Brian Pagel, vice president of the Kitchen and Bath Group for Nielsen Expositions, which produces KBIS. “We also welcome the window-design professionals attending IWCE to view the latest products in kitchen and bath design from the most prominent manufacturers and leaders in our industry.”

IWCE is the largest trade show and educational conference for the window-coverings industry professionals, including retailers, buyers, designers, decorators, workrooms, dealers, installers, fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers, architects, product developers, trend experts and students and faculty.

KBIS, the premier event for the kitchen and bath industry, is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), sponsored by Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB) magazine and produced by Nielsen Expositions. The show expects to draw nearly 40,000 attendees, with more than 500 of the world’s most prominent kitchen and bath manufacturers displaying their products and services in 300,000 square feet of expo space.

About National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association and owner of KBIS. With nearly 40,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 46 years. 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. NKBA members span 11 kitchen and bath industry segments, including builder/remodeler, cabinet shop, dealer, distributor, decorative plumbing and hardware, designer, fabricator, multi-branch retailer, installer, manufacturer and manufacturer’s representative, many of whom attend or exhibit at KBIS each year.

About Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB)

K+BB magazine, published by the Nielsen Company, reaches 34,000 interior designers, architects, kitchen design specialists, custom builders and remodelers each month. This magazine blends exclusive features on cutting-edge business developments, installations and industry personalities with solid market research. K+BB was the first magazine to recognize and serve this industry, and continues to provide progressive and insightful coverage of the industry's products, trends, and services, with a sophisticated visual style befitting a design-oriented readership.

SOURCE: National Kitchen and Bath Assn.

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