HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has opened registration for the 2022 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS): Where the Future is Defined. The annual event, owned by the NKBA and produced by Emerald Expositions, is the largest North American trade expo and networking opportunity for kitchen and bath industry professionals.
Building on the success of a nine-year partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) to create Design & Construction Week® (DCW), KBIS and IBS will co-locate at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from Feb. 8 -10, 2022. The two shows are expected to feature over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space and showcase more than 1,000 design and construction brands.
Sign up for KBIS here; NKBA members register for free during the month of September.
The NKBA and Emerald Expositions are committed to creating an event experience where customers, partners and employees can safely and effectively conduct business in person, the agencies not. As a result, the CDC COVID-19 health and safety measures and protocols will be followed. A detailed list of precautionary measures being implemented for KBIS 2022 can be found in the KBIS Health & Safety Plan here.
In addition, the host site of KBIS 2022, the OCCC was one of the first facilities in the country to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Since receiving this distinction, the OCCC has instituted the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfecting, it was noted.
The KBIS 2022 expo will include over 380,500 NSF and feature an expected 450 exhibitors, including legacy brands like GE Appliances, Kohler and SKS. Additionally, more than 40 new exhibitors such as Lefroy Brooks and CopperSmith will occupy nearly 20,000 NSF. More than 85 global brands from Germany, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Taiwan, China, Mexico and Poland will also be present.
“We are very much looking forward to getting the industry back together at the start of the new year,” said Suzie Williford, NKBA exec. v.p. & CSO. “KBIS is not only a place for old friends and colleagues to have the chance to catch up, but also a chance for new faces to become part of this talented and inclusive community.”
“We’ve had such a great turnout in Orlando in past years and are excited to host this much-anticipated event in person again,” said Jason McGraw, CAE, CTS, group v.p., KBIS and CEDIA Expo, Emerald. “KBIS 2022 is slated to be one of the most impactful events of the industry, filled with the latest innovative products and programming. We strongly recommend attendees register early to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates.”
September: registration is free for NKBA members, $50 for non-members;
Oct. 1- Dec. 10: Early Bird Rates — $50 for NKBA members, $100 for non-members;
Dec. 11-Feb. 7: Advance Rates — $100 for NKBA members, $175 for non-members;
Feb. 8-10: Onsite Rates — $150 for NKBA members, $225 for non-members.
Expo and 3-day VFTI pass (access to all sessions plus on-demand program): $350 for NKBA members, $525 for non-members.
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