KBIS, IBS to Co-locate in 2014, Tie-in with StonExpo/Surfaces in 2015

Posted on 24 January 2013 by cradmin

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced an agreement to co-locate the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014. In 2015, they will also tie-in with the StonExpo/Surfaces show.

The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016, creating Design and Construction Week.

“This new format allows exhibitors to reach a full range of design and construction professionals who buy, specify and influence the products that go into American homes,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “For attendees, it means access to two expansive trade show floors and hundreds of additional suppliers to meet.”

“Two shows, two associations and one place to see and connect with every aspect of residential construction and remodeling,” said John Morgan, NKBA 2013 president and president of Morgan Pinnacle, a manufacturer’s representative for cabinetry and technology brands.

The new mega-event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014 in Las Vegas, with each show occupying a separate hall. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. Future show dates are Jan 20-22, 2015 and Jan 19-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Design and Construction Week 2014 is expected to draw more than 75,000 specifiers, builders, dealers and suppliers and 2,000 exhibiting brands, according to the organizations.

In 2015, Design and Construction Week will expand further with the addition of StonExpo/Surfaces, Jan. 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Shuttle buses will run between the convention centers to allow approximately 25,000 additional attendees to tour all three exhibits.




 





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