In 2013, the National Kitchen and Bath Association and National Association of Home Builders agreed to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas under the banner of Design and Construction Week. The mega-event returns Jan. 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando with over one million square feet of exhibit space.
Registration is open for both shows, which are expecting a combined exhibitor count of over 2,000.
The IBS will bring together more than 80,000 builders, general contractors, remodelers, designers, flooring professionals and product specifiers.
“Housing industry professionals from all over the world flock to this show because of its incredible display of products, top-notch education sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities,” NAHB chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, said in a statement. “Each year’s show features more than the last. There is truly nowhere else that you can find all of these offerings in one place.”
KBIS, a trade show for kitchen and bath design professionals, has experienced five straight years of growth and expectations are high for 2018.
“The response from our members and the entire industry after our first year in Orlando was outstanding. The 2018 show is shaping up to continue this momentum and be even bigger,” Suzie Williford, vice president of industry relations for the NKBA, said in a statement. For more, visit www.buildersshow.com and www.kbis.com.
This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue.