The Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference
This April, the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference is blowing through the "windy city, " bringing with it the latest and greatest in kitchen and bath products and information. Owned by the most authoritative voice in the kitchen and bath industry for more than 40 years, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), and produced by Nielsen Business Media, K/BIS returns to Chicago's McCormick Place, April 10-13, 2008. As the world's international trade show event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry, K/BIS sets the tone for the industry. With innovative product launches, emerging trends, cutting-edge information, and the largest gathering of kitchen and bath professionals and manufacturers worldwide, there's something for everyone on the show floor.
"This year's K/BIS promises to be the biggest and best show yet–we're bringing together more than 900 exhibitors and more than 40, 000 national and international dealers, designers, architects, distributors, retailers, and home centers. The anticipation surrounding this year's show in Chicago is tangible, " said Michael Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of the NKBA. "In the pre-show buzz, you can already get a true sense of the vitality in the kitchen and bath industry."
K/BIS is the premier showcase for innovative ideas and continued learning in the kitchen and bath industry, and features the largest array of product displays and demonstrations, engaging keynote speeches and conference sessions, NKBA professional development courses, and interactive roundtable events.
K/BIS Connect, back by popular demand, is a user-friendly, interactive floorplan combined with an integrated agenda planner, making personal show planning simple, helping attendees to balance their time, see a greater number of booths, spend more time with exhibitors, and find the useful products they need.
Bringing celebrity appeal to the show, the NKBA's highly regarded conference will be presented by experienced stars of the industry. The conference will focus on new custom design trends, the changes in the kitchen and bath industry, cutting-edge technologies and other hot industry topics.
K/BIS 2008 conference sessions will include the highly anticipated Design & Inspiration Session with HGTV's Candice Olson, the Business & Leadership Session with business guru Nikki Nemerouf and the Technology & Trends Session with architect Dominick Tringali. At the NKBA Center Stage, attendees can find a special presentation by Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman, as well as Patti Weaver's Green Products-Just What Resources Are Out There and Denise Turner's As the Colors Turn–2009 Color & Design Trend Forecast.
A must-see for all K/BIS attendees, the New Product Pavilion, sponsored by K+BB magazine, is a one-stop-shop for the best in the industry and will showcase the newest innovations on the show floor. Other new pavilions to see include the Multi-Family Pavilion, which will showcase design ideas for one of the fastest growing industry trends, and the Custom Build Pavilion, one of the most popular attendee segments.
For the third year in a row, the NKBA and Meredith Corporation are partnering to bring the latest trends and products in kitchen and bath design to K/BIS. The Design Idea Center features a unique collaboration between five of Meredith's most popular consumer publications–Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Traditional Home, Country Home, and Midwest Living – and is guided by the design ideas of NKBA members. With the most innovative and creative kitchen and bath plans, the Design Idea Center will provide enough inspiration to last all year.
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