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KBIS Announces Design Bites 2017 Line-Up

October 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KBIS Announces the 2017 Design Bites Line-Up

 -14 Innovative Kitchen & Bath Brands Secure a Coveted Spot on Stage January 10th and 11th-

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 27, 2016 – The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced the 14 brands selected to participate in the second annual Design Bites. A speed dating-style program for brands, attendees and media, Design Bites will be held during the lunch hour on day one and two of KBIS, January 10 & 11. Those brands selected for Design Bites 2017 include:

Kitchen Day – January 10               Bath Day – January 11

Franke                                                   Kohler

GROHE                                                 Brownwood

Thompson Traders                             KWC

Moralis                                                  Walker Zanger

VinoTemp                                             Delta Faucet

Cook N Dine                                         Task Lighting

Wellborn                                                Island Stone

 

Design Bites will take place on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT™ Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor located in the North/South building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Host Kevin O’Connor of This Old House will kick off Design Bites on January 10, showcasing the newest kitchen innovations. On January 11, Jeff Devlin of HGTV and DIY Network will take over, hosting brands ready to share their latest bath innovations.

“We are excited to welcome Design Bites back to KBIS for 2017,” said NKBA V.P. of Industry Relations Suzie Williford. “This is a special program where we have an opportunity to celebrate those exhibiting brands that are successfully driving innovation within the kitchen and bath industry.”

“Thank you to all of the KBIS exhibitors who submitted to take part in Design Bites. With so many incredible applications, selecting our 2017 group was no easy task,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions.  “After viewing the submissions, and in talking with our exhibitors as they finalize their plans for KBIS, it’s clear that 2017 will be an exciting year for our industry and community.”

Members of the media who RSVP to attend Design Bites will receive a complementary boxed lunch. Contact Beth Meiklejohn at bmeiklejohn@whitegood.com or 717.693.3442 to RSVP for one or both days.

Connect with us via our social channels; on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KitchenBathIndustryShow, Twitter at @KBIS2017 and on Instagram @KBIS_2017.

KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

 

About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.

Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 10-12, 2017, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to 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. For more information on KBIS, visit www.kbis.com.

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

 

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

 

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Contact:

Beth Meiklejohn                                                  Julie McCrary

White Good                                                           White Good

717.693.3442                                                         717.278.0515

bmeiklejohn@whitegood.com                          jmccrary@whitegood.com