The 2018 KBIS Next Experience. 


Designed to offer thought-provoking, inspired “on floor” programming, as well as additional exhibit space, KBISNeXT™ includes the KBISNeXT Stage and The Backyard. It is also the showcase for the popular Best of KBIS Awards, the Innovative Showroom Award programs and DesignBites. Here are the highlights.


The NKBA presents KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor

The KBISNeXT Stage will host design experts, celebrity hosts and young professionals, all sharing insights into the industry’s need-to-know topics to educate, inspire and connect members of the kitchen and bath industry. Programming takes place over all three days of KBIS, January 9-11 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center.


Design Bites 2018

Thompson Traders presenting during Design Bites with host Kevin O'Connor of This Old House

Thompson Traders presenting during Design Bites with host Kevin O’Connor of This Old House

KBIS is again taking a bite out of innovative design with DesignBites. As part of KBISNeXTTM, located in the South Hall, attendees will learn about brand new kitchen and bath designs unveiling to the world at KBIS 2018 with a twist on speed dating-style presentations.

The presentations will take place during the lunch hour on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9 and 10, 2017. A total of 14 presentations will be selected, seven per day. On Tuesday, January 9, the DesignBites presentations will highlight new kitchen products, with bath products featured on Wednesday, January 10. KBIS exhibitors must apply for the opportunity to bring their story to the stage in a three-minute presentation, followed by a two-minute Q & A from the audience.