Design & Construction Week’s 10th Anniversary Attracts Record-Breaking Attendance
Over 200,000 housing and design professionals from across the globe flocked to Las Vegas for the 10th annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), the co-location of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the three co-dated industry shows, the National Hardware Show (NHS), The International Surfaces Event (TISE) and the Las Vegas Winter Market. The five trade shows gave DCW attendees an amazing opportunity to visit five industry trade events with just one badge.
This year’s show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, boasted the highest attendance in DCW’s 10-year history. DCW’s total attendance was comprised of 40,000 KBIS attendees and nearly 70,000 IBS attendees. DCW attendees visited more than 1,800 exhibitors showcasing the latest housing products across about 1 million net square feet of exhibit space.
“It’s truly remarkable what we have accomplished these past 10 years in our industry,” said Bill Darcy, chief executive officer of NKBA. “Tradeshows are back and this year in Las Vegas proves just that. You could feel the positive energy flow through the show floor.”
“What an incredible way to celebrate 10 years of Design & Construction Week with this record attendance,” said Jerry Howard, chief executive officer of NAHB. “Walking the show floor and attending the education sessions and networking events, you could feel the energy and enthusiasm from exhibitors and attendees alike.”
The co-dated shows’ drew the following; NHS, 17,000 attendees; TISE, 25,000; and Las Vegas Market welcomed 50,000. This marked the largest gathering of housing professionals in the world.
Next year, DCW will return to Las Vegas from February 27-29, 2024.
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), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS is produced by Emerald. Our talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit emeraldx.com.
About the NAHB International Builders’ Show
The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the world’s largest annual residential construction show and is the must-attend event for professionals in the building industry. IBS is produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80% of the new housing units projected for this year. For more information, visit BuildersShow.com or nahb.org.