The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) opened registration today for the 2024 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which will take place February 27-29, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
KBIS is the largest North American trade expo and networking opportunity for kitchen and bath industry professionals. The 2024 show will host more than 500 exhibitors and include programming and awards across a range of categories. The annual event is owned by NKBA and produced by Emerald Expositions.
“KBIS shines a spotlight on kitchen and bath design and technology. It’s an incredible opportunity for both new exhibitors and alumni to showcase their latest products and innovations — and for design professionals to discover the trends that will lead the industry in the coming year,” said Suzie Williford, NKBA executive vice president and chief strategy officer. “Building from a record-setting 2023 edition, this year marks the 60th anniversary of KBIS, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this milestone with an even larger layout and new programming.”
KBIS – 60th Anniversary & 2024 Exhibitors
This milestone year for KBIS will prove to be its largest yet — an additional 50,000 square feet of exhibits will bring the show’s expanded footprint across three expo halls to more than 450,000 square feet — displaying top-of-the-line products from leading-edge exhibitors.
2024 exhibitors will include Beko, Cambria, Compac, Cosentino, Delta, Emtek, Fabuwood, Forte Group, GE Appliances Café and Monogram and Profile brands, James Martin Vanities, Karran, Kohler, LX Hausys, Middleby, Miele, Moen, Pfister, SMEG, Signature Kitchen Suite, Top Knobs – Hardware Resources, TOTO, Whirlpool, and Z-Line, among others.
With a growing international scope, KBIS will host brands from Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom among other countries. In addition, KBIS continues to grow beyond kitchens & baths, expanding to include products for outdoor kitchens, laundry rooms, bedrooms, walk-in closets, and more.
Some of the must-see destinations within the 2024 show include:
- The DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion focuses on outdoor living products and will feature brands like Dometic Home, NatureKast, and Premier Outdoor USA;
- The German Pavilion will showcase manufacturers of German kitchen and bath products and services;
- All new Luxury Talks Lounge in the North Hall will feature brands new to KBIS and leading designers sharing luxury trends and design best practices on a show floor lounge that will also host designer networking events;
- The Kickstarter Zone will host new-to-market brands that have been in the residential design and construction business for less than three years and are exhibiting for the first time at KBIS; and
- KBISNeXT Stage will be held in the South Hall this coming year and continues to be a cornerstone of the KBIS experience, bringing to life the kitchen and bath industry through panels, conversations, awards, and competitions.
“Over its 60-year history, KBIS has established itself as a ‘must-attend’ event for industry leaders. The show is a place for connection across disciplines with colleagues able to network and exchange ideas,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president KBIS. “We look forward to 2024 and all that KBIS has to offer.”
Design & Construction Week – The Residential Design and Construction Industry Hub
KBIS and IBS (the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show) are pleased to continue to co-locate. Building on over a decade of collaboration, Design & Construction Week (DCW) will feature more than 1,900 combined exhibitors and 1,100,000 total net square feet for 2024. There will be 100,000+ design and construction professionals expected to attend to see the newest products and meet with industry experts.
“We are thrilled to once again bring together the housing industry for the event of the year,” said NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala. “This event is the spotlight for the industry’s cutting-edge products and trends, with unbeatable education offerings, and the chance to network with other industry leaders. This year we are excited to roll out even more opportunities and special features that our attendees are sure to love.”
Robust Education Opportunities at IBS
An IBS Expo+Education Pass gives attendees 3-day access to all IBS Education sessions as well as entry to IBS and KBIS show floors. This includes a choice of 100+ sessions led by renowned experts on a wide range of industry topics, as well as daily keynotes and sessions led by high-profile speakers on industry trends. And new this year, IBS will offer even more of the most highly sought-after sessions as encore sessions to ensure that attendees have greater flexibility in scheduling the sessions they want to attend.
And for those looking to make the most of their show experience, there are several pre-show learning opportunities offered Feb. 25-26, available for additional fees. Some of the pre-show highlights include: the Pro Builder & Pro Remodeler U40 Leadership Summit, the Building Science Symposium and the Remodeling Symposium.
Expansive Show Floor
Attendees will have the chance to visit the expansive show floor buzzing with innovative products and dynamic demonstrations. New this year, the IBS exhibit floor will be organized into six main segments designed to streamline the floor so attendees can use their time efficiently and customize their experience to their specific interests.
The new exhibit floor categories include:
- Business Management and Construction Services
- Building Materials
- Construction Tools, Systems Equipment & Safety
- Global Products
- Interior Finishings & Home Living
- Outdoor Living, Leisure & Modular Structures
Other special features of the show floor include the New Product Zone and the IBS Start-up Zone, featuring a glimpse of products or services that are predicted to shake up the residential construction industry. IBS attendee favorites like the Construction Performance Zone and the Jobsite Safety Zone will also return in 2024. In addition to the indoor show floor exhibits, attendees always enjoy the impressive outdoor exhibits including the Pro Builder Show Village.
Networking and Special Events at IBS
Numerous networking opportunities, social gatherings, interesting speakers and special events are also among the show’s many draws. The 2024 show will kick off on the morning of Feb. 27 at the DCW Opening Ceremonies. That evening registrants can attend the Official IBS House Party at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell. Other events throughout the week include the Young Pro Party Wednesday night, followed by the DCW Closing Concert immediately after the show floor closes on Thursday night.
Attendees can also tour NAHB’s official IBS show home, The New American Home (TNAH). The home is a short bus ride from the convention center and is designed to showcase innovative building technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products. Products showcased in the home are provided by members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, and Professional Builder magazine will once again serve as the media sponsor of the 2024 TNAH.
Special Discounts in September
During September, IBS registrants can take advantage of several discounts with all registration options providing access to the exhibits of all three shows. A full list of offerings can be found at buildersshow.com/fees-and-deadlines, and featured discounts include:
- FREE Expo Pass for members and dealers/distributors
- $50 Expo Pass for nonmembers
- $100s in savings for the Expo+Education Pass for members and nonmembers
- Register your spouse FREE
KBIS registration is here, and NKBA members can sign up for free during the month of September.
The NAHB International Builders’ Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates are invited to register by visiting the show’s website at BuildersShow.com.
Additional KBIS & NKBA Events
The NKBA Kitchen & Bath Design + Industry Awards will be hosted on February 26 announcing the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s 2023 Professional Design Competition winners. The opening event will offer opportunities to network and connect with colleagues.
About the NKBA and KBIS
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, 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).
The National Association of Home Builders is 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 is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80% of the new housing units projected for this year.