The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) , the largest trade show of North America, brought together 70,000 people this year. The show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design has established new trends and opportunities for the industry.
'People are discovered and businesses are fueled.' Let's have a recap of the KBIS event.
1. NKBA/Renovation Angel Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards
The third annual NKBA/Renovation Angel Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards ceremony was hosted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. These awards celebrate design and remodel professionals who recycle and repurpose their clients’ kitchens materials.
Know more about the winners and their projects published on the KBIS site.
2. New addition in Design and Construction Week (DCW) - The National Hardware Show
The recent DCW show, held this year in Orlando, was considered a huge success. Design and Construction Week (DCW) is adding The National Hardware Show to its lineup in Las Vegas in 2023. The National Hardware Show featured about 2,700 exhibitors that was an attraction for more than 25,000 industry professionals.
3. NKBA CEO Speech
Bill Darcy, NKBA’s CEO, presented his annual State of the Association address.
“KBIS and Design and Construction Week is not only among the largest trade shows in the world, but also looks to be the largest trade show coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Darcy. “We’ve built a strong, adaptable infrastructure over the last several years to support growth in membership and member benefits, even if the future holds challenges like those we experienced in the last two years.”
Few key takeaways are:
4. Kitchen & Bath Innovations at the 7th Annual Design Bites
The 7th annual Design Bites competition drew a huge crowd at the KBIS NeXt Stage. HGTV and Discovery personality Darren Keefe welcomed the attendees.
The brand with the biggest bite, according to the 15 judges, was the Signature Kitchen Suite fridge. Know more about the bites and bidets featured on the KBIS site.
5. Design Meet & Greet by Designer Discussions
Designers Discussions team showed up at the Kitchen & Bath Marketing Solutions (KABMS) booth to meet designers, architects and remodelers and share advices around the digitization of businesses. The team has compiled seven predictions around the KBIS in the latest episode number 30 of the Designer Discussions podcast releasing this Thursday 17 February 2022. Catch up at designerdiscussions.com.
Dedicated to the kitchen & bath design industry, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest tradeshow in North America. KBIS and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring amalgamation of industry trends and technologies, providing platform for hundreds of exhibitors.
KBIS is the networking opportunity for the global residential designers and architects.
Save the date: February 8-10 in Orlando.
NKBA Opening Party, ft. Design Competition & Industry AwardsMonday, February 7 | 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
KBIS will officially kick off at “Night of Elegance” at the Rosen Centre, the NKBA opening and award distribution ceremony. The biggest opportunity of the year to network with K&B’s designers and trendsetters. Winners of the 2022 NKBA Design Competition, Chairman’s Award, sales awards will be honored.
Price: $125, tickets available in registration
Executive Forum Tuesday, February 8 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
(Invitation Only)Speaker: Nick Tran, Global Head of Marketing, TikTok
TikTok Global Marketing Head Nick Tran will be special guest at NKBA’s Executive Forum C-Suite event. Tran is the primary advertising leader for TikTok, a social media platform for growing and sharing quick films that commenced operations in 2016. He’s accountable for all of TikTok’s international advertising, which includes emblem strategy, media and advertising; social media, and co-advertising partnerships, campaigns and activations throughout all regions.
WORKSHOP: Setting a Successful Marketing Game Plan for 2022 Tuesday, February 8 | 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
For those who are unsure how to promote online business, build a brand, and get new clients in 2022, in this webinar/workshop Jason Lockhart will discuss marketing strategies to implement and a give a rocket boost to your business in 2022.
NKBA State of the Association (Open to all KBIS Attendees)Wednesday, February 9 | 8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Join NKBA CEO Bill Darcy stay at KBIS 2022, as he recaps demanding situations, proactive tasks and superb effects carried out on the grounds that COVID-19 gripped the globe. He’ll bring to limelight the efforts of the NKBA and the industry in meeting demanding situations and surpassing expectations, and offer a roadmap to the destiny for the revolutionary industry of K&B design and remodeling.
State of the Industry / Annual Meeting of the Membership (Open to all KBIS Attendees)Wednesday, February 9 | Following State of the Association Address
Keynote: Ginny Clarke, Holistic Leadership Strategist and Former Director of Executive Recruiting at Google
At the yearly State of the Industry address, Clarke will draw on her exceptional company revel in and talk a holistic, five-dimensional method to authentic leadership — greater important these days and for the destiny than ever. Frank will talk the root reasons causing loss of variety in organizations, and offer thoughtful answers that every body can use to have an effect on change.
Every year KBIS brings variety of qualified kitchen and bath designers, interior designers, dealers, architects, showrooms, custom builders and remodelers. Don’t miss out on discussing business with a powerful community of residential designers and construction professionals.