Exhibitor Service Center

Welcome to the KBIS 2015 Exhibitor Service Center! This area of the web site is for current exhibitors only, and is to be used to manage the exhibiting process. Please check back often for updates and additional information as you plan your KBIS 2015 show.

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Best of KBIS

Best-of-KBISBe a part of the annual competition that showcases the best products of the kitchen and bath industry! Best of KBIS received a well-deserved facelift in 2014. The simplified and fresh new format made it easier for you to participate and for attendees to see your products in action. So we are continuing with this new model for KBIS 2015 with a few slight changes. Read more and enter today. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 19.

Innovation Booth Awards

They say everything starts with an idea. We want to see yours come to life at KBIS 2015. We’re putting the design in Design & Construction Week™ with the KBIS Innovation Booth Awards. There is no cost to enter. Awards will be given for First, Second, and Third Place. All winners will receive post-show promotional benefits on KBIS.com, the KBIS digital pressroom and social media platforms. Learn more or Enter here. Deadline to enter is Friday, January 9.

Stay tuned for some special designer talent to be on the scene that will not only offer insights into cutting-edge space design, but also be available for consultation to our exhibitors.

Media Tour

KBIS is offering eight exhibitors the opportunity to participate in the official media tour. The guided hard hat tour offers exhibitors the opportunity to receive time with a curated group of registered editorial press to showcase a new product, program or system. Members of the media will determine final tour participants. The exclusive tour will take place on Tuesday, January 20 from 8AM to 10AM.

Each participating exhibitor will receive up to 15 minutes with the registered editorial media on the tour in their booth. Each participating exhibitor will also have the ability to submit PR materials to be provided to each tour attendee.

Applications are now closed. Thanks to everyone that submitted! Exhibitors will be selected and notified by December 12, 2014.

Lead Retrieval

ATTENDEE BADGE CHANGE NOTICE! KBIS badges will no longer contain barcodes. They will have a QR code with limited data, but full data can be acquired online. **If you use your own lead retrieval system, this will affect you. To access demographic data, you will need to purchase the Developer’s Kit Real Time Data Services (RTS). If you rent scanning units through Experient, you will have new options to choose from, including an app for phone or tablets.

The Experient Exhibitor Portal and ordering information is coming soon.

Benefits to exhibitors:

  1. Have the flexibility to use own phone or tablet to collect leads (SWAP).
  2. Leads are captured at any time (not just during show hours) anywhere (not just on the floor).
  3. Leads are immediately available in the cloud for faster follow-up.
  4. Access the exhibitor portal in real time for ratings, performance by salesperson, and overall activity.

Invite Your Customers

Expo Passes are more important this year than they have ever been. Why? With the new registration fee structure, KBIS exhibitors are the only ones that can give out free expo only to attendees. It’s simple and there is no cost to you! Email it out or include in mailings/invoices/deliveries. Your customers will be sure to thank you for the $50+ savings! Order your passes today, by filling out the Expo Pass Order Form. Your Expo Passes will be personalized with your company name and unique registration code. A minimum of 50 passes per order. Domestic Shipping only. Deadline to order is January 6, 2015.

Or if you’d like to use our EPASS (digital format) you can download it here. Please note that if you are using the EPASS, you will need to fill in your unique registration code and company name. You unique registration code is your company number/password found on your new booth confirmation email. If you are unsure, please feel free to reach out to your Account Executive.

Bring more. Get more.
As a special incentive, the top 3 exhibitors who take advantage of the KBIS Expo Passes and bring the most attendees through your unique registration code, will be able to choose one item from the following:

  1. Dedicated post show email to KBIS attendees ($5,000 value)
  2. KBIS.com Leaderboard banner advertisement for 3 months post show ($4,500 value)
  3. Featured Announcement on Post Show Trendsetter email and Featured Announcement PLUS Leaderboard position on Post Show Buzz email ($4,500 value)

Show Directory

The information in your KBIS Connect profile will be pulled for use in the printed show directory. You MUST log in to KBIS  Connect and complete your profile. It is especially important that you also select your product categories, as these are not carried over from previous years. Deadline: November 14, 2014.

To advertise in the Show Directory, please contact your K+BB Account Executive.
Download Advertising Rates. Ad close is December 2, 2014.

K+BB Advertising (Countdown to Design & Construction Week)

Starting with the September issue of K+BB, there is a section of the magazine devoted to KBIS 2015 and Design and Construction Week™.  If you have any product launches that you would like to share, please send them to Chelsie Butler, Executive Editor of K+BB at Chelsie.Butler@Emeraldexpo.com.

K+BB also offers several BONUS advertising opportunities around KBIS 2015. Learn more.

KBIS Digital Press Room

Are you are looking for opportunities for press engagement on show site? Please contact our PR team at White Good. They can be reached at KBISPR@whitegood.com and will give you information on how to leverage the KBIS digital press room as a part of your pre-show promotion.

BEWARE OF MISLEADING ADVERTISING SCAMS

Two companies: Fairguide by Construct Data Verlag AG and Expo-Guide by Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV are targeting the KBIS exhibitors with advertising scams. Do NOT sign any invoices from these companies. If you receive anything from an unapproved vendor, please contact your Account Executive to report.

Official KBIS Vendor

KBIS14_OfficialVendorLook for this seal when placing service orders for KBIS – only Official KBIS vendors will identify themselves with the Official Vendor seal. Put your trust in those companies who are here to help you have the best KBIS experience possible, and look for the seal before placing any orders. KBIS guarantees the products and service you will receive from our official vendors. Download a complete list of Official Vendors.  Please report any unauthorized solicitations or fraudulent activities to your Account Executive.

Freeman Exhibitor Experience

You spoke, we listened! Check out Freeman Online’s latest enhancements Including an interactive electrical grid and the ability to repeat previous orders.  View our video.

VIP Calculator by Freeman

Calculate your material handling charges ahead of time and make budgeting a no-brainer. Contact your account executive to get started. For a quick overview, view our video.