Exhibitor Service Center

Welcome to the KBIS 2016 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 2016 show.


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Design Bites

design bites Get your product in front of elite media and engage with a design-focused audience. Design Bites is a quick, three-minute, spirited presentation in which you’ll have the opportunity to “speed date” with the media and attendees about your most innovative product. There is NO FEE to apply. If chosen to participate it’s $3,000 for an enhanced package and $1,500 for a basic package. More information.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015.

Best of KBIS

Best-of-KBISBe part of the industry’s premier awards program highlighting the best new kitchen and bath products that push the boundaries of design, technology and innovation. Download our Best of KBIS Entry Guide for all of the details. Entries are $750 for first product and $250 for each additional product. Login to KBIS Connect to Enter.

Deadline to enter is Friday, December 18, 2015.

Official Hard Hat Media Tour

hard hat media tourApply now! Deadline Approaching! KBIS is offering seven 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.

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

The exclusive tour will be held Tuesday, January 19 from 8AM – 10AM. To be considered for inclusion on the tour, complete the application form. Please note that there is no fee to apply.

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 9, 2015. Exhibitors will be selected and notified by Friday, October 30, 2015.

Invite Your Customers

KBIS exhibitors are the only ones that can give out free expo only to attendees. Take advantage today! 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 savings!

Fill out the Expo Pass Order Form. We do require a minimum quantity of 50 passes per order (Domestic Shipping Only) and will personalize the passes with your company name.

The deadline to order printed Expo Passes is January 7, 2015.

If you would just like to use a digital version, simply download our EPASS and customize with your company name.

Exhibitor Invites

KBIS 2016 is partnering with Exhibitor Invites to offer exhibitors a great pre-show marketing tool: a free customized email campaign! Use this tool to create an email marketing campaign using up to three different templates. You can send these emails to an unlimited number of your customers & prospects.

Get started today!

Exhibitor CEU Program

The KBIS 2016 Exhibitor CEU Program allows NKBA member exhibitors to provide NKBA CEU-approved continuing education about their products or services directly on the show floor.

There is no cost to apply! Download the application. Approved applicants will be notified in early November, 2015 and added to our show directory schedule.

Applications are due no later than October 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST.

Registered Media List Request

A listing of media registered to attend the show will be available beginning in early Fall. All requests to receive an updated media registration list must be made in writing and sent to: kbispr@whitegood.com.

Members of the media have the option to opt out of sharing their contact information. If a member of the media chooses not to have their contact information shared, we will only provide the publication and name of the person attending.

Digital Press Room: Newly Updated!

Are you are looking for opportunities for press engagement on show site? We’ve made some major updates to the Digital Pressroom: New features, more information, easier to navigate, new design, socially integrated and much more. You can also upload your press materials directly to the site, making it a centralized hub for the latest news and events in the kitchen & bath industry. Upload your press materials.

Last year, more than 500 members of the media attended the show, generating over 600 million impressions. Be a part of the story!

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 is Friday, November 6, 2015

The Show Directory is the most read resource at the show and it’s the first thing attendees pick up when they arrive. With an anticipated attendance of 125,000+ professionals at Design & Construction Week® and additional distribution throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center you’re guaranteed to receive maximum exposure.
Download Advertising Rates and Information.

Close Date is Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Materials are due Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

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 2016 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 2016. Coming soon.

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.