We’re in the process of lining up some amazing events both on and off the show floor at KBIS 2015! Check back for updates.
Tuesday, January 20 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Kickoff KBIS 2015 by attending the Opening Ceremonies! Headlining the ceremonies is National Football League head coach and current ESPN analyst, Jon Gruden. Gruden works alongside play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico on Monday Night Football. He does regular film study for MNF and conducts the QB Camp interviews at his office in Tampa, Florida.
After stints as a wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator, Gruden moved on to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001). In 2002 Gruden became the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-08) where he led the team to a Super Bowl XXXVII title beating his former team, the Raiders, 48-21.
Gruden was a successful NFL head coach for 11 seasons with a career record of 100-85, leading his teams to five division titles. He was 38 years old when he won the championship, making him the youngest head coach to capture the title.
Stick around for a tantalizing performance by the shadow dancing troupe Catapult. Created in 2008 by Adam Battlestein, the dancers are skilled in transforming their bodies into seemingly impossible images. Catapult has amazed corporate audiences across the country.
They competed in season 8 of America’s Got Talent. Catapult advanced to the semifinals before they were eliminated from the competition.
How to Participate: Open to all registered attendees. Doors open at 7:00 am. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (LVH) – Paradise Event Center
Designed to offer thought provoking, inspired “on floor” programming, as well as additional exhibit space, KBIS NeXT, will feature the KBIS NeXT Stage, Tech Bar, FutureHaus Kitchen (presented by Virginia Tech). It will also be the showcase MORE KBIS exhibitors, the popular Best of KBIS Awards and our newest award program – the Innovative Showroom Awards. Read more.
Make sure to add these parties and networking events on to your registration.
Best of KBIS
The biggest award in kitchen & bath returns to Las Vegas for KBIS 2015! Entries will be displayed via “larger than life” product walls located in the North and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. See at quick glance which products are entered, then visit the brand at their booth to see the product live! Learn more and check out the winners from KBIS 2014.
Innovative Booth Awards
They say everything starts with an idea. Find out yourself who is raising the bar with new and unexpected booth displays. First, second and third place winners will be announced and recognized at NKBA Center Stage on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00 am.
HGTV Open Auditions
HGTV and DIY Network are always looking for new people with the right skills and personality to host their TV shows. If you have what it takes, this is your chance to be discovered! HGTV and DIY Network will hold network-wide open auditions at KBIS 2015. Stay tuned for times and location.
Champagne & Cupcakes (by invitation only)
Pop the corks! BlogTour Las Vegas, media and bloggers will kick off KBIS 2015 with a tweet-up in the Electrolux booth. And in true Las Vegas style, the event will be catered with champagne and cupcakes. Please note this event is invitation only.
Sponsored by Electrolux
#KBTribe Progressive Chat
Join the “tribe” as we chat and tweet about design trends and innovation progressing through the show floor. Follow along using hashtags #kbtribechat and #KBIS2015. Not a tweeter? Join in for design presentations and conversation in each of our tour sponsor booths. Stay tuned for a schedule.
Sponsored by: Cambria, TOTO and Wellborn Cabinet Inc.
Outstanding Media Awards
A key component to the kitchen and bath industry includes talented members of the media, including editors, bloggers and televisions and radio hosts who also have a passion for the design and the industry. We look forward to announcing this year’s award winner on Tuesday, January 20 at 4:30 pm at NKBA Center Stage.