We're celebrating your first KBIS! Stop by the First Time Attendee Open House in Room N109 on Tuesday, January 21 between 8:30 am - 9:30 am to grab a cup of coffee, pick up a goodie bag, ask your burning questions and commemorate your first time at our selfie station! See top tips from past attendees below.
Make a Plan.
The show can be overwhelming with the number of exhibitors, courses, and other events. So review the exhibitor listings and show offerings, and make a plan.
Bring business cards.
You’ll meet a lot of new faces, so make sure to bring plenty to hand out.
Attend at least one KBIS THINK session.
KBIS Think is the space where attendees are invited to learn, network and immerse in demonstrations and small learning sessions.
Attend at least one social event.
KBIS happens only once a year, so make the most of your time there. Check out all of our events!
Go to the Industry Awards/Opening Party!
The NKBA Design Competition winners will be announced at this event, as well as our Hall of Fame Inductees, the Innovative Showroom Awards and more!
Wear really (really) comfortable shoes.
The floor is big, and you don’t want to miss walking the full floor because your feet are sore.
Don’t forget to eat!
Bring a protein bar if you need to, but you’ll have long days that require good energy. Visit the food court located in South Hall.
Book your hotel in the show official hotel block.
Show management negotiates the best rates, and shuttle buses to and from the convention center will make traveling easier on your wallet!
Drink plenty of water!
All the walking and after hours parties will be much more enjoyable if you stay hydrated.
Mingle. Meet cool people. Walk away with cool swag. KBIS is your show. Immerse yourself in all things kitchen and bath!
The city that attracts nearly 43 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs and master sommeliers, and, of course, the brightest lights.