Exhibitor Service Center
Welcome to the KBIS 2018 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 show.
Important information regarding show rules and regulations, deadlines and ordering services. The general service contractor for KBIS 2018 is Freeman. Access the KBIS 2018 Exhibitor Kit.
Move Out: All exhibitors will have until 12:00 Noon on Monday, January 15 to get have everything packed and clear of the hall.
KBIS EXHIBITOR CONSOLE
The Exhibitor Console is your one-stop shop to:
- Maintain your online/print directory listing – Print directory deadline: November 10, 2017
- Purchase digital upgrades to your online listing – Overview Video
- Access KBIS Connect, your leads and outreach tool
- Book your hotel rooms
- Access the exhibitor service kit
- Register your booth staff
- Order lead retrieval
- View invoices and payment information
- Download your free custom eBooth promotion widget for your website or blog – Overview Video
IMPACT OF DESIGN PAVILION PRESENTED BY ASID AT KBIS
This new 2,500-square-foot pavilion, centrally located in South Hall, will focus on the ways in which design impacts lives. Brands exhibiting within the pavilion will have an opportunity to showcase products and services centered on health, wellness, and sustainability within the design industry. Learn more.
As a KBIS exhibitor, we invite you to participate in this exciting new space. The ASID Pavilion will be a juried pavilion, so please read the requirements for consideration.
FREE MARKETING & PR OPPORTUNITIES
As an added value to participating in the show we have invested in marketing tools to help drive traffic to your booth and to your company before, during and after KBIS. These are complimentary marketing tools that are part of your exhibiting fee and we strongly encourage you to use them as part of your sales and promotion strategy. Download Free Marketing & PR Opportunities.
BEST OF KBIS
Be 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. Two new award categories have been added this year to recognize brands at the forefront of smart home technology and outdoor living. Submit today!
Looking for a way to make an impact at KBIS 2018? The 3rd annual DesignBites is the coolest way to get your hot products in front of media and design influencers! Submit your newest and most interesting products and you could be selected to appear on the KBISNeXT stage where you’ll have the chance to wow an audience packed with industry VIPs. Learn more. Apply now.
SOCIAL MEDIA GROUP
Exhibitors! We’d like to invite your marketing and social media team to join our private Facebook group for Social Leaders where we share insider show info and opportunities. To join, please have the person responsible for your marketing/social media to send their Facebook email address to KBISsocial@flyingcamel.com. Take advantage of all KBIS has to offer and keep your organization apprised of important deadlines and exciting opportunities!
HARD HAT MEDIA TOUR
KBIS 2018 is once again offering nine exhibitors the opportunity to be a featured stop on the Hard Hat Media Tour. The guided tour offers exhibitors the chance to meet with media, sharing a new product, program or system. A select group of media will determine the non-sponsored tour stops. The exclusive tour will be held during the first day of KBIS, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM.
Selected exhibitors will receive 10 minutes to show and tell their focused story to the media. Exhibitors may provide PR materials to tour participants. To be considered for inclusion on the tour and for a complete list of requirements, please complete the application form. There is no fee to apply. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Are you are looking for opportunities for press engagement before, during and after KBIS? The digital pressroom is a centralized hub for the latest news and events in the kitchen & bath industry. Upload your press materials directly to the site at no cost to you!
EXHIBITOR CEU PROGRAM
Free education for attendees: The KBIS 2018 Exhibitor CEU Program allows NKBA member exhibitors to provide NKBA CEU-approved continuing education about their products or services right on the show floor. Application Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017.
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! Order now. We require a minimum quantity of 50 passes per order (Domestic Shipping Only) and will personalize the passes with your company name. Looking for a digital version? Download the EPASS and customize with your company name.
KBIS is offering you a free pre-show marketing tool, Exhibitor Invites. This tool allows you to create your own customized email campaign to send to our customers and prospects, offering valuable information about your company, and a chance to register for a free expo only pass. Exhibitors who make use of this program get 20% more booth traffic than exhibitors who don’t. It’s a great way to boost awareness about your company, increase your ROI from the show, and helps ensure your key customers and prospects attend KBIS. Get started now.
KBIS COLLECTION ON MODENUS.COM
Modenus is proud to announce a second year of the KBIS Collection on Modenus.com which offers exhibitors the opportunity to showcase products and a company profile on the Modenus Design Directory and be part of a regular #KBISCollection feature on Modenus social media channels. The program is free to exhibitors. ALREADY REGISTERED? Head on over to Modenus.com and log in. NEED TO REGISTER? Please use the preapproved KBIS link.
KBB COVERAGE (Countdown to Design & Construction Week)
Starting with the September issue of Kitchen & Bath Business, there is a section of the magazine devoted to KBIS 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 KBB at Chelsie.Butler@Emeraldexpo.com.
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
Look 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. Complete list of Official Vendors coming soon. 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.