Press Service Center

The Kitchen & Bath industry’s main event is an inspiring, interactive showcase of everything new, where the brightest and best assemble to spot trends, experience product introductions and find the practical solutions and valuable connections that will take them into the future. We invite your coverage as we lead into KBIS 2018 at the fifth annual Design and Construction Week.

Design & Construction Week, the co-location of the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and NAHB International Builders’ Show, will bring together more than 80,000 design & construction professionals from around the globe.

Please see the below criteria to determine if you qualify for complimentary press credentials. 

Editorial Press (Complimentary):
Complimentary Press credentials are issued only to qualified journalists (reporters, editors, freelance writers and news photographers, producers, etc.) actively working for media outlets relevant to the housing industry. Only Active Editorial Press may register for free for the entire period of time leading up to the show.

Non-Editorial Press:
Non-Editorial Press registration is available for marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, publishers, book authors, book editors and other non-editorial employees of a media organization who plan to engage in any sales or marketing activities. Special registration pricing is available, see below for a full rate schedule.

Expo Only (Show Floor Only)
Includes admittance to all Design & Construction Week events
August Only Early
9/1/ to 11/10
11/11 to 1/6
1/7 to 1/11
Expo Pass: Non-Editorial Press $50 $75 $150
VFTI 3-Day Pass: Non-Editorial Press $275 $375 $425 $525
VFTI 1-Day Pass: Non-Editorial Press $200 $250

Digital Pressroom

The KBIS Digital Pressroom is updated year round with the latest industry news, exhibitor product launches, press releases and imagery. Be sure to check out the site now to download current exhibitor and show press releases, company fact sheets, high-res images and happenings. The site is being updated daily with new information so be sure to check back often.

Picking up press credentials or registering onsite

Onsite press registration will open on Tuesday, January 9 at 8:00 am in the Press Registration Room of the Orange County Convention Center. Anyone registering onsite must show proper photo identification and press credentials to be considered for a complimentary press pass. Non-editorial paid press who register by December 1 will receive their badges in the mail. Those who prefer to register as non-editorial paid press onsite can do so at any registration counter for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

Press Complex Hours

Tuesday, January 9:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 10:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 11:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Press Complex Rooms

Press Registration (W209 B):
Pre-registered press may pick up their credentials here. On-site press registration is also available.

Press Conferences and Events (W208 B):
A full schedule of IBS and KBIS press conferences will be available in this location.

Working Press Room (W208 C):
This is a quiet room available for press only to work and file stories. Wi-Fi access is available.

Press Lounge (W209 C):
Sponsored meals are available in this room every day of the show.

Press Inquires
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