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KBIS Announces 2019 DesignBites Line-Up

January 17, 2019

10 kitchen & bath brands to showcase latest innovations on KBISNeXT Stage 

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – January 17, 2019 – The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, along with DesignBites host and celebrity interior designer Kelli Ellis, today announced the 10 brands selected to participate in the high-energy “speed dating for brands” program returning to the KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor, February 20, 2019 at noon.

Watch the Kelli Ellis announcement video here:

2019 DesignBites brands selected to showcase their latest innovations and coolest designs:



Infinity Drain


MAT Inter

Native Trails

Titus Group

THOR Kitchen



During the action-packed, one-hour program, each DesignBites participant will display one of their most innovative products in a three-minute presentation to the attendee and media audience, followed by a two-minute Q&A.

“Thank you to all of the KBIS exhibitors who submitted to take part in DesignBites. It’s clear that 2019 will be an exciting year for our industry and community,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.

Members of the media who attend DesignBites will receive a complimentary boxed lunch. Contact to RSVP. For KBIS 2019 media registration, click here.

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About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.

Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design & Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas February 19 – 21, 2019. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides access to both shows.

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of its shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions currently operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald Expositions events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. Emerald Expositions has been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect its industry leadership as well as the importance of its shows to the exhibitors and attendees it serves.

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About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).


KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

KBIS Media Contacts:                    

Jocelyn Hutt, White Good     717.725.0291

Andi Murphy, White Good     717.693.3442



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