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HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone to Sponsor KBISNeXT Stage

October 02, 2018

'Central to the unforgettable attendee experience that is KBIS’

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 2, 2018 – The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone as sponsors of the NKBA presents KBISNeXT Stage. A hub of activity throughout the entire show, the stage will feature dynamic programming all three days of KBIS, February 19–21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The KBISNeXT Stage is central to the unforgettable attendee experience that is KBIS. The support of these two leading brands signals their confidence in the value and relevance of the 2019 stage programming and we share their enthusiasm,” said Suzie Williford, executive vice president of industry relations and chief strategy officer for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), which owns KBIS.

“HomeAdvisor is proud to sponsor the KBISNeXT Stage for the third year in a row. Just as we connect homeowners with service professionals, the stage connects attendees with the industry’s latest trends and valuable insights shared by leading kitchen and bath pros,” said Craig Smith, president and chief operating officer, ANGI Homeservices.

“Caesarstone is excited to partner with HomeAdvisor to bring the KBISNeXT Stage to life and we are thrilled to have a presence at this ‘must-see’ show feature,” added Ari Asher, vice president of marketing for Caesarstone US.

Featuring a “who’s who” of the kitchen and bath world, the KBISNeXT Stage will once again showcase lively panel discussions on topics ranging from women in design, sustainability and color to modern luxury and living small. Recently announced panels include:

Design Connection Powered by CEDIA Expo – Where Design Meets Technology

Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Moderator: Jill Waage, editor in chief, Traditional Home


David VanWert, principal, VanWert Technology Design

Joe Whitaker, president, The Thoughtful Home

Molly Switzer, principal and owner, Molly N. Switzer Designs, LLC

Toni Sabatino, owner, Toni Sabatino Style

The New Modern Luxury – Exploring the Evolution of the Term “Luxury” in Design

Wednesday, February 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Moderator: Parker Bowie Larsen, market director, Architectural Digest


Alison Pickart, Interior Designer 

Beth Dotolo, principal, Pulp Design and NKBA Insider

Carolina Gentry, principal, Pulp Design and NKBA Insider

Richard Anuszkeiwicz, executive director, Kitchen and Bath, Alt Breeding Schwartz

Show favorites also return to the 2019 stage including NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 presentation, Design Bites™, the Best of KBIS Awards, and more. The full slate of KBIS 2019 stage programming will be announced in early October.

“We’re honored by the partnerships we’ve developed with HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone. Our sincere thanks to both for their support in bringing this stage to our show,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.

Join more than 31,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors and 400 media expected to visit KBIS 2019, the kitchen and bath industry’s main event. Register early via to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates. 

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 and Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 - 21. 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 our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate 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. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

More information about KBIS can be found at


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.

About HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor® is a digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals to complete home projects. With HomeAdvisor’s on-demand platform, homeowners can find and vet local, prescreened home service professionals; view average home project costs using True Cost Guide; and instantly book appointments online or through HomeAdvisor’s award-winning mobile app, which is compatible with all iOS, Android and virtual assistants, including Amazon Echo. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colo., and is an operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI). 

About Caesarstone

Caesarstone is a leading developer and manufacturer of premium quality quartz surfaces. Established in 1987, the company pioneered high-quality surfaces utilizing advanced technologies and expertise. Caesarstone continues to lead the industry with new trends and colors of high quality surfaces consisting of up to 93% quartz that retain the cool tactile qualities of nature's strong stones with enormous application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more. Caesarstone offers a product that is highly functional, design forward and beautiful. The unique and rich variety of colors, patterns and textures enable customers to find their 'ultimate surface' and create their own unique space. Caesarstone's extensive designs are constantly evolving and developing to meet the latest world trends and the highest level of international quality standards.


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