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KBIS Favorite, DesignBites, Now Open

October 16, 2018

New Format for KBIS 2019: Ten brands. One day.

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 16, 2018 – DesignBites, the high-energy “speed dating for brands” program showcasing the latest innovations and coolest designs at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), is open for submissions. The show favorite moves to an action-packed, one-day format when KBIS returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 19 – 21, 2019, and gives exhibitors, big or small, the opportunity to share their message in a refreshing, entertaining way.

DesignBites heads to the KBISNeXT Stage on February 20, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM, with 10 kitchen and bath brands each displaying one of their most innovative products in a 3-minute presentation to the attendee and media audience, followed by a two-minute Q&A. At the end of five minutes, the next brand is introduced.

“The new one-day format makes DesignBites, one of our most fun and informative KBIS programs, even more exciting. Ten brands telling their product stories in a single fast-paced session is sure to be a big draw for attendees and media alike,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.

To participate in DesignBites, brands must be KBIS 2019 exhibitors. A judging panel of industry influencers will review all applications and select 10 brands based on product innovation and uniqueness, quality of application, suitability for the 3-minute format, and design interest.

Exhibiting brands can apply now through November 30, 2018 by completing the DesignBites Application.

Selected DesignBites participants are promoted pre-show via KBIS social platforms, a press release, and brand announcements; and during the show via live social coverage, including Facebook Live and Instagram Stories.  After the show, all participating brands receive an edited video of their stage presentations, in-depth social coverage and promoted videos on the KBIS YouTube channel. DesignBites participants also receive access to the program attendee list, a media attendee list (names only) and distribution of press kit/information to attending media immediately following the stage session.

Members of the media who RSVP to attend DesignBites will receive a complimentary boxed lunch. Contact to RSVP.

Join more than 31,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors and 400 media expected to visit KBIS 2019, the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals. Register early via to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates. 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 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.


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