Early in 2013, the 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®. The mega-event will return Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.
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.
NKBA Board of Directors
Lorenzo Marquez, Chairman, Marqet Group
Chris Terrill, Vice-Chairman, HomeAdvisor
Mark Kovich, Waypoint, a division of American Woodmark
Neil Bailey, Smallbone of Devizes
Emilee Chappell, TOTO USA Inc.
Steve Joseph, SideChef
Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD, Patricia Davis Brown, LLC
Young Huh, Young Huh, LLC
Steve Petock, Ferguson
NKBA Senior Staff
Bill Darcy, Chief Executive Officer
Suzie Williford, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations & Chief Strategy Officer
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.
President: David Loechner
Senior Vice President, Human Resources: Michael Alicea
Vice President, Finance: Denise Bashem
Vice President, Digital: Teresa Reilly
Senior Vice President, Business Development: Darrell Denny
Senior Vice President, Building & Design: Joe Randall
Vice President, Audience Marketing: Joanne Wheatley
Kitchen and Bath Business magazine, published by Emerald Expositions, producers of KBIS, sends over 83,000 print and/or digital subscriptions requested by kitchen and bath designers, dealers, architects, custom builders and remodelers with each issue of the magazine. Kitchen & Bath Business is committed to guiding professionals in selling the value of their expertise and services in an industry inundated with do-it-yourselfers. KBB is the kitchen and bath professional’s essential resource for the knowledge and skills needed to effectively collaborate with the entire project team – including the consumer. With various design trends and remarkable product innovations, KBB readers are armed with the tools to build their professions and successfully run their businesses. For more information, please visit www.kbbonline.com.