We lined some amazing events both on and off the show floor. Here are just a few highlights.
Impact of Design Pavilion Presented By ASID at KBIS
New for 2018, The Impact of Design Pavilion Powered by ASID will be a 2,500-square-foot hub of innovation, knowledge, and networking that invites attendees to interact and learn from exhibitors who are committed to manufacturing and supplying products that provide a demonstrated impact on human health, wellness and environmental sustainability. Read more.
A new destination to explore unique and potentially undiscovered brands and products in South Hall. Stay tuned for more information.
NKBA Presents the KBISNeXT Stage, sponsored by HomeAdvisor, will showcase the industry’s latest trends and insights shared by leading kitchen and bath experts. Programming will include the NKBA’s 30 Under 30 presentation, Design Bites sessions, and a series of panel discussions including topics on outdoor living, designing for downsizing, color trends, and more.
An all-new casual outdoor space to relax, grab a bite and check out some hot product demonstrations! The space will host a selection of outdoor living exhibiting companies, as well as live cooking demonstrations, cocktail events, entertainment and much more.
Design Bites is a fun and energetic way for brands within the kitchen and bath space to present their latest and greatest innovations in a limited amount time. Brands will have three minutes to showcase their newest innovations, followed by a brief two minute Q&A with the audience. All taking place on the KBISnext Stage. More details to come.
DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion
Located inside on the show floor (South Hall) find a collection of new products for grilling, entertaining and living well in a home’s outdoor spaces. Visit the exhibitor list and filter by the green outdoor icon to see who’s exhibiting.
Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge
Back by popular demand, the Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge at KBIS 2018 (#DMMTalks)! The Lounge will be open to all but with special VIP privileges for approved social media influencers, bloggers and Design VIP’s. Privileges include refreshments from the lounge cafe, priority access to all talks and public events and a special goodie bag. Be sure to submit your application for lounge access below and look for a detailed schedule of events in early fall. Learn more.
CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion
Visit the CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion designated specifically to showcase exhibitors who specialize in technology solutions for the home. Connect your customers to better kitchens, baths and connected homes by developing new partnerships and discovering the latest in home automation. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore this home technology destination at DCW! Schedule and location coming soon.
Best of KBIS
The biggest award in kitchen & bath returns to Orlando for KBIS 2018! Entries will be displayed via “larger than life” product walls located in the West and South Halls of the Orange County Convention Center. See at quick glance which products are entered, then visit the brand at their booth to see the product live!
Sponsored by: Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home and Dream Kitchens & Baths
Innovative Showroom Awards
The Innovative Showroom Awards celebrate existing showrooms in the kitchen & bath space that are doing a great job of engagement, creating an unforgettable experience, and educating their customers. Showrooms will be judged on their innovative, unique and interactive showroom design.
Sponsored by: American Standard, DXV and GROHE
#KBTribe Progressive Chat
Join the “tribe” as we chat and tweet about design trends and innovation progressing through the show floor. Follow along using hashtags #kbtribechat and #KBIS2018. Not a tweeter? Join in for design presentations and conversation in each of our tour sponsor booths. Schedule coming soon.