We lined some amazing events both on and off the show floor. Here are just a few highlights.
Impact of Design Pavilion Powered By ASID
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. Read more.
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. View schedule.
The Backyard is back for its second year as the ultimate showcase for outdoor living. Come see master grilling, new lines of outdoor furnishings and the Fairway Architectural Railings Stage for product demos and a celebration of support for skilled labor – Beers for Trade Careers event. Located off the South Hall show floor, come enjoy a little Florida sunshine and dine on tasty food truck cuisine and refreshments. View the full lineup.
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. View Kitchen Day. View Bath Day.
Kitchen Day: EuroChef, Rohl, Elica, Neolith by TheSize, Cabico, Belwith-Keeler, Gerber/Danze
Bath Day: Coastal Shower Doors, Riobel, DXV, INOX, Wellborn, Natural Stone Institute, Aria Vent Inc.
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 presented by Liebherr
Design Directory Modenus and Design Milk are proud to announce the return of the Design Milk® X Modenus® Talks Lounge presented by Liebherr to KBIS in January. The Talks Lounge brings three full days of dynamic programming offering show visitors a chance to connect and converse on topics around social and digital media, design trends, the business of design and sustainable/wellness-focused interiors. The hashtag for the lounge, #DMMTalks, will be live beginning in October for audiences to learn about programming and special events. View Schedule.
CEDIA Technology Solutions Pavilion
Visit the CEDIA Technology Solutions 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 Design & Construction Week home technology destination located in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center! Read more.
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
Enjoy networking in person with other industry pros while we discover the latest industry innovations and share on social media! Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises.
Tuesday, January 9
1:30pm: Wilsonart, booth W713
1:53pm: Rev-A-Shelf, booth W929
2:15pm: Wellborn Cabinet, booth W728
2:40pm: Signature Kitchen Suite, booth W228
Getting together in person at KBIS for this popular kitchen and bath industry Twitter chat discussion has become a tradition. Plan to join this KBtribechat meet and greet hour of networking and fun!
Wednesday, January 10
2pm-3pm: Thermador, Booth W1749
Thermador has a fun hour planned!
Kitchen & Bath Business Discovery District Tour
Kitchen & Bath Business, the official publication of KBIS, will be hosting a media tour at KBIS 2018 in the Discovery District. Chelsie Butler, Executive Editor, will host the tour and is looking for your innovative new products!
Thursday, January 11, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cottages & Gardens' Curated VIP Access Tour
KBIS is proud to host Connecticut Cottages & Gardens’ Curated VIP Access Tour. The tour is given by DJ Carey, Editor of Cottages & Gardens and offered exclusively to kitchen & bath interior designers, remodelers, architects and builders. The tour includes DJ’s picks of the newest, brightest, smartest and freshest products and presentations. Closed Event.