ORLANDO, Florida – Returning to an in-person format, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is scheduled to be held February 8-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. As part of Design and Construction Week, KBIS will once again be co-located with the International Builders’ Show.
KBIS and IBS, hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the National Association of Home Builders respectively, are expected to feature over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space and showcase over 1,000 design and build brands.
SHOW STRONG POINTS
The combined KBIS and IBS events will offer diverse programming, both on and off the show sol, as well as a range of new products, technologies, demonstrations and networking opportunities.
Here are some of the highlights from this year:
- The Kitchen & Bath Design + Industry Awards opening night, nicknamed âNight of Eleganceâ, is scheduled for Monday February 7 from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm at the Rosen Center.
- DCW’s opening ceremonies, which will take place from 8 am to 9 am on Tuesday, February 8, will feature keynote speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
- Wednesday February 9 opens with the NKBA State of the Association, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Recruitment at Google.
- The second day of KBIS ends with The Bash at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., hosted by the NKBA.
EDUCATION & ACTIVITIES
The much sought-after Voices from the Industry conference will once again feature educational sessions and workshops, many of which will offer continuing education units (CEUs). Over 80 hours of information sessions will offer attendees the chance to hear presentations from industry peers aligned with one of six areas: grow your business, specialized kitchen and bathroom training, design, management , construction / renovation and customer service. Many of the presentations will be hybrid, meaning that the sessions will also be accessible online.
Education and information will also be provided through various channels at the show, including:
KBISNeXT step, which will showcase the latest industry trends and ideas shared by the greatest experts in the kitchen and bathroom. The lineup includes DesignBites and a series of panel discussions on hot industry topics.
Wellness pavilion, a space that showcases new and exciting wellness products and education covering themes such as biophilia, technology, lighting and more.
Discovery district, part of the South Hall dedicated to emerging and international brands. At its center is the Discovery District Lounge, a place to sit, relax, rejuvenate and network.
DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion, the South Hall segment dedicated to new products for grilling, entertaining and living well in the outdoor space of a home.
The ICFF Pavilion brings together brands with authentic design, contemporary design and high-end manufacturing. The area is focused on the kitchen and the bathroom
specific brands, including light fixtures, hardware, sinks, tubs and vanities, as well as furniture, seating, flooring, lighting, materials and accessories.
NKBA Global Connection has a continuing mission to expand the international impact of KBIS and NKBA, and it will feature organized international delegation visits, an inaugural pavilion in the South Hall and the launch of the official German pavilion at KBIS.
Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge, a collaboration between Design Milk and Modenus Media, returns to KBIS for a fifth year and will be located in the South Hall near the ICFF Pavilion. For 2022, #dmmtalks will focus on presentations and conversations around emerging design companies, designers and artisans as well as networking breakfasts, lunches and cocktails.
DesignBits The âspeed dating for brandsâ program is back, showcasing the latest product innovations. Located on the KBISNeXT stage, the presentation gives exhibitors the opportunity to share their latest products and programs in a three-minute presentation. âª