ORLANDO, FL – The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will take place February 8-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. As part of the planning and construction week, KBIS will again take place together with the international construction fair.
KBIS and IBS, hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the National Association of Home Builders, are expected to offer over 800,000 square feet of exhibition space and showcase more than 1,000 design and construction brands.
The combined events of KBIS and IBS offer a varied program, both inside and outside the show Stock, along with an array of new products, technologies, demonstrations, and networking opportunities.
Some of this year’s highlights are:
- The Kitchen & Bath Design + Industry Awards / Opening Party with the title “Night of Elegance” will take place on Monday, February 7th, from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm in the Rosen Center.
- Keynote speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson will perform at the DCW opening ceremonies, which will take place on Tuesday, February 8th, from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.
- Wednesday, February 9th, opens with the NKBA State of the Association, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. The presentation will be followed by the keynote address on the state of the industry by Ginny Clarke, Holistic Leadership Strategist and former Director of Recruiting at Google.
- The second day of the KBIS ends with The Bash in 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 at the industry conference are again offering educational events and workshops, many of them with advanced training units (CEUs). Over 80 one-hour information events give attendees the opportunity to hear presentations from industry colleagues on one of six tracks: Grow Your Business, Kitchen & Bath Specialty Training, Design, Management, Building / Remodeling and Customer Service. Several of the presentations will be hybrid, meaning that the sessions can also be accessed online.
Education and information will also be provided through a variety of channels at the show, including:
KBISNeXT Stage, on which the latest trends and findings in the industry are presented leading kitchen and bathroom experts. Programming includes DesignBites and a series of panel discussions on current industry topics.
Wellness Pavilion, an area that showcases new and exciting wellness products and training on topics such as biophilia, technology, lighting and more.
Discovery District, part of South Hall dedicated to emerging and international brands. The focus is on the Discovery District Lounge, a place to sit, relax, recharge and network.
DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion, South Hall’s segment dedicated to new products for barbecuing, entertainment and outdoor living.
The ICFF Pavilion unites brands with authentic design, contemporary design and high-quality workmanship. The area focuses on kitchen and bathroom
specific brands including faucets, hardware, sinks, tubs and vanities as well as furniture, seating, floors, lighting, materials and accessories.
NKBA Global Connect has an ongoing mission to build the international impact of KBIS and NKBA and will offer curated tours of international delegations, an opening pavilion in the South Hall and the opening of the official German pavilion at KBIS.
The Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge, a collaboration between Design Milk and Modenus Media, is returning to KBIS for the fifth time and will be located in the South Hall near the ICFF pavilion. For 2022, #dmmtalks will focus on presentations and talks related to the design business, aspiring designers and artisans, as well as networking breakfasts, lunches and cocktail hours.
DesignBite’s “Speed Dating For Brands” program returns, showcasing the latest in product innovations. The presentation on the KBISNeXT stage offers exhibitors the opportunity to present their latest products and programs in a three-minute presentation. ▪