The National Kitchen and Bath Association has announced two new gathering and programming spaces as well as an inspiring line-up of events for its annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), taking place in Las Vegas, February 27 to 29.
The new Luxury Lounge, sponsored by home decorating company Homethreads, will be a space for attendees to explore all the luxury means and can be in the kitchen and bath industry. The space will host programming and invited conversation about the latest developments in luxury as well as the multi-faceted meaning of the word, from the concept of discreet luxury to the application of sustainability and technology in the ultra-high net worth market.
Directly across from the South entrance, the Plaza, a new outdoor area, will host exhibitors and offer attendee activities, from games to food trucks and happy hours. Companies exhibiting in the space will include L’Atelier Paris Haute Design, designer of custom professional-grade ranges and kitchen suites; smart lighting purveyor Lutron; and appliance company KUCHT, displaying their outdoor kitchen offerings.
“It’s exciting to venture into new avenues for KBIS 2024,” says Suzie Williford, association executive vice president and chief strategy officer. “Both will be must-see KBIS exhibits.”
The show will also feature over 200 international brands from nearly 30 countries, with more than 75 new exhibitors. The show floor will cover 120,000 net square feet and include international pavilions highlighting brands, designs, and trends from Brazil, Germany, Turkey, and the UK. “The lineup of international exhibitors will be phenomenal,” Williford says, “and we want attendees to get to see the full breadth of products from around the world.”
KBIS organizers are also excited to announce the return of NEXTStage, a roster of programming featuring exciting industry leaders and design influencers including Amanda Gunawan, Shelly Rosenberg, Susan Wintersteen, Laurence Carr, Michel Smith Boyd, Julee Ireland, and Alena Capra. The schedule is divided into four tracks focusing on business, sustainability, wellness, and technology through topics like the latest in low-carbon design, the transformative power of lighting, and the impact of neurodiversity on design. The full schedule is available at kbis.com/nextstage.
For complete details and registration, visit kbis.com.