NAHB chairman Barry Rutenberg, CGP, (center) announces the agreement to co-locate IBS and KBIS in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014. At left is Lynne Pratt, chair of the NAHB Convention and Meetings Committee, with 2013 NKBA president John K. Morgan on the right. Photo courtesy of NKBA.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) have announced an agreement to co-locate the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014.
The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016, creating Design and Construction Week, one of the world's largest gatherings focused on new ideas, products, and technologies to design, build, and remodel homes.
The new mega-event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014, in Las Vegas, with each show occupying a separate hall. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits.
NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. Future show dates are Jan. 20-22, 2015, and Jan. 19-21, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Design and Construction Week 2014 is expected to draw more than 75,000 specifiers, builders, dealers, and suppliers and 2,000 exhibiting brands, based on recent trends for both shows.