IBS and KBIS Combine Forces

June 18, 2013

International Builder's ShowIn preparation for the return of a thriving homebuilding and remodeling market, manufacturers and suppliers have amped up plans for exhibit spaces for the new Design and Construction Week. This event conjoins the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to create a mega-exhibit in Las Vegas from February 4 through 6, 2014.

Over the past year, exhibit sales have increased 16 percent, which is good news for the attendees of both shows. KBIS is the annual show of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and IBS will be presented by the National Association of Home Builders. These two events are already the leading trade events in the residential design and construction market, so their combined force is one to be reckoned with.

Since the announcement of IBS and KBIS’s choice to co-locate and create the first annual Design and Construction Week, IBS has already pulled back in more than 60 companies that left the show during the market’s slump. This has resulted in a gain of an additional 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, and nearly 90 other companies have increased the size of their exhibit spaces by more than 30,000 square feet. Even with this increase in square footage, KBIS has already sold 90 percent of their exhibit space.

Just a few of the returning companies this year are Electrolux Home Appliances, Pro Build Holdings, Masterbrand Cabinets, BSH Appliances, Caesarstone USA, Rinnai and Viega.

“Clearly, the co-location of these two great events, together with the steady climb in home building and remodeling projects, are being well received by our industry’s’ manufacturers and suppliers,” said Mark Pursell, NAHB’s senior vice president of Exposition Marketing & Sales.

This year’s first Design and Construction Week takes place February 4 through 6, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is something you won’t want to miss. For more information on this year’s event, please visit the National Association of Home Builders website.

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