ALPHARETTA, GA – Organizers of the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show reported a rise of more than 5 percent in total qualified attendance at its January event in Orlando. The 2018 show marked the show’s fifth consecutive year of growth, with floor space expanded to more than 400,000 square feet.
The strength of KBIS reflects the robust health of the overall kitchen and bath business. National Kitchen & Bath Association research revealed that the industry saw a 10 percent spike in sales to $147.3 billion in 2016, with the 2017 market outlook projecting a similar 10 percent increase industry-wide.
“We’re thrilled with the industry response to our 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. The connectivity within the industry that KBIS delivers is incredible, and we’re proud to see the show continue to grow year after year,” said Suzie Williford, exec. v.p. of industry relations and chief strategy officer for the NKBA. “Like KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry is strong and growing. Some of that growth is fueled by an initiative to expand our global reach, as the NKBA connects international brands and the global design community with the American market. We’ve started the year strong, and are excited by the positive projections for 2018, which stands to be remarkable for our organization and members.”
“Thank you to our KBIS attendees, exhibitors and the kitchen and bath community for supporting KBIS year after year,” said Brian Pagel, senior v.p. of Emerald Expositions. “KBIS continues to grow both in size and as a market leader, bringing the technologies and innovations that are key to the future of how we live our lives at home. This year, we saw a surge in exhibitors introducing new connected home technologies. We’re proud to be the first place design and construction professionals can discover and experience smart home connectivity and all the innovations moving the industry forward.”
KBIS returns to Las Vegas, Feb. 19-21, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.