5 Great Reasons to Attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas

5 Great Reasons to Attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas

We don’t need to tell you that KBIS is the pre-eminent home design conference and convention of the year. Each year, the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS) shatters expectations – and attendance records – for the kitchen and bath design industry, raising the bar of ingenuity, inventiveness and innovation to new heights.

The NKBA presents KBIS 2020: the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase from Las Vegas.

This year, KBIS 2020 will take place from January 21-23, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. KBIS 2020’s theme, “Where Design Is Moving”, is to be taken as a statement and an invitation – after all, KBIS is the best place to watch the design industry in motion as it rockets into the future.

You already know KBIS 2020 brings together world-class design innovation, an unparalleled floor of exhibitors, tremendous entertainment and seminars with kitchen and bath design experts. But why should you attend THIS year’s KBIS 2020? What makes this incarnation of the design conference so special?

Here are 5 spectacular reasons to attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas.

KBIS 2020 takes place from January 21-23, 2020, in Las Vegas.

5 Reasons to Attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas

1. The 1st Ever NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycling Kitchen Awards.

Ingenuity and environmentalism collide as KBIS 2020 hosts the first-ever NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycling Kitchen Awards. In October 2019, the NKBA and Renovation Angel announced the awards:

NKBA is proud to introduce the Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards, in partnership with  Renovation Angel, a luxury kitchen recycling company, to recognize these efforts in the kitchen universe. The inaugural awards will be presented at KBIS 2020, on the KBIS NeXT Stage, Jan. 22 in Las Vegas.

The awards will acknowledge kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, showrooms and manufacturers who have rescued one or more kitchens for recycling, reuse and resale or donation.

It’s a wonderful step taken by all parties involved. The Awards will be given out January 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

2. The Stellar 2020 State of the Industry Panel.

What a lineup KBIS has compiled for the KBIS 2020 State of the Industry. The panel will be moderated by Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis and cover critical industry topics, ranging from skilled labor to tariffs to economic shifts. Joining Melissa Francis will be some of the industry’s pre-eminent voices:

  • Adam Sandow, Chairman and CEO of Sandow Media;
  • Katty Pien, CMO of LIXIL Americas;
  • Randy Warner, President of Dacor; and
  • Mikael Akerberg, Chairman and CEO of Nobilia North America.

3. The Innovative Showroom Awards.

The Innovative Showroom Awards panel features a bevy of past winners and notaries, including Peter Salerno, CMKBD (of Peter Salerno Inc.). Salerno won the award in 2015 for his Wyckoff, NJ, showroom; an award he stated was “an honor” to win. Salerno and other notable kitchen and bath designers will help judge this year’s entrants.

4. The KBIS Edit Boutique.

This invitation-only space is a boutique love letter to niche producers. Artisans, small-batch producers, exclusive luxury brands and bespoke manufacturers will display their kitchen and bath wares to the lucky few who enter the KBIS Edit Boutique.

5. The Doobie Brothers.

Yes, you read that right. What good is the work if you can’t celebrate with some play at the end? The remarkable, legendary Doobie Brothers will bring their bluesy classic rock hits to the IBS Closing Concert that rounds out KBIS 2020 on January 23rd at 5 p.m. in the Paradise Event Center.

KBIS 2018 Is Coming: ‘Pop Goes The Future’

KBIS 2018 Is Coming: ‘Pop Goes The Future’

The most influential kitchen and bath design industry conference and showcase returns to Orlando in less than a week! KBIS 2018 takes places January 9-11, 2018, from gorgeous Orlando, Florida.

KBIS (The Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase) is widely regarded as the go-to annual design industry conference in North America. Hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS 2018 promises to be the biggest, brightest design showcase to date, with a list of vendors, exhibitors, attendees and workshop leaders that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the kitchen design and bath design field.

The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

One of the feature seminars of KBIS 2018 is “Pop Goes the Future”: a look at top trends set to dominate the kitchen and bath design industry in 2018, hosted by Cindy Allen (Editor in Chief of Interior Design magazine).

The Opening Party of KBIS 2018 is a can’t-miss celebration of industry leaders, innovators and design gurus. The party will honor the winners of the KBIS Industry Awards, Student Design Competition, and the 2018 NKBA Professional Design Competition.

Click here for a full list of KBIS 2018 Exhibitors!

The Opening Ceremonies take place at 8:00 a.m. on January 9th, and feature a keynote address from 4-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw, former quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers and award-winning broadcaster from Fox NFL Sunday.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc. 2014 Best Kitchen NKBA

The star-studded panel of the KBIS State of the Industry discussion on January 10th provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience. The panel includes David Kohler, President/CEO of Kohler Co.; Rick Hasselbeck, CCO of GE Appliances; and Scott Culbreth, Senior Vice President and CFO of American Woodmark Corp. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Francis of Fox Business & Fox News.

All this and more, of course, augments the exhibitors, showcases, features and design elements that make KBIS 2018 a feast for the eyes (and the creative spirit). Make sure you get to key features like the ASID Pavilion, the KBISNeXT Stage, and the always inspiring Innovative Showroom Awards.

There’s still time to register to be a part of KBIS 2018, so make sure you find yourself at the most influential design networking opportunity of the year on January 9th, 2018, in Orlando!

KBIS 2017 Exhibit and Vendor Photos: Exclusive VIP Pictures!

KBIS 2017 Exhibit and Vendor Photos: Exclusive VIP Pictures!

In our last article, our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. brought you exclusive reporting and photos from inside the prestigious KBIS 2017 Design Conference in Orlando, FL.

Part 2 of the exclusive Peter Salerno Inc. insider VIP report from KBIS 2017 is coming your way later this week. While we finalize the news, images and design trends from that amazing week in design, we figured we would whet your appetite with some more never-been-seen VIP design photos from inside KBIS 2017!

All the photos in this article are taken directly from the KBIS 2017 floor – from featured vendors, exhibitors, design companies and award winners. KBIS 2017 (backed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association, or NKBA) is always the foremost design conference in North America. The innovators, trend-setters, and awesome designs seen in these photos attest to that!

Some of the major trends from KBIS 2017 that are observable in these photos include:

  • More composite materials in sinks and countertops, with a reliance on the “old standard” of classic white marble looks.
  • Concrete continues to be on the rise as a multi-purpose material in virtually all facets of kitchen and bath design – flooring, concrete “tile”, countertops, and so on.
  • Some things never go out of style. Black and white combinations – especially in kitchen tile (see photo #4 for a gorgeous, eye-popping example), counters and cabinetry – continue to be all the rage.

So take a look at some of the more intriguing design photos from the exhibit floor of KBIS 2017, which took place January 10-12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Comment and let us know what you like and what you think!

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Do any of these exclusive design and exhibit/vendor photos from KBIS 2017 in Orlando catch your eye? What do you think about the design trends featured? Leave a comment and let’s have a conversation!

Join Peter Salerno Inc. at KBIS 2016: January 19-21, 2016!

Join Peter Salerno Inc. at KBIS 2016: January 19-21, 2016!

KBIS 2016 Promises to be The Biggest Ever!

Are you signed up to attend KBIS 2016? If you are a design professional or kitchen and bath industry professional, you simply cannot afford to miss what will be the most influential North American kitchen and bath industry show of the year!

KBIS 2016 logo, credit NKBA
(Logo/photo credit: NKBA)

Taking place January 19-21, 2016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV), KBIS 2016 will serve as a platform for over 500 leading brands across TWO halls, including 40 new companies for this year’s show! You can see a list of exhibitors at this year’s KBIS by clicking here.

If you’re interested in seeing some of the very best kitchen and bath designs of the last year, then you cannot afford to miss the NKBA Design Competition and Industry Awards. The awards are scheduled for the night before KBIS 2016 – Monday, January 18th, at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $99 and more information is available here.

You’ll get the chance to see (and meet) many of today’s top kitchen and bath designers, trendsetters and innovators, including Peter Salerno Inc. – winner of 32 national design awards since 2002.

Peter Salerno's 2014 Best Kitchen winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno’s 2014 Best Kitchen winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Take it from Peter Salerno himself – there is no better networking opportunity for serious kitchen and bath designers and industry professionals than the KBIS conference. KBIS is part of the massive Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, which was attended by over 132,000 people in 2015.

KBIS also features the renowned Voices from the Industry series, which affords attendees the opportunity to listen to (and learn from) the foremost names in the kitchen and bath design industry.

Simply put, there is no better learning and networking opportunity for kitchen and bath designers this year than KBIS 2016. It’s right around the corner, but registration for KBIS 2016 is still open – don’t miss out on this golden opportunity!

Peter Salerno Inc. Invites You to KBIS 2016!

Peter Salerno Inc. Invites You to KBIS 2016!

Are YOU Going to KBIS 2016? You Should Be!

The 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is quickly becoming the most important, prestigious annual kitchen and bath design conference you can attend – so if you’re not signed up, why not?!

KBIS 2016 logo, credit NKBA
(Logo/photo credit: NKBA)

As announced by the NKBA, KBIS is “back and bigger than ever” for 2016. KBIS is one of the crown jewels of Design & Construction Week, a massive event that was attended by over 132,000 industry professionals in 2015. Much of that can be attributed to the prestige and drawing power of KBIS.

KBIS 2016 is scheduled for January 19-21, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. This year’s event is bigger than ever, spanning across two halls and featuring over 500 leading brands from the kitchen and bath design industry. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out the latest innovations, technology, and design trends from the biggest, hottest names in the design industry.

Of course, this means your networking opportunities at KBIS 2016 are unprecedented. Wise designers know that no one can do it alone, and KBIS affords you the ability to find subcontractors, design specialists, and co-collaborators on a national (and often international) scale.

KBIS also features the renowned Voices from the Industry series, which affords attendees the opportunity to listen to (and learn from) the foremost names in the kitchen and bath design industry.

It’s no wonder that Peter Salerno Inc. makes KBIS an annual priority. “If you want to be current, be inspired, and be influential, you absolutely have to be at this conference,” Peter Salerno Inc. said in a recent statement to its official blog.

And Peter Salerno should know! Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. has been honored with an unprecedented 32 national design awards – including the 2012 Best Overall Kitchen, 2014 Best Small Kitchen and 2015 Most Innovative (Small) Showroom awards from the NKBA at KBIS conferences.

Simply put, there is no better learning and networking opportunity for kitchen and bath designers this year than KBIS 2016. It’s right around the corner, but registration for KBIS 2016 is still open – don’t miss out on this golden opportunity!

Peter Salerno Inc. Wins Multiple Design Awards At KBIS 2015 [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Wins Multiple Design Awards At KBIS 2015 [PHOTOS]

KBIS 2015 conference logo

Peter Salerno and his team of custom kitchen and bath design professionals went to KBIS 2015 to share their expertise with other designers, see the future of design firsthand, and soak in the experience of North America’s greatest design conference. Receiving two awards at the conference as well – that was an honor and a thrill.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to announce its showroom has been named Best Independent Small Showroom at the KBIS 2015 Innovative Showroom Awards. The nomination process was conducted by public vote, meaning this honor was awarded to the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom not only by industry professionals, but by the public as well.

Peter Salerno with the KBIS Innovative Showroom Award - 1st Place, Independent Small Showroom.
Peter Salerno with the KBIS Innovative Showroom Award – 1st Place, Independent Small Showroom.

As such, Peter Salerno and his team don’t just want to thank the NKBA and the esteemed judges of the 2015 KBIS Innovative Showroom Awards – they want to thank you as well!

During the KBIS 2015 conference, Peter Salerno Inc. was also the recipient of a national 2nd place award for Best Large Kitchen by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). This marked the unprecedented 22nd NKBA (and KBIS) national design award presented to Peter Salerno Inc. since 2002, and the 12th over the last decade.

Peter Salerno with the 2015 2nd place national Best Large Kitchen award from the NKBA.
Peter Salerno with the 2015 2nd place national Best Large Kitchen award from the NKBA.

In all, Peter Salerno Inc. has received 28 national design awards since 2002, from such outstanding industry names as the NKBA, KBIS, HGTV, and Signature Kitchens & Baths magazine. Peter is extremely proud that 3 of those awards (2012 HGTV People’s Choice, 2014 HGTV People’s Choice, and 2015 KBIS Innovative Showroom) involved a public vote, and is grateful for your support!

For a glimpse at many of Peter Salerno’s award-winning custom kitchen and bath designs, including his most recent award winners, visit the updated Peter Salerno Inc. portfolio on his official website.

If you’d like a sneak peek at Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 award-winning Most Innovative Showroom, then click here for a preview!

To schedule a showroom visit and/or consultation with Peter Salerno Inc., please call their offices at (201) 251-6608 or fill out the form below.