Surfaces, Builders' Show Plan Same Dates in 2015

Washington, DC, Jan. 25, 2013 -- The National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen & Bath Association said they will co-locate the International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 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.

In addition, in 2015 Design and Construction Week will expand further with the addition of Surfaces and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, Jan. 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“This new format allows exhibitors to reach a full range of design and construction professionals who buy, specify and influence the products that go into American homes,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg.

“For attendees, it means access to two expansive trade show floors and hundreds of additional suppliers to meet.”

The new mega-event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014, 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.

Organizers said the 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.

IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world with 50,000 attendees expected at the 2013 show.

KBIS is the largest event in North America focused on the kitchen and bath segment, attracting more than 700 exhibitors. The 2013 show, to be held in New Orleans, April 19-21, is expected to attract more than 20,000 buyers and specifiers from more than 50 countries.

Shuttle buses will run between the convention centers to allow approximately 25,000 additional attendees to tour all three exhibits.

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