We're celebrating your first KBIS! Stay tuned for details on the 2021 First Time Attendee Open House.
Make a Plan.
The show can be overwhelming with the number of exhibitors, courses, and other events. So review the exhibitor listings and show offerings, and make a plan.
Bring business cards.
You’ll meet a lot of new faces, so make sure to bring plenty to hand out.
Attend at least one KBIS THINK session.
KBIS Think is the space where attendees are invited to learn, network and immerse in demonstrations and small learning sessions.
Attend at least one social event.
KBIS happens only once a year, so make the most of your time there. Check out all of our events!
Go to the Industry Awards/Opening Party!
The NKBA Design Competition winners will be announced at this event, as well as our Hall of Fame Inductees, the Innovative Showroom Awards and more!
Wear really (really) comfortable shoes.
The floor is big, and you don’t want to miss walking the full floor because your feet are sore.
Don’t forget to eat!
Bring a protein bar if you need to, but you’ll have long days that require good energy. Visit the food court located in South Hall.
Book your hotel in the show official hotel block.
Show management negotiates the best rates, and shuttle buses to and from the convention center will make traveling easier on your wallet!
Drink plenty of water!
All the walking and after hours parties will be much more enjoyable if you stay hydrated.
Mingle. Meet cool people. Walk away with cool swag. KBIS is your show. Immerse yourself in all things kitchen and bath!