Event Schedule


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Opening Party featuring - Design Competition & Industry Awards

Monday, February 18
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Encore Ballroom

Kick off KBIS 2019 in high style! Join us at the Encore Ballroom on February 18th — the night before the expo opens — when the National Kitchen & Bath Association will reveal the winners of its prestigious 2019 Professional Design Competition, followed by our glamorous Vegas party! Student Design Competition winners and other Industry Award recipients will also be honored. You won’t want to miss this semi-formal event, perfect for networking, connecting with colleagues and friends and revving up for a terrific show!

Tickets are $125 and include the awards and party with a buffet dinner and bar. Join us for cocktails at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.



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opening ceremonies featuring comedian dana carvey

Tuesday, February 19
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino - Paradise Event Center

Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey will headline the Design & Construction Week® Opening Ceremonies.

Carvey is best known for his iconic and indelible “Saturday Night Live” characters—most memorably the Church Lady, Grumpy Old Man, Hans of the Hans and Franz body building duo, and of course Garth—Mike Myer’s “excellent Co-Host” on the classic-sketch-turned-feature-film, Wayne’s World.

Carvey has received much praise for his uncanny comedic impersonations of American political figures (popular with both audiences and the subjects of his impersonation), including the elder George Bush, Ross Perot, Jerry Brown, David Duke and Bob Dole.

Carvey made his feature film debut in This Is Spinal Tap, and most recently he lent his voice to bring “Pops” the dog to life in the 3D animated mega-hit, The Secret Life of Pets.

Open to all registered attendees. Doors open at 7:00 am. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


NKBA Certified Designers Luncheon 

Tuesday, February 19
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us at KBIS 2019 for this special networking event exclusively for NKBA’s certified designers, featuring special guest speaker Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, CLIPP. An influential, award-winning industry figure, Cheever will share observations and swap stories, fresh from the dedication of the Cheever Design Library at Virginia Tech’s Center for Real Life Design, to which she donated her life’s work. Click here to register. 


KBIS Uncorked

Tuesday, February 19
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Signature Kitchen Suite (C5907)

Announcing KBIS Uncorked (formerly Champagne & Cupcakes) - a new look and brand for one of the most energetic events on the show floor!  Sponsored by Signature Kitchen Suite and hosted by Modenus, this exclusive event celebrates KBIS 2019 with a wine tasting and lively panel discussion on all things wine. Social media influencers, designers and media who don’t want to miss out should email events@modenus.com to request an invitation. Invitation Only.

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Educators Exchange, Live!

Tuesday, February 19
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
By Invitation Only
SLS Las Vegas, Nikko I & II

Educators participating in the NKBA Affiliated Schools program are invited to join the NKBA on Tuesday, February 19 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for the Educators Exchange, Live!  After a short presentation outlining the new benefits of the program, followed by a cocktail hour with light appetizers, network with fellow Educators about your program. Students over 21 can attend, only if invited by their instructors.




state of the association / state of the industry

Wednesday, February 20
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Room N109 - N110

State of the Association
Begins at 8:45 am; please arrive by 8:30 am.

Bill Darcy, CEO, National Kitchen & Bath Association

It’s been a whirlwind year for the NKBA, which has launched exciting initiatives, a push for an enhanced global presence and upgrades in member services and opportunities. Hear CEO Bill Darcy discuss the significant strides made by the association and preview the important programs under way for 2019!

State of the Industry

Panel discussion, held immediately following the State of the Association presentation.

Melissa Francis, Fox News/Fox Business anchor

Dr. Markus Miele, Executive Director and Co-Proprietor, Miele Group
Kevin Murphy, CEO, Ferguson Enterprises
Nick Fink, President, Global Plumbing Group at Fortune Brands
Mark Stoever, CEO, 2020 Technologies

Volatility across all segments of business and global trade has been staggering over the past year. Each week seems to bring leaps in technology, changes in trade laws and regulations, fluctuations in economic markets and the exponential growth of social media and the digital world.

But one factor has held steady: the solid and continuous growth of the kitchen and bath industry, which accounts for some $150 billion in product and material sales, and roughly 25 percent of the overall $600 billion residential construction market.

The 2019 State of the Industry Panel Discussion, moderated by Fox News/Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis, will help shed light on some of the most pressing issues facing the kitchen and bath design and remodeling segment.

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KBIS keynote - cindy allen

Wednesday, February 20
1:30 pm 
Room N109-110, LVCC


Headlining the KBIS Keynote on Wednesday is Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design and chief design officer of its parent, Sandow Media. In “Part 2” of her insightful and entertaining talk at the January 2018 edition, dubbed “Pop Goes the Future,” Allen will share observations, predictions and trends for 2019 and beyond. Allen was named editor in chief of Interior Design in 2001 and chief design officer of Sandow in 2015. She has not only led the publication and its initiatives, but she has also championed design as a whole and is regarded as one of the industry’s key influencers. Allen provides overall vision and oversees all design and editorial content for the ID brands and strategic perspective and leadership support for the company’s design-related projects and partnerships. In November, Interior Design Homes published a special “Best of Kitchen and Bath” issue in collaboration with the NKBA. 

This important event is open to all registered attendees.


the bash

Wednesday, February 20
8:30 pm – 1:30 am
Encore XS Nightclub

Toast to a great show, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones at the legendary KBIS party, The Bash! For 2019, the festivities return to the XS Nightclub at the Encore Hotel. Join our members, business partners and the industry’s elite for a night of music, dancing and fun. It’s at this fabulous fete — set against the backdrop of one of Vegas’ hottest and most exclusive nightclubs — that business relationships evolve into friendships as we celebrate our remarkable industry, our successes and all that the future has to offer!

Tickets are $35 per person. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; nightclub/smart casual attire recommended. All guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Cheers!





shark breakfast

Thursday, February 21
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Room N109-110

“How to Become a True Strategic Partner with your Customers: The Future Revolution of Manufacturer Reps”
Guest Speaker: Thad Whittenburg, President at Kitchen and Bath Global Partners


IBS closing spike concert with the goo goo dolls

Thursday, February 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino - Paradise Event Center

Close out KBIS with a private concert by American rock band and GRAMMY® Award-nominated, the Goo Goo Dolls!

When songs connect, those resonances only echo louder as each decade passes. The Goo Goo Dolls—John Rzeznik [vocals, guitar] and Robby Takac [bass, vocals]—first released the three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated quadruple-platinum Dizzy Up The Girl in 1998, and 20 years later its story, spirit and soul continue to shine.

Often noted for being the album that propelled the Goo Goo Dolls to success, Dizzy Up The Girl shined with a powerhouse track-list that included, “Dizzy,” “Slide,” “Broadway,” “Black Balloon” and their mega-smash hit “Iris.”

The Goo Goo Dolls certainly have fortified an unbreakable bond to countless listeners everywhere. Now, the influence of Dizzy Up The Girl expands once again in 2018, and to celebrate this landmark, the Goo Goo Dolls launched a 20th anniversary tour. They have also found inspiration to write and record new music due out in 2019.

Come early and grab a drink! Doors open at 5:00 pm and the Goo Goo Dolls will take the stage at 6:00 pm.

How to Participate:

Tickets are required for this event. The cost is $40 per ticket.

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