NAHB and NKBA extend show partnership

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) have extended the co-location of the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS),

Known as Design & Construction Week, a new 6-year agreement will begin in 2020 and run through the 2026 shows.

Although IBS and KBIS are two separate shows, the combined event hosts more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning more than 1 million net square feet of exhibit space, making DCW the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. Also, one show pass provides attendee access to both shows.

“We have seen extraordinary growth and success of Design & Construction Week over the past few years,” said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. “There is a natural synergy between our two organizations, and it just made sense to bring our two shows together to create a mega-event, giving show attendees the added benefit of having access to anything and everything housing related in one place.”

“NKBA is proud to continue our partnership with NAHB, creating this tremendous opportunity that benefits members of both associations as well as the industry in general,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “The kitchen and bath industry, as well as overall residential design, building and remodeling, are vibrant, as is evidenced by the robust growth of both shows since our co-location. This represents a vital component of the American economy, and together, we play a critical role in keeping businesses in this segment strong and on solid footing.”

Now in its 75th year, IBS is produced and managed exclusively by NAHB. The event is the largest light construction show in the world.

The extended agreement includes the 2021-2022 shows in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center, the 2023-2025 shows in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and then a return to Orlando in 2026.

The 2019 International Builders Show is scheduled for Feb. 19 to Feb. 21 in Las Vegas.