Three Shows in One: IBS, KBIS and NHS join forces

The industry’s three biggest exhibits will hit Las Vegas together in 2023.

As the International Builders' Show (IBS) and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) wound down in Orlando, Fla., event organizers made a big announcement regarding their plans for next year.

IBS and KBIS, collectively known as Design & Construction Week, will be held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show next year. 

The three-show event is scheduled for Jan.31 through Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.

"We are absolutely thrilled that the National Hardware Show (NHS) will be in Las Vegas during the same time that Design & Construction Week takes place," said Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders. "NHS creates synergy with the International Builders' Show and NKBA's Kitchen and Bath Show.”

Howard also noted that co-locating NHS with IBS and KBIS will allow attendees to explore additional products and opportunities to grow their businesses and maintain a competitive edge in the market.

"We think having the National Hardware Show co-locate with us in Las Vegas next year is a great opportunity to expand Design & Construction Week," said Bill Darcy, CEO for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). "It gives Design & Construction Week attendees more products and services to experience during their three days at the show. It's also a great way for all three associations to better serve their respective members as we look to the future."

This year, the National Hardware Show is scheduled for April 5-April 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Beth Casson, National Hardware Show event vice president, said attendees and customers will benefit from this new combination of industry exhibits.

"NHS, IBS & KBIS events have complementary product offerings that will broaden buying and selling opportunities," Casson said. "NHS is the destination for uncovering trends and sourcing new products and suppliers. By hosting the show earlier in the year, this gives buyers an opportunity to kick off the year with discovery and connection, while allowing more time for critical decisions before big buying events.”

The NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) is the world's largest annual residential construction show for professionals in the building industry while KBIS is owned by the NKBA. NHS is owned by RX Global, formerly known as Reed Exhibitions.