If maximizing your time is on your agenda for 2019, then the upcoming year kicks off with an ideal opportunity in Las Vegas. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) have agreed to once again extend the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to form Design & Construction Week® (DCW).
Created by the two associations in 2014, DCW has become an important industry event focused on new ideas, products, and technologies to design, build, and remodel homes. While IBS and KBIS remain two separate and distinct shows, the combined venue will host more than 2,000 brands spanning over a million net square feet of exhibit space, making DCW the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. One pass provides attendee access to both shows.
The two organizations’ most recent agreement is for a 6-year run, beginning in 2020 through the 2026 shows.
“We have seen extraordinary growth and success of Design & Construction Week over the past few years,” says NAHB’s 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. We are thrilled to continue this relationship and build upon this success into the next decade.”
“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,” adds Bill Darcy, NKBA’s CEO. “The kitchen and bath industry – as well as overall residential design, building, and remodeling – are vibrant, as 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.”
The extended DCW agreement includes the 2021-2022 shows in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center, the 2023-2025 shows in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and then returning in 2026 to Orlando.