Are you ready for the big show??!! Many will flock to Las Vegas for KBIS and IBS this weekend to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes,-yes even tastes...that is offered this upcoming week. And we at Design Your Kitchen & Bath believe it will top last year's event! We've included a few tips for you to enjoy the festivities that await those going for the first time. Feel free to comment below on your own KBIS experiences.
1. Wear comfortable shoes.
Cannot stress this enough for the ladies! KBIS involves alot of walking and standing whether it is inside the convention center or outside. Besides the displays having that comfy, squishy pad under their carpet you're walking on concrete more than half the time. Lots to view and admire, so be prepared!!
2. Come prepared to take notes.
Some manufacturers will showcase products that will not be introduced until a later quarter in the year. For that reason, some may not allow any picture taking so it is a good idea to make notes of what to look forward to later in 2016. Last year, Cambria unveiled a couple of new colors but hired security to ensure no visitors took pictures.
3. Visit IBS (International Builders Show)
Even though KBIS will offer so much from displays to presentations, be sure to stop in and visit IBS. They are both co-habitating this year again at the convention center so it may not be a bad idea to see what is new in their industry. Personally, we enjoyed the appliance manufacturer's displays...hope you will too.
4. Attend activities after KBIS hours
Besides the hours of the show (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), there are other activities going on after hours. Numerous KBIS sponsors will host various activities to enjoy while you're in Vegas. Here's a chance to network, enjoy the scenery and relax after a long day of walking. Our favorite was The Bash held at XS inside Encore!
5. Sit in on NKBA Center Stage presentations
NKBA has a heavy hand on this phemonal show and will have it's own schedule of presentations that will take place center stage. You get a chance to listen in on panels about old and new trends in the industry, interact with different presentations, etc. Our very own, Ty Thomas was awarded a prestigious recognition for 30 under 30 2015 exactly one year ago on Center Stage. So, stop in and hear about what our exceptional industry professionals have to offer!
Your Hampton Roads kitchen and bath design company, Design Your Kitchen & Bath hopes to see you there!