Why Should I Attend KBIS 2017 Show in Orlando?

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is by far the best kitchen and bath expo to attend. Once again, KBIS 2017 has co-located with the NAHB International Builder’s Show, making it the world’s largest gathering. As a professional interior designer and a certified kitchen and bath designer, it is a must do for me because of the following reasons:

  • The Latest in Design Trends
  • Access to New Products and Industry Leading Brands
  • The Latest in New Technologies
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Amazing Industry Speakers

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show – Debuts 2017 Trends

As a designer and a specifier of products, it is important for me to stay on the cutting edge of trends. My clients want a designer that knows the latest products available for their project. I would not miss The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show as this is the expo to attend to gain that knowledge and stay current. I was honored last year at the KBIS 2016 show in Vegas by being selected as one of the K+B Insiders for the NKBA, for 2016. While at the show my fellow K+B Insiders and myself spoke at a press conference on the latest in Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2016. We were also the designated trendspotters for the show and I was able to convey to the Editor at Large on my findings.

New Products

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show - 2016 Product
Product Seen KBIS 2016 Las Vegas, Photos by DigThisDesign

At KBIS 2017, you will see in excess of 500 prominent brands along with offerings from an additional 100 new companies. The show provides an interactive look at various brands, an opportunity to do side-by-side comparisons and speak to the manufacturers about their products. KBIS provides you the tools to shine like an expert when talking to your clients about product and product design. This gives your clients the confidence of hiring a professional that can offer them the best in design knowledge.

New Technologies

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show - New Technologies

I got to see new smart home technologies demonstrated in appliances, plumbing, and automation for the whole house. Because I am a designer who offers lighting design it is important for me to see the latest in automation. Technology is changing so fast and I depend on the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show to give me the latest in technology products for the home.

Networking with Other Professionals

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show - Networking with peers.
KBIS 2016, Las Vegas, Networking with Peers

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is a mingling of who’s who in this industry. It allows you to engage with other professionals in your field who understand the value of building relationships and exchanging ideas. Over the 30 years I have been attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, I have created a community of professionals that I continue to network with.  I look forward to expanding my community by attending the show in January in Orlando.

Continuing Education Courses Offered

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show - Patricia Davis Brown speaking for The Professional of the Year, promoting NKBA University.
Patricia Davis Brown speaking for The Professional of The Year, promoting NKBA University.

There is always an expansive schedule of continuing educational classes at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. Throughout my career, I have taken advantage of the educational offerings at the KBIS Show and look forward to more learning opportunities. I was a finalist last year for The Professional of the Year and owe much to the knowledge that I have learned from the NKBA University’s educational track, which is always available at the KBIS Show, to qualify for the honor.

Industry Speakers

You will find the best of the best speaking at the KBIS 2017. The keynote speaker for the opening ceremonies at KBIS 2017 will be the one and only Peyton Manning. Hard to believe that Peyton Manning has time to speak after his latest victory in Super Bowl 50. He will be discussing his thoughts about his career and what it takes to achieve greatness.


Registration is now open, so join myself and thousands of others this January in Orlando!  Find more information at www.kbis.com.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.