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International Builders’ Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show to extend Co-Location agreement through 2030

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 29— The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National
Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today announced an agreement to extend the co-location of the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for four years through 2030.

In 2013, the initial agreement was announced by NAHB and NKBA to co-locate IBS and KBIS under the banner of Design & Construction Week (DCW), beginning with the 2014 event held in Las Vegas. The co-located events have become the largest annual gathering of residential construction and design industry professionals.

“Over the past decade, it has been amazing to see the incredible growth and success of Design & Construction Week,” said NAHB CEO Jim Tobin. “We are thrilled to be able to further strengthen the relationship between IBS and KBIS and extend our agreement to host the premier event of the housing and design industry.”

“2024 marks the 60-year anniversary of KBIS – a tremendous accomplishment and an
opportunity to not only celebrate our growth but to set goals for how we want to continue to elevate the show and help drive the industry forward,” said Bill Darcy, Global President & CEO of NKBA|KBIS. “We’ve had great success collaborating with NAHB and IBS and are proud to announce our continued partnership as part of this milestone year. As the kitchen, bath, and wider residential building, architect, design, and remodeling sectors continue to grow it’s more important than ever to provide a central source for inspiration and innovation.”

“Design & Construction Week has truly excelled, proving to be a resounding success – and we couldn’t be more excited to extend the partnership between KBIS and IBS,” said Brian Pagel, Executive Vice President, Residential and Commercial Connections, Emerald. “We’ve seen record-setting numbers of new exhibitors and attendees in recent years and look forward to building on our continued growth as one of the largest industry events in the country thanks to our shared presence with the NAHB and IBS.”

From 2027 through 2030, the two shows will continue to occupy separate halls within the Las Vegas Convention Center, but one pass will give registrants access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.

The 2024 DCW, held this week in Las Vegas, marks the 11th year of the agreement. The two shows are expected to host more than 2,400 exhibitors, over 110,000 total industry
professionals spanning over 1 million net square feet of exhibit space.

IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world. Builders, remodelers, developers, and other industry professionals from more than 100 countries attend to see the latest products and services from more than 1,800 exhibitors and attend over 120 cutting-edge education sessions, visit show homes featuring the latest trends and innovations and network with peers. Now in its 80th year, IBS is organized, produced and managed exclusively by NAHB.

Held annually for the last 60 years, KBIS is North America’s largest industry event dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. KBIS is an inspiring, interactive event showcasing the latest products, trends, and technologies from over 670 exhibitors and almost 100 educational sessions. Attendees include dealers, designers, architects, remodelers, wholesalers and custom builders attend to see KBIS, in conjunction with NKBA, is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies from hundreds of exhibitors. KBIS is owned by NKBA and produced by Emerald.

In 2025, DCW will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 25-27. The 2026 event will move to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. In 2027 DCW returns to Las Vegas where it will remain until 2030.


About the NAHB International Builders’ Show®
The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the world’s largest annual residential
construction show and is the must-attend event for professionals in the building industry. IBS is produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80% of the new housing units projected for this year. For more information, visit BuildersShow.com or nahb.org.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that
owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest kitchen and bath show in North
America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and
remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS and NKBA are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Emerald
KBIS is produced by Emerald. Our talented and experienced team grows our customers’.
businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand
connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit emeraldx.com.

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