The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the cancellation of the in-person 2021 edition of the NKBA Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), originally scheduled to take place Feb. 9-11, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, alongside the co-located International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Maintaining the health and safety of the exhibitors, attendees, partners and employees remains the association’s top priority.
The cancellation of the live event is due to continuing developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including current government restrictions and limitations on large gatherings imposed by states and other local government and public health authorities; the inability of KBIS’s international community to travel to the show due to quarantine requirements and travel bans; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies.
Despite cancelling the in-person February 2021 show, the association is committed to keeping everyone connected. As part of this commitment, NKBA will be launching a virtual show and events platform during the second week of February that will offer interactive and immersive experiences for both exhibitors and attendees from wherever they are in the world. Registration for the virtual event will be free for all NKBA members. Further information will be available soon.
NKBA looks forward to coming together again for a full scale, live event, Feb. 8-10, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.