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Today, Feb. 10, show management of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), who together hold the annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) tradeshows, KBIS and IBSx, have postponed the virtual tradeshow floor due to technical issues. While the virtual tradeshow floor is not available, other programming — from workshops to networking sessions — will still take place.
Suzie Williford, executive vice president, industry relations and chief strategy officer at NKBA, made the announcement today at 4 p.m. EST.
“It is with sincere regret that we announced that the technology issues pertaining to the campus virtual path platform have significantly impacted the area that gives access to our valued exhibitors," Williford said. "This situation evolved rapidly and rectifying these changes proved to be more complex than we had anticipated. As a result, the show floor experience featuring the campus exhibitor booth has been postponed. We are investigating alternative solutions that may allow the exhibitor experience to be relaunched in the near future. Refunds will be extended to all our exhibitors and our Expo attendees will be sharing additional information with you as soon as we are able. We appreciate the continued support of our loyal exhibitors, our loyal members and the industry which has been very important and very uplifting. We apologize for the disruptions this has caused and appreciate your patience as we navigate to seek a remedy for our situation."
While the virtual tradeshow floor will not take place, the many educational sessions and content for KBIS and IBS will continue on as planned. In addition, a listing of exhibitors and sponsors of both events will be made available online. More information will be provided as things progress.
For up-to-date information, visit www.kbisconnect.com.