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The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, along with DesignBites Host and Celebrity Interior Designer Kelli Ellis, announced the 10 brands selected to participate in the high-energy “speed dating for brands” program returning to the KBISNeXT Stage. DesignBites is sponsored by HomeAdvisor and will take place February 20, 2019, at 12 p.m.
The following brands were selected to showcase their latest innovations and designs during DesignBites:
During the action-packed, one-hour program, each DesignBites brand will display one of its most innovative products in a three-minute presentation to the attendee and media audience, followed by a two-minute Q&A.
“Thank you to all of the KBIS exhibitors who submitted to take part in DesignBites. It’s clear that 2019 will be an exciting year for our industry and community,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.
#KBTribeChat, one of the most respected kitchen and bath online forums, will also make its seventh appearance at KBIS hosting a live, progressive tour on the show floor starting at 1:30 p.m. on February 19, 2019. Typically hosted online on Wednesdays, this kitchen and bath industry Twitter chat will bring its participants together in-person and online for a first look at the latest and most innovative products at KBIS 2019. Headed by Stacy Garcia, founder of #KBTribeChat, attendees will progress through the show floor with stops at four exhibitors. This year’s Progressive KBtribechat hosts are Brizo, Wellborn Cabinet, Rev-a-shelf and Signature Kitchen Suite.
“Getting together with KBTribeChat friends is one of my show highlights,” said Garcia. “Meeting in person strengthens the connections made online every week during our industry discussions. Sharing excitement over discoveries made together is a lot of fun and what our progressive event is all about!”
Participants are meeting in the Brizo booth (N2332) at 1:30 p.m. on the first day of the show to enjoy networking in person while discovering the latest industry innovations and sharing on social media. Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises. Participants will pick up their “I ❤KBTribeChat” bag at the first stop and can fill it with gifts from each sponsor.
The event program runs as follows:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Progressive #KBTribeChat at KBIS
1:30-3 p.m. PST
Event Timing and Hosts:
“This is the seventh year working together to host a live #KBTribeChat on the KBIS show floor, and it remains a highlight for everyone in the industry – including those unable to make it to Vegas,” said Pagel. “We encourage everyone to join us, both at KBIS and beyond, to learn about the latest products and innovations debuting at KBIS.”