October Regional Show Posts Growth Over 2004 Event

BURNSVILLE, MN - The 2005 Kitchen & Bath Design & Remodeling Expo has already surpassed the number of booths and companies that participated in the 2004 inaugural event, and is expected to grow even more before it takes place in October, management of the second-year trade show announced last month.

Some 75 companies showcasing more than 100 separate product lines are expected to take part in the three-day trade show and educational conference, according to Cygnus Expositions, the trade show division of Kitchen &?Bath Design News' parent company, Cygnus Business Media.

The show will take place Oct. 18-20 at the Valley Forge Convention Center, in King of Prussia, PA.

"The Kitchen & Bath Design & Remodeling Expo is the premier regional event for kitchen and bath remodeling, and the interest in this year's show has increased significantly," show manager Pati Beaulieu said in July. "We currently have more square footage reserved than last year, with more companies and lines exhibiting than in 2004."

The Kitchen & Bath Design & Remodeling Expo is produced and managed by Cygnus Expositions, and is sponsored by Kitchen & Bath Design News. The show is supported by KBDN sister magazines Qualified Remodeler and Residential Design & Build.

"Last year we dealt with the issues that every new event faces," said Cygnus Expositions' group v.p. Tom Pellet. "We

recognize there was concern expressed by some attendees over the quantity and variety of product offerings at last year's show. This year, we've expanded our focus and reach to remedy those concerns and make the show better than before."

According to Beaulieu, while last year's show "set the standard for being the leading regional show for custom cabinet offerings," this year's event "will also include companies showcasing bath and plumbing products."

"This year's show promises to feature a wide variety of products, technology and services," she said.

In addition to exhibits, the Kitchen & Bath Design & Remodeling Expo will also provide training and educational opportunities for kitchen and bath professionals.

The show's conference will feature 18 seminars led by industry experts, organized around four distinct tracks – Kitchen, Bath & Showroom Design; Sales & Marketing; Business Management; and Technology – and address the key issues facing today's kitchen and bath professionals.

All seminars will offer continuing education (CEU) credits for members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

"We think this show will feature the best educational program available in the kitchen and bath industry," said KBDN editorial director and publisher, Eliot Sefrin. "Our seminars are aimed at providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information that attendees can immediately apply to their businesses to achieve greater profitability and a higher level of professionalism."

For information on attending or exhibiting at the 2005 Kitchen & Bath Design & Remodeling Expo, visit www.kbdrexpo.com, or call 800-827-8009.