K/BIS 2005 Set For Las Vegas

K/BIS 2005 Set For Las Vegas

Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and its trade show partner have announced that the 2005 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show will take place for the first time ever in Las Vegas. The announcement signals a major change of venue for the K/BIS event the largest international trade show dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry.

For the past six years, K/BIS has alternated annually between Chicago's McCormick Place and Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. K/BIS is scheduled to return to Chicago for 2004, before moving to the Las Vegas Convention Center in May of 2005.

Las Vegas was targeted as a K/BIS location because of its appeal as a destination city for major events, as well as the size and quality of its convention facilities and its greater proximity to the West Coast, according to K/BIS organizers.

"We are confident the move to Las Vegas will inspire added excitement and open new doors for exhibitors and attendees," said Larry Spangler, CEO of the NKBA.

"K/BIS has had great success in Orlando and Chicago, but Las Vegas will attract new interest and awareness nationally and internationally," said Walt Goldsby, group v.p. of NKBA's trade show partner, the Atlanta-based VNU Expositions.

"The kitchen and bath industry is constantly evolving and we'll make sure K/BIS is meeting the needs of the marketplace," he added.