WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) today announced a new strategic partnership with CEDIA, the leading trade association for the residential technology industry, to be part of the 2017 Design & Construction Week® (DCW).
Design & Construction Week, the co-location of IBS and KBIS, will be held Jan. 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. As part of the partnership, the IBS show floor will now feature the CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion designated specifically for exhibitors who specialize in technology solutions for the home.
“We have seen explosive growth in Design & Construction Week over the past few years, primarily due the draw of having so many big industry players all in one place,” said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. “The addition of CEDIA only further bolsters the prominence of the shows and we are thrilled to have them as part of the IBS show floor. DCW has become the premier event for our industry, and we expect the 2017 show to be the best year yet.”
“NKBA is thrilled that the collaboration with CEDIA has led to the creation of this new home technology destination at Design and Construction Week,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “This is ultimately a huge win for consumers, as we lead the way in connecting the industry to a better kitchen, bath and connected home.”
“Being able to partner with NAHB and NKBA is a fantastic opportunity not only to showcase the numerous technology solutions that are available but to also build an awareness and understanding of how CEDIA technology professionals and design professionals can work together to create homes that are luxurious, entertaining, safe, and efficient,” said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO.
More than 110,000 residential and design professionals attended the 3rd annual Design & Construction Week held this past January in Las Vegas. Founding partners NAHB and NKBA again co-located their shows, IBS and KBIS, and were joined by two other DCW partner events— the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE). Together these events featured a total of 2,500+ exhibitors in more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space.
Registration for Design & Construction Week shows will open on Aug. 1, 2016. Registered attendees will have access to all tradeshows held during Design & Construction Week. For more information, visit: www.designandconstructionweek.com.