New Show Dates Announced for K/BIS 2003

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New Show Dates Announced for K/BIS 2003

Orlando, FL The 2003 Kitchen/ Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) and
National Kitchen & Bath Conference, to be held at the Orange
County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, has been rescheduled for
April 11-13, according to the Hackettstown, NJ-based National
Kitchen & Bath Association and the Chantilly, VA-based VNU
Expositions, co-sponsors of the show.

The show, which is the largest international event for kitchen
and bath dealers, designers, retailers, contractors, architects,
wholesalers and other industry professionals, was previously
scheduled to take place March 28-30.

After determining the dates of the show, it was realized that
the originally scheduled K/BIS dates conflicted with the popular
ISH show, according to NKBA. Scheduled to take place in 2003 March
25-29 in Frankfurt, Germany, the biennial ISH brings together
bathroom product manufacturers and other plumbing professionals
from around the world, including many from the U.S. As a result,
many exhibitors were opting to exhibit only at ISH, and K/BIS stood
to lose significant exhibitor revenue, according to a source close
to the show.

“We are exceptionally pleased that we were able to accommodate
this change, especially for the involvement of our international
exhibitors,” said 2002 NKBA president-elect Les Petrie, CKD,
CBD.

“This is a great opportunity for kitchen and bath professionals
to take part in our very important industry event, while still
meeting other industry obligations. I am very pleased and grateful
for the cooperation of VNU Expositions, Orange County Convention
Center and all parties involved for the smooth transition to our
new dates,” Petrie added.

“Staging the most successful event possible for our exhibitors
while accommodating industry needs is our top priority,” stated
Walt Goldsby, group v.p., Healthcare and Building Groups, VNU
Expositions. “This new time slot will ensure that we build on our
past successes.”
K/BIS 2003 will feature several new and expanded programs, show
co-sponsors noted. These include an expanded NKBA Technology
Pavilion, an updated Design Idea Center and a host of new
educational opportunities and seminars.

In one location, K/BIS offers an exhibit hall of more than
400,000 sq. ft. of products, innovations and design solutions, as
well as more than 50 seminars, workshops and roundtable sessions
covering topics ranging from business and technology to design and
marketing.
More information about the show may be obtained by contacting Show
Management at (800) 933-8735 or by visiting the K/BIS Web site
at  www.kbis.com.

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