What is Design & Construction Week®?
Design & Construction Week is the co-location of the two biggest annual tradeshows for residential design and construction professionals. It is the one place in North America where the building industry comes together. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will again co-locate the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) along with two partner events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE).
Founding partners, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen and Bath Association will once again co-locate the International Builders' Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
Joining IBS and KBIS are two DCW partner events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE). Design & Construction Week will continue driving the possibilities of home, forward – with an anticipated attendance of 110,000+ residential construction and design professionals and a combined total of more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibits!
Join thousands of exhibitors in more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibits at the 3rd annual Design & Construction Week (DCW)! DCW continues again with the co-location of the International Builders' Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), plus two Partner Events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE) – made up of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo. This mega-event will bring together 110,000+ design and construction professionals. This synchronization of trade shows and markets will have direct benefits for all those in the design and construction industries.
Unsure of which show is right for your product? If your product is more targeted to the residential construction industry you should exhibit at IBS. Or, if your products are focused more toward the kitchen and bath designer, you should exhibit at KBIS.
The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world—with miles and miles of the latest and most advanced building products and services ever assembled. See all of the latest innovations for yourself with hands-on demonstrations and working models in over 300 building industry categories at the National Association Home Builders' annual convention. With 100+ education sessions in 8 tracks, IBS features learning opportunities for every segment of the industry. You’ll learn from the top minds in building and gain the knowledge to develop and further enhance your business. In addition to hour-long Building Knowledge and Spotlight sessions, IBS is home to the ever-popular and fully engaging learning formats of the Innovation Hub, the High Performance Building Zone and advanced-level Master Sessions. IBS also features The New American Home®, NAHB's show home, built to showcase the latest technologies and products in the building industry.
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s premier annual event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry. Owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest product innovations and trends from over 500 of the leading kitchen and bath brands. KBISNeXT™, located in South Hall, will be a destination for discovering the next ideas in the industry. Here you’ll find additional KBIS exhibitors, along with show features including the KBISNeXT™ Stage with inspired programming, Outdoor Pavilion, VA Tech FutureHaus Bath and the Innovative Showroom Awards gallery. Additionally, the NKBA will present a robust learning program holding over 95 Voices from the Industry sessions, many offering CEUs. NKBA University Courses will also be offered before and during KBIS providing CEUs and NKBA Education Hours. Choose from a few two hour courses or a three hour course on popular industry topics. And once again NKBA Center Stage will offer outstanding presentations, speakers and events directly in their booth on the show floor.
The International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) is the only show for the window covering industry where thousands of US and international visitors and buyers come for the latest products, technology and education in window coverings. See the latest shading systems, blinds, shutters, decorative hardware and trims, fabric curtains and draperies, motorization, technology, wallcoverings and accessories.
This once-a-year event specifically serves the window covering decorator and designer, retailer, architect, workroom, installer, remodeler and stager. This is the only trade show and conference in North America specifically for window coverings. If you are a supplier or specifier, you will find qualified dealers that are looking for new resources. If you are a dealer, IWCE offers a unique and specialized collection of vendors that work in this lucrative interior design field.
The cutting edge seminar program provides industry CEU’s and WFCP (Window Fashion Certified Professional) accreditation featuring the newest trends, design, national and international market information, decorating, installation, workroom techniques and industry specific business education.
The Envision Design and Ingenuity Workroom awards are a highlight ceremony at IWCE. These are our “Academy Awards” of the best design and fabrication in the industry. The awards ceremony is held the first evening of the show.
The International Surface Event (TISE) is the leading floor covering, stone and tile industry event in North America. Comprised of three trade shows, SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, andTileExpo, attendees include architects, builders, contractors, designers, distributors, fabricators, installers, quarries and retailers. Held annually in Las Vegas and Orlando, TISE brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floor covering, stone and tile products, services and technologies. Over four days, the mega-event held every January showcases over 700 exhibitors in two exhibit halls, a comprehensive education program with over 90 sessions, on-floor demos, networking events and industry certifications. TISE is sponsored and endorsed by over 20 industry associations including the World Floor Covering Association, Marble Institute of America, National Wood Flooring Association and Stone Fabricators Association. For more information, visit www.TISEwest.com.
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