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KBIS 2021

KBIS 2021: Here's to Your Well-Being
and Opportunity in Orlando

The live event moves forward with increased health and
safety measures in place and new virtual programming.
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest North American
trade show dedicated to the kitchen and bath market, will take place Feb.
9-11, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. In addition to the onsite experience, KBIS 2021 is expanding its presence through
the integration of a new live virtual program over the three-day event to
provide attendees access to exclusive show content all year long.
As KBIS 2021 registration is now open, we wanted to enlighten our attendees and exhibitors as to the precautions and preparations show manage-

Register with confidence and join fellow
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als to discover, network and learn while
knowing your investment is protected.
In the month of September,Expo Only is FREE to NKBA members.
All attendee registration fees for expo and conference passes are fully refundable if cancelled by January 15, 2021.
Book your hotel room through our trusted partner, onPeak, with
no deposit due. Reservations can be cancelled up to 72 hours before
your arrival date without penalties.

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ment and the convention center are taking to provide a lively and safe experience for everyone. There is no perfect substitution for learning about new
products and trends, attending educational sessions and seeing industry peers
at a live event, which is why we are taking the fact that things have changed
because of the pandemic very seriously. We want to ensure that everyone
who attends the three-day live KBIS event can do so with the peace of mind
that we are putting their health and safety at the top of the list of priorities.
"These are extraordinary times, and KBIS 2021 will have a unique look
and feel," said Suzie Williford, executive vice president of industry relations and chief strategy officer for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), which owns KBIS. "We are still finalizing plans, but at the
forefront of all of our planning is the health and safety of our attendees and
exhibitors.This includes rigorous new health and safety measures across the
board. As long as we are able to safely produce an event for our industry to
come together, we will."
Health & safety measures include:*
All attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and partners are required to
wear face masks inside the convention center and maintain appropriate
social distance; masks will be available at registration upon request.
Increased hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the convention center.
Daily, heightened cleaning of all public spaces, exhibit halls, meeting rooms
and registration areas will take place.
There will be a contactless registration process with remote badge printing.
All show floor aisles will be single directional to help manage traffic flow
and encourage social distancing.
Exhibitors are encouraged to design open booths to allow for open entry
and exit points.
*These plans may adapt and change to effectively limit potential spread.
"As an industry leader and producer of some of the largest trade shows
in North America, Emerald has been at the forefront of creating a protocol
for hosting events safely," said Brian Pagel, executive vice president at Emerald, which produces the show. "We recently rolled out our comprehensive
national standard for all Emerald events, which details our safety protocols, including our enhanced communications plan pre-event and onsite,
strategies for implementing social distancing, daily cleaning protocols and
personal protective equipment requirements for all attendees. Our plans are
fluid and are always being modified, based on updated direction and guidelines from the Orange County Convention Center, City of Orlando and
the state of Florida. We are also adapting our plans to meet CDC standards
and federal guidelines, and we have adopted industry-leading cleaning and
safety protocols."

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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trends
Better Business
Tech Savvy
Research Roundup
CEDIA Expo
KBIS 2021
Color Find
Before & After
Solutions
Wellness Design
What’s Hot
Favorites
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Show Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 14
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 15
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Hot Topic
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 18
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Trends
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 21
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 22
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 23
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Better Business
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 25
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Tech Savvy
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 27
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Research Roundup
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 29
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - CEDIA Expo
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - KBIS 2021
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Color Find
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Before & After
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Solutions
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Wellness Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - What’s Hot
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