Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) today announced the addition of The International Surface Event (TISE) as an official show partner for Design & Construction Week (DCW), Jan. 19-22, 2016 in Las Vegas. TISE joins the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) as a partner event.
“TISE is the leading floor covering, stone and tile industry event in the country, so they are a natural fit to take part in Design & Construction Week, the largest annual residential construction event in the nation,” said NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo. “We are pleased to be able to welcome them back as an official show partner, and look forward to another great show in 2016.” “As owners of KBIS, the National Kitchen & Bath Association is thrilled to have TISE back as an official show partner for Design & Construction Week,” remarked NKBA CEO Bill Darcy. ”
As a founding partner in DCW it is incredibly rewarding for us to see the continued growth of this must-attend event. By joining forces to forge the DCW partnership, NKBA and NAHB have demonstrated that there is enormous strength in collaboration. Bringing so many industry representatives together in one location creates huge value for everyone involved.” “This strategic agreement adds value for buyers and exhibitors at both venues,” explained Dana Teague, Vice President, Design Group, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate. “Attendees and exhibitors reaped the benefits of this mega design and construction event. Last year was the first year The International Surface Event joined forces with Design & Construction Week and we look forward to making it an even better experience in 2016. Truly industry collaboration at its best.” In 2014, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) launched Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas as IBS and KBIS co-located for the first time, along with IWCE. Building upon that success, other organizations have been invited to join on as partners, with TISE becoming an official partner in 2015 and again in 2016. The International Surface Event is made up of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo. All the shows except TISE take place Jan. 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, while the TISE exhibits are open Jan. 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
In January, more than 3,700 exhibitors and 125,000 attendees participated in the five shows that made up the second Design & Construction Week. IBS and KBIS have agreed to co-locate this annual event through at least 2020. Registered attendees will have access to all tradeshows held during Design & Construction Week. Registration for Design & Construction Week shows open on Sept. 1, 2015.