Natural Stone Institute Joins KBIS AND IBS for Design & Construction Week® 2019
Natural Stone Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oberlin, OH, November 8, 2018—Natural Stone Institute is a supporting organization of the sixth annual Design & Construction Week (DCW).
DCW’s founding partners, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), will continue driving the possibilities of home forward as the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) returns to Las Vegas, Feb. 19-21, 2019. DCW will bring together more than 80,000 design and construction professionals in North America’s largest gathering of the residential design and construction industry.
Members of the Natural Stone Institute will enjoy discounted registration for the event, while the organization’s leaders will participate in the Design & Construction Week Executive Roundtable to discuss issues and trends in the North American housing market and exchange ideas with other industry thought leaders.
2018 Natural Stone Institute President David Carnevale commented: “Sponsoring this event fits well with our mission to educate builders and kitchen & bath professionals about the benefits of using natural stone. The attendees at this event are the decision makers when choosing materials for their projects.”
“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 support of the Natural Stone Institute only further bolsters the prominence of this event. DCW has become the premier event for our industry, and we expect the 2019 show to be the best year yet.”
“NKBA is delighted about the continuation of this significant collaboration, which brings so many industry professionals together in one place," said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “The co-location of these two important shows creates huge value for everyone involved, and it’s ultimately a huge win for consumers, as we lead the way in connecting the industry.”
Both shows are located at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The expos are open Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Thursday, Feb. 21. NKBA and NAHB each have pre-show activities on tap; click on buildersshow.com and kbis.com for full scheduling and information.
Registration is open at designandconstructionweek.com. Registered attendees will have access to both trade shows held during Design & Construction Week. Early-bird pricing is in effect through Dec. 7.
About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.