kbb Birmingham returns to the NEC from 6-9 March 2016 for its 30th year with a focus on the future and the design concepts of kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms that will take us there.
Arming the industry with foresight and product innovation, this year’s show centres around the theme of Future, promising to deliver thought-provoking showcases of future design and the latest launches from new and retuning exhibitors. Due to an increase in exhibitor demand, kbb 2016 has extended its floor space by 35%, showcasing the largest kbb event since 2008. Exhibitors will be from the best of British companies along with new international brands including Abode, AEG, Samsung, Blanco, Britannia, BSH Group, Caple, CDA, Cosentino, Formica, Franke, Hurlingham, Ideal Standard, Keller, Leicht, Levantina, Merlyn Showers, Nolte, Perrin & Rowe, RAK Ceramics, Roca, Roper Rhodes, Rotpunkt and Sensio. For the full exhibitor list visit www.kbb.co.uk.
Sales Director at kbb, Jon Johnston commented, “I’m really looking forward to kbb Birmingham 2016. The quantity and quality of the brands involved in this year’s show will, in my opinion, ensure the biggest and best event yet. The bigger than expected demand for space at kbb reflects that the UK market is an exciting one, not just in terms of the volume of demand for product, but for innovative product design and function. I would recommend visitors try and spend more than one day at the show.”
The four day event will present a host of speakers at the kbbreview conference; the conference will be held in the brand new Arena positioned at the heart of the show, which will be an ideal space for conversation and networking. Speakers curated by the kbbreview editorial team will provide insightful discussions, along with invaluable advice across a range of topics within the kbb industry. Speakers include, Bathstore CEO, Gary Favell; showroom designer, Steve Esdaile from Esdaile Design, Diane Berry, from Diane Berry Kitchens and Dick Powell from SeymourPowell.
The Innovation Awards, in partnership with Blum, will return as part of this years’ theme of Future and will celebrate the most technologically advanced products yet. The awards aims to discover a product, method or idea that will provide a new and interesting solution to kitchens, bathrooms or appliances, to help shape the future of the industry. The esteemed panel of judges includes kbb Sales Director Jon Johnston; David Sanders, Managing Director of Blum; Editor of Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Ruth Bell; Renee Mascari, CEO of KBB NTG and designer Hayley Tarrington-Robson from Day True.
As a result of the new kbb show app, sponsored by ArtiCAD, visitors will also be able to cast an innovative eye over exhibitor products, and vote for the Innovation visitor’s choice award via the app. The new show app will also allow manufacturers, suppliers and buyers to engage more effectively during and after the show.
David Sanders at Blum, commented: “Blum is a company that has innovation at its heart and it’s a completely natural connection for us to be involved with the kbb innovation award which is at the heart of the UK KBB industry”