Organizers of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) say attendee figures are showing a 40% increase over last year’s numbers during the same time period to date. The three-day event is set for April 16-18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“The numbers are pretty staggering at this point as our research shows that 67% of the attendees who are registered for KBIS 2010 did not participate last year,” said Brian Pagel, vice president of the Kitchen and Bath Group at Nielsen Expositions. “This has surpassed our expectations and has generated a lot of early buzz and excitement surrounding the show in Chicago this year.”

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