ALPHARETTA, GA – Registration for the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), located at the McCormick Place in Chicago from April 24 to 26, is now open. KBIS, the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) yearly show, continues to gain momentum as an ever-increasing number of industry leaders across a wide variety of categories, including cabinetry, appliances and plumbing, sign-on to share their hottest new innovations. “With more than 300 exhibitors to date, the KBIS 2012 show will include cutting edge uses of technology and new ways to more easily navigate the show while connecting a diverse audience of both familiar faces and newcomers,” show organizers say.

This year, KBIS will group new resources from high-interest product categories into special pavilions to help exhibitors and attendees, ranging from dealers, designers, builders and remodelers to retailers and other industry professionals, to more efficiently navigate the show and meet with the companies and suppliers they want to target. Product pavilions will include categories such as appliances, decorative hardware, appliance, cabinetry, natural stone and tile, sourcing and international (Italy, Taiwan).

Further, KBIS says it plans to continue to grow the show by featuring special events, entertainment, dynamic networking opportunities and educational sessions tailored to specific groups of attendees and exhibitors, “allowing them to connect with buyers and influencers in their field.” According to Jim Scott, managing director of the show, “KBIS 2012 will provide its exhibitor partners with new, highly targeted avenues to leverage growth and increase return on investment, which is an invaluable opportunity in today’s economic state.”

Early registration ensures first choice of official host hotels and access to exclusive discounted rates. To register as an exhibitor or attendee, or to learn more about the innovations coming to this year’s show,