ST. PAUL, MN -- Two leading industries are co-locating their biggest events in order to offer interior design professionals the luxury of attending two venues under one roof. Vision12 International Window Coverings EXPO (IWCE), the industry's only international window fashion expo and educational summit, will be located adjacent to the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Both shows will take place in Chicago, IL at McCormick Place from April 24-26, 2012.

The IWCE says this co-location offers attendees savings in both time and money with the concept of two expos for one badge. Attendees at both shows are similar in nature, catering to design professionals, dealers, decorators, fabricators, manufacturers, retailers, buyers, installers and other professionals from around the world.

"Chicago is a world-class city when it comes to art, architecture, and culture, and we know our members will be excited to explore everything the city has to offer while participating in our industry's most important event," said 2011 NKBA President-Elect Alan Zielinski, CKD, a Chicago-area kitchen designer and dealer. "Our well-attended 2010 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago was a testament to the draw this city has for kitchen and bath professionals."

"This year, more than ever before, the centrally-located U.S. site will offer easy access to everyone interested in exchanging window fashion ideas and product information, and we're so excited to once again co-locate with KBIS. The Midwest setting offers numerous choices for the attendee to take advantage of in terms of inspiration for how to grow their business. Chicago is also a goldmine of fun, food, fashion and entertainment!" said Grace McNamara, the IWCE Show Producer. "I am very excited about this year's show because in our industry poll, this setting won hands down as the 2012 venue."