HACKETTSTOWN, NJ -- The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), representing close to 50,000 kitchen and bath industry professionals and owners of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announce the launch of its NKBA Global Connect Pavilion Program at KBIS 2022 with the inaugural German Pavilion. The pavilion, which is organized by koelnmesse, is presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWi), in collaboration with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), and supported by the Association of German Woodworking Industries (HDH). It will bring manufacturers of German kitchen and bath products and services together in one co-operative space from February 8 to 10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

The German Pavilion will include the following manufacturers and service providers: nobilia European Kitchen Furniture, Kesseboehmer Functional Hardware and Fittings, Haecker Kitchens, SieMatic Kitchens, Dein Konfigurator Design Software and AMK- German Kitchen Trade and Service Association. 

Located in the South Hall, the German Pavilion will allow attendees to see and experience the newest German kitchen innovations in materials, finishes, installation capabilities and configurations in an efficiently designed space. Additionally, the NKBA Global Connect pavilion, positioned nearby, will offer programming, talks and networking events featuring first-time international exhibiting brands and participating members of the German Pavilion. Global Connect Spotlights, Trend Talks and Market Outlook presentations will take place over the three-day show period.

“We have been collaborating with our German alliance partners AMK and VDM for three years to support the development of the first NKBA Global Connect Pavilion,” said Suzie Williford, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of NKBA. “I’m so pleased we have been able to make this dream a reality. The North American market continues to offer tremendous promise to these and other international brands who bring new ideas and technologies to the kitchen and bath marketplace. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the German government and our strategic alliance partners at KBIS 2022 and beyond.”