CTC&G’s Editorial Director D.J. Carey to Host a Curated VIP Access Program for 25 Design Professionals At KBIS 2018

For Immediate Release

(Norwalk, CT)- January 3, 2018 CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) is proud to announce the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, has selected Editorial Director, D.J. Carey to curate a VIP Access Program for 25 design professionals. The interior designers, exclusively invited and selected by CTC&G, will experience KBIS for the first time. The program will take place on January 10, day two of the show and will feature 16 exclusive brands selected by Carey. Carey will guide the group and share her favorite product debuts of 2018.  “I am so excited to introduce interior designers to KBIS.  It is such a great resource for interior designers. Many have told me they are coming to source several kitchen and bath projects. What could be better than being able to source several projects all under one roof,” said Carey.

The curated program will include the following brands:


American Standard, Ann Sacks, Coastal Shower Doors, DXV, Fantini, Florim, Gaggenau,

GEOLUXE, Grohe, INOX, Kallista, Kohler, Miele, Robern, ROHL, and Thermador


The program will feature several VIP elements including early access to the floor, a gift bag including products from each stop, mid-morning pick me up, an intimate in-booth lunch hosted by Gaggenau, followed by decadent desserts at Thermador and will end with a private cocktail reception at Kohler. The program and product round up will be featured in CTC&G’s March issue as well as on www.cottagesgardens.com.

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About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.

Early in 2013, the NKBA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design & Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of their shows dating back several decades. They currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Their events connect more than 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. They have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect their industry leadership as well as the importance of their shows to the exhibitors and attendees they serve.

More information about KBIS can be found at www.KBIS.com.


About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.