By Eliana Barriga
Publisher and Managing Editor for The Retail Observer
Many of you will probably be reading this issue at KBIS during Design & Construction Week. As a proud media partner, we are super excited for what’s planned! Especially all of the new destinations this year, including the KBISNEXT EXPERIENCE combining former stages into one experience to educate, inspire and connect show-goers.
Always on the leading edge, the new CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion will showcase exhibitors who specialize in the latest in home automation solutions. Improve your awareness and understanding of home tech- nology solutions with ongoing presentations at the pavilion.
The Backyard and Outdoor Products Area is also new this year. An outdoor space for attendees to relax, grab a bite to eat and discover some of the hottest new products in outdoor living. As you know, this category is booming and should be another hot-spot at the show.
Did you hear about the new Discovery District? A fun destination for exploring unique and potentially undiscovered brands and products, entertainment and giveaways. At this show, there will be over 150 companies, with most being first time exhibitors at KBIS.
Get your learning on at this year’s 2017 Voices from the Industry Series (VFTI) consisting of more than 70 speakers covering every area of the industry. And new this year are the VFTI Interactive Labs, interactive sessions that allow the attendees to participate in the session for a hands-on learning experience!
Our best advice is to plan, plan and PLAN your visit so that you get the most out of the show. And oh, don’t forget to reach out to us and say hello!
See you at KBIS,