Design & Construction Week 2023 – NHS, KBIS & IBS report

Design & Construction Week is one of the most important platforms attracting 100,000 industry professionals annually. Between January 31, 2023, and February 2, 2023, three big tradeshows were held in Las Vegas: the National Hardware Show (NHS), the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and the International Builders Show (IBS). We had the pleasure to meet many professionals at our booth at the NHS 2023. Our photo essay covers the main tradeshows that took place during Design & Construction Week 2023.

What is Design & Construction Week?

Design & Construction Week (DCW) features the co-location of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS). In 2023, the DCW also co-dated with the Las Vegas Winter Market (LVMKT), the International Surface Event (TISE), and the National Hardware Show (NHS). The five shows recorded nearly 200,000 industry attendees.

The event was massive, taking place in the entire Las Vegas Convention Complex (more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space). An underground transportation system made moving between halls easier and faster. The experience was streamlined since one badge gave access to all five events. Reports say that the 2023 event was the biggest since 2008.

NHS, KBIS & IBS report 2023

About NHS

The National Hardware Show is a comprehensive event serving the hardware and home improvement industry since 1945. It is the largest home and hardware-related show.

2023 attendance: about 17,000


NHS Exhibit Hall areas:

  • NHS Homeware
  • NHS Building
  • NHS Paint
  • NHS Global Source
  • NHS Hardware & Tools
  • NHS Electric
  • NHS Outdoor & Garden
  • NHS BBQ & Grill
  • NHS Plumbing

About KBIS

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s largest show dedicated to kitchen and bath design. It is owned by the NKBA, National Kitchen & Bath Association. The KBIS has been an important part of the kitchen and bath industry for over five decades.

2023 attendance: about 40,000


KBIS show areas:

  • DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion
  • ICFF Pavilion
  • Global Connect
  • German Pavilion
  • Kickstarter Zone

About IBS

The NAHB’s (National Association of Home Builders) International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the world’s largest annual residential construction show. It is an event in the building industry that professionals cannot miss.

2023 attendance: about 70,000


IBS zones and pavilions:

  • IBS Start-Up Zone
  • Craft Techniques Zone
  • IBS Outdoor Exhibits
  • New Product Zone
  • IBS Jobsite Safety Zone
  • Construction Performance Zone (Formerly IBS Building Zone)
  • nextBUILD
  • Home Technology Pavilion

Design & Construction Week photo report

Photos from the fairground:

ExamineChina at NHS 2023
ExamineChina at the National Hardware Show 2023
NHS 2023
Products at the NHS 2023
NHS, KBIS, IBS photo report 2023
Design & Construction Week 2023
Design & Construction Week 2023
Booths at the IBS 2023
DWC 2023
DCW venue
NHS, KBIS, IBS report 2023
Booths at the Design & Construction Week

Design & Construction Week 2024

The next editions of IBS and KBIS will take place in Las Vegas on February 27-29, 2024. The National Hardware Show will be held separately, in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, on March 26-28, 2024.