International Builders Show and
On Feb. 3-6, 2014 the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for the first time will be co-locating their shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Product lines that will be showcased include many of the major appliance and plumbing fixture brands that you can find at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC). Appliance brands participating at the show include Frigidaire, Electrolux, BSH (Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau), Viking, Dacor, Liebherr, and others. Plumbing lines such as Brizo, KWC, Toto, Everpure, and many more will also exhibit.
Trade shows allow manufacturers to display their products to the builders, contractors, dealers, distributors, designers, and remodelers who purchase and use their products. Manufacturers often show new products to get opinions and recommendations from industry veterans. The shows also provide an annual opportunity for customers to meet with suppliers, discuss concerns, and plan the year ahead.
Just to give you an idea, induction cooking has been previewed at these shows for at least 10-15 years. Now, it is finally a reality with nearly all cooking product manufacturers offering some induction cooktops and/or ranges. Similarly, various speed cooking products have been shown over the years with mixed success. Both GE and Whirlpool have versions (Advantium and Velos) on the market now, but Thermador's Jet Impingement system shown in the early 2000's never launched.
What will we see this year? Odds are there will be more steam convection combination ovens. More built-in coffee makers, and lots of kitchen faucets that turn on and off with a touch or a clap of the hands.
In the coming months, you'll see many of these new products in the Studio City and Calabasas showrooms of Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC), and of course, we'll be blogging about them on these pages so check back often, and as always visit Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for the best selection and pricing on major appliances and plumbing fixtures.
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