KBIS Teams with TODL.com To Connect Exhibitors and Designers

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Online Product Design Library Lets Exhibitors Create Interactive Brochures, Gain Exposure

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and Trade Only Design Library (TODL), the industry’s largest product-level design research library exclusively for trade professionals, recently partnered to offer exhibitors, attendees and media complete access to the site’s wealth of resources, including visibility within a KBIS online library. Since KBIS, the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) yearly show, attracts top industry professionals including dealers, designers and remodelers, this partnership provides an ideal added-value opportunity for the show’s exhibitor community to gain additional brand exposure pre and post show via the ability to create an interactive product brochure and connect with TODL’s more than 50,000 members year-round.

TODL Connection

From custom architectural millwork to lighting installation, TODL’s online product research and specification services help members search for ideas and connect with others in the trade industry to help execute projects. TODL provides verified trade professionals free, instant access to search more than 300,000 products and their specifications for all types of projects. Members have the ability to organize and manage a variety of design projects within the site and easily connect to the industry’s top firms and manufacturers from all over the world, while also locating services to help assist with project completion.

“Our partnership with TODL enables us to make the show experience even more valuable to our wide variety of attendees and exhibitors by guaranteeing increased exposure and interest in their product offering year-round,” said Jim Scott, managing director of the show. “The KBIS Kitchen and Bath library will offer an array of opportunities to maintain the momentum and excitement exhibitors generate at the show while helping the library’s trade members to quickly find the ideal solutions they need to complete their dream projects.”

TODL at KBIS

KBIS 2012 exhibitors will receive a free, interactive brochure listing in the TODL.com design library and will appear in all appropriate product and service searches within the TODL library. Exhibitors will also receive inclusion in a special KBIS Kitchen and Bath library featuring a range of exhibitors and links to their booth numbers, enabling attendees to tag companies to see at the show or directly link to KBIS Connect to set appointments instantly. Free membership runs through December 2012, giving exhibitors the chance to interact with trade professionals throughout the year. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide company history, project collections and images to create an online brochure for designers to use. Media will also have access through a complementary “press” registration to the site to browse products and brands of all types.

“The partnership between KBIS and TODL is all about building a bridge between online specification search and the unique in-person experience at the show,” notes Stacey Tiveron, TODL founder. “TODL simplifies the design process by instantly connecting designers and manufacturers at the product level. Manufacturers get increased exposure and the designers receive the products they need to complete their projects; it’s a win-win.”

About Nielsen Expositions and the NKBA

KBIS is managed by Nielsen Expositions, which produces leading trade shows across a wide array of markets. For more information, please visit http://www.nielsen.com. The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association and owner of KBIS. With nearly 40,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 46 years. For more information on NKBA, visit the NKBA Press Room at NKBA.org/Press or call 1‐800‐THE‐NKBA (843‐6522).

For media requests or for more information on KBIS, please contact Mandy Meszaros at 312-946-6030 or mmeszaros(at)msinet(dot)com. Follow KBIS on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/KitchenBathIndustryShow and on Twitter at @kitchenbathshow or http://twitter.com/#!/kitchenbathshow.

About TODL.com

Leading the design industry in online product research and specification since 1997, TODL is exclusively available to qualified design professionals, providing its services to more than 43,000 verified design and architectural professionals and over 10,000 design and architectural faculty and students from more than 500 schools and universities worldwide. TODL connects design professionals, manufacturers, reps, dealers, showrooms, industry magazines and trade shows in efficient and meaningful ways, assisting industry participants in leveraging technology to intuitively connect at the moment of research and specification. http://www.todl.com

For media requests or for more information on TODL, please contact Erik Cocks at 800-631-3111 Ext. 23 or erik(at)todl(dot)com. Follow TODL on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TODLFanPage and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/todltweets.

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