As we continue on this year’s trade show circuit, we have two more events to add to our Q1 travel list.
This month, we’re headed to the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue (HPB) Expo 2024 in Nashville and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas.
Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Expo 2024
Meant for the businesses that are shaping hearths and outdoor living spaces, the HPB Expo is packed with activities designed to foster networking, learning, and business growth.
This year’s expo is set for Feb. 13-15 at the Music City Center Convention Center. We’ll be there on Feb. 14.
Attendees can look forward to a variety of experiences, including outdoor demonstrations, a new product pavilion, free education sessions, and plenty of presentations.
The event will include a unique keynote address featuring three speakers who will offer remarks on meeting the market conditions of today and tomorrow. Presenters and their talk topics include:
- Sarah Wellcome, vice president of human resources, Hearth & Home Technologies; Unlocking Talent: The Path to Developing Exceptional Employees
- Kip Rumens, vice president of sales, Travis Industries; Growing Your Business’ Profitability in 2024
- Chris Schroeter, co-chief executive officer, Napoleon; Understanding Tomorrow’s Consumer
What We’ll Be Up to at The HPB Expo
The thing we’re most excited about this year’s expo is seeing the latest innovations on display – especially for the patio and barbecue side of things.
We’ve also brought new innovations to outdoor cooking and meat smoking with our Smokin’ Ugly line of products. From ugly drum smoker kits and accessories to grills (like our TG Portable Grill), we’ve helped outdoor cooks of all skill levels do more and upgrade their patio setup.
In fact, we just released our DIY ugly drum smoker kits that come complete with everything you need to build an ugly drum smoker – and that includes a barrel. We’ll also be unveiling a new product that brings motion control technology to a familiar name in barbecue and meat smoking. Stay tuned.
Our Lift Gate Assistant has also found a place in many patio setups. Whether it’s at a busy restaurant with an outdoor eating area or the lounge area at a hotel or resort, the Lift Gate makes it easy to add a flip-up countertop to a setup – and it quite literally does the heavy lifting.
Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2024
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, KBIS is North America's largest trade show dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry. It will feature the latest innovations in kitchen and bath products from more than 500 brands. The show runs from Feb. 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’ll be there on Feb. 28.
Attendees can expect immersive experiences, face-to-face meetings, product demonstrations, interactive panels, and insights into industry trends and advancements. Additionally, the event features the Voices from the Industry Conference for professional development and CEU qualifications, as well as access to the International Builders' Show (IBS) Floor.
What We’ll Be Up to at KBIS 2024
Just like the HPB Expo, both Jody and Brennan are excited to see the latest innovations on display at KBIS 2024 – especially for kitchens.
And just like in the patio and barbecue spaces, we’ve also brought plenty of upgrades to more indoor cooking and hospitality setups.
Of course, there’s the Lift Gate Assistant and how it upgrades any setup that can benefit from a flip-up countertop (not to mention, improve safety), but there’s also the SI.1 Hinge. Featuring a slim and unobtrusive design, the SI.1 concealed hinge is designed for appliances – primarily refrigerators. In addition to being hidden, the SI.1 Hinge is self-closing and has a soft open stop. It can handle doors that weigh up to 160 lbs.
And another stay tuned – we’ll soon be launching the SI. 2 Wine Cooler Hinge, which brings the same benefits of concealed hinges to wine coolers & fridges.
What Are We Looking Forward to the Most for Both Shows?
Connecting with you.
Both Jody and Brennan will be available to connect during the show. Reach out to them to sync up schedules. Not going? That’s OK, too – they’d still love to connect.