2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show and NKBA Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Guidance related to large gatherings relative to COVID-19 (also referred to as SARS-CoV-2) and associated variants continues to change. What will remain constant is the commitment of the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) and the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) to the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, partners and staff at our shows.

We are working with our vendors, partners and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) to protect your health and deliver a safe and productive environment in which to conduct business.

Individuals that attend or exhibit at either show should anticipate that the following protocols, which are based on current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Florida and local Orlando health authorities, will be enforced:

  • A.All registered attendees and exhibitors are required to provide:
    • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test Result within five days of attending the show*.
    • Two types of Negative COVID-19 tests are acceptable: polymerase chain reaction referred to as “PCR” (also called diagnostic or molecular), or rapid antigen test (also referred to as a “rapid test”). Either of the following will be accepted for entry (when accompanied by a valid government issued photo ID):
      • Electronic proof of a Negative test result through a Show Management approved app, or
    • A printed or digital copy of your Negative COVID -19 test results, written in English, that indicates the type of test administered (PCR or Antigen) and has your name and the date the test was administered.
    • *PLEASE NOTE: Per the CDC, Negative COVID-19 test results are valid for 5 days (120 hours), meaning that the Negative test must have been completed no earlier than Sunday, February 6, 2022, in order to be accepted for entry for all three show days. Testing sites may be found HERE.
  • B.If the individual is unable or unwilling to provide proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test Result:
    • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entry will suffice.
    • Per the CDC, US domestic residents are fully vaccinated if they have completed two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The CDC has also indicated that it will consider international travelers who have completed full regimens of vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization as fully vaccinated.
    • Any one of the following will be accepted for entry (when accompanied by a valid government issued photo ID):
      • Electronic proof of your negative test results through a Show Management approved app, or
      • A CDC Vaccination Card (a photo or photocopy of your card is also valid, as is digital documentation via a mobile device), or
      • A  Government Issued Vaccination Record in English (paper, electronic, or photo).
  • C.In addition, all registered attendees and exhibitors are:
    • Required to wear a facemask regardless of vaccination status when riding on an Official Show Hotel Shuttle and when indoors at the OCCC from move-in through move-out and at other show related venues.
    • Masks will be available at the OCCC if needed.

This Health & Safety Protocol incorporates the 2022 KBIS and 2022 IBS Terms & Conditions for all attendee and exhibitor registrants.

The OCCC has established safety measures for visitors including cleaning and hand sanitizer stations throughout the center. More information is available HERE.

Show Management is continuously monitoring guidance from the CDC and state/local health authorities and reserves the right to adjust the shows’ Health & Safety Protocol as relevant recommendations and tradeshow industry standards evolve.

Effective as of October 11, 2021 and subject to revision