With KBIS, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, in New Orleans this year and with many friends not only attending but also actually involved with the … organization and support of this show, I made a hard push with the wife to get down there.  Mrs Moxie, while she had become smitten with the city after reading the books of Anne Rice, has never been. New Orleans is on our list of things to do.

In the end, we figured it was just a little too much, with me still catching up from my trip to JLC Live a few  weeks back.  So KBIS 2013, unfortunately, is (again) a pass.  However … I do fortunately happen to be in the good graces of many great people.

Last year, the Decor Girl Lisa M. Smith checked in with her What’s Hot from KBIS 2012 report.  

This year I have turned to Stacy Garcia, the founder and host of the wildly popular Twitter Chat #kbtribechat.  To start, I asked Stacy what she has planned for the Show, and below is what she says.  The Show by the way runs April 19th thru April 21st (next week).  Enjoy!


The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is fast approaching and I for one can not wait! It is an opportunity to find new products, determine color trends, learn the latest in the industry and be inspired.

KBIS 2013

Here are two events where I know you will be able to find me at the show.

* Industry Leader Roundtables 

I am honored to have been asked to participate in Industry Leader Roundtables. Five leaders will be at five different tables with the attendees who register circulating between the tables asking us questions!
It will be fun, fast paced opportunity to talk business and social media. (Editor’s Note: There’s Stacy on the far right below.)

This event takes place on Friday, April 19th from 2pm to 3:30pm.

 KBIS Web Rotator Roundtables

* KBTribeChat

Second of all, I am very excited to meet up with social media friends. It’s always fun to tweet and meet in person!

I run the popular Twitter chat Kbtribechat. Kitchen and bath industry professionals get together on Twitter every Wednesday from 2 to 3pm (Eastern time) to discuss the topic of the week. We have all become friends and like to “tweet-up” at events.

Those from our kbtribe community attending the show will be getting together on Saturday afternoon, April 20th, at 3pm hosted by Wellborn Cabinet in their booth (#3135). This will be on of my show highlights.

Wellborn Cabinet KBTribeChat


Follow along with Stacy’s tweets from the event @KBTribeChat.  She has also created a special Pinterest Board in honor of the Show – Best of KBIS 2013.  (Her recap can be now be found, here – KBIS Recap Report.)  Cheers Stacy, thank you. Travel safe all and have a blast.  ~jb