FEB 25 - 27, 2025 | Las Vegas, NV
FEB 25 - 27, 2025

Press Policies

Press Registration Policy
Policy Regarding Production Groups and Taping During Design & Construction Week
Policy on Videotaping During Design & Construction Week®
NAHB Zero-Tolerance Policy for On-Site Soliciting

Press Registration Policy

Complimentary press credentials are issued only to qualified journalists (reporters, editors, freelance writers, bloggers and news photographers, producers, etc.) working for media outlets relevant to the housing industry.

Non-editorial/paid press registration is available for marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, publishers, book authors, book editors and other non-editorial employees of a media organization who plan to engage in any sales or marketing activities. Satellite media tours (paid or unpaid) are strictly prohibited.

Please note that all press registrations will be reviewed and are subject to approval. Additional information or supporting verification may be required before press credentials will be provided. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) reserve the right to deny any press applicant if sufficient credentials are not provided.

Print & Online Media:

Reporters, editors and other editorial staff from a print or online media outlet must be able to show either a masthead from a current print publication listing you as an editorial contact, or supply a bylined article published within the last quarter.

Freelancer Writers:

Freelance writers must provide a bylined article related to the housing industry that was published within six months prior to registration. Additionally, to qualify for press credentials, the freelance writer must have written a minimum of three published articles within the last year in an accredited media outlet.

Still Photographers:

Photographers must submit a letter or email from the news organization they are representing describing what they have been hired to cover. Emails must come from the assigning editor's corporate email account. Generic email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) will not be accepted.


Press registration for bloggers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • To be considered for press credentials, the blog must have been established prior to DCW, must be independently hosted and regularly updated with original and current housing/design news for a minimum of one year.
  • The industry-related blog must adhere to a standard of professional journalism, illustrating practices, such as editing, fact-checking and disclosure of conflicts of interest.
  • The blogger must have posted a bylined housing/design industry piece within two months prior to registering for DCW and be able to show a history of at least 12 bylined posts within a six month period.
  • Company branded blogs and those affiliated with a service, product or other type of business will not be considered.
  • YouTube, Facebook or Twitter accounts, personal blogs, communities, forums and user groups will not be considered.
  • Press registrants must disclose any conflict of interest. Credentialed media are prohibited from engaging in a pay-for-play arrangement or any other type of financial compensation that may influence their reporting.
  • Applicants may be asked to supply a recent third party-produced web traffic report (i.e. Google Analytics) verifying that the blog/website has the required 1,000 unique monthly visitors.

Production Companies:

Production companies must pre-register under the policy on taping during Design & Construction Week and may not register on site. Production crews and broadcast media should refer to the Policy Regarding Production Groups and Taping During Design & Construction Week for a complete list of requirements.

In-House Publication Employees:

In-house newsletter writers, book authors, book editors and publishers do not qualify as working press.


Publishers must register as IBS or KBIS attendees. However, publishers who also work in an editorial capacity for their publication may be considered for complimentary press credentials by demonstrating a regular history of bylined articles written for the publication. Publishers will be granted credentials at the discretion of NAHB and NKBA.

Public Relations Activities Prohibited:

It is the policy of NAHB and NKBA to require all persons requesting complimentary press credentials to disclose, in advance, whether they will be conducting any business other than reporting during Design & Construction Week. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Requesting/receiving any form of compensation in exchange for the promotion of products, goods or services at IBS or KBIS.
  • Discussing opportunities for exhibitors to advertise in the representing publication.
  • Conducting appointments between exhibitors and publication representatives for further on- or off-site business dealings.
  • Engaging in any sales, marketing or public relations capacity during the show.
  • Marketing and sales of satellite tours for or by on-air talent, producers and/or production staff.
  • Marketing and sales of ad space for any publication of any kind by reporters, editors and/or photographers. It is an inherent conflict for a journalist to perform public relations work, paid or unpaid. Anyone found conducting non-approved activities without prior, written consent from NAHB and NKBA may have their credentials revoked.

Individuals solely engaged in sales, marketing or any type of "pay-for-play" activities, qualify as non-editorial press and must register for an attendee registration for IBS or KBIS.

If you have any questions about the policies included herein, or need specific information about IBS, please contact Stephanie Pagan or Liz Thompson. For questions specific to KBIS, please contact [email protected].

Policy on Videotaping During Design & Construction Week

General Policy:

For safety and legal reasons, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Emerald Expositions, the show manager for KBIS, strictly limit taping at the International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) during Design & Construction Week.

NAHB and Emerald Expositions require all video and production crews to request permission to record on either show floor, and to apply in advance as either a production company or a videography crew. On-site registration will not be available. Local network news crews are the exception to this rule and may register on site.

Anyone planning to record video on the show floor must be pre-approved.

A media production company is a crew that is taping for a show in current production and booked to air on a recognized network or station.

An exhibitor videography crew is a camera crew or cameraman contracted by an IBS or KBIS exhibitor to record solely in that exhibitor’s booth for that company’s private/non-broadcast use only.

Producers scouting for a show or others who do not meet these qualifications must purchase Non-Editorial Media/Paid Press passes and may not bring cameras onto either show floor.

Insurance Requirements:

All production companies and videography crews, at their sole cost and expense, must procure and maintain through the term of the 2024 Design & Construction Week, comprehensive general liability insurance against claims for bodily injury and property damage occurring in or upon or resulting from any activities or persons on the premises leased by NAHB and/or Emerald Expositions. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and product liability coverage, with combined single limits of liability of no less than $1,000,000. In addition to submitting an application, all applicants must provide an original certificate of insurance from their insurance company or agent showing the required coverage and naming the National Association of Home Builders; its directors, officers, agents and employees; Emerald Expositions; its directors, officers, agents and employees; and the Las Vegas Convention Center as additional insureds from February 22 – March 3, 2024.

To apply:

  • Submit an application for a media production company or an exhibitor videography crew requesting permission to record at the show.
  • Provide an original certificate of insurance from company’s insurance company or agent.
  • Production companies must submit a letter or email from the programming office of a recognized network or station detailing the assignment and stating that the production company is at the show to tape for a specific program. Emails should include air date, contact information and must be sent from a corporate email address. Generic emails such as Gmail/Yahoo will not be accepted.
  • Videography crews must submit a letter or email from the exhibitor stating that the company will be working under contract to record at their booth. If your company has been contracted to tape more than one exhibitor at either show, you must submit a separate request and paperwork for each company. Crews will be removed from the show if found working an unapproved exhibitor’s booth. Crews need to indicate if all content will be used exclusively for exhibitors’ private/non-broadcast use or not. If content is used for LIMITED broadcast, videography companies will be charged a service fee of $1,500 per day, per crew and per exhibitor. You will be billed upon approval of your Request to Tape form. All fees must be paid in full one week prior to the scheduled taping and are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

Upon Approval:

  • NAHB/Emerald Expositions will notify all applicants whether or not they have been approved to tape at the show and will provide final instructions for approved groups.
  • Approved production companies must register as working press.
  • Each approved cameraman/crew will receive a daily camera permit to gain access to the show floor. These must be affixed to the camera in a visible manner at all times. No video camera will be allowed in the exhibit area without a properly displayed permit, and cameras without properly displayed permits will be asked to leave the show floor.
  • All approved crews carrying a video camera must enter the show floor through a designated media entrance.
  • All crews must secure appropriate permission to tape in any booth from all application parties before taping can begin. This includes the use of release forms. NAHB/Emerald Expositions hold the right to obtain all release forms if requested.
  • No other individuals other than approved crews will be permitted to carry a video camera into the exhibit area. NAHB and Emerald Expositions reserve the right to remove representatives of any production company or videography crew from the show if they deem that the company or its representative(s) in any way violated stated policies and/or misrepresented itself or the nature of its business.
  • NAHB and Emerald Expositions furthermore reserve the right to confiscate all recordings taken inside any of the IBS or KBIS exhibit areas. Anyone removed from the show forfeits their right to any and all refunds. In no event will NAHB or Emerald Expositions be responsible or liable for the out-of-pocket expenditures or other commitments of the production company or videography crew. We reserve the right to modify this policy without public notice.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Pagan or Liz Thompson.

NAHB Zero-Tolerance Policy for On-Site Soliciting

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) would like to remind all members of the media registered for the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), of its zero-tolerance policy for on-site soliciting by attendees with complimentary working press credentials.

All press registrants require appropriate credentials and are subject to prior approval by NAHB and NKBA.

Working press with complimentary credentials may not solicit business from exhibitors, spokespeople or attendees during the International Builders' Show or the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, marketing and sales of satellite tours for or by on-air talent, producers and/or production staff, and marketing and sales of ad space for any publication of any kind by reporters, editors and/or photographers. Anyone found engaging in such behavior will be subject to having their working press credentials revoked immediately. NAHB and NKBA reserve the right to enforce the rules and policies as deemed appropriate. Enforcement of these rules and policies may result in the ejection from the premises of any persons lacking the appropriate credentials and/or registration.

Non-Editorial/paid press registration is available for marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, publishers, and other non-editorial employees who plan to engage in any sales or marketing activities. Please contact Stephanie Pagan or Liz Thompson, if your convention plans include any of these activities and you need to re-register or if you have any questions.

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