This past weekend I attended the National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Atlanta and was disappointed with the turnout. Unless you live in a cave you are aware the economy has effected the construction trade quite significantly. Last years event in Chicago drew upwards of 60,000 attendees. This year they were hoping for 30,000. Past shows were well attended by small remodeling and building firms as well as designers walking the convention center floors with their clients. They were nonexistant this year. It looked like there were more vendor personnel than attendees. I was told that most of the vendors also.