The Kitchen & Bath industry’s main event is an inspiring, interactive showcase of everything new, where the brightest and best assemble to spot trends, experience product introductions and find the practical solutions and valuable connections that will take them into the future. Always on the leading edge, KBIS is your innovation resource for staying current, competitive––and profitable.
NKBA Unveils “Voices from the Industry”
This year, the NKBA celebrates its 50th Anniversary and unveils a brand new conference series, "Voices from the Industry," featuring up to 70 conference speakers representing all industry segments and every level of professional – a platform for peers to share new ideas on design and inspiration, business management, a renewed focus on the customer, and sales & marketing.
The conference will offer a set of nine brand new courses on April 18-20, spanning a wide range of industry-relevant topics including "Integrating Universal Design in the Kitchen," "Google AdWords — An Introduction to Search Marketing," "Improve Your Sales Performance With Consultative Selling," "Recruiting & Hiring for Success," and "Seeing as We Age: Lighting and Aging in Place" among others.
Opening Keynote - The Thank You Economy
Friday, Apr 19, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Gone are the days when a blizzard of marketing dollars could overwhelm the airwaves, shut out the competition, and grab consumer awareness. Today, according to our 2013 Keynote Speaker Gary Vaynerchuk, social media offers any size business the chance to succeed by reigniting old-fashioned customer-focused values.
In his speech and extended Q&A session, Vaynerchuk will speak from experience about how the new "Thank You Economy" can create enormous opportunities for kitchen and bath professionals, just as it did for his own family business. Read more.
BlogTour is Coming to KBIS!
MODENUS, the online design resource, is bringing BlogTour to KBIS 2013. BlogTour New Orleans will bring a group of influential design bloggers to NOLA to spot the latest trends, see the newest products, network with industry peers and report back to their blog and social media audiences, live from the show and in the weeks before and after KBIS, who is also a sponsor of BlogTour New Orleans. For more, click here.
Open Auditions at KBIS 2013
HGTV and DIY Network are always looking for new people with the right skills and personality to host their TV shows. If you have what it takes, this is your chance to be seen by the top brass! HGTV and DIY Network will hold network-wide open auditions at KBIS 2013 in their booth. Click here for details.
Featured Speakers at KBIS 2013
David Bromstad, original winner of HGTV Design Star, and host and designer of HGTV Color Splash, will touch on the impact of budget, current challenges in design, survival of small business in today's economy, smart business tactics, and more. To learn more, click here.
Tammy Erickson, CEO of Tammy Erickson Associates, a firm dedicated to helping clients build intelligent organizations, will present on "The Influence of the Generations on the Kitchen and Bath Market," applying her widely recognized research on the generations to the issues facing the kitchen and bath industry. To learn more, click here.
State of the Industry Address
Saturday, April 20, 2013
2:00PM – 3:00PM
David Lingafelter, President of Moen Incorporated, will provide an overview of the home-improvement marketplace with a focus on today's empowered and evolving consumer. To learn more, click here.
Best of KBIS 2013
We’re putting the power in the hands of the people. Cast your vote for the Best of KBIS People’s Choice Awards April 8th through the 14th on the KBIS Facebook page, and don’t miss the award announcement on Saturday, April 20 at 1PM in the NKBA Booth on Center Stage. May the best products win! For more information, please click here.
No longer is KBIS just an event in April. KBIS365 pushes KBIS as a year-round brand, driving trends, discussions and events in the Kitchen & Bath Industry. Visit KBIS365.com to stay up to date with the latest happenings pre, during and post show.
KBIS Multimedia Stage
Join us at the KBIS Multimedia Stage for compelling presentations showcasing the latest industry news, platforms, trends and more! The Stage is located right on the show floor in the area marked “Multimedia Stage”. We’ve lined up an exciting schedule with a variety of topics. For the full schedule, please click here.
Have something to say? Have a question to ask? Want to let us know what inspires you? We’re listening. Boards have been placed by the Mutlimedia Stage to capture your perspective and let peers answer your questions. We want to hear from you! If you see a board, take a moment and let your voice be heard.
Industry Leader Roundtables
Industry leaders including Ken Rohl, founder ROHL LLC; Eduardo Cosentino, CEO Cosentino North America; Angela Wellborn O’Neill, director of marketing and advertising Wellborn Cabinetry; Stacy Garcia, founder KBTribeChat and Garcia Cabinetmakers; and Chuck Wheelock, partner Wheelock Maidique will utilize this fast-paced event to share their insights about the industry and their personal stories. Join them to hear how they have shaped their careers through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Attendees must preregister. Friday, April 19, 2013 – 2:00PM-3:30PM.To register, please click here.
NKBA 50th Red Carpet
Step right up! The NKBA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year at KBIS. Stop by the NKBA “Red Carpet” at any time during the show to have your glamour shot taken and wish the NKBA a Happy Anniversary. Here’s to 50 more years!
NKBA 50th History Center
Go back in time and see 50 years worth of history in the NKBA 50th History Center. Located to the left of the NKBA booth, this exhibit showcases milestones from the past 50 years.
KBIS Design Studios
Technology integrator QueX is working with a collaborative group of hardware and software makers including Monster Media, Go Tour, Planar and Modenus to create a platform that will connect physical and virtual channels in a new concept called the QueX Experiential Showroom. Eight well regarded design professionals have been selected to interpret various spaces for a range of generational lifestyles with this new technology. To learn more, please click here.
NKBA 30 Under 30 Program
NKBA’s first ever 30 Under 30 program highlights 30 carefully selected, exceptional young professionals who are excelling in today’s kitchen and bath industry. Join us at Center Stage on Sunday, April 21, where you can hear from them in-person during three presentations they will be giving, beginning at 10:30AM. To learn more about the 30 Under 30 Program, please click here.