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Fourth Annual VFTI Conference Program

October 08, 2015

The conference program will feature over 90 speakers representing all kitchen and bath industry segments and every level of professional

The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) fourth consecutive Voices from the Industry (VFTI) Conference Program to be held at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016. The conference will offer over 90 informative sessions with more than 70 qualifying for CEU credit from the NKBA. Some sessions also qualify for continuing education credits from other industry associations, including the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The hour-long informational sessions are grouped into 11 conference blocks over three days and afford attendees the opportunity to learn from their industry peers on a variety of current topics and trends. The VFTI sessions are aligned to one of NKBA University’s learning paths: Design & Inspiration, Focus on the Customer, Business Management and Sales & Marketing.

Newly introduced this year is the remodeling track – specific VFTI sessions have been packaged together for industry professionals who work primarily on remodeling. All remodeler track sessions are to be held in room number N221 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The variety of topics offered at the Voices from the Industry Conference program, provide unique opportunities for professional development,” Nancy Barnes, Director of Learning at the NKBA, said. “The NKBA is proud to offer such a large selection of speakers and presentations for KBIS attendees. Our hope is for attendees to leave with knowledge or new skills that help them advance their careers.”

Attendees can purchase a 3-Day, 2-Day or 1-Day VFTI pass for the conference sessions, which also includes a KBIS Expo pass. The KBIS Expo pass includes access to the exhibit floor of all Design & Construction Week® Shows, including the NAHB International Builders’ Show, International Window

Coverings Expo and The International Surface Event as well as admittance to the Opening Session on Tuesday morning.  New this year are NKBA Member Group Rates for parties of six people or more registering for a 3-Day VFTI pass.

“The conference allowed me to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist across multiple segments. I really enjoyed bringing value to the attendees and I’m hopeful they took away enough insight to create value back in their individual companies,” Craig Francisco, Senior Vice President of VT Industries, said on his 2015 VFTI presenting experience.

A full pricing chart for registration is available on the Attendee Pricing page on KBIS.com. For detailed descriptions of all VFTI conference sessions as well as speaker information, please visit KBIS.com.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

Media Contact: 
John O’Reilly
815-469-9100
John.oreilly@oreilly-depalma.com

Leanne Newman
519-756-2709
leanne@flyingcamel.com

 

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