Sneak Peek: 2019 KBISNeXT Stage Programming
K&B Industry VIPS to Discuss Hot Topics & Trends
(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 18, 2018 – The , the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced a few of the dynamic programs headed to the NKBA presents KBISNeXT™ Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone. The show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 19 -21, 2019, with industry-leading designers, editors, and influencers engaging in panel discussions and presentations on the hottest kitchen and bath topics and trends.
Free to all registrants, here is a sneak peek of the enlightening and entertaining sessions happening on the 2019 KBISNeXT Stage (dates and times subject to change):
Tuesday, February 19, 12:00 PM
Building design and construction can have direct and indirect impact on the environment, on society, and the economy - commonly referred to as the 3 P's ('People', 'Planet', 'Pocketbook'). Sustainable design seeks to balance the needs of these areas by using an integrated approach to create "win-win-win" design solutions.
Hear how this panel of experts works to educate and engage design and construction professionals to make sustainability the foundation of every project.
Moderator: Avi Rajagopal, editor-in-chief, Metropolis
Grace Jeffers, principal, Grace Jeffers Design & NKBA Insider
Susan Inglis, executive director, Sustainable Furniture Council
Steve Feldman, president, Renovation Angel
Design Connection - Powered by CEDIA Expo
Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 PM
Wondering how designers and technology experts work together to integrate smart technology into beautiful spaces? After making its debut at CEDIA Expo 2018, the Design Connection conversation continues with a panel of design professionals and technology integration experts sharing how they partner on successful projects.
Moderator: Jill Waage, editor in chief, Traditional Home
Joe Whitaker, president, Thoughtful Home
David VanWert, principal, VanWert Technology Design
Molly Switzer, principal and owner, Molly N. Switzer Designs, LLC
Toni Sabatino, owner, Tony Sabatino Style, NKBA Manhattan Chapter President
The New Modern Luxury
Wednesday, February 20, 2:00 PM
What is the New Luxury in kitchen and bath design? What role does authenticity play in the definition of Modern Luxury? What is the relationship of price to value? What functional elements are at play? Does rarity matter?
This panel will explore how the topic of luxury has evolved, discussing all elements of a project – products, space, the role of the designer and service in the mix – and how they impact the concept of “modern luxury.”
Moderator: Parker Bowie Larsen, market director, Architectural Digest
Beth Dotolo, principal, Pulp Design & NKBA Insider
Carolina Gentry, principal, Pulp Design & NKBA Insider
Richard Anuszkiewicz, executive director, Kitchen and Bath, Alt Breeding Schwartz
Alison Pickart, interior designer, Alison Pickart
Wednesday, February 20, 12:00 PM
One day. Ten Brands. Show favorite DesignBites returns to the KBISNeXT Stage, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM for an exclusive one-day event featuring 10 of the most innovative kitchen and bath brands. The program’s high-energy, speed dating” format gives each participant three minutes to impress an audience of industry media and design VIPs with their new product stories and two minutes to answer their questions.
Join more than 31,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors and 400 media expected to visit KBIS 2019, the kitchen and bath industry’s main event. Register early via KBIS.com to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates. For KBIS 2019 media registration, click here.
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KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 - 21. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides access to both shows.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.
More information about KBIS can be found at www.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 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.