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Sneak Peek: 2019 KBISNeXT Stage Programming

October 18, 2018

Sneak Peek: 2019 KBISNeXT Stage Programming

K&B Industry VIPS to Discuss Hot Topics & Trends

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 18, 2018 – The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), 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):

Sustaining Sustainability

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 to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates. For KBIS 2019 media registration, click here

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About KBIS
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

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 or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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


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