Show Schedule

KBIS 2018 Schedule

Monday, January 8

Time Title Location
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PD1: AKBD Exam Prep Refresher Course Rosen Center, Salon 6
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PD2: CKBD Exam Prep Refresher Course Rosen Center, Salon 6
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PD3: Advanced Lighting for Kitchens & Baths Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PD4: The Artistic Kitchen Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PD5: A Vision of Designing the Future Today Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PD6: Beyond Design: Establishing Monetary Rosen Center, Salons 7 & 8
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM AKBD EXAM: AKBD Onsite Exam Rosen Center, Salon 6
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CKBD EXAM: CKBD Onsite Exam Rosen Center, Salon 6
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM Opening Party- Gatsby Style, Featuring Design Competition & Industry Awards Rosen Center

Tuesday, January 9

     Time Title Location
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies with Keynote Speaker OCCC West Concourse – Level IV, Valencia Ballroom
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open OCCC
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 1 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Champagne & Cupcakes (Invitation Only) TBD
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fire & Ice: Nancy Fire and Vanilla Ice Talk Trends, Taboos, and Talent KBISNext Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 2 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fireside Chat #1: Build it! The Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Kitchen The Backyard
11:30 AM – 12:00 AM Announcing the 2018 NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class KBISNext Stage: South Hall
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Design Bites – Kitchen KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
1:30 PM Keynote Presentation With Cindy Allen S210A, OCCC
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 3 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Progressive KBtribechat OCCC: See Show Feature page
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Secrets of Smart (Tech) Remodeling KBISNEXT Stage: South Hall
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 4 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Innovative Showroom – “Experiential Showroom Critiques and Discussion” KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Innovative Showroom Award Ceremony KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall

Wednesday, January 10

Time Title Location
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open OCCC
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 5 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM NKBA State of the Association/State of the Industry OOC: S201A
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Let’s Talk Global: Changing the way we source, sell and design – one country at a time. KBISNext Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 6 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM The Good Home Redux KBISNext Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM DCW Supporting Org. Meeting OCCC: S310E
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fireside Chat #2: Design It! Connecting the Interior Aesthetic to the Outdoors The Backyard
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM DesignBites – Bath KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Featured Speaker OCCC: S210ABC
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 30 Under 30 Interactive Workshop OCCC: S312
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 7 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM KBtribechat – Twitter Chat & Meet – Up with Thermador Thermador, Booth W1749
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM NKBA Thirty Under 30 “Product of the Future” Presentations KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fireside Chat #3: Dream it! How to Create the Ultimate Outdoor Space The Backyard
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Voices from the Industry: Block 8 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Happy Hour KBISNEXT Stage South Hall
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Best of KBIS Awards Ceremony KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
8:30 PM – 1:30 AM The Bash Mango’s Tropical Café

Thursday, January 11

Time Title Location
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM SHARK! Breakfast South Building, S320
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open OCCC
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 9 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Session 4: NKBA Integration KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Designing Kitchens and Baths for Airbnb’s KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Voices from the Industry: Block 10 OCCC: See VFTI Schedule
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Embracing the Reality of Amazon: How manufacturers, retail showrooms and designers are working together to maintain relevance in the digital age KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Session 6: K+B KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM IBS Closing Concert OCCC Level IV, Valencia Ballroom