NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage
Hear What’s NeXT!
The KBISNeXT Stage is back at KBIS 2022 to host over 20 presentation and panel discussions and 4 awards programs. Hear from 60+ of the industry’s leading experts, cheer on your favorite products at the Best of KBIS awards, and network with your peers at happy hours.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Join us as we welcome the tenth class of the NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 program. Danielle Bohn, CMKBD, NKBA Thirty Under 30 alumni, will introduce you to these amazing young professionals. Our 30s are outgoing, passionate about their careers, and excited to learn, grow, take on new challenges and network with new colleagues.Help us welcome them to KBIS 2022!
Resulting from a one-on-one conversation with Cheri Phyfer, President of the Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group, Suzie Williford, EVP of the NKBA determined it was time to codify a mentoring initiative for women in the kitchen and bath industry. This group of women powerhouses will briefly share their stories as well as outline future NKBA WIN programming plans.
Attend this panel for a solid set of takeaways that include how to find, engage, and nurture the luxury client. Position and market yourself and your business to speak the language that attracts and develops the ultra-high end client base. Special introduction by David Friedman – Co-Founder, Wealth Quotient to define the luxury conversation.
Which brand has the biggest bite in the kitchen and bath industry? Now in its seventh year, Design Bites showcases unique product innovations and designs on the KBISNeXT Stage. Billed as speed dating for brands, exhibitors get the opportunity to share their message in a refreshing, entertaining way.
Each brand has three minutes to pitch, followed by a two-minute Q&A. Darren Keefe, the dancing carpenter from HGTV and Discovery+ will host this high-energy event.
Join Monogram Luxury Appliances for an industry insider’s discussion between award-winning actor and global entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow and famed interior designer Brigette Romanek. Hosted by Monogram Creative Director Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, Romanek and Paltrow will discuss how luxury appliances are designed to seamlessly serve today’s wellness-focused lifestyle.
Embrace the technology and alternative thinking that has emerged to not only enhance your traditional practice but develop new income streams. It’s the silver lining for your bottom line. Hear from the experts who have adapted and thrived as they share the ups and downs on the way to success.
Integrating Inclusivity. Business experts from inside and outside the kitchen and bath industry share insights on how having a working Diversity and Inclusion plan for a business creates new opportunities. Attendees can learn to identify unconscious biases, preferences, and traditions that are holding them back. Special introduction by
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
The concept of designing for permanence and adopting regenerative design practises can feel overwhelming…but necessary. Join this panel of experts to learn adaption strategies to build into your projects such as managing water, reducing carbon footprints, and selecting responsible products from manufacturers who are making a difference. The kitchen and bath industry can significantly contribute to a circular economy and it’s time we all did our part.
KBB executive editor Chelsie Butler dishes with Cheryl Kees Clendenon, the publication’s 2021 Person of the Year winner. Among many topics, the two will discuss what made the designer stand out among several exceptional peers, her advice for other industry professionals and lessons she’s learned throughout her career.
Sustainability in design sees its greatest impact through luxury kitchen recycling. KBIS 2022 will host the 3rd Annual NKBA/Renovation Angel Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards, celebrating design/build professionals who recycle their clients’ kitchens and repurpose recycled material.
Are you jumping on the TikTok bandwagon? Join a panel of experts who present advanced thinking behind popular social platforms to determine what’s right for you. Compare the benefits of Instagram and Pinterest and take away practical advice on your marketing mix.
Understand how architecture, design and tech converge for health and wellbeing. What are the latest theories in wellness and how can you support through thoughtful design? Topics include sleep, air quality, biophilia, safety and security, and performance products.
The Best of KBIS is back! Sponsored by LUXE Interiors & Design, the industry’s premier awards program highlights the best new kitchen, bath, smart home technology, and outdoor living products that push the boundaries of design, technology, and innovation.
Thursday, February 10, 2022
The NKBA Thirty Under Thirty class will identify major trends, product and design innovations and technology, sustainable business practices and emerging business models – and they shine in front of the whole industry. The class is broken into teams and will award different exhibitors with a “Thirty’s Choice Awards” in one of six categories. It’s always amazing what products the 30s find. Make sure to join us as 30s alumni, NKBA’s Southern California Chapter President and VFTI presenter Joseph DeCasperis leads the program.
As the ask for technology solutions increases, learn from the experts about seamless tech integration. We’ve brought technology integrators from the CEDIA Expo world to KBIS to walk the show and identify the brands and products you need to know about. Join this lively panel to hear their choices, how to use in your designs and how to position your business for the next wave of technology.
Five influential designers from Modenus Media’s Designhounds Influencer Network present their favorite picks and trends they identified to wrap up three days of stage programming on the KBISNext Stage.