KBIS is proud to announce the schedule for the Multimedia Stage. Join us for compelling presentations showcasing the latest industry news, platforms, trends and more! The Stage is located right on the show floor in the area marked “Multimedia Stage”, to view it on the show floor plan, please click here. We’ve lined up an exciting schedule with a variety of topics and there is no cost to attend.
Friday, April 19
11:00 AM • Design and Construction Week Preview Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kermit Baker, Senior Research Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Panelists: John Morgan, President, NKBA; Rick Judson, Chairman, NAHB; Lorenzo Marquez, VP, Marketing North America, Cosentino; Steve Levinson, VP Group Publisher, Meredith Corporation; Dick Titus, Executive Vice President, KCMA; Tom Cohn, Executive Vice President, DPHA
This compelling panel discussion moderated by Kermit Baker, Senior Research Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies, with top industry leaders previewing “Design & Construction Week. Baker will engage panelists in conversation about current housing trends culminating in a review of the benefits of creating the Design & Construction Week platform.
12:15 PM • Outstanding Media Award Presentation
Presenter: John A. Petrie, President-Elect, NKBA; CMKBD, MH Custom Cabinetry
Join us for this year’s Outstanding Media Award. For the first time at KBIS, we’re proud to recognize a member of the media who has demonstrated outstanding promotion of the kitchen and bath industry.
1:00 PM • Making a Difference in New Orleans with Dynamic Partnerships: A Focus on Rehabilitation
Presenters: Efrain Perez, Corporate Relations Director, Kitchen & Bath, The Storehouse of WorldVision with Richard Ourso, CKD, CAPS, Richard Ourso Designs
Learn all about how Storehouse is rebuilding communities by rehabilitating homes right here in New Orleans. Understand the design challenges and see the how the generosity of industry professionals can help the lives of many. See the differences and design challenges presented by the Storehouse focus on rehabilitation with Richard Ourso, CKD, CAPS, lead designer for this particular project.
2:00 PM • The Evolution of Cabinet Design
Presenter: Melinda Miller, Social Media Manager, Wellborn Cabinet
Kitchen Cabinet Design has come a long way. Join us for a look back at how technology, economics, regulations, and consumer tastes have influenced products that we bring to market.
3:00 PM • MyFixItUpLife LIVE at KBIS
Hosts: Mark & Theresa Clement
Join Mark and Theresa Clement as they host MyFixItUpLife, their blog radio show, LIVE from KBIS 2013. Mark and Theresa will interview members of the KBIS show floor, including manufactures, attendees and industry professionals to recap all the day’s trends from KBIS.
Saturday, April 20
11:00 AM • MODENUS BlogTour Redux
Presenters: Veronika Miller, Founder, MODENUS with BlogTour Alumni
Join MODENUS BlogTour alumni as they review all the trends and products they’ve discovered from all the past MODENUS Blog Tours around the globe. See what you’ve missed at other design events and
discover new inspiration for your next project.
12:00 PM • Using Video to Grow your Business
Presenter: Jason Harris, Founder, The Design Network
Join The Design Network Founder, Jason Harris, as he presents the first video-sharing social platform for all things home design. The Design Network model combines crowd-sourcing with a way for talent to “star” on an emerging network. Learn about the power of video.
2:00 PM • Luxury Bathroom Design Trends: The Evolution of Style
Presenters: Luky Ng, Designer, TOTO New York Gallery; Mary Deane, Designer, TOTO Boston Gallery; Hannah Mae Petro, Designer, TOTO Chicago Gallery; Allan Dallatorre, Designer, TOTO Los Angeles Gallery.
As one of the most remodeled rooms in the home, the evolution of style in the bathroom is a major focus for kitchen and bath professionals. TOTO’s Gallery Designers present bath design trends impacting the US consumer – generational, multicultural, technological, and wellness. Learn about the latest product innovation in categories as diverse as toilets, faucets, showers and tile. TOTO’s Designers will also showcase the latest interiors and color trends from America’s major metropolitan centers.
3:00 PM • Winning Outdoor Kitchen Design: A Best Practices Seminar
Presenter: Russ Faulk, VP of Marketing and Design, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Learn to apply proven indoor kitchen design principles that have been translated to the specific needs of the outdoors. Also indentify and avoid the most common outdoor kitchen design mistakes.