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2021 KBISNeXT Stage Programming Panelists Announced

Jan 25, 2021


2021 KBISNeXT Stage Programming Panelists Announced

Join K&B industry movers and shakers as they discuss innovative and timely topics and make 2021 predictions on the virtual stage

(Hackettstown, NJ) – January 25, 2021 – The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today revealed the A-list lineup for the NKBA presents KBISNeXT™ Stage during KBIS Virtual in February. A cornerstone of this year’s KBIS Virtual experience and historically one of the most popular KBIS destinations, the KBISNeXT™ Stage delves into provocative industry topics throughout the show, February 9-12, 2021.

On the schedule for the 2021 virtual experience are daily panels, interviews and awards programs. The following is a preview of the enlightening and entertaining sessions not to miss on the KBISNeXT Stage:



New host, HGTV’s Darren Keefe, welcomes ten of the most innovative kitchen and bath brands to DesignBites in this crowd-pleasing rapid-fire introduction of the industry’s newest product launches.


The Crystal Ball: Predicting the Unpredictable for 2021

Find the opportunity in unpredictable circumstances. What insight has 2020 provided for the design community and manufacturers? Join the discussion about how we leverage our learning, continue innovating and take design from reactive to timeless. Speakers Include Arianne Bellizaire, Principal Designer, Arianne Bellizaire Interiors LLC.; Breegan Jane, Designer & Lifestyle Expert, Breegan Jane Design; Ellen O’Neill, SVP Creative & Visual, The Shade Store; Seth Stevens, Chief Designer Luxury Space, Kohler Company. Sponsored by Kohler

The New Frontier: Technology Takes Its Place

Technology is no longer a “nice to have”. It’s an integral part of not only kitchen, but whole home design. Join us for forward thinking trends and must haves for future design. Speakers include Chris Brandon, Brandon Architects, Inc.; Anthony Antolino, Chief Commercial Officer & CMO, Delos; Jason Knott, Chief Content Officer Connected Brands, Emerald; Daryl C. Williams, Ph.D. Senior Director, New Product Introduction and Technology Infrastructure, GE Appliances Sponsored by: GE Profile

The Rise of Outdoor Kitchens: Profit from the Outside
Outdoor spaces have become more important than ever with many consumers diverting funds away from travel and entertainment to invest in outdoor projects. Leading outdoor living experts will share their perspectives on design considerations for expanding outdoor living spaces – exploring how the use and design of outdoor kitchens is evolving, new opportunities for appliances, the importance of durable surfaces and more. Speakers include Daniel Germani, Architect + Designer, Daniel Germani Designs; John McClain, Principal Designer; John McClain Design; Matt Herbert, Founder and GM, Sherwood Outdoor Kitchens; Young Huh, Owner, Young Huh LLC. Sponsored by: Cosentino

The Happiness Equation – How “well” are your designs?

Building positivity into our spaces from the ground up. Wellness in design is hard to measure but upping the ante on happiness is a must for healthy living. Join us for the next step in the wellness conversation. Speakers include Angela Harris, CEO & Principal, TRIO; Carisha Swanson, Market Editor, House Beautiful; Jennifer Bertrand, Founder, Jennifer Bertrand Design, & Jimmy Slattery, Senior Product Manager, Elkay Manufacturing. Sponsored by: Elkay

Design Eye: Up Close with Bobby Berk
Bobby Berk’s rise to fame as the design guru on the popular Netflix series, Queer Eye, was anything but an overnight success. Hear about his strategic journey and approach to his wildly successful design career in this special one-on-one interview with one of the design industry’s brightest stars, hosted by fellow designer and friend Kelli Ellis. Sponsored by: Control4 a SnapAV Brand


Best of KBIS

As the industry’s premier awards program, Best of KBIS recognizes those brands and product design teams that are going above and beyond to design new innovations that have a profound impact on our industry. Mark your calendar to see which new products are pushing the boundaries of design, technology, wellness and innovation.

NKBA 30s Choice

The NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2021 takes to the virtual show floor to award their top finds in sustainability, outdoor living, smart home integration, universal design/living in place, health and wellness and creative use of color. See what is catching the attention of the industry’s next generation of leaders. Sponsored by: SKS

NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycled Kitchen Awards

The NKBA and Renovation Angel, a 501 c(3) non-profit and the nation’s premier kitchen, bath and furniture recycler, will recognize the amazing work done by design professionals nationwide who have made the commitment to be responsible renovators. Awards will be given for achievements in luxury recycling and in repurposed kitchen design.

Go to KBISConnect for updates on timing and dates for all KBISNeXT™ Stage panels and presentations, register for the virtual experience, create a profile, and save your seat for sessions and events.

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 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling 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, specialty badges, 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.

About Emerald

KBIS is produced by Emerald, a leader in building dynamic, market-drive business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. With over 140 event each year, the Emerald team are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, visit

Editor Notes:

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