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KBIS Unveils its 2017 Stage Program Schedule

Dec 13, 2016

Energetic Stage Programs Aim to Educate, Inspire and Connect the Kitchen & Bath

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – December 13, 2016; (UPDATED January 7, 2017) – The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS)the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, is proud to announce the highly anticipated schedule of stage programs for KBIS 2017. Set to take place on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT™ Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor, located in the South Hall, stage programs aim to educate, inspire and connect the kitchen and bath industry throughout the three day event, January 10-12, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

HomeAdvisor is the 2017 stage area sponsor, helping to bring the stage and a new series of fact sessions to life at the show. “HomeAdvisor is pleased to sponsor the incredible offerings on the KBISNext Stage,” said Brad Hunter, HomeAdvisor’s Chief Economist. “As a leader in the home improvement industry with millions of projects being facilitated through our site every year, we have a unique pulse on the industry and look forward to sharing that at KBIS.”

NKBA Presents KBISNeXT™ Stage Schedule
January 10, 2017 – Day 1:
10:45-11:00am             HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #1
11:00-11:30am              NKBA 30 Under 30 Announcement
11:30-11:45am              Snapchat VJ Search Winner Introduction
11:45-12:00pm             This Old House Announcement of the Generation Next Campaign
12:00-1:30pm               Design Bites – Kitchen. Media lunches sponsored by Amerock
1:45-2:00pm                 HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #2
2:00-3:00pm                Session 1: Technology in the Home: Kitchen + Bath Edition, with CEDIA
3:15-4:00pm                 Innovative Showroom Awards Panel
4:00-4:30pm                Innovative Showroom Awards Ceremony
4:00-5:00pm                Happy Hour

January 11, 2017 – Day 2:
9:15-10:15am                Session 2: Color Talks
10:30-11:30am             Session 3: Design for Airbnb, sponsored by Niagara Conservation®
11:30-11:45am              HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #3
11:45-12:00pm             This Old House Announcement of the Generation Next Campaign
12:00-1:30pm              Design Bites – Bath
1:30-1:45pm                 HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #4
2:00-4:00pm               NKBA 30 Under 30 Presentation
4:15-4:45pm                 Best of KBIS Awards
4:00-5:00pm                Happy Hour

January 12, 2017 – Day 3:
9:15-9:45am                 NKBA Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition, Awards Ceremony
10:00-11:00am            Session 4: Outdoor Living: From Novelty to Necessity
11:15-12:15pm              Session 5: Broadening Your Brand
12:30-1:30pm              Session 6: The Design Prescription: Designing for Alzheimer’s & Autism


Programs to highlight for 2017 include the return of Design Bites during the lunch hour on Tuesday, January 10th and Wednesday, January 11th.  Just before and following both Design Bites programs, KBIS attendees will hear from This Old House spokespersons Norm Abram and Kevin O’Connor as they introduce This Old House Generation Next, a campaign to encourage young people to master the vocational trades that built this country by supporting the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program.

Other programs include:

  • A “Color Talks” panel at 9:15am on day two featuring moderator Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs and Coverings Industry Ambassador with panelists Nate Berkus of Nate Berkus Associates and Artistic Advisor to LG STUDIO appliances, Amy Wax of Amy Wax Color Consulting, Laurel Bern of Laurel Bern Interiors, Andrea Magno of Benjamin Moore, and Daniel Germani of Daniel Germani Designs and Cosentino.
  • Sponsored by Niagara Conservation, a panel discussion on “Designing for Airbnb” at 10:30am on day two will feature moderator Jaime Derringer of Design Milk with panelists Bobby Berk of Bobby Berk Interiors + Design, Vicky Sanderson of the Toronto Star, and Rhonda Knoche of Rhonda Knoche Design.

“We have an impressive line-up of energetic stage programing planned for KBIS 2017. Each will provide attendees with knowledge and insights from today’s top names in kitchen and bath design,” said NKBA V.P. of Industry Relations Suzie Williford.

New for 2017, the two former stages will join to create one destination – the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor – and will serve as the location for all stage presentations.

“Attendees now have the benefit of all programming centered on one stage, making the show simpler to navigate,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “Once again, our stage programs will give attendees timely insight they can take back to their businesses and implement immediately.”

To learn more about any of the programs or events taking place on the KBISNeXT™ Stage, visit

Connect with us via our social channels; on Facebook at, Twitter at @KBIS2017 and on Instagram @KBIS_2017.

KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.


About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and 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®. The mega-event will return Jan. 10-12, 2017, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. For more information on KBIS, visit

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).


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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