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KBISNeXT Bar Offers Industry Professionals Opportunities to Connect, Collaborate and Comment

Jan 7, 2016

Will feature round table talks, portfolio reviews, showroom design critiques and more

Designers attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), happening January 19-21, will have the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow industry pros to learn about new trends, receive suggestions and inspiration for portfolios, and receive tips on engaging their brand via social and traditional media platforms at the KBISNeXTTM Bar.

The KBISNeXT Bar is sponsored by Modenus Media, the internationally recognized resource platform for trade professionals and discerning homeowners.

“The KBISNeXT Bar experience provides design pros with a chance to meet face to face with editors for portfolio reviews and to meet up with Modenus community experts to learn about blogging, social media and the business of design,” said Veronika Miller, CEO and Founder of Modenus Media.

Located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Center, the KBISNeXT Bar will provide three full days of innovative programming:

Portfolio Reviews:
1st Session – 10:30AM on Tuesday, January 19th 
2nd Session – 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 20th
3rd Session – 1:30PM on Wednesday, January 20th
Designers looking to share their work can click here to schedule a time to meet one-on-one with these leading kitchen and bath editors for a portfolio review:

Karman Hotchkiss of Better Homes & Gardens
Samantha Emmerling of Veranda
Allie Weiss of Dwell
Lindsey Shook of CA Home + Design
Avi Rajagopal of Metropolis
DJ Carey of Cottages & Gardens
Melissa Gillespie of Ocean Home + Luxury Pools
Sheila Kim of Architizer
Jamie Derringer of Design Milk
Editors will discuss portfolio strengths and weaknesses, making suggestions for improvements.

Modenus Talks Round Tables:
1st Session – 12:00-1:00PM on Tuesday, January 19th 
2nd Session – 12:00-1:00PM on Wednesday, January 20th
Join industry peers for a fun hour of Q&A about the future of blogging & social media and the business of design. Get helpful tips, do’s and don’ts, and insights from the pros. Industry professionals interested in attending one of the two time slots should register here.

Showroom Critiques:
Tuesday, January 19th, 1:30-2:30PM
Members of the Innovative Showroom Awards Advisory Board will meet with showroom designers looking for advice and guidance. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a showroom renovation or build out to get commentary BEFORE embarking on the project. Industry voices and professionals, Chelsie Butler of K+BB and Tony Lutz and Mia Nicolaisen of ISI, a retail showroom design firm who have worked with the likes of Ferguson and Kohler to name a few, will provide 20 minutes of one-one-one feedback.

Exhibitor Social Media Meetup:
Thursday, January 21st, 10”30-11:30AM 
The first ever KBIS Social Media Manager Meetup, social media managers are invited for coffee and refreshments to discuss what worked well, the buzz created and plan for year-long brand interaction on our favorite social media platforms. Hosted by Leanne Wood, Principal of Flying Camel Advertising, Design + PR who has led the KBIS Social Media team since KBIS 2013.

As a destination for discovering the next ideas, trends and innovations in the kitchen and bath industry KBISNeXT at KBIS 2016 will feature more exhibitors and unique programming at the KBISNeXT Stage including the Best of KBIS Awards, the Innovative Showroom Awards and the show’s newest award program: DesignBites. The area is also home to the the FutureHAUS Bathroom, presented by Virginia Tech.

Full information on KBISNeXT Stage and KBISNeXT Bar programming is available online.

To learn more about the latest KBIS 2016 news and announcements, visit or Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @KBIS2016.

About KBIS

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and produced by Emerald Expositions, is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest products, trends and technologies for the kitchen and bath industry. KBIS has been the premier event of the industry for over 50 years.

In 2013, the 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) under the banner of Design and Construction Week® (DCW). In 2015, KBIS and IBS announced their co-location agreement was extended through 2020. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016, where each show will operate in various halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NKBA and The NAHB continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. One pass provides access to both shows, as well as to DCW partner events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE).

About Emerald Expositions

Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography;  decorated apparel;  building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Cal. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).