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Sneak Peek: 2019 KBISNeXT Stage Programming

Oct 18, 2018

Peek: 2019 KBISNeXT Stage Programming

K&B Industry VIPS to
Discuss Hot Topics & Trends

Ga.) – October 18, 2018

– The 2019 Kitchen
& Bath Industry Show (KBIS)
, the
destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced a few of
the dynamic programs headed to the NKBA presents KBISNeXT™ Stage sponsored
by HomeAdvisor and Caesarstone. The show returns to the Las Vegas Convention
Center, February 19 -21, 2019, with industry-leading designers, editors, and
influencers engaging in panel discussions and presentations on the hottest kitchen
and bath topics and trends.

to all registrants, here is a sneak peek of the enlightening and entertaining
sessions happening on the 2019 KBISNeXT Stage (dates and times subject to

Sustaining Sustainability

Tuesday, February 19, 12:00 PM

design and construction can have direct and indirect impact on the environment,
on society, and the economy – commonly referred to as the 3 P’s (‘People’,
‘Planet’, ‘Pocketbook’). Sustainable design seeks to balance the needs of these
areas by using an integrated approach to create “win-win-win” design

how this panel of experts works to educate and engage design and construction
professionals to make sustainability the foundation of every project.

Avi Rajagopal, editor-in-chief, Metropolis


Grace Jeffers, principal,
Grace Jeffers Design & NKBA Insider

Susan Inglis, executive
director, Sustainable Furniture Council

Steve Feldman, president,
Renovation Angel

Connection – Powered by CEDIA Expo

Tuesday, February
19, 1:00 PM

how designers and technology experts work together to integrate smart
technology into beautiful spaces?  After
making its debut at CEDIA Expo 2018, the Design Connection conversation
continues with a panel of design professionals and technology integration
experts sharing how they partner on successful projects.

Jill Waage, editor in chief, Traditional Home


Joe Whitaker, president,
Thoughtful Home

David VanWert, principal,
VanWert Technology Design

Molly Switzer, principal
and owner, Molly N. Switzer Designs, LLC

Toni Sabatino, owner,
Tony Sabatino Style, NKBA Manhattan Chapter President 

The New
Modern Luxury

Wednesday, February
20, 2:00 PM

is the New Luxury in kitchen and bath design? 
What role does authenticity play in the definition of Modern
Luxury?  What is the relationship of
price to value?  What functional elements
are at play?  Does rarity matter? 

panel will explore how the topic of luxury has evolved, discussing all elements
of a project – products, space, the role of the designer and service in the mix
– and how they impact the concept of “modern luxury.”           

Parker Bowie Larsen, market director, Architectural


            Beth Dotolo, principal, Pulp Design
& NKBA Insider

            Carolina Gentry, principal, Pulp
Design & NKBA Insider

            Richard Anuszkiewicz, executive
director, Kitchen and Bath, Alt Breeding Schwartz

            Alison Pickart, interior designer,
Alison Pickart


Wednesday, February
20, 12:00 PM

day. Ten Brands. Show favorite DesignBites returns to the KBISNeXT Stage,
20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM for an exclusive one-day event featuring 10 of the
most innovative kitchen and bath brands. The program’s high-energy, speed
dating” format gives each participant three minutes to impress an audience of
industry media and design VIPs with their new product stories and two minutes
to answer their questions.

more than 31,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors and 400 media expected to visit KBIS
2019, the kitchen and bath industry’s main event. Register
via to take advantage of discounted
registration and hotel rates. For KBIS 2019 media registration, click here

with us via our social channels; Instagram @kbis_official, Twitter @KBIS,


KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & 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® and both
organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event
returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 – 21. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce
separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides
access to both shows.

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the
largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with
most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than
50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as
ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect
over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million
NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades
that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to
the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

More information about KBIS can be found at

the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry

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

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of
the National Kitchen & Bath Association.


Media Contacts:

Andi Murphy

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Olivia Kimmel

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