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KBIS Unveils Its 2017 Stage Program Schedule


December 13, 2016

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

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: Designing for Airbnb

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 Your Color Source and Color911, Laurel Bern of Laurel Bern Interiors, Andrea Magno of Benjamin Moore, and Daniel Germani of Daniel Germani Designs and Cosentino.
  •  A panel discussion on “Designing for Airbnb” at 10:30am on day two featuring moderator Jaime Derringer of Design Milk with panelists Bobby Berk of Bobby Berk Interiors + Design, Vicky Sanderson of the Toronto Star, Rhonda Knoche of Rhonda Knoche Design, and Klif Andrews of Pardee Homes.

“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 https://www.kbis.com/.

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