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SHOW DIRECTOR'S NOTE

Finding the Showroom of
the Future...Today

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2015
January 20-22, 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
www.kbis.com
1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355
Alpharetta, GA 30009

For as long as I have been in this industry, there has been an ongoing conversation around the concept of the "Showroom of the Future."
Of course this can mean many things depending on what side of the
industry you represent. However, the basis of this concept has always
centered on how we - as an industry - choose, engage with and embrace a highly educated consumer.
While there are differing opinions on what shape this will actually take in the future, one thing is for certain: The relationship with the
homeowner has changed and will continue to change over time. Of
course this is nothing new. What is new, however, is how we choose to
engage that consumer differently and in a more meaningful way in
that showroom environment - while they are making the critical transition from considering a project to an actual commitment.
It is under that premise that I would actually contest that the "Showroom of the Future" is to some degree already here. All you need to
do is look at the countless examples in the marketplace of small and
large showrooms alike that are engaging the various senses to create
a deeper shopping experience at the point of purchase.
This is what ultimately inspired us to launch the first-annual KBIS
Innovative Showroom Awards last month, sponsored by the Hearst
Design Group. It is our goal to highlight and celebrate those retail
showrooms serving the kitchen and bath industry that are delivering a
world-class customer experience.
The response from the marketplace thus far has exceeded our expectations. We received well over 100 entries and have since posted
all of them on the KBIS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KitchenBathIndustryShow) for open voting. The top 18 submissions will be
judged by an esteemed panel from top retail design firms around the
country, and the winners will be announced at KBIS on Wednesday,
Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the South Hall on the KBISNeXT Stage.
We hope you will join us at KBIS to celebrate all of these innovative
showrooms!
To keep up with the latest on KBIS 2015, please visit KBIS.com. Don't
forget to join the conversation on all of our social channels. We would
love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter at #KBIS2015 or on our
weekly Google+ chats every Thursday at 1 p.m. EST. n

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Joe Randall
joe.randall@emeraldexpo.com
VP KITCHEN AND BATH GROUP
Brian Pagel
(770) 291-5438
brian.pagel@emeraldexpo.com
SALES MANAGER
Amy Hornby
(770) 291-5434
april.hayslip@emeraldexpo.com
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Maria Hill
(770) 291-5419
maria.hill@emeraldexpo.com
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Diana Gallagher
(770) 291-5436
diana.gallagher@emeraldexpo.com
MARKETING MANAGER
Rebecca Corbett
(770) 291-5459
rebecca.corbett@emeraldexpo.com
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Lane Vento, CMP
(770) 291-5538
lane.vento@emeraldexpo.com

President
John A. Petrie, CMKBD
President-Elect
Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD
Vice President
Ric Coggins
Treasurer
Denise M. Dick, CMKBD
Secretary
Debra H. Robinson
Immediate Past President
John K. Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Darcy
Senior Director of Finance
Stephen Graziano

Brian Pagel
Vice President, Kitchen and Bath Group
brian.pagel@emeraldexpo.com

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Edward S. Nagorsky
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Suzie Williford
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KBB - November/December 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - November/December 2014

KBB - November/December 2014
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
All Abroad
Universal Design
Business Practice
PRODUCT INNOVATOR AWARDS
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week
Trends
Products What’s hot
Change is Good
Cover Story
Self-Storage
KBB - November/December 2014 - Intro
KBB - November/December 2014 - KBB - November/December 2014
KBB - November/December 2014 - Cover2
KBB - November/December 2014 - 1
KBB - November/December 2014 - 2
KBB - November/December 2014 - 3
KBB - November/December 2014 - Contents
KBB - November/December 2014 - 5
KBB - November/December 2014 - Online Contents
KBB - November/December 2014 - 7
KBB - November/December 2014 - Editor’s Note
KBB - November/December 2014 - 9
KBB - November/December 2014 - Show Director’s Note
KBB - November/December 2014 - 11
KBB - November/December 2014 - People & Places
KBB - November/December 2014 - 13
KBB - November/December 2014 - 14
KBB - November/December 2014 - 15
KBB - November/December 2014 - All Abroad
KBB - November/December 2014 - 17
KBB - November/December 2014 - 18
KBB - November/December 2014 - 19
KBB - November/December 2014 - Universal Design
KBB - November/December 2014 - 21
KBB - November/December 2014 - 22
KBB - November/December 2014 - 23
KBB - November/December 2014 - Business Practice
KBB - November/December 2014 - 25
KBB - November/December 2014 - 26
KBB - November/December 2014 - PRODUCT INNOVATOR AWARDS
KBB - November/December 2014 - 28
KBB - November/December 2014 - 29
KBB - November/December 2014 - 30
KBB - November/December 2014 - 31
KBB - November/December 2014 - 32
KBB - November/December 2014 - 33
KBB - November/December 2014 - 34
KBB - November/December 2014 - KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week
KBB - November/December 2014 - 36
KBB - November/December 2014 - 37
KBB - November/December 2014 - 38
KBB - November/December 2014 - 39
KBB - November/December 2014 - 40
KBB - November/December 2014 - 41
KBB - November/December 2014 - 42
KBB - November/December 2014 - 43
KBB - November/December 2014 - Trends
KBB - November/December 2014 - 45
KBB - November/December 2014 - 46
KBB - November/December 2014 - 47
KBB - November/December 2014 - Products What’s hot
KBB - November/December 2014 - 49
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KBB - November/December 2014 - 60
KBB - November/December 2014 - 61
KBB - November/December 2014 - Cover Story
KBB - November/December 2014 - 63
KBB - November/December 2014 - 64
KBB - November/December 2014 - 65
KBB - November/December 2014 - 66
KBB - November/December 2014 - 67
KBB - November/December 2014 - Self-Storage
KBB - November/December 2014 - 69
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KBB - November/December 2014 - 71
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KBB - November/December 2014 - Cover3
KBB - November/December 2014 - Cover4
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