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November/December 2016

s h o w

d i r e c t o r ' s

THE POWER OF A FACE-TO-FACE CONNECTION

n an ultra-connected environment, we are always
accessible. With the power of our various devices,
we are able to keep up with all of our business
and personal commitments. We can respond in
a moment's notice and all too often are happy to
do so. We think that all of this technology at our
fingertips is making us more efficient. Maybe so,
but are we really more effective?
As I am writing this, I too am multitasking, just trying to stay on top of
my ever-expanding to-do list. However, in an attempt to check off the next
item, I sometimes miss an opportunity to create or just appreciate those
relationships in our personal and professional lives. And those professional
connections oftentimes become longstanding personal friendships. These
relationships ultimately make our connection to this industry so much
more meaningful.
So what does this have to do with anything? Well, with KBIS just a
matter of weeks away, I am reminded of all the people I have had the good
fortune to meet and work with since joining the KBIS team in 2008. I am
incredibly lucky to still be working with a great number of these people
nearly nine years later.There are countless NKBA volunteers who give back
so selflessly to the industry they love, some customers who have become
great friends and of course all of those who work so hard behind the scenes
to help create this world-class event. To all of these people - too many to
name - I thank you.

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As we have chronicled over the last three issues,
KBIS 2017 will have something to offer everyone; so much in fact that I would strongly encourage you to establish a plan now. Not only will
you see the top brands in our industry launching
an unprecedented number of new products, but
there are just as many new brands joining us in
2017. There are countless social opportunities,
unparalleled continuing education through the
NKBA's Voices From the Industry program,
show floor content at the NKBA Presents the
KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor, as well as the KBIS Backyard. Another new
initiative is the KBIS Discovery District, located
in South Hall, which will highlight some of the
great new innovations from emerging brands
coming to market in 2017.
KBIS, thanks to your support, continues
to grow at an unparalleled pace. Attendance is
tracking 25 percent ahead of last year, and the
exhibit floor is nearly 30 percent larger.There will
be plenty to see and plenty to do January 10-12 in
Orlando. KBIS, for many of you, has become more
than a trade show, it's also an annual gathering to
reconnect with old friends and make a few new
ones. I hope to see you there.
Stay up to date on the latest schedules and happenings by following all of our social channels,
downloading the 2017 mobile app on KBIS.com
and of course reading the pages of KBB.
See you in Orlando!
˜

BRIAN PAGEL
Vice President, Kitchen & Bath Group
Brian.pagel@emeraldexpo.com
Twitter: @bspagel

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016

Kitchen & Bath Business - October/December 2016
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Hot Topic
Learning Corner
KBIS Countdown
Favorites
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Small Spaces
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Kitchen & Bath Business - October/December 2016
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Show Director’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 12
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Tech Savvy
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 15
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Trends
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 18
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Hot Topic
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 21
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Learning Corner
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 23
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 24
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - KBIS Countdown
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 27
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Favorites
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 44
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 46
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - What’s Cool
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Small Spaces
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