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SHOW DIRECTOR’S NOTE Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2012 April 24-26, 2012 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL www.kbis.com CONTACT US 1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Ph: (770) 569-1540, (800) 241-9034 Fax: (770) 569-5105 Nielsen The view to 2013 I went to the auto show in Chicago in February. Being a bit of a car nut, I get a kick out of seeing what the industry is thinking these days. Five or six years ago, the floor was full of trucks and SUVs. That was the view of the future. This year, you had to look hard to find anything larger than a coaster wagon with a hybrid engine or electric motor. The show included the usual mix of 2012 and soon-tobe-announced 2013 models. Remember when the next model year was introduced in the fall? Now, 2013 models start rolling out in the spring. Which reminded me of two questions I’d like to pose: What are we going to be talking about a year from now? And say, why didn’t I see that coming? Too often the answer is we were looking at the situation in a way that limited its possibilities. Simply, when we get very close to something, seeing around it is tough. Some of you might not be surprised to know, then, that we recently made the effort to stand back, look around the edges of KBIS 2012 and start laying the framework for KBIS 2013. There are some very practical reasons for this. Not only will we be marketing the 2013 show during the 2012 event in Chicago, but we also want to make sure we present a product that meets and exceeds the expectations of our exhibitors and excites our audience and the media. More importantly, we are approaching KBIS 2012 as a launch point for the future. What we introduce in 2012 will be enhanced for 2013 and beyond. New features, such as an uncontained exploration of generational lifestyles, have already been announced in the media, and more will follow in the coming weeks. We are excited by the recent modest uptick in the housing economy and want to help ready you for future opportunities by taking a fresh, long-term approach to KBIS—one that will build from one year to the next. Come to Chicago in April. Tell us what you like. Tell us what you would like to see in 2013. Be part of the conversations that will take place at this singular and powerful gathering of the industry. Call your friends. Call your neighbors. Touch the future. See you there. MANAGING DIRECTOR, KITCHEN AND BATH SHOW Jim Scott (630) 240-9326 jim.scott@nielsen.com SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Joe Randall joe.randall@nielsen.com VP KITCHEN AND BATH GROUP Brian Pagel (770) 291-5438 brian.pagel@nielsen.com SALES MANAGER April Hayslip (770) 291-5434 april.hayslip@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Maria Hill (770) 291-5419 maria.hill@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Diana Gallagher (770) 291-5436 diana.gallagher@nielsen.com MARKETING MANAGER Rebecca Corbett (770) 291-5459 rebecca.corbett@nielsen.com SENIOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Bruce Wilson (770) 291-5425 bruce.wilson@nielsen.com NKBA Jim Scott has more than 35 years of diverse experience as a senior executive and leader, retiring as president of the Plumbing Products Division at Elkay. With a focus on positive change and growth, Scott has helped develop organizations in North and South America, as well as in Asia. Always active, Scott and his wife Ann enjoy a large family with eight energetic grandchildren. He is an avid golfer, skier, chef, reader and photographer. With a lifelong interest in motorcycles, Scott has traveled from Chicago throughout the U.S. and Canada. President Alan Zielinski, CKD President-Elect John K. Morgan Vice President John A. Petrie, CMKBD Treasurer Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD Secretary Clay Lyon, CR Immediate Past President David Alderman, CMKBD Executive Vice President Bill Darcy Senior Director of Finance Stephen Graziano General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs Edward S. Nagorsky Director of Member Services Claudette Hoffmann Director of Marketing & Communications Timothy Captain Jim Scott Managing Director, KBIS jim.scott@nielsen.com 8 + K BB March 2012 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com Director of Learning Nancy Barnes http://www.kbis.com http://www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

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KBB - March 2012
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