KBB - January 2014 - (Page 8)
SHOW DIRECTOR'S NOTE
Making the most of your
Over the years I have noticed just how much emphasis we all place
on the show floor experience - what brands will be present, who has a
big product launch, what new innovations are coming to market, who
is the keynote, etc. This is why we go to trade shows. Not only do you
want to walk away inspired, but let's be honest, we all want to see the
latest and greatest innovations before everyone else.
As you are making your plans to attend KBIS in just a few short
weeks, I would encourage you to take full advantage of everything
that KBIS, Design & Construction Week and Las Vegas have to offer.
Here are just a few things you might consider adding to your itinerary.
Voices From the Industry Sessions - For the first time at KBIS, 54
out of the 85 sessions will offer continuing education units (CEUs). Presentations will be led by industry peers covering a variety of current
topics and trends. They will follow four of the NKBA's Learning Paths: Design & Inspiration, Focus on
the Customer, Business Management and Sales & Marketing.
State of the Industry Address - In this State of the Industry Address on February 6 from 11:00 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m., Francisco "Paco" Martinez-Cosentino, president of the Cosentino Group, will provide
a worldwide perspective on today's kitchen and bath industry and changing global economies.
Champagne & Cupcakes - Join BlogTour Las Vegas, media and bloggers, on February 4 at
10:00 a.m. in the Electrolux Booth #N3005 as they kick off KBIS with a tweet-up. And in true Las Vegas
style, the event will be catered with champagne and cupcakes.
Open Auditions - HGTV and DIY Network are always looking for new people with the right skills
and personality to host their TV shows. If you have what it takes, this is your chance to be discovered!
HGTV and DIY Network will hold network-wide open auditions at KBIS 2014 at the NKBA Center Stage
booth N2163. The schedule is:
* Tuesday, February 4th: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
* Wednesday, February 5th: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
* Thursday, February 6th: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Party - Hosted by the NKBA, this event is the perfect occasion to enjoy an exotic waterfall
location and connect with peers and friends from the industry at large! Join us February 3 at Tryst
Nightclub, Wynn Las Vegas, at 7:30 p.m.
The BASH - As a thank you to all Design & Construction Week attendees, the NKBA will host a
BASH February 5 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at XS Nightclub, Wynn, Las Vegas. Revel in this elegant
club environment and dance the night away to foot-tapping party numbers.
IBS Spike Concert - Tease your hair, break out the black leather pants and torn fishnets, and
enjoy a private concert with four-time Grammy winner and rock-n-roll superstar Pat Benatar. Doors
open at the LVCC February 6 at 5:00 p.m., so come early and grab a drink!
I would also encourage you to enjoy all that this unique destination has to offer. Take a customer
or an old friend to dinner at any of the hundreds of restaurant options on the strip. For those who
prefer shows or concerts, check out one of the eight Cirque du Soleil shows currently playing or any
of the well-known headliners and other acts that frequent Las Vegas.
Please visit KBIS.com to see a full list of events. You can also stay connected by downloading the
KBIS 2014 app, available now via the Apple store. We hope to see you in Las Vegas! n
Vice President, Kitchen and Bath Group
January 2014 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com
Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Ph: (800) 241-9034
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
VP KITCHEN AND BATH GROUP
Lane Vento, CMP
John K. Morgan
John A. Petrie, CMKBD
Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD
Debra Robinson, CMKBD
Denise Dick, CMKBD
Immediate Past President
Alan Sielinski, CMKBD
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Director of Finance
General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs
Edward S. Nagorsky
Director of Business Development and Member Relations:
Director of Learning
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - January 2014
KBB - January 2014
Show Director’s Note
Celebrity Design with...Taniya Nayak
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week
Cover story: Historic kitchen revisits its roots in major update
KBB - January 2014