The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), revealed the programming lineup planned for the NKBA presents KBISNeXT™ Stage. The stage will host more than 20 programs, including four awards events and 60+ leading industry voices and personalities throughout the three-day show, February 8-10, 2022.
Topics for the 2022 programming grid include how the generational divide is impacting design and lifestyles today, how to integrate diversity and inclusion practices into your business, what’s happening in a healthy home and resilient design, how to manage your business for today’s new realities and more.
“This year’s lineup of programming on the KBISNeXT Stage is stellar,” said Suzie Williford, EVP of Industry Relations and Chief Strategy Officer of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which owns KBIS. “Each year the team brings forward compelling material and presenters, but for this show, we’ve really dialed it up, including some very different and critical topics. All are sure to help attendees improve their businesses and maneuver our new reality. The KBISNeXT Stage is definitely a must-attend venue.”
The KBISNeXT™ Stage is free to all registrants. Here are some session previews:
Shift Forward is a two-part session designed to help comprehensively understand societal shifts impacting our country today. A 45-minute presentation will set the table, giving panel participants a platform from which to dive into specific topics including how to drive business success and new opportunities through a better understanding of diversity and inclusion, demographic differences, the role of social commerce and more.
The Language of Luxury is a panel that delivers a solid set of takeaways including how to find, engage and nurture the luxury client. Position and market yourself and your business to speak the language that attracts and develops the ultra-high-end client base. The panel discussion will be kicked off with a special presentation by a leading luxury marketing consultant who will establish the foundation of the discussion.
Responsible Design: Exploring the circular economy and how the K+B industry needs to adapt addresses the concept of designing for permanence and adopting regenerative design practices. Join this panel of experts to learn adaption strategies to build into your projects like the inclusion of upcycled and recycled products and components, managing water, reducing carbon footprints, and selecting responsible products from manufacturers who are making a difference.
Compound Interests: Designing for the generational divide presents how to design for the generational divide in a time when fading generational wealth and polarizing design sensibilities are instilling different values. Identify what is important to each generation and how to bridge the gap.
Work It: New business models, new revenue opportunities embraces new technologies and alternative thinking to not enhance traditional practices and develop new income streams. It’s the silver lining for your bottom line. Hear from the experts who have adapted and thrived as they share the ups and downs on the way to success.
Tech Point: The possibilities for total tech integration with leading tech experts teaches seamless tech integration. Whole-home technology integrators identify the brands and products you need to know and understand, discussing how to incorporate them into residential kitchen and bath projects.
Is the Home an Ecosystem? Unravel the confusion of wellness information into a solid plan helps to understand how architecture, design and tech converge for health and wellbeing. What are the latest theories in wellness and how can you support through thoughtful design? Topics include sleep, air quality, biophilia, safety and security, and performance products.
Social Showdown: TikTok vs Instagram vs What’s Next? Are you jumping on the TikTok bandwagon? Join a panel of experts who present advanced thinking behind popular social platforms to determine what’s right for you. Compare the benefits of Instagram, TikTok and more, taking away practical advice to develop your marketing mix.
Solutions for Converging Design: Urban meets suburban, commercial meets residential and work meets living teaches lifestyle changes, space transformations, regional moves and what new opportunities exist for residential design teams.
NKBA Designer Finds presents savvy design pros that have scoured the KBIS show floor and are bringing their top finds to the stage! Come see and hear what they discovered.
The Evolution of Social — Social Leaders Group acknowledges the importance of social media in your marketing strategy. We’ll explore the new rules for content, search, tagging, voice and platform best practices.
Awards and Recognitions will be presented over the three days of the show. The four ceremonies include :
The Best of KBIS 2022 Awards, sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design celebrates the best new kitchen and bath products of 2022.
The NKBA 30s Choice Awards recognizes 10 categories of products, selected by the NKBA 2022 Thirty Under 30 class.
The NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycled Kitchen Awards showcases the brands, products and projects that are upcycled and recycled to keep furnishings and finishes from hitting the landfill.
The Best of KBIS Booth Awards, honoring the most innovative and effective booth presentations.
Registration is open now for KBIS 2022.
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