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NKBA & Emerald Expositions Announce New Conference

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NKBA & Emerald Expositions Announce New Conference

Posted on 17 September 2019 by cradmin

Emerald Expositions and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced plans to co-produce a new conference, Design + Tech Connection. This new conference will be geared to design and construction professionals and home technology integrators. The conference, powered by the NKBA and Emerald-owned CE Pro and KBB, will bring the brightest and most provocative minds from design, construction and technology together to inspire collaboration and partnerships between brands, specifiers and installers.

“Residential consumers continue to demand more complex, seamless design integration in their homes,” said Bill Darcy, CEO, NKBA. “Our NKBA 2018 and 2019 Kitchen and Bath Tech Awareness & Usage market research studies confirm consumer desire and willingness to adopt better, faster and more complex whole-home integration systems. They are looking for trusted professionals from the design, construction and tech integration spheres to work closely together, for harmonious design and installation of these systems.”

Conference Programming
The conference is being developed with an eye toward educating the interior design, kitchen and bath design and building communities about the speed at which the tech field is evolving and how to smartly design residential spaces with authority and confidence. Julie Jacobsen, founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home technology industry; Chelsie Butler, executive editor of KBB (Kitchen & Bath Business), the official publication of the NKBA and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, and other industry experts will lead conversations, panel discussions and presentations on the Internet of Things (IoT), home automation, security, wellness-related technology, principles of good design integration and how to create a smart business partnership to deliver beautiful and functional residential spaces.

Location and Registration
Design + Tech Connection will take place on Dec. 11, 2019, at Convene, 117 West 46th St., New York. This fresh meeting and event space will host a full day of programming beginning at 8:30 am and will close with a cocktail and networking event. Registration opens Oct. 15. Space is limited. For more information visit www.designtechconnection.com.

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ISFA Adds Conference to 2015 Annual Meeting

Posted on 16 February 2015 by cradmin

Slated for Nov. 4 to 6, 2015, in the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, the ISFA Annual Member Meeting Luncheon is being paired with an educational conference and variety of network events. Attendee space for the full 2-day event, which is sponsored by Cosentino, is limited.

Two guest speakers/trainers – Andrea Chapman, president of Suitable Solutionsand a Sage 100 Contractor-certified Consultant; and Ed Hill, owner of Synchronous Solutions and co-owner of Cabinet Creations – will not only share first-hand knowledge of owning and operating countertop businesses, they will share how they gained their track records of helping other business owners realize success. The event also provides attendees with opportunities to learn and network with each other.

A full registration includes: two nights’ accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, a kick-off networking reception with food drink and live music; a full day of discussion groups with industry experts, a vendor/sponsor meet and greet; the annual ISFA meeting and lunch, and a group dinner with the other attendees.

There is no cost for ISFA Members in good standing to attend the Annual Member Meeting Luncheon only.

There will be a fee for attending the full 2-day event. More information is available at www.ISFAnow.org or via email at [email protected].

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Coverings Presents 4 Keynote Sessions, Numerous Others

Posted on 27 February 2014 by cradmin

For Coverings 2014, the 25th anniversary of the show, the organizers have put together four keynote sessions. Three of the sessions will be held on the first day of the show, which runs from April 29 to May 2, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The fourth keynote session will be on the second day of the show. Registration for the show is free (click here to register).

The keynote line-up is as follows: April 29, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., is “Breaking Through Barriers by Putting People First” presented by Sheldon Yellen of Belfor; April 29, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., is “Hot Issues in Tile Standards and Design” presented by Eric Astrachan, TCNA; April 29, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., is “Natural Stone & Green Design” presented by Robert Bacon of Daltile ; and April 30, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., is “Rottet Style with Stone and Tile” presented by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio (read more about the keynote presentations here).

Additionally, the show has seven featured sessions: “Stone Trends 2014” by Vincent Marazita of Marazita & Associates; “A Leading Question: Why Can’t I Generate Leads from the Internet?” by Marty Gould of Focalize Consulting; “State of the Design Industry” by Rander Fiser of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); “New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color/Design Trends” by Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute; “Maximizing your Retail Space for Stronger Sales and Customer Engagement” by Nicole Reyhle or RetailMinded; “Prospering in Turbuletn Times: Strategies for Success” by Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender of Kizer & Bender Speaking; and “Designing for the Post-carbon Economy: It’s Zero or Nothing” by Eric Dorey Freed of organicARCHTECT (read more about the featured sessions here).

With more than 80 sessions in all, the educational offerings this year are abundant (see the complete conference agenda here).

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