Monday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Rosen Centre: Salons 7 & 8
You’ve taken the basic lighting classes to understand the importance of lighting; now the definitions and terms are becoming clear concepts. So, what’s next? This mid-level course will walk you through the next steps of lighting design. The class will cover terminology for complete understanding, object reflectance and its importance,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Karyn Judd Reilly CKD, NCIDQ
Designer and Educator
Lights My Soul

Karyn Judd Reilly, CKD, NCIDQ, is an interior designer turned educator who savors the “ah-ha, I get it” moment in others. Her passion for education surfaced after attending several grueling training sessions and felt there had to be a better way.  She has spent the last 20 years in the...

  • Room: Rosen Centre: Salon 6
Certified designers are more apt to find quality employment, increased income, and wider media exposure over your non-certified competitors. This refresher course provides key concepts of study to include the NKBA guidelines, sample study questions, tips and best practices for taking the AKBD exam.   This 2-hour, in-person, instructor-led course is... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Corey Klassen CMKBD, Assoc. IIDA
Principal/Owner
Corey Klassen Interior Design

Corey a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Associate Member of the International Interior Design Association, and an Accredited Decorator from the Canadian Decorators’ Association with experience in commercial and residential design. He comes from a long line of creatives and was featured locally at the age of 17...


Monday, January 08, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Rosen Centre: Salon 6
Certified designers are more apt to find quality employment, increased income, and wider media exposure over your non-certified competitors. This refresher course provides key concepts of study to include the NKBA guidelines, sample study questions, tips and best practices for taking the CKBD multiple choice exam.   This 2-hour, in-person, instructor-led... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Judith Neary CMKBD
Principal/Owner
Roadside Attraction Design Studio

Judith is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD). She began her career in commercial and hospitality design and continued to develop her skills and style designing and building custom cabinetry, case goods and furniture. After twelve years of merchandising, design and training for a national retailer, she began...

  • Room: Rosen Centre: Salons 7 & 8
The Artistic Kitchen will explore an emerging trend in kitchen design—the kitchen as a living room—and its implication to us, as designers. The course will open your imagination to how this affects the look, the function, and the feel of kitchens, as they either become art pieces themselves or display... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Richard Landon CMKBD, NWSID
Principal/Owner
Richard Landon Design

Richard Landon CMKBD, NWSID has been active in the NKBA for over three decades and often presents a seminar at KBIS. As an NKBA instructor, he developed a Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) for experienced-level designers.  He was the longest serving president of the NW Society of Interior Designers and is...


Monday, January 08, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Rosen Centre: Salons 7 & 8
With the advancement of e-commerce and desire to purchase online, the home category is responding with fully interactive shoppable environments that consumers and designers alike will be using in the near future.  With the latest advancements in architectural render, user navigation and immersive environments, brands are engaging in showing their... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Chip Wade AKBD
Principal/Owner
Wade Works Creative

Atlanta native Chip Wade, AKBD, has building in his blood. Chip began wood working with his father at an early age and over the years developed an interest in design, carpentry, landscaping and renovation. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Chip moved on to earn his certification in residential...


Monday, January 08, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Rosen Centre: Salons 7 & 8
In today’s market, designers have less control over projects; homeowners are using digital inspiration to create their own look books, do-it-yourself layout software, and purchasing products online. You may be struggling with aligning your traditional business model to this changing cultural shift. Many designers continue to sell design fees associated... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Corey Klassen CMKBD, Assoc. IIDA
Principal/Owner
Corey Klassen Interior Design

Corey a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Associate Member of the International Interior Design Association, and an Accredited Decorator from the Canadian Decorators’ Association with experience in commercial and residential design. He comes from a long line of creatives and was featured locally at the age of 17...

Judith Neary CMKBD
Principal/Owner
Roadside Attraction Design Studio

Judith is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD). She began her career in commercial and hospitality design and continued to develop her skills and style designing and building custom cabinetry, case goods and furniture. After twelve years of merchandising, design and training for a national retailer, she began...


Monday, January 08, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Room: Rosen Centre
Kick off KBIS 2018 in style! On Jan. 8 at the Rosen Centre, we’ll honor the winners of the prestigious 2018 NKBA Design Competition and cap off the evening with an elegant opening-night party. This semi-formal event is perfect for networking, connecting with colleagues and friends and revving up for... ...read more...

Tuesday, January 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: OCCC: S230B
    Format: Informational
We know how important search engines and the Internet have become for kitchen and bath businesses. Homeowners are flocking online to research companies, products and contractors -- before ever making a purchasing decision. But with the steady rise of mobile technology, the landscape is changing in how, where and when... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Todd Bairstow
Co-Founder and Principal
Keyword Connects

Todd Bairstow is a well-known entrepreneur and online marketing expert with 18 years of experience in the still rapidly-growing field. This concentration led him to found Keyword Connects in 2005, where he developed a business plan to generate leads for his clients on a 100% performance basis. Todd has spoken...

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  • Room: OCCC: S230C
    Format: Informational
Just as every kitchen and bath project is one-of-a-kind, every kitchen and bath designer is unique as well. But have you ever wondered, “Am I doing it right?” or “What would another designer do” in a certain situation? Here is your chance to ask! Award-winning Beverly Hills-based interior designer Christopher... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Christopher Grubb
President/Founder
Arch-Interiors Design Group

Christopher Grubb has been called a style maker and expert design influencer by clients, editors, manufacturers and producers alike. Christopher is President of Beverly Hills based Arch-Interiors design group, inc., which is internationally recognized for its creative and unique work in interior and exterior high-end residential, commercial, medical, health and...

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  • Room: OCCC: S310G
    Format: Informational
You may know countertop basics and the primary surfaces options. But, do you know the specific differences between them and how to gain client confidence by helping them decide the best option for their lifestyle, preferences, and long-time (if not LIFE-time) happiness? Go beyond the initial “color and price” factors... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Neneh Biffinger
Market Representative
Cambria USA

JANE of ALL TRADES - This is what my Superhero Undershirt says. In business and in life, I have played numerous roles, mastered more than half, and learned to ask for help on others. Mission Possible: * As Creator of Potty Mouth Tours, I was chosen to speak at KBIS2015 Voices from the...

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  • Room: OCCC: S310H
    Format: Informational
Smart Kitchen Design is about 1) Determining the value of connected appliances, tools and gadgets in the kitchen. 2) Using Voice-First era of Kitchen Design as a competitive advantage. 3) Cooking and living with Artificial Intelligence. (Qualifies for 0.1 NKBA CEU, 1.00 NAHB CE hour, 1.0 NARI CEU) ...
Speaker(s)
Scott Koehler
President
Dream Kitchen Builders, LLC

A lifelong passion for technology and kitchen design led Scott Koehler to work extensively in both fields throughout his career. He managed large corporate accounts deploying IBM PCS and AutoCAD in the mid 1980s and licensed cloud and mobile services to large and small businesses in the 2010s. Koehler's Kitchen industry...

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  • Room: OCCC: S310F
    Format: Innovation/Trend
This presentation is the result of a research project by Fletcher Building Laminates & Panels Group, and created by the global design team from Formica Group and Laminex. With an ongoing quest to find out what’s coming next, our global design team is dedicated to anticipating our customer’s future needs,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Gerri Chmiel
Senior Design Manager
Formica Corporation

Gerri Chmiel joined Formica Corporation in 2001, and is currently the residential design lead. Chmiel is responsible for creating and managing the trend and design portfolio of surfacing materials for the North American residential market. She leads the effort in design research and residentially focused design development, and acts as...

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  • Room: OCCC: S230D
    Format: Interactive Lab
Lack of Employee Engagement has a real impact on your company's bottom line. When employees are not engaged they may have left their job, but have forgotten to tell you, therefore performance suffers. Owners and other leaders are encouraged to attend this session. Attendees learn the five foundation principles that... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Shari Roth
Managing Partner
CAPITAL iDEA

As a cofounder of CAPITAL iDEA, Shari Roth leverages her 20 plus years of corporate experience to help Leaders who strive for excellence and are committed to making a difference with the people that they employ. Shari has expertise in Transformational Leadership, Building RightFit Teams, and Breaking down Unproductive Barriers...

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  • Room: OCCC: S230F
    Format: Informational
What Makes Authentic Luxury for the Kitchen & Bath is designed to assist designers, builders, showroom consultants and sales representatives to value the importance of understanding what truly makes authentic luxury - and how this understanding can help them grow their business. This program has been built in conjunction with... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Greg Rohl
Vice President of Marketing
The House of Rohl

“Mr. Rohl is the Vice President of Marketing at ROHL, a leading brand of premium kitchen and bath products for the residential and hospitality markets. He is primarily responsible for achieving the marketing goals of ROHL, including advertising, PR, merchandising, and trade shows. Previously he was the Western Regional President, working in...

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  • Room: OCCC: S230E
    Format: Informational
Living Spaces trends continue to skyrocket in Multi-Family dwellings and geez does that present more than a few challenges for designers. You want to give your client everything they want in the world including luxury, comfort, happiness and harmony but you have to do all of this in smaller and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
John Morgan
Owner
Morgan Pinnacle, LLC

Having been a featured conference speaker at over 100 industry events, John Morgan is well respected for his work helping kitchen and bath professionals evolve their businesses through the latest in technology. He is a 25-year kitchen and bath veteran. A manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer and speaker, and has served...

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Tuesday, January 09, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Nancy Fire, Design Director for HGTV, will share 2018 trends showcased at KBIS and queries Vanilla Ice, pop icon and host of DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project and Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, on his approach to kitchen, bath and outdoor living design challenges.   The KBISNext stage audience will be invited... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Nancy Fire
    Design Director for HGTV

    Vanilla Ice
    Host of DIY Network's The Vanilla Ice project


    Tuesday, January 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Room: OCCC: S230C
      Format: Informational
    Electric underfloor heating works by producing radiant heat which is evenly distributed from the floor and warms a room efficiently from the ground up. Since there are no baseboard heaters, radiators, or heating supply vents to work around, building owners and homeowners gain extra space and design freedom. This course... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Regis Verliefde
    CEO
    Warmup Inc.

    Regis has worked with designers, builders, retailers and specifiers to develop heating cable solutions ranging from bathroom floor-heating to complex freeze-protection systems. After 10 years of service and sales experience in the industry, he joined Warmup in 2010 to lead their North American team and promote Radiant Heating as a...

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    • Room: OCCC: S230B
      Format: Informational
    Research indicates that for every $1 spent, email marketing generates $38 in ROI. This session lays out what email marketing really is (& it's not just your "newsletter") and how to make it start working for you. It's filled with lots of specific examples, do's and don'ts and insights and... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Denise Butchko
    President
    Butchko and Company

    Denise Butchko is a festive, design focused teacher who’s been teaching and consulting since 2008 and actively teaming with the NKBA for the last five years. As an experienced design and marketing expert, she brings enthusiasm and experience to her info packed sessions that send you into action and accomplishment. Hailing from...

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    • Room: OCCC: S230D
      Format: Interactive Lab
    Harnessing the creative power of craftspeople can create a show-stopping project. With the public’s enthusiasm for artisan culture and its increasing appetite for the unique and handcrafted, integrating specialty work into interior design projects is gaining in popularity. Lauren Levant has been at the vanguard of this trend and will... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Lauren Levant
    Principal Designer
    Lauren Levant Interior

    Lauren Levant is an emerging figure in the interior design industry, with a special concentration in luxury kitchen design. Her distinctive portfolio of work has claimed more than twenty international, national and regional awards in the past five years. In the early part of this year, this included the National...

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    • Room: OCCC: S230E
      Format: Innovation/Trend
    Understand the history of lighting and the benefits to all your clients. Identify and learn what is new and the future of lighting and controls. Understand the need for contrasting colors. Join this group of industry experts who are leading us into a brighter future. (Qualifies for 0.1 NKBA CEU, 1.00... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    John O'Meara
    HEWI, Inc.

    President of HEWI USA, John’s experience includes manufacturing, producing and installing architectural woodwork, commercial, residential and retail/banks; product management, introducing electronic locking systems for hospitality and retail to the North American market, and project business, organizing and supporting Häfele America Co specification staff in consulting to architects, designers and other...

    Louie Delaware
    Co-Founder
    Living In Place Institute

    Louie has been involved in specialty construction activities for over 14 years and has worked extensively on helping his clients deal with Living In Place issues, including how best to deal with appropriate lighting. Louie has helped over 3,500 families deal with accessibility and safety in their homes. He is...

    Maria Stapperfenne CMKBD
    Tewksbury Kitchens & Bath

    Maria is known nationwide as a bundle of dynamic energy. In her role as the 2015 National President of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) she presented to, and well loved, by all of the NKBA chapters nationwide. Her style is fun, engaging and informative. Maria is a Certified...

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    • Room: OCCC: S230F
      Format: Informational
    The world of social media has generated significant attention and interest. Knowing how to navigate your business messages within these diverse and growing platforms can be a daunting task. This webinar seeks to clarify these platforms by focusing on those that are applicable to a business. It uses examples in... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Jim Nowakowski
    Owner/President
    Interline Creative Group

    Jim has been a business strategist, speaker, and author since starting his company in 1990. His business experience, along with his dynamic presentation style, is a key reason why companies utilize his firm for marketing and marketing communications. Jim presents business ideas in a variety of formats, including trade shows,...

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    • Room: OCCC: S310F
      Format: Informational
    In this session you will learn how to navigate your business when it goes into crisis mode, how to keep people on the team and how to keep them motivated. I would like to begin with an introduction on how the NKBA helped me in my career to go from... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Don Osterman CKD
    President, Owner
    Roecker Cabinets

    Don Osterman, currently owner and president of Roecker Cabinets in Peoria, IL, started working for Roecker Cabinets in 1974 as a cabinet maker. He was a cabinet maker for 20 years before earning his CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) through the NKBA in 1995. Focusing primarily on kitchen and...

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    • Room: OCCC: S310G
      Format: Informational
    We will take an in-depth look at the state of the environment and what steps designers and manufacturers can take to reduce the impact of homes. This will include a study on energy use, green house gas emissions, and best practices from other countries. Additionally, this presentation will include an... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Joe Cain
    President
    Mio Metals

    Joe Cain is President of Mio Metals, a manufacturer of custom range hoods and metal counter tops. Since 2004, Mr. Cain has been running his company to be effective at delivering high-quality products with a low impact on the environment. He holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate...

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    • Room: OCCC: S310H
      Format: Informational
    Tired of the same old greeting with new prospects that come into your showroom: "Hi, Welcome to ABC Kitchens, can I help you?" Or "Are you Traditional, Contemporary or Transitional?" Be better than your competitors and learn how to have a relaxed conversation with your new prospect by asking them... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Robert Foltz CKD
    Chief Cook and Bottle Washer!
    Kitchen Sales Coach

    Robert Foltz, CKD is experienced in all aspects of the retail Kitchen and Bath Business. As a Sales Trainer & Business Consultant, using breakthrough strategies, such as “accelerated learning” and high involvement techiques that motivate you to get out of your comfort zone and increase your productivity and profits....

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    Tuesday, January 09, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Room: The Backyard Booth, #B4
    The Kitchen Cousins, John Colineri and Anthony Carrino, will share their views on designing and building outdoor spaces – taking into consideration surroundings and entertainment styles whether an urban rooftop or suburban family patio. They will discuss how the environment and use of customizable building materials can transform a small... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Anthony Carrino
    The Kitchen Cousins

    John Calineri
    The Kitchen Cousins


    Tuesday, January 09, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      The NKBA’s exclusive Thirty Under 30 program continues to capture the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals. The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program is designed to celebrate the future rock stars of kitchen and bath.  Meet the newly inducted 2018 class at the KBISNeXT Stage. These individuals... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Elle H-Millard
      Industry Relations Manager
      NKBA

      Sponsored by: Samsung

      Tuesday, January 09, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

        DesignBites gives innovative brands an exclusive opportunity to “speed date” with industry VIPs. A total of 14 exhibitors over two days were selected by industry professionals. Each brand takes the stage to share a three-minute presentation followed by a two-minute question and answer session. Jeff Devlin, host of DIY Network’s... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Jeff Devlin
        Hos
        DIY Network and HGTV

        From a very young age, Jeff began building and creating with tools and scraps of just about anything he could get his hands on. “I have always tinkered. I spent most of my early days breaking things. Now my days are filled with fixing them. Funny how things work out!”...


        Tuesday, January 09, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: OCCC: S310G
          Format: Informational
        Forget everything you know about incandescent and florescent lamps and focus your attention on LED. Many everyday tasks, from cooking to bathing, occur in the kitchen and bath and it’s important to learn how LED light layering techniques can enhance overall design value. Today’s LED lamps are affordable, energy efficient... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Bernadette Campbell
        National Lighting Manager
        Ferguson

        Bernadette Campbell, ALA Certified Lighting Specialist, is the National Lighting Manager for Ferguson Enterprises. A native of Newport News, Virginia, Bernadette has worked in the kitchen and bath industry nearly 30 years, with 25 of those years at Ferguson. During her tenure, her career has progressed from showroom sales to...

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        • Room: OCCC: S230C
          Format: Innovation/Trend
        Ensure that you are aware and knowledgeable for what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next for our kitchen and bath industry and your business plans. Especially important for being on trend is to look beyond kitchens and baths to the consumer and the greater world we live and sell within... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Sarah Reep CMKBD
        Director, Designer Relations & Education
        Masco Cabinetry

        Sarah Reep, is a respected expert, leader, and designer in the Kitchen & Bath Industry with more than 20 years of direct experience in design, product design, trend forecasting, retail, home, consumer insights, marketing, business development, and public relations. Sarah’s writings appear regularly in Kitchen & Bath Design News where...

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          Description: The connected home continues to evolve minute-by-minute. This panel will discuss ways in which the mass-market adoption of smart home technology is impacting home remodeling, with a focus on kitchen and bath projects. Dan DiClerico, home expert and smart home strategist at HomeAdvisor, will lead a panel of experts... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Dan DiClerico
          Smart Home Expert
          HomeAdvisor

          • Room: OCCC: S230D
            Format: Interactive Lab
          Discover how to read the story that your company numbers aka Performance Metrics, tell you. Working with your actual company results, we will analyze current status and develop strategies for improving results and reaching your goals. These strategies may include revenue growth, improved efficiencies in production, smarter selling, diversifications and... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Victoria Downing
          President
          Remodelers Advantage Inc.

          Victoria Downing, President of Remodelers Advantage Inc., is a leading authority in the remodeling industry. For nearly 30 years, Victoria has worked with owners of remodeling companies across the United States and Canada, to help them build strong, consistently profitable businesses. She is known for her high-energy educational seminars as...

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          • Room: OCCC: S310H
            Format: Innovation/Trend
          The Minimalist Movement is on the rise.  Tiny homes emerging as a trend in the 50+ consumer marketplace. Moving fast into the mainstream, research by The Tiny Life shows that 38% of tiny-home owners are over the age of 50. The aging community is all about downsizing possessions to upgrade... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Anna Gibson
          Chief Designer/Owner
          AKG Design Studio LLC

          Anna Gibson is an AKBD certified kitchen and bathroom designer. Hailing from Israel, she has been based in Reston for the past 17 years. Growing up with a civil engineer dad, Anna is no stranger to hardhats and construction sites. With over 15 years of her own hands on...

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          • Room: OCCC: S230B
            Format: Informational
          Joseph Addison, the famous 17th Century English writer, once said: "Knowledge is indeed that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another." Historically, kitchen/bath owners have been so busy working in their businesses that they haven't made the time to gain the critical knowledge necessary to... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Ken Peterson CKD
          President & Founder
          SEN Design Group

          Ken Peterson, CKD has more than 45 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry, including 23 of those years as a Sales Designer and President of Signature Kitchen & Bath. At Signature Kitchen & Bath he expanded a small family kitchen business from one location to four showroom...

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          • Room: OCCC: S230E
            Format: Informational
          This presentation will unearth two very distinct types of consumers – the NEO and the Traditional – and how they are powering our economy. Discover why targeting one versus the other will drastically change your sales, marketing and pricing strategies forever. You’ll learn who spends the most, most frequently, and... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Mike Hetherman, CKD
          President & CEO
          Willis

          Mike Hetherman is the President, owner and CEO of Willis - a North American distributor of globally branded building materials including DuPont™ Corian®, DuPont™ Zodiaq®, Arpa Italian laminate, FENIX NTM® and Artisan sinks & faucets.   Willis’ exclusive territories include California, Hawaii, The Pacific North West, Alaska, Western Canada and Ontario, Canada....

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          • Room: OCCC: S310F
            Format: Informational
          From this presentation, you will learn lawsuit protection, tax reduction, and estate planning strategies most advisors are unaware of. Sources of lawsuits kitchen & bath builders & remodelers are exposed to and how to prevent them. How kitchen & bath builders & remodelers can protect 100% of their professional and... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Mr  Larry Oxenham
          Author, Senior Advisor
          American Society for Asset Protection

          - Author of several books including: Protect Your Assets and The Asset Protection Bible.- Has presented at hundreds of conventions, conferences, and seminars across the country with excellent reviews.- Over two decades of experience as a senior advisor with clients in all fifty states.- His career has been credited with...

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          • Room: OCCC: S230F
            Format: Informational
          To stand out from the competition, your showroom must be more than a presentation of pretty displays. After all, most showrooms feature handsome displays. Turn yours into an educational center where your sales designers are elevated and perceived as consultants … objective, informative, and trustworthy. In a space of just... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          John Lang LPBC
          Director, Business Coaching
          SEN Design Group

          John Lang has been Head Business Coach for the SEN Design Group since 2007, when he received his coaching license from Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA). He offers the entire SEN Membership the opportunity to grow their businesses through structured, 1:1 business coaching. Lang has run a successful family-owned business...

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          Tuesday, January 09, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

          • Room: OCCC: S230C
          Join Jonas Carnemark, CR, CKD, for a practical nuts and bolts seminar on how to create award-winning designs without breaking the bank. You will learn how to guide your high-end clients into making the right choices with their money. Jonas will share his insights on how to build client trust... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Jonas Carnemark
          Owner & President
          Carnemark design + build

          In 1987, Jonas Carnemark founded a company to realize his creative goal: to bring home remodeling dreams to life—with both beauty and purpose. He grew a 17-person design + build firm where devotion to the clean lines of modern design flows easily alongside attention to comfort. Where form and function—and service...

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          • Room: OCCC: S230E
            Format: Case Study
          Gain an understanding and appreciation of what color is and how it impacts the body and senses when fused with the each of the eight principles and nine elements of design.  Explain what each of the 17 elements and principles of design are, how they work, and what they achieve... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Kathryn Grube
          Associate Professor Interior Design
          JCCC / Functional Color Solutions

          IACC internationally accredited color designer, NCIDQ certified interior designer, and tenured interior design associate professor at NKBA accredited, two-year career program at JCCC in Overland Park, KS. Owner of Functional Color Solutions, LLC, specializing in functional color education, design strategies, and community enrichment events that promote strategic color use for...

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          • Room: OCCC: S230F
            Format: Informational
          Communication is the most important part of any business. Join this dynamic, informative and interactive class and learn tips and techniques from these two nationally recognized, and fun, speakers. Become a better communicator instantly! (Qualifies for 0.1 NKBA CEU, 1.00 NAHB CE hour, 1.0 NARI CEU) ...
          Speaker(s)
          Erik Listou, CLIPP, HATS, CAPS, CAASH, CGR, CGP, CLR, LDST
          Co-Founder
          Living In Place institute

          Erik, Co-Founder of the Living In Place Institute, is committed to helping all people live in homes that are accessible, comfortable and safe. His $100M+ career spans 50 years in both commercial and residential construction and renovation. Erik has been recognized through eight national credentials and numerous project and leadership...

          Maria Stapperfenne CMKBD
          Tewksbury Kitchens & Bath

          Maria is known nationwide as a bundle of dynamic energy. In her role as the 2015 National President of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) she presented to, and well loved, by all of the NKBA chapters nationwide. Her style is fun, engaging and informative. Maria is a Certified...

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          • Room: OCCC: S310G
            Format: Informational
          As homes became tighter and more efficient, many new technologies and innovations came to market. Be enlightened regarding some of the most harmful elements we put into our designs, and learn preventatives. (According to the EPA, indoor air is 2-5 times more toxic than outdoor.) Learn about lighting (including daylighting),... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Adam Gibson CMKBD
          President
          Adam Gibson Design, LLC

          Indianapolis-based Adam Gibson is a design professional specializing in luxury home additions, kitchens and bathrooms, entertainment spaces, and commercial suites. Known for an infusion of clean lines, natural light, warmth, and efficient use of space, Adam brings an outside-the-box imagination, an ear attuned to his clients’ needs, eco-friendly technologies and...

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          • Room: OCCC: S310F
            Format: Case Study
          Historically, there has not been any rhyme or reason to pricing in the kitchen/bath and design/build industries. As a result, most owners have underpriced their projects by approximately 15-20% and, therefore, lacked the retained earnings to finance chains of independently owned showrooms that would blanket vast regions of the country.... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Dan Luck
          Vice President, Sales & Education
          SEN Design Group

          Dan Luck joined the SEN Design Group in January 2017 as its Education Manager and currently serves as the Vice President of Sales & Education. This role was created specifically for him, trusting Luck to eventually lead all educational initiatives for the kitchen and bath’s first and largest buying group. A...

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          • Room: OCCC: S230B
            Format: Innovation/Trend
          Have you ever had a client over-react on a project? Have you ever done a great job, gone above-and-beyond, only to have the client not appreciate it? Have you ever lost money on a project because emotions ran high? Have you ever had a client you wished that you had... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Natalia Pierce, AKBD
          Owner/designer
          Detail by Design

          Natalia Pierce, AKBD has been working in the renovation industry for over 12 years. As a business owner, started Detail by Design in 2005, and kitchen & bathroom designer, certified in 2009, the renovation industry and volunteering has taught her many skills working with people from all walks of life....

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          • Room: OCCC: S230D
            Format: Interactive Lab
          Who are the two most important people in any organization? The owner? The HR manager? The VP of Sales? The payroll manager? While all these are critical to success, I would advocate that there are others who can make or break your organization's success path. Imagine entering that popular store... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Randy Krebs
          President/Business Development Manager
          Cascadia Pacific Marketing

          Randy began his “career” in the kitchen cabinet industry as his grandfather’s dust collection system on Saturday mornings when he was 10. Now 5 decades later he provides the business and sales acumen to assist any dealer to start or increase its cabinet business in any market segment including remodel,...

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          • Room: OCCC: S310H
            Format: Case Study
          Our company works with dozens of showrooms (kitchen, bath, lighting, furniture, and e-commerce sites) to help them get more measurable traction from their online marketing and advertising program. In short, we turn all of the "rams, roms, bits, and bytes" into income. For our presentation, we'd like to share our... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Austin Pike
          Consultant

          Austin studied architecture at the University of Miami and worked at the Harvard Graduate School of Design before applying "design thinking" in solving business problems. His company serves home improvement product fabricators and showrooms. To date, he has helped more than 90 clients multiply sales and increase profits by engineering...

          John Gosselin
          CEO
          ShowroomMarketing.com

          John started his professional career as a football and strength conditioning coach at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N), and has since applied his understanding of human dynamics to solving business problems in systematic ways. He is an expert at compounding sales for clients using the psychology of influence...

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          Tuesday, January 09, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

            Join the KBIS Innovative Showroom Advisory Board members and past winners of the KBIS ISA’s for a deep dive into what creates a memorable brick and mortar shopping experience. Various projects will be critiqued and discussed as examples of what works and doesn’t. Meet and greet panelists post discussion and awards... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Gary Hartz
            Owner
            Kitchen for Cooks

            Joe Baer
            CEO and Co-Founder of ZenGenius, Inc.
            ZENGENIUS

            Joe Baer is the Co-Founder, visionary and creative force behind ZenGenius Inc. His career encompasses more than 20 years of experience working with many of the top retail brands in the world. His passion, drive and enthusiasm for all things visual lead him to motivate and energize audiences at his...

            KATE BAILEY
            NATIONAL SHOWROOM MANAGER
            FERGUSON ENTERPRISES

            KEN NISCH
            CHAIRMAN
            JGA

            Since 1971, JGA has grown to become a leader in brand strategy and retail design by assisting retailers and manufacturers to achieve leadership within their niche. JGA’s studio has conceived retail experiences for clients including The North Face, Blue Nile, Hershey’s, Grupo Cortefiel, Tata International, H&M, Cacau Show, Sleep...

            KIM BERNARD
            INTERIOR DESIGNER

            Mike Donehey
            National Director for Showrooms
            LIXIL Americas


            Tuesday, January 09, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

              The Innovative Showroom Awards are designed to honor retail showrooms serving the kitchen and bath industry who deliver an exceptional shopping and customer experience at the point of purchase. One winning showroom will be recognized in each of the five categories with an overall winner: Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (Brands with... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Avinash Rajagopal
              Editor in Chief
              Metropolis

              Chelsie Butler
              Executive Editor
              Kitchen & Bath Business

              Chelsie Butler has been an editor for various trade magazines in the Atlanta area since she graduated from the University of Florida with a journalism degree in 1993. Titles relevant to her current position have included Atlanta Home Improvement, Commercial Construction, Hospitality Construction and Commercial Kitchens magazines, as well as...

              Joe Baer
              CEO and Co-Founder of ZenGenius, Inc.
              ZENGENIUS

              Joe Baer is the Co-Founder, visionary and creative force behind ZenGenius Inc. His career encompasses more than 20 years of experience working with many of the top retail brands in the world. His passion, drive and enthusiasm for all things visual lead him to motivate and energize audiences at his...

              KEN NISCH
              CHAIRMAN
              JGA

              Since 1971, JGA has grown to become a leader in brand strategy and retail design by assisting retailers and manufacturers to achieve leadership within their niche. JGA’s studio has conceived retail experiences for clients including The North Face, Blue Nile, Hershey’s, Grupo Cortefiel, Tata International, H&M, Cacau Show, Sleep...

              KIM BERNARD
              INTERIOR DESIGNER

              Mike Donehey
              National Director for Showrooms
              LIXIL Americas


              Wednesday, January 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

              • Room: OCCC: S230D
                Format: Interactive Lab
              This session will reflect on the evolution of how technology has changed the way we work through the design process. We will look at a variety of tools that allow creativity and capture the details required for a successful project. If you would like your presentation to be a step... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Vanessa Dekoekkoek
              Global Training Manager
              2020

              Vanessa started her career at 2020 as the lead trainer for North America and now collaborates with the training team world-wide as the Global Training Manager. Vanessa earned her Bachelor Degree from Baker College and her passion for training grew from teaching an AutoCAD class at her alma mater. After...

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              • Room: OCCC: S310F
                Format: Innovation/Trend
              Have shrinking budgets and more demands for content put you in a bind? How do you achieve on your marketing goals in channels that demand something new every day? The explosive growth of social media, digital and mobile is causing many companies to reconsider where they are putting their marketing... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Barbara Schmidt
              Principal & Creative Director
              Studiobstyle

              Barbara Schmidt is a nationally recognized Interior Designer and Creative Director, as well as principal for the digital and design firm studiobstyle. Her firm works with many national and global brands primarily in the shelter and lifestyle arenas. She creates stunning room sets and editorials featuring brands such as...

              Maria Reitan
              Principal
              Topsail Strategies

              Maria Reitan deploys more than 20 years of strategic communications experience across public relations, advertising, digital, and social engagement for her clients. Her strategic work has driven results for some of the biggest household names around: Trane, American Standard, Tempur-Pedic, Jenn-Air, Select Comfort, Calphalon, MasterBrand Cabinets, Gerber, Hasbro, and Therma-Tru...

              Tracks:
              • Room: OCCC: S310G
                Format: Informational
              When designing interiors, thoughtful lighting is a key element that can make your spaces go from average to outstanding. It is important to know the basic types of lighting and understand how to apply them. With new technologies evolving in the lighting industry, you will discover the features and benefits... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Tammy Mackay
              Principal Interior Designer
              Design Eye Ltd.

              Tammy MacKay, NCIDQ, AKBD, LEED Green Associate, is an Edmonton based registered interior designer in her 20th year in the Industry. She owns a boutique design firm called Design Eye. Here she works on both Commercial and Residential projects of varying scope. Tammy is a member of Interior Designers of...

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              • Room: OCCC: S230B
                Format: Informational
              As a remodeler with a limited marketing budget, you need to take advantage of the lowest-cost, highest return marketing strategies you can. Your website is the number one tool you have to cost-effectively generate and capture qualified leads for your business. In this session, we’ll discuss Search Engine Optimization (SEO),... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Mark Harari
              Vice President and CMO
              Remodelers Advantage

              Currently Vice President and CMO of Remodelers Advantage, Mark Harari is an award-winning marketer whose pioneering work in developing targeted audience acquisition strategies has influenced industry best practices. Having spent six years as head of marketing for a Baltimore-based remodeling firm, Mark understands the unique challenges facing remodeling business owners firsthand....

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              • Room: OCCC: S230F
                Format: Informational
              You put tons of effort into making great projects, but does your business employ photography that best represents its high quality? Do your images compare to those in national design magazines? In this two-for-one program you'll learn what to look for when hiring a pro AND how to create striking... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Adam Gibson CMKBD
              President
              Adam Gibson Design, LLC

              Indianapolis-based Adam Gibson is a design professional specializing in luxury home additions, kitchens and bathrooms, entertainment spaces, and commercial suites. Known for an infusion of clean lines, natural light, warmth, and efficient use of space, Adam brings an outside-the-box imagination, an ear attuned to his clients’ needs, eco-friendly technologies and...

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              • Room: OCCC: S310H
                Format: Informational
              Present yourself in a way that gives a consumer confidence, while setting you apart from your competition. Ever wonder how some individuals with less experience or qualifications can achieve amazing closing rates and sales? Most often these individuals have mastered presenting themselves in a way that compliments their clients communication... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Aaron Gould AKBD
              Executive Designer
              EQ Designs

              I never intended to be a Kitchen and Bath Designer, but fate has a way of showing us what path we should follow. After a health issue took me out of my career for a while, I was asked to help a designer for a while and there found...

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              • Room: OCCC: S230C
                Format: Innovation/Trend
              Jan Neiges, a kitchen and bath designer, will share her process on how Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell has consistently increased her closing ratio to 95%, and how she easily earns design fees of $1,00 to $5,000 within a 2 hour investment of time, before she puts... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Jan Neiges, CKD
              Owner/Designer
              Jan Neiges CKD LLC

              Jan Neiges, an NKBA Certified Award Winning Kitchen Designer and Past President with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NKBA is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges, home shows and at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Jan has her own kitchen & bath design firm in Denver, Colorado. ...

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              • Room: OCCC: S230E
                Format: Informational
              Today’s kitchens are not designed with food preservation in mind. That may sound strange to say, isn’t so much of what we do focused around food storage? Yes, but, food PRESERVATION is different than merely storage. Are you tired of throwing away produce? The U.S. wastes 30-40% of food per... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Paula Kennedy CMKBD
              OWNER DESIGNER
              Timeless Kitchen Design

              As an Interior Designer of 19 years, and a Creative all my life in one form or another, Timeless Kitchen Design is a second career post Corporate America that provided an outlet for my desire for creativity. I fell in love with Kitchen and Bath as it offered my...

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              Wednesday, January 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                Design pros, this one's for you! Do you plan to design remotely within the US or Canada? Better yet, do you plan to design abroad? What about sourcing products internationally? We’ve brought together a group of pros, from North America and abroad, working on international projects who will share their... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                HEATHER JENKINS
                Principal
                Heather Jenkinson Interiors

                Mary Middleton
                Editor
                Hello Peagreen

                Regina Sturrock
                Principal
                Regina Sturrock Design

                SUSAN JAMIESON
                Principal
                Bridget Beari Designs, Interiors

                Veronika Miller
                CEO
                Modenus Media


                Wednesday, January 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                • Room: OCCC: S230D
                  Format: Interactive Lab
                It’s never been easier to get elsewhere the kitchen and bath services and products you sell. But the one thing people can’t get elsewhere is you. That’s why it’s so vital to have an online profile that differentiates you and communicates your value. Problem is, so many bios on websites,... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Fred Berns
                President
                Business by Design

                Fred Berns is the only interior design industry business coach and speaker who creates bios and other promotional materials for kitchen and bath and other design professionals worldwide. Fred has more than 30 years experience training design pros from Dallas to Dubai, and creating their online profiles, website and social media...

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                • Room: OCCC: S230E
                  Format: Informational
                As an NKBA certified Kitchen and Bath designer, YOU are the final piece of the puzzle. What is the difference between a Kitchen Sales Person and a Kitchen Designer? If you are a designer, contractor, or educator, this presentation will explain the importance of presentation standards and how the appropriate... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Peter Albanese CKBD
                Owner
                Creative Kitchen and Bath

                Peter is a certified kitchen and bath designer. He has been owner of Creative Kitchen and Bath since 1980. As a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Peter has been a Board Member since 2008, and was President from 2011 to 2012. He is currently the...

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                • Room: OCCC: S230F
                  Format: Informational
                “Experience” marketing and “Interactive” marketing are essential to getting the attention of today’s buyer. They want to be engaged with the process and “experience” of their purchases, particularly when it involves their home. This session takes you beyond door samples and flat screens for reviewing designs. We’re covering how “setting... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Denise Butchko
                President
                Butchko and Company

                Denise Butchko is a festive, design focused teacher who’s been teaching and consulting since 2008 and actively teaming with the NKBA for the last five years. As an experienced design and marketing expert, she brings enthusiasm and experience to her info packed sessions that send you into action and accomplishment. Hailing from...

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                • Room: OCCC: S310F
                  Format: Informational
                As the trend towards outdoor living continues to gain traction, more homeowners are seeking (and investing in) outdoor kitchens and amenities. This growing focus on outdoor environments provides builders, designers and remodelers with the opportunity to expand the scope of their service offering beyond interior spaces. However, for professionals who... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Mitch Slater
                President
                Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens

                Mitchell J. Slater is president of Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinetry. Mitch received his MBA in 1981 with a focus on Finance and Operations, and has 20 years in stainless fabrication with deep knowledge of the cabinet...

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                • Room: OCCC: S310H
                  Format: Research
                Most kitchens are poorly lit. But designers and lighting experts don’t agree on which lamps work best in which fixtures, and especially where those fixtures need to be located. Since you can’t manage what you don’t measure, Doug first used a light meter app on his phone, to measure delivered... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Doug Walter
                Architect, Writer, Researcher
                Doug Walter Architects

                Architect Doug Walter is the founder of Doug Walter Architects, a nationally known residential design firm where he manages 6 to 8 projects at a time, ranging in size from $50,000 to $900,000. He is also currently a contributing editor for Professional Remodeler magazine, and on the Kitchen...

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                • Room: OCCC: S230C
                  Format: Innovation/Trend
                Are you thinking that your current showroom is tired, needs a refresh? Or needs to be blown up and start again? Or are you looking to creating a kitchen and bath showroom featuring cabinetry in a completely new location? Then this is the workshop for you! Join Sarah Reep and... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Sarah Reep CMKBD
                Director, Designer Relations & Education
                Masco Cabinetry

                Sarah Reep, is a respected expert, leader, and designer in the Kitchen & Bath Industry with more than 20 years of direct experience in design, product design, trend forecasting, retail, home, consumer insights, marketing, business development, and public relations. Sarah’s writings appear regularly in Kitchen & Bath Design News where...

                Tyler Swartzmiller
                Senior Designer
                Kitchen Kraft

                Creating the perfect luxury kitchen and bath requires many levels of skill. Excellent customer service, an eye for color and lighting, staying up to date on technology and industry trends., knowledge of materials, thorough first-hand experience in the build . . . For a top interior designer, it takes a...

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                • Room: OCCC: S230B
                  Format: Research
                Robb Best, CKD, Director of Education and Design for Elkay Manufacturing, has created one of the most innovative sales seminars you will ever experience. Robb applies the latest in neuroscience to top-notch sales and marketing techniques he’s proven over 26 years as a leader in the kitchen and bath industry. (Qualifies... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Robb Best
                Director of Training and Designs
                Elkay

                Robb Best is a 26-year distribution and marketing industry expert. He is a nationally recognized speaker, whose engagements take him throughout the US and Asia. He has won numerous sales and design awards and is the creator of The Science of Selling, a sales and marketing system based on the latest...

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                • Room: OCCC: S310G
                  Format: Informational
                Have you ever started a design and realized after the presentation that you didn't quite hit the mark? Asking these top 10 questions before you begin designing will not only give you more information than you need, but will also make sure that the customer is also qualified to be... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                John Valente
                President
                Manufacturers Rep Group, Inc.

                John is a 27+ year veteran of the cabinet industry, and has been in leadership roles throughout his career. John is currently President of Manufacturers Rep Group, Inc. a business that markets cabinetry to dealers and home centers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. Previously, John has held the following...

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                Wednesday, January 10, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

                  Designing with wellness and the environment in mind is becoming more and more important and opens new and exciting means of monetization for designers, remodelers, builders and manufacturers. The Good Home Redux explores the newest products, ideas and opportunities whilst clearing up a few myths as well. Join Modenus Media... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Jamie Gold CKD, CAPS
                  Author, Speaker, Principal, Jamie Gold Kitchen & Bath Design

                  Lisa Kahn Allen
                  Principal
                  Lisa Kahn Interiors

                  Phoebe Oldrey
                  TedX Speaker, Principal
                  Smart Style Interiors

                  SANDY GORDON
                  OWNER DESIGNER
                  SANDY GORDON INTERIORS

                  Veronika Miller
                  CEO
                  Modenus Media


                  Wednesday, January 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                  • Room: The Backyard Booth, #B4
                  Northern California interior designer Kerrie Kelly, founded Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. She’s an award-winning interior designer, author, member of the NKBA and ASID. She is an avid representative and speaker for Livable Design Initiatives. Join her in the Backyard where she will discuss how to integrate the softer... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Kerrie Kelly, FASID
                  Interior Designer


                  Wednesday, January 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                    DesignBites gives innovative brands an exclusive opportunity to “speed date” with industry VIPs. A total of 14 exhibitors over two days were selected by industry professionals. Each brand takes the stage to share a three-minute presentation followed by a two-minute question and answer session. Kevin O’Connor, host of This Old... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Kevin O'Connor
                    Host
                    This Old House and Ask This Old House

                    Nominated for an "Outstanding Service Show Host" Emmy Award in his debut season, Kevin O'Connor has been appearing as host of the Emmy Award-winning series, This Old House, and the Emmy-nominated series, Ask This Old House, since 2003. He also serves on the editorial board of This Old House magazine,...


                    Wednesday, January 10, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                    • Room: OCCC: S310H
                      Format: Innovation/Trend
                    Sustainable design is redefining the home building and design industry, and consumers are more interested than ever before in the integration of innovative, versatile products that strike a balance between traditional and contemporary aesthetics. In this informational session, learn the benefits of incorporating architectural stone veneer, one of the most... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Ramsey Hawfield
                    Vice President of Marketing & Product Development
                    Eldorado Stone

                    With more than 20 years of experience in business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing, Ramsay Hawfield has been Vice President of Marketing & Product Development at Eldorado Stone, manufacturer of the world’s most believable architectural stone veneer, since October 2015. Prior to that, he was Director of Product Development at Eldorado Stone...

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                    • Room: OCCC: S230F
                      Format: Case Study
                    As kitchen and bath designers, we're in the business of transforming outdated rooms into outstanding works of art. Many of us agree that a beautiful "after" picture can tell a thousand words, but we know little of how to promote that image, turn it into a beautiful video, and utilize... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Megan Jansky
                    Founder & Creative Director
                    The Marketing Corner

                    Megan Jansky is the founder and creative spirit behind The Marketing Corner, a resource dedicated primarily to helping home improvement and design professionals market smarter. A passion for consumers and appreciation of innovative advertising tactics are two dynamic forces behind this Chicago-native’s success. Although, she’s managed...

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                    • Room: OCCC: S310F
                      Format: Informational
                    With almost Sci-Fi quality technology swirling around them, Clients today expect (sometimes demand) to be Wowed when it comes to designer presentations. And knocking their socks off is imperative to all of us to close that sale. But great renderings and presentations can do so much more for our businesses.... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    John Morgan
                    Owner
                    Morgan Pinnacle, LLC

                    Having been a featured conference speaker at over 100 industry events, John Morgan is well respected for his work helping kitchen and bath professionals evolve their businesses through the latest in technology. He is a 25-year kitchen and bath veteran. A manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer and speaker, and has served...

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                    • Room: OCCC: S310G
                      Format: Informational
                    While the remodeling industry has a reputation for customer complaints, much of this can be mitigated with improved customer service, which often is the result of highly engaged employees. This session will show you how to effectively engage your employees so they provide excellent customer service at every level of... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Blaine Bagley
                    Senior Vice President, Call Center Operations
                    EnerBank USA

                    Blaine Bagley is Senior Vice President, Call Center Operations of EnerBank USA, where he manages a team of 150 call center professionals, including client services, collections, contractor support, customer relations, lending and office management. Previously, he was Vice President and Manager of Loan Operations where his responsibilities included the lending...

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                    • Room: OCCC: S230C
                      Format: Informational
                    You know your business needs a succession plan, so why don’t you have one? In this fast-paced 45 minute session, you’ll learn why business owners like you fail to put a succession plan in place for their business and the actions you can take today to ensure your business thrives... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Rikka Brandon
                    Founder & Chief Executive Recruiter
                    Building Gurus

                    Rikka Brandon is considered one of the top hiring experts in the USA. She’s the Founder and Chief Executive Recruiter of Building Gurus; a retained executive search firm for building product manufacturers and distributors. She has recruited in the building products space since 2001. In 2013 she founded RikkaBrandon.com to...

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                    • Room: OCCC: S230E
                      Format: Informational
                    Between balancing customer and staff demands and navigating the daily unknowns common to the construction industry, kitchen/bath dealers and remodelers can, and often are, overcome with chronic busyness. But working harder and longer is never the answer to achieving healthy business growth. Countering our cultural mindset that to be busy... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Fred Reikowsky
                    Principal
                    Legacy Business Leaders, LLC

                    Fred Reikowsky is a Professional Business Coach, Leadership Trainer and speaker, licensed with the Professional Business Coaches Alliance. He founded Legacy Business Leaders LLC, a business coaching and leadership training firm, in January 2012 after a 33 year career as a building contractor and 5 years of non-profit leadership in...

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                    • Room: OCCC: S230B
                      Format: Innovation/Trend
                    The goal of this course is to review the tenets of Universal (Inclusive) Design for living in place as long as possible, understand the products and designs available that meet UD guidelines, and to review opportunities to update current design schemes to meet the changing needs for a majority of... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Sheri Gold CKD
                    National Showroom & Design Manager
                    GE Monogram Appliances

                    Sheri has been in the kitchen & bath industry since 1984, with experience in cabinetry, counter tops, plumbing fixtures, lighting, wall and floor coverings, and appliances. Her favorite focus areas have been Universal Design and Living in Place Design. She is the Monogram Appliances National Showroom & Design Mgr, and...

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                    • Room: OCCC: S230D
                      Format: Interactive Lab
                    Today’s economy requires you to be flexible, responsive, curious, and proactive (not reactive) in order to stay relevant to your ideal clients. In this fast-paced marketing environment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, overloaded, and ultimately stuck in an old pattern. You may have burned out or lost motivation in the... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Liesbet Trappenburg
                    Owner/Professional Speaker
                    Windmill Worldwide--Discover Yourself!

                    A popular professional speaker, Liesbet has presented to over 35 NKBA Chapters and at KBIS (2014, '17, '18). Audiences describe her programs as : "Thorough, right-to-point message," "Relatable to everyday life," "Fun and inspiring," "Good examples to support points," "Dynamic and intelligent speaker." Her topics are delivered in a lively, upbeat,...

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                    Wednesday, January 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                    • Room: The Backyard Booth, #B4
                    Designing an outdoor kitchen is more than simply placing an outdoor grill within a stonewall configuration. The final Fireside Chat will bring together the Kitchen Cousins, interior designer Kerrie Kelly, Jim Ginocchi of Coyote Outdoor Living, Josh Brown of ClifRock and Colin Leveque of Shadetree Canopies to share their insider... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Colin Laveque
                    Shadetree Canopies

                    Jim Ginocchi
                    Coyote Outdoor Living

                    Josh Brown
                    ClifRock

                    Kerrie Kelly, FASID
                    Interior Designer

                      The NKBA Thirty Under 30 presentations will have a unique competitive bent in 2018. The newly inducted honorees were assigned the opportunity to develop a “Product of the Future”. Teams will have five minutes to present their concepts and three minutes to “sell” their ideas to the audience. Judges will... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      ALBERTO VILLALOBOS
                      Principal Designer
                      Villalobos Desio

                      KARL CHAMPLEY
                      President and CEO
                      KDLA


                      Wednesday, January 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                      • Room: OCCC: S230D
                        Format: Interactive Lab
                      Be Different. Beat the Cliché. How to develop new customers. Consistency is essential in maintaining and building a strong social media presence. Your efforts shouldn’t be stop and go. Having your social postings scheduled, in addition to having a set procedure for monitoring your social efforts, will help ensure consistency... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Nate Reynolds
                      Principal Interior Designer
                      Insperiors, LLC

                      As the owner and principal designer of Insperiors, LLC – a Rhode Island based full-service residential interior design firm, Nathan J. Reynolds is passionate about all things design. Nathan incorporates his keen sense of timeless design principles and being selective with product trends— two important traits that set him apart. Nathan’s goal with...

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                      • Room: OCCC: S310G
                        Format: Informational
                      Today’s customer is informed, tech savvy and their expectations are higher than ever before. While good customer service lays the foundation for their experience, successful businesses understand the need to communicate value to the customer to create a long-lasting relationship. This value is demonstrated not only through the service you... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Kate Bailey
                      Director of Showrooms
                      Ferguson

                      Kate Bailey is the Director of Showrooms for Ferguson, overseeing the strategic direction for Ferguson’s 270 showrooms nationwide. She has 13 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry and a passion for innovative, beautifully designed and practical products for the home. She began her career in Ferguson’s Management...

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                      • Room: OCCC: S230C
                        Format: Informational
                      More shoppers start their product searches on Amazon than on Google, making Amazon the go-to-site for learning about products.  This session will explore Amazon's ongoing disruption of the kitchen and bath industry and will make a case for putting Amazon front and center in marketing and advertising your products online. ... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Mark White
                      President
                      content26

                      Mark White is the president of content26, a Seattle-based company that develops the ecommerce advertising and content strategies of many of the world's most recognizable brands. Content26 product pages can be found on Amazon, Walmart, and other leading online marketplaces. Mark has a special interest in the kitchen and bath...

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                      • Room: OCCC: S230B
                        Format: Innovation/Trend
                      A complete overview of surfaces used on outdoor kitchens. This class will cover 12 different countertop options used throughout the United States. The pros and cons of each focusing on both cost, difficulty of install, and initial and future client satisfaction. (Qualifies for 0.1 NKBA CEU, 1.00 NAHB CE hour, 1.0... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Russ Greene
                      Owner
                      GreenExterior Design

                      With clients and customers now viewing the “outdoor room” as a natural extension of the home, Russ has designed, sold, and implemented hundreds of outdoor kitchens over the past ten years! Russ offers a unique client consultation experience, using a CAD/animation hybrid outdoor living design software to design for a wide...

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                      • Room: OCCC: S230F
                        Format: Informational
                      Marketing can be a rabbit hole for businesses like designers and custom kitchen and bath dealers. Given the growing number of digital channels available, the complexity of understanding each channel, and the time it takes to manage a sustained marketing effort many businesses are too overwhelmed to find a solution... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Gary Thompson
                      President
                      Ten Pound Hammer

                      Gary Thompson is president of Ten Pound Hammer, a marketing communications rm that specializes in helping brands sell to and through dealer and distributor networks. Gary started his career with advertising and marketing rms in Texas and North Carolina, where he developed a keen understanding of the importance of the...

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                      • Room: OCCC: S310H
                        Format: Innovation/Trend
                      Consumers are obsessed with understanding how food is made, plated and presented. In 2016, there were more than 184 million Twitter posts tagged #food. Despite the evidence that guests crave a connection to the food being served, deciding whether an open concept kitchen is right for your restaurant is anything... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      David Shove-Brown AIA, NCARB
                      Partner
                      //3877

                      David Shove-Brown, AIA, NCARB is Partner at //3877, an Architectural, Design, Interiors + Graphics firm with offices in Washington, DC specializing in residential [single and multi-family], commercial, restaurant and healthcare architecture + design. //3877 has completed projects throughout the United States and Europe. Mr. Shove-Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in...

                      Kellie Sirna
                      Principal
                      Studio 11 Design

                      Kellie Sirna, co-founder of Studio 11 Design, has spent over a decade molding her client- first design philosophy, a set of principles that is reflective in each of the firm’s projects. From concept to budget and design execution, Kellie focuses on keeping the client involved and informed, a philosophy...

                      Ken Lam

                      Ken is Navigate's co-founder. Formerly as Creative Director of II BY IV Design, he was involved in over 150 major projects while overseeing the growth of the studio. Over the years, he was involved with a large number of award-winning designs, from ARIDO, IIDA Retail, RDI International, to A.R.E. Chair...

                      Tracks:
                      • Room: OCCC: S230E
                        Format: Informational
                      What was missing with Universal Design and Aging-in-Place? The HOW TO manual! Join this panel of experts who will help you understand the value of embracing and practicing those efforts in a positive, practical and all-inclusive program of identifying and recommending the best possible solutions for home accessibility and safety.... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      David Newton CMKBD
                      David Newton & Associates

                      David entered the Kitchen and Bath Industry in 1970. For several years David focused on design and sales to consumers, developers, builders and homeowners. In 1986 he became Director of Training for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). After three years with NKBA, David and his wife formed David...

                      Erik Listou, CLIPP, HATS, CAPS, CAASH, CGR, CGP, CLR, LDST
                      Co-Founder
                      Living In Place institute

                      Erik, Co-Founder of the Living In Place Institute, is committed to helping all people live in homes that are accessible, comfortable and safe. His $100M+ career spans 50 years in both commercial and residential construction and renovation. Erik has been recognized through eight national credentials and numerous project and leadership...

                      John O'Meara
                      HEWI, Inc.

                      President of HEWI USA, John’s experience includes manufacturing, producing and installing architectural woodwork, commercial, residential and retail/banks; product management, introducing electronic locking systems for hospitality and retail to the North American market, and project business, organizing and supporting Häfele America Co specification staff in consulting to architects, designers and other...

                      Mary Jo Peterson
                      Mary jo Peterson, Inc.

                      Mary Jo Peterson is an award-winning designer whose work has earned national recognition including induction into the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Hall of Fame. She is a certified master kitchen and bath designer, with additional certifications in aging-in-place, living in place, and active adult housing design. Peterson...

                      Robert August
                      Founder and President
                      North Star Synergies, Inc.

                      Robert is founder and president of North Star Synergies, Inc., a full-service executive development strategy firm specializing in creating strategies to promote and sell products and services throughout the United States. He created the Denver-based international firm in April 2011. Robert and his teams have helped merchandise more than $20...

                      Tracks:
                      • Room: OCCC: S310F
                        Format: Informational
                      Understand how to make your passion into profit. Every business needs to make a profit to be successful and the construction industry is no different. In this session, you will identify revenue sources to include design fee and product mark-up percentages. Learn how to categorize expenses and how to track... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Roseann Freitas
                      Vice President
                      Archipelago Hawaii

                      Roseann Freitas, Vice-President/ Business Manager of Archipelago Hawaii, has been working in the operations / business side of the design industry since 2005. Roseann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Mount Olive College in North Carolina. Roseann handles...

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                      Wednesday, January 10, 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

                        The kitchen and bath industry’s most prestigious awards, the Best of KBIS, recognizes the most innovative new products of the year. Sponsored by Meredith Corporation magazine brands Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home and Dream Kitchens & Baths, the rigorous process of selecting each year’s winners is executed by a... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Austin Pike
                        Principal, Lead Designer
                        Showroom Marketing

                        Craig Couture
                        Designer
                        Cypress Design Company

                        Jeremy Parcels
                        AKBD, Designer
                        Christopher's Kitchen & Bath

                        Karman Hotchkiss
                        Executive Editor
                        Better Homes & Gardens

                        Molly Switzer
                        AKBD, Principal Designer and owner of Molly N. Switzer Designs
                        Molly N. Switzer Designs

                        Suzanne Scott
                        Lead Designer and Owner
                        Suzanne Kristine Interiors


                        Wednesday, January 10, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                        • Room: The Backyard, on the Fairway Architectural Railing
                        In 2017 the NKBA and This Old House teamed up to raise awareness and funds to support closing the skilled labor gap. Join us in the Backyard to celebrate and thank our 2017 sponsors and donors, to kick off our 2018 initiatives and to cheer the NKBA TradeUp and This... ...read more...

                        Wednesday, January 10, 8:30 PM - 11:59 PM

                        • Room: Mango's Tropical Café
                        Enjoy drinks, dancing and world-class entertainment at Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando! The NKBA will again host The Bash for all Design & Construction Week® attendees, on January 10, 2018 at 8:30 PM - 1:30 AM. Join your industry peers for an evening of fun, dancing, and laughter—this is a not-to-be... ...read more...

                        Thursday, January 11, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                        • Room: OCCC: S320
                        Manufacturer's Representative: Are you looking for a new product line to represent? Attend the NKBA SHARK! Breakfast this year and cast a wider net! This is the one event that brings together manufacturers in need of representatives, and hungry representatives looking for manufacturers.  You can met one another in person,... ...read more...

                        Thursday, January 11, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                        • Room: OCCC: S310G
                          Format: Innovation/Trend
                        A kitchen workstation is a new category of kitchen appliance, where one can prepare, cook, serve, entertain and clean all in one central and convenient place.  The kitchen is even more functional and ergonomic with a cooktop next to the workstation. This new linear cooking concept is much more efficient... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        ALEXANDRA YEAGER
                        The Galley

                        Alexandra grew up in the luxury retail industry and has always studied trends in fashion and design. She has worked at her parents’ fine jewelry store, a luxury bridal retailer, a high end audiovisual company among others before joining The Galley in November of 2015 where she is now the...

                        David Kotowsky
                        The Galley

                        David grew up just north of Chicago and started in the plumbing supply business, establishing The Advantage Plumbing Group in 1992 with his father and brother. By 1999, he transformed the company into a leading decorative plumbing, hardware and kitchen business, Advantage Kitchen and Bath Gallery. In 2007, based on a...

                        Tracks:
                        • Room: OCCC: S230C
                          Format: Informational
                        Presentation Description: Entrepreneurs aren’t strangers to the daily grind and shift from one business function to another. On top of site operations, there’s a plethora of paperwork, correspondences, appointments and phone calls for every project – not to mention, dealing with delays and employee issues, and keeping up with research,... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Mike Bruno
                        CEO
                        Stone Creek Builders

                        For over 27 years, Mike Bruno has been in the construction industry as a builder-remodeler and entrepreneur. In 2004, Mike founded Stone Creek Builders LLC, and now continues to run his successful business in New Jersey. By 2015, he ventured into business consulting, bookkeeping, and backend office support for contractors...

                        Tracks:
                        • Room: OCCC: S230B
                          Format: Informational
                        This seminar focuses on the top three indicators of amazing customer satisfaction and how to pull them off on a job site. Communication, sticking to a schedule, and job site cleanliness have been proven over and over again to be key factors in repeat clients as well as great referrals.... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Timothy Faller
                        Senior Consultant
                        Remodelers Advantage

                        Tim Faller, of Westerly, Rhode Island, started remodeling in a small town in South Georgia in 1983. Like most people he wore all the hats. He considers it an accomplishment to leave town with a truck and some tools and not owe anyone any money! From 1988 to 2000 he...

                        Tracks:
                        • Room: OCCC: S230D
                          Format: Interactive Lab
                        A passionate and enthusiastic round table workshop will be presented in a positive, collaborative and supportive style. Learn how some people with mobility, vision and hearing impairments as well as cognitive and developmental abilities experience their environments. Go deep into strategies of how to positively engage your clients at all... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Dani Polidor CAPS, ASID
                        Owner
                        City Sense

                        Passion, Creativity and Collaboration are the basis of Dani Polidor’s philosophy as an Environmental Designer. A career that has spanned two decades is built on a foundation of having grown up with a family of entrepreneurs and solutions seekers. Dani is blessed with an amazingly supportive husband and a...

                        Tracks:
                        • Room: OCCC: S230F
                          Format: Informational
                        Understanding the impact that indoor plumbing has had on society and bathroom design. There were different design eras influenced by technology and different materials. We will explore the impact that ergonomics and performance had on the bathroom. It is important to understand the future of where we are going on... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Gray Uhl
                        Brand Education Director
                        LIXIL

                        Gray Uhl was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his adult life in Chicago and New York City. He has a B.S. in industrial design and graduate work in business. He now lives on the New Jersey Shore and works at LIXIL where he is Brand Education Gray...

                        Tracks:
                        • Room: OCCC: S310F
                          Format: Informational
                        Being a manager is one of the most challenging roles you’ll have in your career. Whether you lead a small team or large group, you must continually adjust your levels of direction, support and encouragement based on the needs of each individual. But do you know the difference between a... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Brittney Hopkins
                        National Showroom Trainer
                        Ferguson

                        Brittney Hopkins joined Ferguson as a Sales & Management Trainee in August 2007 after graduating with a degree in Marketing from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. One year after entering Ferguson’s training program, she moved to the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she took on...

                        Tracks:
                        • Room: OCCC: S310H
                          Format: Innovation/Trend
                        This CEU program will educate on aluminum, glass and acrylic materials used in today's modern designs. The educate on the three focus materials, review design applications using each and discuss specification details. A contemporary design theme will be predominant but this course will also include transitional elements where aluminum, glass... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Nelson Wills
                        Partner - VP Business Development
                        Element Designs

                        Nelson Wills is one of the founders and partners behind Element Designs. His educational background consists of a BA in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University, which focuses on materials and methods of commercial construction projects. Prior to Element Designs, Nelson worked in the factory automation industry in a...

                        Tracks:
                        • Room: OCCC: S230E
                          Format: Informational
                        "10% of hires happen through recruiters 90% happen through networking" -- Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer and LinkedIn Moderator. In my presentation I will communicate the following: The Definition of Networking; Discuss Why We Network; Drilling Down on Cultivation of Relationships; How to Network – Face to Face and Digitally;... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        M. Rene Clawson
                        Founder, Owner & Principal
                        Clawson Cabinets, LLC and Clawson Architects, LLC

                        Mary Rene Clawson, AIA, LEED AP, CID has bold ideas and she is not afraid to share Known for helping friends, colleagues and clients take the leap and do more personally and in business. She helps them step outside the norm and take chances. As co-owner of two...

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                        Thursday, January 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                          Ever have a client ask about redesigning or remodeling their principle residence specifically to rent as an Airbnb but also to still use as their principle residence?   Baby Boomers are finding the market less than desirable to sell their primary residences while Millennials are looking for flexibility while also trying... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Jaime Derringer
                          Design Milk

                          Liza Jones
                          Owner and Principal
                          Liza Jane Interiors

                          Mark Spangler
                          Architect
                          Mark Spangler Architecture


                          Thursday, January 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                          • Room: OCCC: S230C
                            Format: Innovation/Trend
                          This presentation focuses on the Global Color & Design Trends of 2018, as researched and identified by PPG’s international team of color experts and specialists in North America, Europe, and Asia, in the areas of architecture, automotive, consumer products and aerospace. Throughout the creation of this work, our teams are... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Ruthanne Hanlon
                          National Color and Design Manager
                          PPG Architectural Coatings

                          Ruthanne has been in the field of design since graduating in 1994 from FIDR accredited Villa Maria College located in upstate NY. Her career includes experience in kitchen and bath design, custom furnishings and space planning. Ruthanne has focused specifically on color specifications since 2000 as a representative...

                          Tracks:
                          • Room: OCCC: S230D
                            Format: Informational
                          Have you ever had the challenge of designing for a small space? Have you wondered how you will make everything fit? Or have you turned down a job thinking it was impossible to make a beautiful and effective kitchen in a small footprint? With the new focus on simplifying life,... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Tamara Myers
                          Principal/Founder
                          Myers Constructs, Inc

                          Tamara Myers, CR, LEED AP, is a design & construction expert with over 35 years’ experience in design driven renovation and building. She is President & Founder of Myers Constructs, Inc., an award winning Philadelphia based Design-To-Build TM general contracting firm that provides customized solutions for residential, light commercial, and...

                          Tracks:
                          • Room: OCCC: S310H
                            Format: Case Study
                          Compare your company's performance with over 200 other successful remodeling companies across the country. We will describe best practices in sales and marketing, people management, strategic planning and more. Review real Case Studies culled from award winning companies from across the United States and Canada. Learn what the top performers... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Steve Wheeler
                          Director of Business Development
                          Remodelers Advantage Inc.

                          Steve is an experienced sales executive with a passion for helping business owners achieve growth and success in their remodeling business. He joined Remodelers Advantage after spending over 12 years as a remodeling business owner in Wilmington, DE. Steve is responsible for new membership sales at Remodelers Advantage and helps...

                          Tracks:
                          • Room: OCCC: S310G
                            Format: Innovation/Trend
                          It’s not easy to standout online and reach new customers in the vast world of the internet. Being a hero in your business is hard work, you can’t ‘save everyone’ or ‘win every customer’ but you can win the right customers over by having a great online presence. Explore what... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Chris Dudley
                          Account Manager - Strategic Partnerships
                          HomeAdvisor

                          Chris Dudley is a National Accounts Manager for HomeAdvisor.  Chris works with some of HomeAdvisor’s biggest national partners, including NKBA members, helping them successfully utilize HomeAdvisor’s services to reach customers and maximize business growth.   Chris has over a decade of experience in lead generation consulting and sales. ...

                          Tracks:
                          • Room: OCCC: S230B
                            Format: Case Study
                          This estimating workshop is given by an experienced custom homebuilder and remodeler with 33+ years of estimating experience. Attendees will examine estimating lessons that begin with design, filling out the actual cost estimating line items, to reviewing, double checking and preparing a Contract Price-Bid. We'll also discuss Fixed Price vs.... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Dennis Dixon
                          President
                          Dixon Ventures, Inc.

                          Dennis A. Dixon is a licensed general contractor for both residential and commercial projects. Since 1984, Dixon Ventures, Inc. and Dixon Builders have completed more than 300 custom homes and remodel venues, as well as numerous commercial projects. Dixon has been an industry leader in construction and design continuing...

                          Tracks:
                          • Room: OCCC: S230E
                            Format: Informational
                          Customer reviews are the most important influencer of purchasing decisions, with over 81% of homebuyers looking for customer reviews when searching for a builder. As a building professional, what should you do when someone gives you a fraudulent one? With the growing presence of Google, Yelp, Houzz, Angie’s List, and... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Paul Cardis
                          CEO & Founder
                          Avid Ratings

                          As an extensively published author (well over 150 articles and cover stories to date), Paul Cardis is highly regarded by his peers. In early 1992 Paul founded Avid Ratings, a research and consulting firm specializing in the homebuilding industry. Under Paul’s leadership Avid Ratings has helped thousands of companies measure...

                          Tracks:
                          • Room: OCCC: S310F
                            Format: Research
                          Kitchens and bathrooms are consistently the most popular remodels homeowners undertake, but what is driving these renovations? Having a solid understanding of where the market has been and where it is headed can be instrumental in helping firms plan their business strategies. In this session, we will share research diving... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Liza Hausman
                          VP, Industry Marketing
                          Houzz

                          Liza Hausman is Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz, an innovative residential remodeling and design platform and community. Ms. Hausman has experience spanning advertising, consulting, marketing and social strategy for Fortune 500 brands to a host of innovative startups. Liza co-founded her first internet startup in 1998, a home...

                          Tracks:
                          • Room: OCCC: S230F
                            Format: Innovation/Trend
                          Your digital footprint or website is your most important marketing tool and it’s your clients’ window to your brand. This session will help you to evaluate how this tool is working, how to hack success to grow your brand and how to elevate your online presence. This session is for... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Lori Dolnick
                          Senior Vice President
                          Frank Advertising

                          Lori Dolnick is a 30+-year public relations and marketing professional. She has proven strategic management experience on global brands such as BLANCO, Poggenpohl, Tile of Spain, EuroChef Appliances, Top Knobs, Miele, SMEG, LAUFEN, Portmeirion and Therapedic International. She joined the noted home design agency Frank Advertising in 1995 and...

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                          Thursday, January 11, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

                            It’s a reality that the changing marketplace and habits of consumers (not just millennials) requires a multichannel approach to marketing and selling.  Amazon doesn’t just sell books anymore!  Learn how manufacturers, showrooms and retailers are working together to maintain relevance in the digital age.  This discussion is relevant to all... ...read more...
                            Speaker(s)
                            Chip Devine
                            SVP Multi Channel Solutions
                            Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

                            Jeff Walcoff
                            Marketplace Strategy
                            Amazon Sales Acceleration

                            Leslie Carothers
                            CEO
                            The Kaleidoscope Partnership

                            Vijaikrishna Teenarsipur
                            Vice president, eBusiness
                            Delta Faucet Company


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