KBIS 2020 | Your Guide to the KBISNeXT Stage

KBIS 2020 | Your Guide to the KBISNeXT Stage

Every year, forward-thinking designers and innovators gravitate towards one feature of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase: the KBISNeXT Stage. It’s the stage on which forethought, innovation and bold ingenuity help shape the upcoming year in kitchen and bath design.

The NKBA presents KBIS 2020: the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase from Las Vegas.

The KBIS 2020 edition of the KBISNeXT Stage is certainly no exception; on the contrary, it may be the best version of KBISNeXT to date. This year’s KBISNeXT is sponsored by Houzz Pro, and features some of the elite names in kitchen design, bath design, interior design, green design and design publications.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 21st and culminating Thursday, January 23rd, the 3-day KBISNeXT Stage presentation slate covers trend forecasting, green design, improving one’s financial bottom line, awards ceremonies, panel discussions, and the NKBA “30 Under 30” – a nod to the future of the design industry.

From the official KBIS 2020 site:

The KBISNeXT Stage hosts design experts, celebrity hosts and young professionals, all sharing insights into the industry’s need-to-know topics to educate, inspire and connect members of the kitchen and bath industry.

This year’s programming will include more than 15 programs, including four awards events, and 50+ industry-leading voices and personalities. This year’s topic will range from health and wellness, resilient design, and business development.

What should you make sure to attend on the 2020 KBISNeXT Stage? To be frank, you can’t possibly take in every KBISNeXT presentation if you hope to do anything else KBIS 2020; there simply isn’t enough time. Between the massive exhibitor space, floor exhibits, DCW Technology Tour, awards presentations and specialty events, your attention will be drawn in far too many directions.

We’ve pared down the 2020 KBISNeXT Stage to 8 events that we think you’ll enjoy – and from which you’ll derive a tremendous amount of benefit. We’ve kept our list diverse and made sure to leave you ample time to browse the rest of this year’s KBIS 2020 convention in Las Vegas!

8 KBISNeXT Stage Sessions to Attend in 2020

Tuesday, January 21

  • 9:30 AM -10:00 AM: Meet the new NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class
    • Each year the NKBA recognizes the brightest young talent working in kitchen and bath design and remodeling as part of its Thirty Under 30 program. Who made the list of young innovators and tastemakers for 2020?
  • 11:00 AM -12:00 PM: How to Win a Design Competition
    • You’re not going to find better advice on how to win a design competition than from Peter Salerno, CMKBD, owner of Peter Salerno Inc. Since 2001, Peter has won more national design awards than any other North American designer, including a myriad of NKBA & KBIS awards. Peter moderates an expert panel on presentation, intrigue and “wow” factor.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: The Dawn of a Decade – What to expect from the “Roaring 20s”
    • Kerrie Kelly leads a stellar media panel on a ‘first look design journey’ of the decade to come. Will the 2020s roar as loudly as the 1920s? Technology, wellness, sustainability and design trends will all be discussed.

Wednesday, January 22

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Zero Waste Kitchens – Upcycle and Recycle.
    • “This panel will explore how to effectively think about recycling and upcycling building products. Winners of the NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards will be invited to discuss how they work with clients to remove existing kitchens – addressing shipping, storage and recycling/reconstructing them into new homes.” (site)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Avenues to New Revenue: A Road Map in Improving Your Bottom Line
    • How can industry members continue to make retail profitable in 2020? Moderator Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast discusses brick-and-mortar, online and social media strategies.
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Best of KBIS Awards
    • LUXE Interiors + Design sponsors the prestigious Best of KBIS Awards, honoring the top new kitchen and bath design industry products of the year. Not to be missed!

Thursday, January 23

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: How to Win at Wellness
    • Julie Jacobson, Founding Editor of CE Pro, has helped curate a list of 5 projects that promote purpose-driven wellness. How do you design a home for wellness from the ground up? You’ll find out here.
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: New Rules for Social
    • The penultimate KBISNeXT session of KBIS 2020, Leanne Wood of Flying Camel moderates a panel on the new rules for social media in 2020. From content to voice, tagging to search, this is a must-visit panel for brands struggling to invigorate their social presence.

KBIS 2015 Innovative Showroom Awards Presentation to Feature Peter Salerno

KBIS 2015 Innovative Showroom Awards Presentation to Feature Peter Salerno

Peter Salerno A Featured Speaker on 2015 KBIS NeXT Stage

KBIS 2015 conference logo

If you’re attending KBIS 2015, don’t miss your chance to see the Innovative Showroom Awards Announcement on the KBIS NeXT stage – Wednesday, January 21st from 10:30-11:30 a.m.!

Peter Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) will be taking part in a panel discussion at the event, which will feature several outstanding industry names well worth your time and attention. The panel will be comprised of the following:

  • Ken Nisch, Chairman, JGA
  • Peter Salerno, Peter Salerno, Inc
  • Kelly Davert, General Manager, Mingle
  • Maria Meeuwisse, Director, Marketing, Pirch

It’ll be a doubly sweet occasion for Peter Salerno, as his Wyckoff, New Jersey showroom is also up for a KBIS Innovative Showroom Award at the event.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom is nominated in the Independent Retail Showrooms Locations – Small category, along with two other outstanding, beautiful showrooms (Colmar Kitchen and Bath from Margate, NJ, and Re-Bath of Houston from Houston, TX).

KBIS 2015 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards, HGTV auditions, KBIS NeXT and more!
KBIS 2015 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards, HGTV auditions, KBIS NeXT and more!

Here’s more official info on the KBIS Innovative Showroom Awards, direct from the KBIS 2015 website:

KBIS, in partnership with Hearst Design Group, is proud to announce its first ever Innovative Showroom Awards. This new competition will recognize existing kitchen and bath showrooms that are doing a great job of engagement, creating an unforgettable experience, and educating their customers. One winner in each of the SIX categories to be chosen and ONE overall winner.

The winners will be announced from the KBISNeXT™ stage on January 21, 2015, at 10:30 AM. Awards will be presented by Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions and Sean Sullivan, Associate Publisher/Group Marketing Director, Hearst Design Group followed by a panel discussion with nominees and judges moderated by Sullivan.

On behalf of Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc., we hope to see you at KBIS 2015 and at the KBIS NeXT Innovative Showroom Awards!

See Peter Salerno in NKBA University’s KBIS 2015 Center Stage Video

See Peter Salerno in KBIS 2015 Center Stage Video

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in NKBA University Video

The NKBA's Ash Sukumar films Peter Salerno in his showroom for an upcoming KBIS presentation.
The NKBA’s Ash Sukumar films Peter Salerno in his showroom for an upcoming KBIS presentation.

Peter Salerno recently lent his 30 years of experience as a certified master kitchen and bath designer (CMKBD) to the NKBA in the production of a new video for NKBA University.

Now, according to the excellent NKBA Connect blog, that video of Peter Salerno will be featured as a Center Stage Video at the KBIS 2015 convention in Las Vegas.

The video will be part of a presentation entitled “The Importance of NKBA Certification”, taking place on Tuesday, January 20th from 3:45-4:15 p.m. at KBIS 2015’s Center Stage. The interactive Center Stage presentation will be perfect for students, young designers, and experienced designers looking to take their credentials to the next level.

Peter Salerno knows first-hand about the importance of NKBA certification, and was eager to share his expertise (and his story) with Andrew Mackenzie and Ash Sukumar of the NKBA. Andrew will be part of the presentation team at KBIS, alongside fellow NKBA experts Johanna Baars and Helen Conroy.

Peter Salerno's NKBA Best Kitchen of 2012, with a custom hood from RangeCraft.
Peter Salerno’s NKBA Best Kitchen of 2012, with a custom hood from RangeCraft. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

“Being NKBA certified lends instant credibility to my business,” Peter said in his recent NKBA interview. And he should know – over the last 10 years, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm in North America.

So, have you registered for KBIS 2015 yet? If not, WHY not? With the outstanding presentations at KBIS Center Stage and beyond (Peter Salerno will also be a part of KBIS NeXT), this is THE year to attend KBIS in Las Vegas.

Join Peter Salerno Inc. at the 2015 KBIS Conference in Las Vegas [REGISTER!]

Join Peter Salerno Inc. at the 2015 KBIS Conference in Las Vegas

Get KBIS 2015 Conference Info Here + Register!

KBIS 2015 conference logo

If you are a North American kitchen and bath designer, the ONE conference you MUST attend this year is KBIS 2015. Hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS 2015 is the pre-eminent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show on the continent.

The 2015 KBIS conference will be held January 20-22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Expecting to build on the 2014 KBIS event which drew over 80,000 attendees, the 2015 KBIS conference is projected to draw 125,000 residential design and construction professionals!

KBIS is a prime destination for industry professionals, experts, thought leaders and up-and-coming talents in the kitchen and bath design industry. It’s a virtual must-attend event for:

  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Dealers
  • Distributors
  • Installers
  • Builders/Remodelers
  • and more!
KBIS 2015 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards, HGTV auditions, KBIS NeXT and more!
KBIS 2015 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards, HGTV auditions, KBIS NeXT and more!

KBIS 2015 will be held in conjunction with the NAHB International Builder’s Show, making this year’s event a truly massive international affair. The combined influence and scope of the NKBA and NAHB is not to be missed by any serious designer, builder, architect or dealer!

The list of KBIS 2015 Show Highlights is truly stunning. From the KBIS NeXT stage (featuring a panel with Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen & bath designer of the last decade) to KBIS Center Stage, from Best of KBIS exhibitions to a state-of-the-art DCW Concept Kitchen, this year’s conference will be bigger and more visually striking than ever.

And if that wasn’t enough, HGTV and the DIY Channel will be holding open auditions at KBIS 2015 for future television shows!

So what in the world are you waiting for? Fill out your KBIS 2015 Registration online today, before it closes and you miss out on the biggest kitchen & bath design show of the year!

Peter Salerno Named 2015 KBIS Conference Panelist

Peter Salerno Named 2015 KBIS Conference Panelist

KBIS 2015 conference logo

Peter Salerno Inc. is the NKBA’s most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm over the last decade. So it is with great pride and honor that Peter Salerno recently accepted a position on the prestigious experts’ panel at the NKBA’s 2015 KBIS convention.

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s foremost kitchen and bath design conference. Held annually, KBIS is an interactive, inspiring platform for designers, experts, and product providers to come together and share present technology and future ideas.

Peter Salerno will be part of the KBIS NeXT stage. According to the website, KBIS NeXT is “a destination for discovering the next ideas, trends and innovations in the industry. It’s the next big thing. The next set of ideas. The next in contemporary design. The next reason to attend KBIS.”

Peter and Anthony Salerno with Andrew Mackenzie and Ash Sukumar of the NKBA.
Peter and Anthony Salerno with Andrew Mackenzie and Ash Sukumar of the NKBA.

The 2015 KBIS conference will be held January 20-22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Expecting to build on the 2014 KBIS event which drew over 80,000 attendees, the 2015 KBIS conference is projected to draw 125,000 residential design and construction professionals!

If you are a North American kitchen and bath designer, it is imperative that you attend the 2015 KBIS conference. According to the official 2015 KBIS website, this year’s KBIS registration includes admittance to all the following events:

  • Kitchen & Bath Industry Show: January 20-22 | Las Vegas Convention Center
  • NAHB International Builders’ Show: January 20-22 |Las Vegas Convention Center
  • International Window Coverings Expo: January 20-22 | Las Vegas Convention Center
  • The International Surface Event: January 21-23 | Mandalay Bay Convention Center
  • Las Vegas Market: January 18-22 | World Market Center Las Vegas

For more information on the 2015 KBIS conference in Las Vegas, please visit the official KBIS website.