Kitchen & Bath Design News

OCT 2018

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Miami, FL Area Site of KBDN Seminar EVANSTON, IL — The suburbs of Miami will be the site this month for the latest in the ongoing series of all-day seminars being presented this year by Kitchen & Bath Design News in key U.S. markets. KBDN's current seminar series is scheduled to make the fifth of its six presentations on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hollywood Beach, located in the Miami, FL suburbs. 2018 seminars have previously been presented in the Philadelphia, Detroit, San Fran- cisco and Seattle metropolitan areas. The final 2018 program is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Hilton Short Hills hotel in Short Hills, NJ. The theme for the 2018 seminar series is "Inspiring Clients: The Very Latest Design, Product and Marketing Trends." Corporate sponsors include Liebherr, Plain & Fancy, Rev-A-Shelf, Showplace Cabinetry and Wellborn Cabinets. Aimed at kitchen and bath design professionals seeking to sharpen their design and product trend knowledge, the day-long seminars offer winning combi- nations of concepts, colors, textures, lighting and more to meet the needs of today's most discerning clients. In addition, attendees will also be exposed to deeper ex- plorations of emerging marketing technologies – from making the most of websites to exploring new ways to create video to fully utilizing social media/online design platforms. The design and product trends segments are pre- sented by Richard Anuszkiewicz, an award-winning designer. KBDN's technology columnist Eric Schimelp- fenig then focuses on how to make the most of the latest digital marketing tools, including video, social media and website content. Attendees have the opportunity to earn CEU credits from both the NKBA and NARI. Additional information regarding attendance and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by visit- ing, or by contacting KBDN Publisher Paul DeGrandis at IBS and KBIS Extend Co-Location Agreement for Design & Construction Week WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen & Bath Association have reached an agreement to extend the co-location of the NAHB International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, known as Design & Construction Week. The new six-year agreement will begin in 2020 and will run through the 2026 shows. Created by the two associations in 2014, DCW has become the banner indus- try event focused on new ideas, products and technologies to design, build and remodel homes. While IBS and KBIS remain two separate and distinct shows, the combined shows host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning over one million net square feet of exhibit space, making DCW the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. One pass provides attendee access to both shows. "We have seen extraordinary growth and success of Design & Construction Week over the past few years," said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. "There is a natu- ral synergy between our two organizations, and it just made sense to bring our two shows together to create a mega-event, giving show attendees the added benefit of having access to anything and everything housing related in one place. We are thrilled to continue this relationship and build upon this success into the next decade." "NKBA is proud to continue our partnership with NAHB, creating this tre- mendous opportunity that benefits members of both associations as well as the industry in general," said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. "The kitchen and bath industry, as well as overall residential design, building and remodeling, are vibrant, as is evi- denced by the robust growth of both shows since our co-location. This represents a vital component of the American economy, and together, we play a critical role in keeping businesses in this segment strong and on solid footing." IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world. Building industry professionals from across the world attend to see the latest products and services from more than 1,500 exhibitors representing top housing-related companies, sit in on educational sessions, visit show homes featuring the latest trends and innovations and network with peers. Now in its 75th year, IBS is produced and managed exclusively by NAHB. The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is the premier industry event dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. With an expansive show floor filled with designs from over 600 leading brands, North America's largest kitchen and bath trade show delivers attendees and exhibitors a destination to net- work, exchange ideas and build their businesses. KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions. The extended DCW agreement includes the 2021-2022 shows in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center, the 2023-2025 shows in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the return to Orlando in 2026. ICFF Miami Opens Registration, Calls for Conference Speakers FT. LAUDERDALE, FL — The 3rd annual ICFF South Florida will take place at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center from December 4-6, 2018. ICFF South Florida exhibitors include the world's leading designers and manu- facturers presenting what's best and what's next in luxury interiors for the South Florida, Caribbean and Latin American markets. The event is currently accepting submissions for ICFF Talks 2018, a series of educational and informative topics presented to the 3,000+ attendees. Industry leaders and experts are invited to submit topics focused on trends, research, the future of the industry and products or challenges and obstacles and how they were overcome; inspirational stories; evolutions and innovations from startup or established brands or the inspiration behind the creation of a company, product, collection, brand, etc. Applications must be submitted by October 12, 2018. For additional information, visit Kitchen & Bath Design News' Publisher Emeritus Eliot Sefrin (second from left) and Loretta Achey, co-founder of Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry, gather at Plain & Fancy's Schaefferstown, PA headquarters during a celebration last month of the company's 50th anniversary in business. The pair are flanked by Joseph Giorgi Sr. (far left), founder of the Wilmington, DE-based Giorgi Kitchens & Designs, and Pete Giorgi, his brother and partner. Giorgi Kitchens & Designs, a Plain & Fancy dealer for 48 years, was honored at the event as the cabinet manufacturer's longest-standing existing dealer. Anuszkiewicz Schimelpfenig 14 Kitchen & Bath Design News • October 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET

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