ORLANDO, Fla. -  The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show released its schedule of stage programs for KBIS 2017. 
 
Set to take place on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT  Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor in the South Hall, stage programs run throughout three-day event, January 10-12, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
New products in functional and decorative hardware, home organization, cabinetry, and vanities, as well as plumbing and appliances, are the core of the show. Focus is given to product innovations through the Best of KBIS Awards, and something new this year, The Backyard, which seems to be a combination food court and product demonstration area.  
 
Here is the 2017 NKBA Presents KBISNeXT  Stage Schedule.
 
January 10, 2017 – Day 1:
10:45-11:00am - HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #1
11:00-11:30am - NKBA 30 Under 30 Announcement
11:30-11:45am -  Snapchat VJ Search Winner Introduction
11:45-12:00pm  -  This Old House Announcement of the Generation Next Campaign
12:00-1:30pm -  Design Bites - Kitchen
1:45-2:00pm -  HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #2
2:00-3:00pm - Session 1: Technology in the Home: Kitchen + Bath Edition, with CEDIA
3:15-4:00pm - Innovative Showroom Awards Panel
4:00-4:30pm -  Innovative Showroom Awards Ceremony
4:00-5:00pm - Happy Hour
January 11, 2017 – Day 2:
9:15-10:15am - Session 2: Color Talks
10:30-11:30am - Session 3: Designing for Airbnb
11:30-11:45am - HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #3
11:45-12:00pm - This Old House Announcement of the Generation Next Campaign
12:00-1:30pm -  Design Bites – Bath
1:30-1:45pm - HomeAdvisor and Kitchen & Bath Business Fact Session #4
2:00-4:00pm - NKBA 30 Under 30 Presentation
4:15-4:45pm - Best of KBIS Awards
4:00-5:00pm - Happy Hour
January 12, 2017 – Day 3:
9:15-9:45am - NKBA Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition, Awards Ceremony
10:00-11:00am - Session 4: Outdoor Living: From Novelty to Necessity
11:15-12:15pm  - Session 5: Broadening Your Brand
12:30-1:30pm  - Session 6: The Design Prescription: Designing for Alzheimer’s & Autism
 
Programs to highlight for 2017 include the return of Design Bites during the lunch hour on Tuesday, January 10th and Wednesday, January 11th.  Just before and following both Design Bites programs, KBIS attendees will hear from This Old House spokespersons Norm Abram and Kevin O’Connor as they introduce This Old House Generation Next, a campaign to encourage young people to master the vocational trades that built this country by supporting the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program.
Other programs include:
A “Color Talks” panel at 9:15am on day two featuring moderator Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs and Coverings Industry Ambassador with panelists Nate Berkus of Nate Berkus Associates and Artistic Advisor to LG STUDIO appliances, Amy Wax of Amy Wax Color Consulting, Laurel Bern of Laurel Bern Interiors, Andrea Magno of Benjamin Moore, and Daniel Germani of Daniel Germani Designs and Cosentino.
A panel discussion on “Designing for Airbnb” at 10:30am on day two featuring moderator Jaime Derringer of Design Milk with panelists Bobby Berk of Bobby Berk Interiors + Design, Vicky Sanderson of the Toronto Star, Rhonda Knoche of Rhonda Knoche Design, and Klif Andrews of Pardee Homes.
“We have an impressive line-up of energetic stage programing planned for KBIS 2017. Each will provide attendees with knowledge and insights from today’s top names in kitchen and bath design,” said NKBA V.P. of Industry Relations Suzie Williford.
New for 2017, the two former stages will join to create one destination – the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor – and will serve as the location for all stage presentations.
“Attendees now have the benefit of all programming centered on one stage, making the show simpler to navigate,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “Once again, our stage programs will give attendees timely insight they can take back to their businesses and implement immediately.”
To learn more about any of the programs or events taking place on the KBISNeXT Stage, visit  www.kbis.com 
 
KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. 
 
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 10-12, 2017, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. For more information on KBIS, visit www.kbis.com.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food). 
 

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