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NKBA Global Connect KBIS 2023 Pavilion Programming Announced

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), representing close to 50,000 kitchen and bath industry professionals and owners of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announces the 2023 NKBA Global Connect Pavilion program. The NKBA Global Connect Pavilion is a combination of exhibition and programming space designed to host a select number of new KBIS international manufacturers.

Located in the North Hall (N638) of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, the pavilion will feature high-level presentations by the international exhibitor brand “Spotlight”, complemented by roundtable and panel discussions. Panel and roundtable topics include a review of the health of the North American kitchen and bath industry, “Go-to-Market” distribution and sales strategy, and “Meet the Designer” discussions that will delve into the different types of North American kitchen and bath. market considerations.

International Exhibitor Pavilion kiosk brands include:

BALTECO

https://www.baltecousa.com/

Balteco was established over thirty years ago and has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of bathroom products in Northern Europe. Balteco Xonyx™ solid surface stone bathtub, handcrafted in Estonia, honors traditional craftsmanship and delivers exceptional quality. Each bathtub is handcrafted by experienced masters, with no detail overlooked through the final test.

KALE

https://www.kale.com.tr/

Founded in 1957, KALE is the largest producer of ceramic tiles in Turkey, the 6th in Europe and the 17th in the world today. KALE brings branded tile and sanitary products to more than 400 export locations in 100 countries from Europe to America, from the Middle East to African markets. The brand is committed to providing environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions.

Covers Zevenhuizen BV

https://www.dekkerzevenhuizen.nldk/

Dekker is a 100% family-owned company and the largest European manufacturer of bespoke kitchen and bathroom worktops, focused on developing and investing in sustainable solutions, including the new Sustonable product.

TEKCOM Corporation

http://www.tekcom.vn

TEKCOM was established in 2005 and specializes in offering plywood solutions for use in cabinetry and other architectural needs. The nature of plywood and its properties offer aesthetic, functional and environmental alternatives.

PITT Cooking

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Founded in 2009, PITT gas burner cooking products are made by hand in the Netherlands. PITT cooking is a globally patented system and carries CSA certification.

International brand spotlights include:

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  • TEKCOM
    http://www.tekcom.vn
    TEKCOM was established in 2005 and specializes in offering plywood solutions for use in cabinetry and other architectural needs. The nature of plywood and its properties offer aesthetic, functional and environmental alternatives.
  • WALL SMART
    https://www.wall-smart.com/
    A multi-award winning manufacturer, WALL-SMART improves the way smart homes look at function by developing aesthetically pleasing mounting solutions that recessed a wide range of home technology devices flush with wall and ceiling surfaces
  • VitrA
    https://www.vitra.com/en-us/home
    Turkish manufacturer of sanitary ware, bathroom furniture, faucets and ceramic tiles – one of the few global brands offering all bathroom components.
  • PITT Cooking
    http://www.pittcooking.com
    Founded in 2009, PITT gas burner cooking products are made by hand in the Netherlands. PITT cooking is a globally patented system and carries CSA certification.

The Global Connect Pavilion Roundtable and panel discussions include:

“Meet the Designers”

The Importance of Design Professionals in the North American Market

Moderator, Veronika Miller, CEO, Modenus Media

Panelists, Cheryl Clendenon, Principal of Retail Creative Group; Jeanne Chung, Principal Cosy, Stylish, Chic; and Kimberley Kerl, Principal Kustom Home Design

The North American design industry differs from other international marketplaces in the importance of individual design professionals as key influencers and decision makers. Over 75,000 kitchen, bath and interior design professionals in the US alone are on the front lines when it comes to specifying and selling products. Join this discussion to learn how design professionals work and what they need to feel confident buying from international brands.

“Health in the North American kitchen and bath market”

North American Market Outlook: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities

Moderator, Sherry Qualls, President, White Good, NKBA MARCOM Agency

Tricia Zach, Research Manager, NKBA

The North American kitchen and bath market is experiencing a number of changes. This 1-1 Q&A session will delve into NKBA market data, exploring strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for marketers interested in breaking into this fertile marketplace.

“Go-to-market strategies”
Understanding of sales/distribution in the North American kitchen and bath industry

Moderator, Sherry Qualls, President, White Good, NKBA MARCOM Agency

Panelists, Greg Rohl, Principal, The ROHL Model; Oliver Bleich, Principal, Vella LLC; Bill Butler, CEO of Decorative Plumbing Distributors; and Jeremy Parcels, Principal, Jeremy Parcels Design

The North American kitchen and bath industry has a number of “go-to-market” schemes. Depending on the product category, manufacturer strategy and level of installation complexity, there are several approaches that a manufacturer or exporter may choose to follow. This panel will discuss various scenarios and explore the pros and cons of each. Any manufacturer or international exporter interested in growing into the North American kitchen and bath market should participate.

“German Engineering: Trends in Technology, Design and Production from the German Kitchen and Bath Market”

The German Association of the Modern Kitchen (AMK) and a select group of German manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom products and industry experts, including Hacker Kitchens, Hettich and MHK, one of Europe’s largest kitchen purchasing groups, will present the latest trends in German technology , design and production from Germany.

To learn more about the NKBA Global Connect program, visit NKBA.org/globalconnect.

Members of the media should visit the Press Service Center on the KBIS website to learn more about registration and the criteria for free press credentials. Only editorial media will receive free access cards. To sign up for an Editorial Press Pass, visit here.