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2009 Kitchen/Bath Show and Conference Brochure


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2009 Kitchen/Bath Show and Conference Brochure

  1. 1. Message from the NKBA President Dear Fellow Industry Professional, As the 2009 President of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, I sincerely hope that you’ll join me from April 30 to May 3 for the NKBA’s Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference. I’d Table of Contents Page like to welcome you to Atlanta for the largest and K/BIS 2009 Schedule-at-a-Glance ……… 3 most comprehensive trade show in the industry. This is an exciting opportunity to strengthen NKBA Keynotes ……………………………… 4 your career or business through networking, education, and expo- NKBA Conference Sessions ………………… 4 sure to the industry’s latest and most innovative products and ideas. NKBA Segment Events ……………………… 5 NKBA Networking Events ……………… 6-7 The kitchen and bath each play such a significant role in the daily living of today’s homeowners and families that we’ve given K/BIS NKBA Professional Development Courses …………………… 8-11 2009 the theme “Heart of the Home.” K/BIS can help give you the knowledge and inspiration to enhance your business through NKBA Center Stage Schedule ……………… 11 education, finding new products, and networking. K/BIS 2009 Show Floor …………………… 12 K/BIS 2009 Show Highlights ……………… 13 Spend time at NKBA Center Stage, where you can learn more about K/BIS 2009 Registration ……………… 14-15 energy-efficient lighting, multi-generational design, the truth about K/BIS 2009 Travel Information …………… 16 granite and radon, secrets of a great kitchen, and how to identify your best customers. In this rapidly changing economy, give yourself a competitive advantage—the power of knowledge. The NKBA continues to strive for excellence in the kitchen and bath industry by giving industry professionals access to top educators, business resources, and a support network of more than 40,000 members. K/BIS is the NKBA’s way of bringing all of these benefits together, and my goal is to bring all of you together for K/BIS. I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta. Sincerely, Suzie Williford • 800-THE-NKBA 2009 NKBA President 2
  2. 2. K/BIS 2009 Schedule-at-a-Glance Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. NKBA Design Competition Awards Luncheon (by invitation only) 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 3-Day and 8-Hour Course Registration Design Competition Sponsored by Sub-Zero | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 3-Day Professional Development Course Wolf, Miele, Dal-Tile, This Old House, GE • Kitchen & Bath Krafter (4/28 - 4/30) Monogram, Rheem & American Woodmark 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8-Hour Professional Development Course Student Design Competition Sponsored by • Kitchen Starter American Woodmark & Sub-Zero | Wolf 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8-Hour Professional Development Course 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Segment Event • CKD/CBD Prep Review Course • Distributors Event Speaker: Harry Gianetti Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NKBA Conference Session: Business & Leadership Speaker: Andrew Winston 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8-Hour and 4-Hour Morning Course Registration 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. NKBA Special Focus Event 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8-Hour Professional Development Courses Speaker: Paul DiMeo of Extreme Makeover: • Bath Starter Home Edition • Countertop Sales: A Focus on Natural Stone 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. International Reception Sponsored by Marble Institute of America Sponsored by the Atlanta Convention • Sales: Managing the Outcome & Visitors Bureau • Appliance Starter In partnership with GE Monogram Saturday, May 2, 2009 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4-Hour Morning Professional Development Courses • Experience Green 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Segment Events Sponsored by TOTO, GE Monogram, • Builders/Remodelers Event & Lutron Electronics Speaker: Steve Ford • Combining Landscape and Kitchen Design Platinum Sponsors: Westye Group SE and Principles for Winning Outdoor Kitchens 20-20 Technologies, Inc.; Silver Sponsors: Sponsored by Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet MultiStone USA, Moda Floors & Interiors, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CKD/CBD Design Exam and Cucine Lube of Atlanta 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 4-Hour Afternoon Course Registration • Designers Event 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 4-Hour Afternoon Professional Development Courses Speaker: Edie Raether • European Design Trends Gold Sponsor: Code Name: Brand Au – Sponsored by EXPO Design Center A Solid Gold Choice for Designers, Coming • Designing With Color to K/BIS 2009 • Shark! Manufacturers/Manufacturers’ Thursday, April 30, 2009 Representatives Event 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NKBA Bookstore Open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8-Hour and 6-Hour Course Registration 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Show Floor Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8-Hour Professional Development Courses 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. NKBA Annual Business Luncheon • Advanced Kitchen & Bath Design Speaker: Terry Savage • Advanced Appliance Workshop 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NKBA Conference Session: Technology & Trends Sponsored by The Retail Observer and Dacor Speakers: Carole Freehauf and Richard • Mind Your Own Business Trethewey of This Old House 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 6-Hour Course Sponsored by This Old House • Residential Green: for Kitchens and Baths 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NKBA Current Industry Forum 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NKBA Educators’ Forum (by invitation only) 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. NKBA Bookstore Open Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. NKBA Chapter Officers’ Forum/Ambassadors’ Club Luncheon (by invitation only) 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Segment Event Speaker: Randall Whitehead • Dealers Event 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chapter Officers’ Forum Breakout Sessions Speaker: Mick De Giulio • 11 Sessions Silver Sponsor: Wood-Mode 6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. NKBA Board of Directors’ Gala 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NKBA Bookstore Open Location: Centennial Olympic Park 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Show Floor Open 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NKBA Conference Session: Design & Inspiration Friday, May 1, 2009 Speaker: John Gidding of Designed to Sell Sponsored by HGTV 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony Speaker: Mike Huckabee Monday, May 4, 2009 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NKBA Bookstore Open 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8-Hour and 6-Hour Course Registration 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Show Floor Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8-Hour Professional Development Courses • Kitchen & Bath Lighting Made Easy • Job Installation & Project Management 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 6-Hour Course • Designing Kitchens & Baths to Facilitate Aging in Place
  3. 3. Conference at K/BIS 2009 The K/BIS 2009 Conference Program features speakers who have made names for themselves as designers or business leaders. Make the most of your show experience by attending one of the many engaging and informative NKBA conference sessions. NKBA Keynotes NKBA Conference Sessions Each presentation provides 0.1 CEUs Each session provides 0.1 CEUs Opening Ceremony Business & Leadership Session Friday, May 1 • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 1 • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Andrew Winston Speaker: Mike Huckabee Does ‘Green’ Matter in a Recession? Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and 2008 Repub- Andrew Winston, co-author of the bestseller Green to Gold, will lican presidential candidate, will set the stage for an exciting explore the green business movement and how it has changed, show in Atlanta. In his opening keynote, he’ll share lessons slowed, or even accelerated in the economic downturn. This session will look of life and business that are sure to hearten and inspire. Mike Huckabee at how a business can thrive and address environmental issues at the same spent the first part of his career in advertising and broadcasting and then time. Andrew will ask some key questions, such as “Is going green too expen- as a pastor before becoming Arkansas’s 44th governor from 1996 to 2004. sive to deal with during tight times or can it pull businesses, the economy, Author of six books and a regular contributor on Fox News, Huckabee has and the country out of this crisis?” called for a national emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle prompted by his own diagnosis of Type II Diabetes, and subsequent health improvements Technology & Trends Session that included the completion of four marathons. Sponsored by: This Old House Saturday, May 2 • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. NKBA Special Focus Event Richard Trethewey and Carole Freehauf Friday, May 1 • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Kitchen & Bath Consumer Trends Paul DiMeo Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey Making a Difference with Paul DiMeo and interior designer Carole Freehauf, both The beloved carpenter of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition from the Emmy award-winning television show This Old House, will address will offer K/BIS visitors a behind-the-scenes peek at the the issue that’s paramount on everyone’s mind in this turbulent economy: hit ABC show. With the average kitchen or bath remodel taking weeks who’s still buying, how to motivate them, and what they’re looking for today to complete, you’ll be inspired by the speed at which the cast, crew, and in kitchen and bath products and services. Based on a groundbreaking and volunteers create safe and beautiful homes for deserving families. Paul ongoing study among self-described home improvement junkies, and shaped can attest that the volunteer spirit is alive and well in the United States. by their own extensive experience designing and installing kitchens and On a weekly basis, he witnesses hundreds of individuals giving their time, baths, Richard and Carole will share insights and game-changing strategies craftsmanship, and materials to help neighbors in need. for growing your business–in good times and bad. NKBA Annual Business Luncheon Design & Inspiration Session Saturday, May 2 • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by: HGTV Terry Savage Sunday, May 3 • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. John Gidding The Savage Truth about Money, the Economy, and the Markets! Internationally recognized economist and financial expert Designing to Sell on a Budget: What Designs Homeowners are Terry Savage cuts through the fluff and brings home the Looking for in Order to Sell in a Challenging Real Estate Market. issues that matter most. Using her uncanny knack for “telling it like it A designer on the hit HGTV program Designed to Sell, John is,” Savage makes sense of the economy, the markets, and the factors Gidding has worked in architecture and design firms around the world. His that have the greatest impact on us, professionally and personally. An television career started as an offshoot of modeling, which he started as a entertaining and gifted speaker, nationally syndicated financial columnist, way to pay his way through Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was cast best-selling author, and television commentator, it’s no wonder that Terry to be a host/designer on ABC Family’s Knock First, a design show for teens. Savage is one of the most popular economists in the world! Keeping one foot firmly in architecture, he’s thrilled to bring his breadth of experience to Atlanta to join the Designed to Sell family. 4
  4. 4. NKBA Segment Events Designers Event Gold Sponsor: Code name: Brand Au - A Solid Gold Choice Each segment event provides 0.2 CEUs for Designers, Coming K/BIS 2009 Distributors Event Saturday, May 2 • 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Edie Raether, MS, CSP Friday, May 1 • 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Harry Gianetti Creating Your Blueprint for Success! Become unstoppable! Allow your dreams to be greater than UMRP and the Internet: The Challenges Faced by your fears. Thrive in tough times by turning obstacles into Today’s Manufacturers, Distributors, and Dealers opportunities and adversity into a competitive advantage. Design the In a technologically advanced market, consumers have circuitry of your business for success! Edie Raether, MS, CSP, is a change become savvier in product research, knowledge, and purchasing. strategist who will challenge the way you think and change the way you Manufacturers, distributors, and dealers must work together and do business to thrive even in the toughest economy. adapt new sales methods to accommodate their well-informed clients. The Internet advantage can no longer be ignored. How can For 38 years, Edie’s keynotes have empowered over 3,500 associations a manufacturer protect its brand value? Can a dealer justify the cost and Fortune 500 companies on five continents. The author of inspira- of maintaining a showroom? How can a distributor help ensure the tional and business books published in over a dozen countries, Edie has dealer sufficient profits to do this? When competing Internet sales been asked to present for the National Association of Home Builders and require little or no investment, creative solutions are a necessity. the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Harry Gianetti has served as VP of Sales for Thermador, VP of Sales and “SHARK!” Manufacturers & Marketing for BSH Home Appliances, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing Manufacturers’ Reps Event for Mills Pride, and VP of North American Sales for Elica. Through his range of experience, Gianetti provides an interesting perspective on Saturday, May 2 • 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. both the problems and the solutions to current marketing conflicts. Cast a wider net! Attend the NKBA’s 7th annual “SHARK!” Breakfast. Join the feeding frenzy – literally and figuratively! Builders/Remodelers Event The event brings together manufacturers needing reps and hungry reps looking for manufacturers. Be prepared, when they’re all in the same Platinum Sponsors: 20-20 Technologies, Inc. and Westye Group SE; room together, the action can be ferocious! If you want to hunt or be Silver Sponsors: MultiStone USA, Moda Floors & Interiors, and Cucine hunted, bring your enthusiasm, a well-crafted resume, and a stack of Lube of Atlanta business cards. No guppies allowed! Saturday, May 2 • 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Steve Ford Please note: The $45 member and $70 non-member registration Write the Vision Script for Your Life with Character fees apply only to event attendance and do not include a tabletop Steve Ford, actor and son of former President Gerald display. If you are a manufacturer wishing to purchase a tabletop, R. Ford, entertains and educates. He will discuss please contact the NKBA at 800-THE-NKBA (843-6522). survival during tough economic conditions while maintaining character and ethics in business. Dealers Event Ford has negotiated a bumpy road from the White House to a success- Silver Sponsor: Wood Mode ful 20-year career as an actor in Hollywood. His roles span more than Sunday, May 3 • 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Mick De Guilio 30 major motion pictures, host of the NBC TV series “Secret Service,” and six years on the Emmy Award-winning daytime soap-opera, “The Driven by Design Young and the Restless.” Is it possible for a business to be driven by design and still have a strong bottom line? Mick De Giulio examines Steve conveys personal experiences ranging from his mother’s alco- the vital role a design-driven culture can have in managing a successful holism and breast cancer to his own successful battle over alcoholism. kitchen and bath dealership. De Giulio has been creating extraordinary The Nixon Pardon, stories of his ten Secret Service agents, and life on kitchens for over 30 years. He has been asked to design, test, and the set of Hollywood movies are the backdrop to his message where demonstrate kitchens for the Chicago Tribune, Sub-Zero/Wolf, and the focus remains clear: character, integrity, and the strong family Meredith Corporation, publisher of Better Homes & Gardens. bond that lead to the Ford family’s success. In 2005, Kitchen and Bath Business honored him as one of the 50 most influential people in the kitchen and bath industry. In 2003, he was voted a Kitchen and Bath Design Leader by Interior Design magazine, and in 2004, was inducted into the University of Illinois - Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. AT L A N TA NOTE: Digital CEU Forms at K/BIS – In an effort to pursue sustainable practices, while also saving time and reducing costs, the NKBA will no longer use paper CEU or survey forms at any K/BIS events. Instead, the NKBA will scan your K/BIS badge to record your attendance at the event and then e-mail you a link to the online version of the form approximately three days after K/BIS ends. You must click the link in each e-mail message and complete the online CEU/survey form for each event in order to earn CEUs. If you do not complete this online form for any event you attended, you will not receive CEU credit for that event.
  5. 5. NKBA Member Benefits Sessions Located at the NKBA Design Idea Center Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, times will vary Learn about NKBA education, networking, leadership, and business tools from NKBA Leaders. The NKBA is designed for people like you—busy professionals who want to strengthen their businesses or enhance their careers. Hear firsthand from NKBA leaders how the National Kitchen & Bath Association can give you a significant business advantage through its broad range of products and services. After attending this session, you’ll have practical knowledge about NKBA member benefits that you can use immediately. Four attendees will be eligible to win laptop comput- ers—all while enjoying a donut or fresh fruit with a hot cup of coffee! “NKBA membership is an invaluable asset both to me and my company. As an NKBA member, I have access to regular networking events, business and design courses, marketing tools, and the opportunity to be recognized as a national leader.” - Deleigh Van Deursen, CKD, CBD, 2009 NKBA Board of Directors NKBA Networking Events NKBA Chapter Officers’ Forum/ Ambassadors’ Club Luncheon NKBA Educators’ Forum Thursday, April 30 • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (by invitation only) Thursday, April 30 • 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Randall Whitehead Whether you’re an educator who has been contemplating accreditation Green Yet Alluring Lighting Design for from the National Kitchen & Bath Association or a seasoned educator Kitchens and Baths • CEUs: 0.1 at a school that’s already NKBA-accredited, you’ll find this meeting in- This event will feature inductions of the new members of the NKBA formative. Learn about the newest offerings, policies, and procedures Ambassadors’ Club, as well as presentations of the 2008 Chapter from the NKBA Academic Relations department, see the outstanding Growth Awards and winners of the 2008 Chapter Program Contest. kitchen and bath programs from 2008, and participate in learning ac- NKBA Chapter Officers will also see a demonstration of by tivities that will enhance your curriculum. For registration information, the NKBA’s Web Development Manager. contact NKBA Customer Service at 800-THE-NKBA (843-6522). Following these presentations, Randall Whitehead, internationally Tentative Agenda known architectural lighting designer, author of seven books, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Education updates and awards presentation Residential Lighting Magazine columnist, and regular guest expert 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Box lunch on the Discovery Channel, CNN, HGTV, and Martha Stewart Living Radio, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Learning activities will discuss how energy-efficient lighting installed throughout a home 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preparing for the NKBA verification visit can be just as attractive as the more commonly used incandescent fixtures. Architectural and decorative fixtures have undergone a revolution in design, which now includes recessed fixtures, linear strip lights, pendants, and sconces that use fluorescent and LED lighting. Fixtures using both of these energy-efficient sources come in a range of dimmable color temperatures. Incorporating green lighting options can result in a beautiful and energy-efficient design solution. 6
  6. 6. NKBA Board of Directors’ Gala Thursday, April 30 • 6:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. • Centennial Olympic Park The kick-off event for K/BIS, the NKBA Board of Directors’ Gala will be held in beautiful Centennial Olympic Park. The evening will include a cocktail reception, as well as a silent auction to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of America, which is based in Atlanta. In addition, the 2009 Kitchen & Bath Industry Hall of Fame inductees will be announced, followed by a gourmet meal and the presentation of the Pinnacle of Design Award, which is the premiere award from the 2009 NKBA Design Competition. The gala will conclude with a luxurious dessert, followed by music and dancing. NKBA Design Competition Awards Design Competition Sponsored by: Sub-Zero | Wolf, Miele, Dal-Tile, This Old House, GE Monogram, Rheem, & American Woodmark; Student Design Competition Sponsored by: American Woodmark & Sub-Zero | Wolf Friday, May 1 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (by invitation only) The 2009 NKBA Design Competition is the largest ever for this internationally-acclaimed competition, which show- cases the finest kitchen and bath projects of the past year. The competition winners will be announced live on the show floor at NKBA Center Stage in front of dozens of members of the consumer and trade media. In addition, the winners of the 2008/2009 Student Design Competition will also be revealed, featuring the best designs from the next generation of kitchen and bath designers attending NKBA-accredited colleges and universities. International Reception Sponsored by the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Friday, May 1 • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibitors, attendees, and media members from outside the United States are invited to attend this complimen- tary welcome reception at K/BIS. Whether you’re travelling to the show from as near as Canada or Mexico or as far as China or Australia, the NKBA would like to welcome you to K/BIS with a special reception exclusively for our international guests. The event will be held immediately after the show floor closes on the opening day of K/BIS, offering a great opportunity to network with other attendees and let the NKBA know how to make K/BIS an even better experience for international visitors next year. NKBA Current Industry Forum Saturday, May 2 • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Facilitators: Linda Smith and Ken Jones Alluring Energy Efficient Lighting • CEU: 0.1 Join your peers at the industry’s leading information exchange session. These popular group discussions allow an open dialogue and a great networking opportunity with colleagues. Each moderated forum will focus on the most current design and business topics in the industry today. Center Stage speakers Linda Smith and Ken Jones will be facilitating the forums. Linda has expertise in universal design and will be speaking at Center Stage on “Designing for Multi-Generation Lifestyles,” while Ken is a business expert who’s earned an MBA and will be speaking at Center Stage on “Sustainable Competitive Advantage.”
  7. 7. NKBA Professional Development Courses 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. – 3-Day, 8-Hour, 6-Hour & 4-Hour Morning Course Registration 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – 4-Hour Afternoon Course Registration Tuesday, April 28 – Tuesday, April 30 3-Day Course (Continental breakfast and lunch provided) Kitchen & Bath Krafter 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: David Newton, CMKBD NKBA Hours: 24 • CEUs: 2.4 Krafter follows the core Kitchen and Bath Starter course, and acts as a review of the fundamentals of kitchen and bath design. Learn about appliances, countertops, cabinet construction, mechanical systems, and measuring. Required Materials: Draft boards and calculators Required Prerequisites: Basic understanding of kitchen and bath layout, basic knowledge of cabinetry, and hand-drafting skills Tuesday, April 28 8-Hour Courses (Continental breakfast and lunch provided) Kitchen Starter CKD/CBD Prep Review 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Al Pattison, CMKBD Instructor: Mark White, CKD NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 This introductory course is the perfect jumpstart for your kitchen Attend this one-day accelerated class to prepare for the drawing career or as an introduction to the world of kitchen design. Learn basic portion of the CKD or CBD exam. The morning session will include a product knowledge, kitchen planning skills, hand layout, and much review of the NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards. The after- more. You’ll have more confidence in client interviews, as well as the noon session will provide an opportunity for attendees to practice ability to design one-wall and L-shaped kitchens. Students will also their specific areas of concern. Take advantage of this last-minute learn how to select the proper fixtures, appliances, and cabinetry. practice session before the CKD/CBD exam held the following day. Wednesday, April 29 Required Materials: PRL volume Kitchen & Bath Drawing, portable drafting board, and drafting tools 8-Hour Courses (Continental breakfast and lunch provided) Required Prerequisites: PRL volumes Kitchen Planning and/or Bath Planning Bath Starter 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Al Pattison, CMKBD NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 Enroll in this introductory course whether you’re looking to jumpstart your bathroom career or if you’re just curious about the world of bath design. Learn basic product knowledge and how residential plumbing systems work, while also developing bath planning and hand layout skills. You’ll develop the confidence and skills to interview a client, design a 5’ x 9’ bath, and specify proper bath fixtures. Bath Starter has everything you need to know about bathrooms and bath design. 8
  8. 8. Countertop Sales: A Focus on Natural Stone 4-Hour Morning Courses (Continental breakfast provided) Sponsored by: Marble Institute of America Experience Green 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructors: Jack Seiders, GK Naquin, Sponsored by: TOTO, GE Monogram, and Lutron & Fred Jackson 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 Instructor: Robert Blakeman, AIA, LEED Increase your sales with answers! This seminar will cover all the NKBA Hours: 4 • CEUs: 0.4 key elements you need to know about genuine stone countertops, Experience Green will discuss the question, “Why is green here to including the geology of natural stone, selecting the right stone, and stay?” The course will also cover the challenges and opportunities that understanding care and maintenance. You’ll also learn helpful tips follow while designing sustainable kitchens and baths. The course on working with natural stone distributors, fabricators, and installers. will cover components of green design as they relate to designing and Natural stone is the hottest building product in the world today— constructing sustainable kitchens and bathrooms: water conservation, bring your questions and we’ll make sure you go back to your energy conservation, material conservation, and indoor air quality. showroom with answers to help increase your sales! Also addressed will be lighting and control systems, kitchen cabinet construction, radiant heating, recycled and salvaged materials, Sales: Managing the Outcome sustainable finishes, and Energy Star appliances. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Ken Jones, MBA NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 All too often, we run our businesses and our careers on a “build it and they will come” platform. Sales costs are too high today and com- Combining Landscape and Kitchen Design petition too intense for that method to succeed. You must create your Principles for Winning Outdoor Kitchens differences in the marketplace because your competition is working Sponsored by: Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet at putting you out of business. This seminar will look at everything 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. from current prospecting methods to closing techniques…from com- Instructor: Mary Jo Peterson, pensation plans to the latest CRM systems. Discover how to exceed CKD, CBD, CAPS, CASH customer expectations and learn the art of the consultative sale. NKBA Hours: 4 • CEUs: 0.4 Large or small, urban or suburban, outdoor kitchens represent one “The NKBA’s professional development of the few remaining growth areas of consumer capital spending, and serve as a key part of the outdoor luxury retreats homeowners desire. courses in business and design give Join Mary Jo Peterson to learn how to capitalize on your kitchen design me the current information I need to expertise while successfully working with landscape design profes- sionals to deliver beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces that strengthen my business.” exceed your clients’ expectations. Learn about the distinct consider- - Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx, NKBA Member ations for materials selection, the unique requirements for utilities and shelter, and how to avoid the most common outdoor kitchen design mistakes. In addition, learn directly from a certified landscape architect Appliance Starter on how to select and work with a landscape design professional, and In partnership with: GE Monogram understand the most basic principals of a sound outdoor living plan. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Barbara Barton, CMKBD 4-Hour Afternoon Courses (Coffee and snack provided) NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 The NKBA and GE Monogram have joined forces to develop this European Design Trends starter course for the designer, installer, or manufacturing rep. with Sponsored by: EXPO Design Center no more than two years of industry experience. Appliance Starter 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. teaches you how to qualify your customers’ appliance needs. Learn Instructor: Sarah Fishburne the basics of cooking and ventilation principles, universal design NKBA Hours: 4 • CEUs: 0.4 principles, and mechanical education and planning criteria. Examples Back by popular demand! Sarah Fishburne, now the Director of of outdoor kitchens and specialty appliances will also be reviewed Innovations and Trends for the EXPO Design Center, has traveled the and discussed. world once more to bring you new and exciting concepts of lifestyle design and products. You’ll learn about style directions for 2009 into 2010 from Milan and Paris, and see how some bath retreats can comfort your clients, and discover how EXPO is applying these new designs and techniques to their showrooms. New kitchen designs from around the world will be discussed, seen, and interpreted for the real world of design. There will be time for Q&A.
  9. 9. NKBA Professional Development Courses - continued 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. – 3-Day, 8-Hour, 6-Hour & 4-Hour Morning Course Registration 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – 4-Hour Afternoon Course Registration Advanced Appliance Workshop Sponsored by: The Retail Observer and Dacor 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Mark Johnson, CKD, FAIA NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 The Advance Appliance course is for the seasoned professional with at least two years of experience in the industry. The course launches with learning the trends of equipment that drive design and technology’s pace in our global market. The learner will gain a more in-depth under- standing of cooking and ventilation principles and applications, as well as refrigeration and cleaning technology that affects design and con- sumer satisfaction. Worldwide standards and how ‘green’ has affected technology will be discussed. Learn installation ramifications with cabinetry and design review, see installation examples, and understand the role of Energy Star and LEED standards. This course is for designers, manufacturers’ reps, cabinet shop owners, dealers, and installers. Designing With Color 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mind Your Own Business Instructor: Ann Morris, CMKBD, ASID 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. NKBA Hours: 4 • CEUs: 0.4 Instructor: Ken Jones, MBA This interactive program is aimed at reviewing the basics of the color NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 wheel and how it applies to kitchens and baths. Understand the Spend some time working on your business for a change rather than psychology and physiology of color and how color can enhance your working so hard in it. Ken Jones is a Director of Entrepreneurial Stud- clients’ personalities. Review expert and televised kitchens and baths ies. He’ll show you detailed marketing plan outlines, idea creation, from award-winning Ann Morris, CMKBD, a Parsons School of Design compensation plans, real value creation strategies, the velocity of graduate. You’ll create your own color wheel and learn how this working capital, and business planning approaches. Learn how to unique skill will enhance your professional designs. increase the surface area of your business to your marketplace. Thursday, April 30 6-Hour Course (Continental breakfast and lunch provided) Residential Green: for Kitchens and Baths 8-Hour Courses (Continental breakfast and lunch provided) 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Advanced Kitchen & Bath Design Instructors: Mary Jo Peterson, CKD, CBD, CAPS, CASH & Darrill Andries, CKD 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Jennie Lund, CMKBD NKBA Hours: 6 • CEUs: 0.6 NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 Get an introduction to green concepts and sustainable practices This interactive course is designed to challenge experienced kitchen relative to the kitchen and bath industry. As consumers demand and bath professionals. Created by a designer for designers, this healthier, highly efficient, and environmentally responsible living day-long event is a detail-oriented program focused on applying both spaces, they expect those who design and specify products for their the instructor’s and the attendees’ design abilities in a refreshing, residences to respond to their concerns and direct them intelligently energized approach to kitchen and bath design. and responsibly to these ideals. The participants in this class will learn to evaluate products effectively by applying a wide range of Required Prerequisites: Completion of the Kitchen & Bath Krafter criteria that identifies the true measure of a product’s impact on the course or two-plus years of kitchen and bath design experience. environment and occupants’ health. Green certifications, sustainable organizations, and market realities will be discussed, and their rel- evance examined. While sound environmental principles are timeless, the green movement is an evolving arena where innovation reigns supreme. You can’t afford to remain behind the curve. Start here with an informative class targeted directly to today’s practicing designer. 10
  10. 10. Monday, May 4 8-Hour Courses (Continental breakfast and lunch provided) Kitchen & Bath Lighting... Made Easy NKBA Center Stage Schedule 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Michael DeLuca, CKD Each Center Stage presentation provides 0.1 CEUs NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 In only a matter of hours, you’ll see how a well-planned lighting scheme can make your designs shine. Take this course to learn the design fundamentals of lighting and how to develop lighting plans for kitchens, baths, and other residential spaces that reflect the individuality of the rooms and your clients. You’ll discover the specific advantages of a full spectrum of lamps and fixtures, as well as environmental considerations. Required Materials: Calculator Required Prerequisites: (1) An understanding of how to read floor plans, (2) knowledge of house construction and plumbing systems, (3) experience in kitchen or bath design, and (4) familiarity with drafting symbols used on mechanical plans Job Installation & Project Management 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 1 Multi-Generational Instructor: Jeffrey Holloway, CKD, CBD Design NKBA Hours: 8 • CEUs: 0.8 NKBA Design 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learn how to simplify the installation of a kitchen or bath project. The Competition Awards Speaker: Linda Smith course will discuss specific construction knowledge, detailed product Luncheon installation techniques, and management practices to meet this goal. How Green is 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Participants will become familiar with the details of construction and Hosted by: Mark Karas, That Product? product installation, and accurate estimating skills. Business skills such CMKBD, 2009 NKBA 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. as client management techniques will also be reviewed. This course is President-Elect Speakers: Sara based on the new Professional Resource Library (PRL) volume Kitchen Gutterman & and Bath Project Management, and is ideal for design firm owners, The Truth About Shawn Draper practicing designers, project managers, and installation specialists. Granite & Radon 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Food Network Required Materials: PRL volume Kitchen and Bath Project Management Presented by: The Expert, Aida, Marble Institute Rresents her Best 6-Hour Course (Continental breakfast and lunch provided) Kitchen Secrets Alluring Energy- Designing Kitchens & Baths Efficient Lighting Sponsored by: Food Network to Facilitate Aging in Place 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Speaker: Aida 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Speaker: Randall Mollenkamp Instructor: Dr. Glenda Andes, CKD Whitehead NKBA Hours: 6 • CEUs: 0.6 Dr. Glenda Andes is a certified kitchen and bath designer and researcher Sunday, May 3 Saturday, May 2 who specializes in universal design—designing for seniors and those What Homeowners who need a more supportive environment to help them live indepen- Real Kitchens & dently. She’ll discuss what aging in place means and why it’s so impor- Want Baths: Trends in tant to aging individuals, their families, and to the country as a whole. Renovation 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This course will cover the demographics, societal pressures, and other Speaker: India Powell 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. issues presented by the unprecedented increase in the number of Speaker: Lyn Peterson individuals age 55 and older as a percentage of the total population. Identifying and Sustainable Qualifying Your Competitive Best Customers Advantage Sponsored by: ServiceMagic 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Speaker: Ken Jones, MBA Speaker: David Lupberger
  11. 11. K/BIS 2009 Show Floor K/BIS 2009 will feature top industry manufacturers showcasing their newest products, appliances, and design trends across more than 500,000 square feet of planned exhibit space. As the ultimate destina- tion for the latest advancements in the kitchen and bath industry, join the tens of thousands of industry professionals at K/BIS 2009 to find out what’s next in kitchen and bath trends. For a full list of K/BIS 2009 exhibitors, visit Show Floor Hours Friday, May 1 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 2 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 12
  12. 12. K/BIS 2009 Show Highlights NKBA Design Idea Center The NKBA’s highly-trafficked Design Idea Center brings the latest trends and products in kitchen and bath design to K/BIS. The Design Idea Center is also the place to explore the benefits of membership. NKBA staff will be on hand to answer your questions, update members’ information, and sign up new members. NKBA Center Stage NKBA Center Stage, located at the NKBA Design Idea Center, offers presentations that qualify for NKBA continuing education units (CEUs). Enjoy these engaging presentations—without ever leaving the show floor. See page 11 for a complete schedule. NKBA Bookstore The NKBA Bookstore is the location to purchase your kitchen and bath literature. Visitors can purchase any of the nine volumes of the NKBA’s Professional Resource Library or order the complete set. Books authored by many of the conference and educational speakers will also be available. Book signings are held daily at the NKBA Bookstore. Specialty Pavilions Visit our three specialty pavilions at the show. Each pavilion will be focused on a specific industry segment, enabling you to source more effectively. • Decorative Hardware (New!) • Natural Stone and Tile • Cabinetry Outdoor Grilling Pavilion Outdoor kitchens and living spaces are the latest trend, and K/BIS exhibitors are ready to showcase their lines of outdoor grills. Stop by to catch the latest in outdoor living and buy lunch hot off the grill at this pavilion. Best of K/BIS Sponsored by Kitchen and Bath Business The Best of K/BIS Competition will showcase the cutting edge product advancements introduced into the market- place over the past year. Products will be judged by a panel of distinguished industry professionals at K/BIS 2009. Attendees will also have an opportunity to vote on their favorite. For additional information and locations of all of these exciting show features, visit “At K/BIS, I can see the latest products, learn the most current business trends, and network with other kitchen and bath professionals. K/BIS is the one industry event each year that I wouldn’t dream of missing.” - Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxx, NKBA Member K/BIS Connect K/BIS has partnered with GoExpo to create K/BIS Connect, a free online appointment setting and mapping tool that provides K/BIS attendees the ability to search exhibitors by company name or product category. With a single login, you’ll have at your fingertips an easy and effective way to navigate the show. • Match up with exhibitors by product interest • Add products/profiles to your show planner • Send private messages • Schedule appointments • View booths on the interactive floor plan • Receive show announcements Visit to begin connecting today!
  13. 13. K/BIS 2009 Registration Options The opening ceremony and show floor admission are included with all of NKBA conference packages. Separate registration is required for all NKBA professional development courses and certain special events. K/BIS offers three easy To qualify for early bird rates, your registration must be ways to register: received by 5 p.m. EST on March 20, 2009. Show Floor Only Registration • 3-day Show Floor Admittance • Opening Ceremony Early Bird NKBA Member - $35 Early Bird Non-NKBA Member - $55 Regular NKBA Member - $45 Regular Non-NKBA Member - $65 Heart of the Home Package • Opening Ceremony (complimentary) • Show Floor Pass • NKBA Annual Business Luncheon • All three NKBA Conference Sessions 1. Online: The preferred method of registering for • NKBA Special Focus Event • NKBA Current Industry Forum K/BIS at using your registration code • Any One NKBA Segment Event* found on the back of this brochure. * Does not include the Dealers & Designers Combo Package Early Bird NKBA Member - $365 2. Fax: Fill out the registration form on the next page Early Bird Non-NKBA Member - $540 and fax the completed form to 770-777-8755. Regular NKBA Member - $425 Regular Non-NKBA Member - $600 3. Mail: Fill out the registration form on the next page and mail the completed form to: Build Your Own Conference Package K/BIS 2009 • Opening Ceremony (complimentary) 1145 Sanctuary Parkway • Show Floor Pass Suite 355 • Choose any Event from the K/BIS Menu Alpharetta, GA 30009 Select events a la carte from the K/BIS Menu NKBA Student Member Package (For NKBA student members only with a valid member ID) • Opening Ceremony (complimentary) • Show Floor Pass • NKBA Annual Business Luncheon • NKBA Current Industry Forum • Any One NKBA Conference Session Early Bird NKBA Student Member - Complimentary Regular NKBA Student Member - $45 regular rate Visit to register today. 14
  14. 14. Three Easy Ways 4 Make your registration selections here: to Register: To qualify for the Early Bird Rate, we must receive your registration by 5 p.m. EST on March 20, 2009. All Conference Packages, Segment Events and Professional Development Courses are subject to sell-out, so register early. Online: NKBA Member Non-Member Early Bird/Regular Early Bird/Regular Fax:* 770-777-8755 �(SO) Show Floor Only ........................................................................$35 / $45 ............$55 / $65 ____ �(NEM) Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer ..................................................$250....................$250 ____ Mail:* NKBA Conference Packages K/BIS 2009 NKBA Member Non-Member (Includes Show Floor and Opening Ceremony) 1145 Sanctuary Parkway 2009 K/BIS Registration Form Early Bird/Regular Early Bird/Regular Suite 355 �(HOH) Heart of the Home ..................................................................$365 / $425 $540 / $600 ____ Show: May 1-3, 2009 Alpharetta, GA 30009 �(BOC) Build Your Own Conference Package events a la carte from below Conference: April 30-May 3, 2009 508-743-0528 Georgia World Congress Center (For ALL Conference Packages please choose the events you will be attending, otherwise you will not be registered for those events, and/or any additional events below) Your Registration Code: Atlanta, GA NKBA Keynotes/Sessions *Do not fax AND mail registration forms as (Includes Show Floor and Opening Ceremony) duplicate charges may occur. NKBA Member Non-Member Early Bird/Regular Early Bird/Regular 1 Registration Information �(OK) K/BIS Opening Ceremony (5/1)........................Included with all Conference or Show Only Registration �(ABL) Annual Business Luncheon (5/2) ......................................$100 / $110..........$125 / $135 ____ �(SFE) Special Focus Event (5/1) ....................................................$75 / $85..............$100 / $110 ____ �(BLC) Business & Leadership Session (5/1) ..............................$75 / $85..............$100 / $110 ____ First Name Last Name �(TTF) Technology & Trends Session (5/2)..........................................$75 / $85..............$100 / $110 ____ �(DIT) Design & Inspiration Session (5/3) ..................................$75 / $85..............$100 / $110 ____ Title �(RT1) Current Industry Forum (5/2) ............................................$55 / $65..............$80 / $90 ____ Organization/Company NKBA Special Events (Includes Show Floor and Opening Ceremony) NKBA Member Non-Member Mailing Address �(GA) NKBA Board of Directors’ Gala* (4/30) ................................$115....................$200 ____ �(DSL) Distributors Segment Event (5/1) ..........................................$45......................$70 ____ City State/Province ZIP/Postal Code �(BRB) Builders/Remodelers Segment Event (5/2) ........................$45......................$70 ____ �(DB) Dealers Segment Event (5/3) ..........................................................$45......................$70 ____ Country �(MB) Manufacturers/Reps Segment Event (5/2) ..........................$45......................$70 ____ �(DNB) Designers Segment Event (5/2) ......................................................$45......................$70 ____ Phone Number Fax �(DDB) Dealers Breakfast & Designers Event Combo (5/3 & 5/2) ......$85......................$110 ____ NKBA Professional Development Courses - Not Included in NKBA Conference Packages E-mail Address (Includes Show Floor and Opening Ceremony) Company Web Site NKBA Member Non-Member 3-Day Professional Development Courses 2 NKBA Membership Information �(PD1) Kitchen & Bath Krafter (4/28-4/30) ..............................$550....................$650 ____ 8-Hour Professional Development Courses � (1) Yes, I am a member of the NKBA Mem ID # ______________________ �(PD2) CKD/CBD Prep Review Course (4/28) ................................$299....................$379 ____ � (2) Yes, I am a student member of the NKBA Mem ID # ______________________ �(PD3) Kitchen Starter (4/28)..................................................................$299....................$379 ____ � (3) No, I am not a member of the NKBA �(PD4) Bath Starter (4/29) ........................................................................$299....................$379 ____ � (4) Please send me an application for NKBA membership. By becoming a member, I understand �(PD5) Countertop Sales: A Focus on Natural Stone (4/29) ......$299....................$379 ____ that I can take advantage of exclusive membership rates for this year’s conference. �(PD6) Sales: Managing the Outcome (4/29) ....................................$299....................$379 ____ �(PD7) Appliance Starter (no more than 2 years in industry) (4/29) ..........$299....................$379 ____ 3 Help us serve you by completing the following �(PD8) Advanced Kitchen & Bath (4/30) ..........................................$299....................$379 ____ �(PD9) Mind Your Own Business (4/30) ............................................$299....................$379 ____ Would you like to receive/continue to receive Kitchen & Bath Business magazine FREE? q Yes q No �(PD10)Advanced Appliance Workshop (4/30)................................$299....................$379 ____ Signature: Date: �(PD11)Kitchen and Bath Lighting Made Easy (5/4) ....................$299....................$379 ____ �(PD12) Job Installation & Project Management (5/4) ..................$299....................$379 ____ 1. Which of the following best 3. Association affiliations (check all that apply) describes your company’s 6-Hour Professional Development Course � (A) NKBA � (H) ICPA involvement in the kitchen/bath �(PD13)Residential Green (4/30) ............................................................$239....................$279 ____ � (B) NARI � (I) AIMR market? (check one) � (C) ASID � (J) NBMDA �(PD14) Designing Kitchens and Baths � (A) Architect � (D) NAHB � (K) KCMA to Facilitate Aging in Place (5/4) ............................................$239....................$279 ____ � (B) Builder/Remodeler � (E) AIA � (L) CMA 4-Hour Professional Development Courses � (C) Cabinet Shop � (F) IIDA � (M) ISSFA �(PD15)Experience Green (4/29) a.m. ..................................................$169....................$199 ____ � (D) Consultant � (N) Other: � (G) DPHA �(PD16) European Design Trends (4/29) p.m. ....................................$169....................$199 ____ � (E) Dealer �(PD17) Designing with Color (4/29) p.m. ........................................$169....................$199 ____ 4. Please indicate which certifications � (F) Designer you hold (check all that apply) � (G) Distributor �(PD18) Combining Landscape and Kitchen Design Principles � (H) Educator � (A) AKBD � (F) CMKBD for Winning Outdoor Kitchens (4/30) a.m. ........................$169....................$199 ____ � (B) CKD � (G) NCIDQ � (I) Fabricator � (C) CKBI � (H) ASID � (J) Home Center NKBA Student Member Package � (D) CR � (I) Other: � (K) Independent Manufacturers' Rep � (E) CBD (Includes Show Floor and Opening Ceremony) � (L) Installer � (M) Manufacturer/Supplier 5. How many kitchen projects do you �(SME) Student Member Package ....................................................$0 / $45................ ____ � (N) Media work on annually? (check one) � (O) Plumbing Wholesaler/Distributor � (D) 50 - 100 � (A) Under 10 � (P) Student � (E) Over 100 � (B) 10 - 25 Please select your one (1) NKBA Conference Session, one (1) Current Industry Forum and Annual Business Luncheon from � (F) N/A � (C) 25 - 50 the options above. If you do not fill in your selection you will not be registered for those events. Student Package 6. How many bath projects do you 2. What is your annual kitchen/bath must be approved by NKBA. work on annually? (check one) retail sales volume? (check one) � (A) Under $500,000 � (A) Under 10 � (D) 50 - 100 � (B) $500,000 - $999,999 � (B) 10 - 25 � (E) Over 100 5 Method of Payment/Credit Card Authorization � (C) $1,000,000 - $2,999,999 � (C) 25 - 50 � (F) N/A � (D) $3,000,000 - $9,999,999 7. Do you design residential kitchen � (E) Over $10 million K/BIS Registration Center is authorized to charge the credit card below for my registration fees in the amount indicated on this form. and bath projects and/or specify kitchen and bath products? �VISA �MasterCard �AMEX �Check ____________(payable to K/BIS) � Yes � No NUMBER 8. Do you work out of a showroom? � Yes � No Card Number Exp. Date Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing by March 20, 2009 and will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for Show Floor Only and/or for Special Events. No refunds are available to persons who register after March 20, 2009. All refunds are issued Name on Card after the last day of the show. Cancellation requests are to be faxed to 770.777.8700 or mailed to: Registration Dept., Nielsen Business Media, 1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355, Alpharetta, GA 30004. An organization may substitute one person for another without penalty. K/BIS is a trade event. No children under the age of 16 will be allowed on the show floor. Proof of age is required. No cameras or video Cardholder’s Signature Today’s Date equipment allowed on the show floor. Violators will be prosecuted. No strollers or rolling carts larger than airline carry on size are permitted on the show floor. � To delete your name from future K/BIS mailings, please check here and fax this form to 770.777.8700. By providing your information on this form, you explicitly consent to receive communications from K/BIS and partners under 47 U.S.C. § 227. The publisher of KBB reserves the right to serve only those individuals who meet the publication qualifications. Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers (NEMs) must be approved by show management. K/BIS reserves the right to accept or reject registrations and to cancel any previously accepted registration at any time at its sole discretion, for any reason, without liability to the registrant or any other * The Board of Directors’ Gala & Cocktail Reception tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. party. For detailed information on this policy, visit
  15. 15. K/BIS 2009 Travel Information Georgia World Congress Center For more than 25 years, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) has been renowned across the world as a premier convention and meeting facility. Today, it’s one of the world’s finest convention, sports, and entertainment sites. Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE © 2005 Kevin C. Rose/ Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591 • Hotel Information Ambassadors is the official K/BIS housing agent. With Ambassadors, you’ll receive descriptions, photos, and maps to help you choose the perfect hotel. To receive exclusive discounts on hotel rates, call Ambassadors at 800-266-4299 or visit the Hotel & Travel section of For more information on Atlanta and to find information on travel, accommodations, attractions, maps, and directions, visit the Hotel & Travel section of Atlanta: City Lights, Southern Nights As the “New Capital of the South,” Atlanta has more to offer than southern hospitality. With fine dining, museums, theater, attractions, and world-class shopping, Atlanta has something for everyone. For information on Atlanta’s history, attractions, restaurants, museums, transportation, and more, visit © 1996 Kevin C. Rose/ Your Registration Code: K/BIS 2009 PRST STD US Postage 1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355 PAID Alpharetta, GA 30009 XXXXXXXXXXX Permit #XXXX