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The NKBA Global Connect Pavilion at KBIS Virtual 2021

The world of kitchens and baths just got better connected through NKBA Global Connect and its Kitchen + Bath Showcase which offers a window into  all things kitchen, bath and interior design trends, products and news from Europe and beyond. With so many of the major international trade shows having had to cancel this past year, North American designers and buyers were unable to get a real sense of new products, trends and innovations from Europe and around the world. Enter the NKBA Global Connect Kitchen + Bath Showcase which will feature talks, brand and product presentations on February 10 and 11 and on-demand until March 31, 2021. Take a look at the lineup below:

All times are Eastern Standard Time


Keynote: The Four Pillars of the Caring Economy 

February 10 at 1:30PM and on-demand until March 31, 2021

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t6X2nYw2RDWautKiqKZPaQ


The meaning of self-care expanded in 2020 inside and outside our homes. Three in four people (75%) expect brands to contribute to their wellbeing and quality of life.

Gudy Herder (Eclectic Trends) will address this trend lecture on Consumer Behavior 2021/22, addressing the new Care Economy and sharing a broad spectrum of creative industries.

By the end, you will

  • learn why self-care is not merely constrained to taking bubble baths and celebrating rituals
  • get insight on how to see care from a different perspective to connect with your consumer on a deeper level
  • understand why a corresponding color palette of care goes beyond neutral and pink hues



Global Design Bites: Rapid Fire Presentations by Ballerina Kitchens, Schott Ceran and JWICO

Wednesday February 10 at 2:30PM  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_67A6RQXmTWyzM5jowfVfCA
Thursday February 11 at  2:15 PM https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3PXtrAZIQhmSROx9bJC-rA
On-demand until March 31, 2021

Explore presentations by the three international brands below and learn about the companies, their product offerings and their goals for the North American market.


Ballerina Kitchens from Germany 


Schott Ceran from Germany 


Country 1_0

JWICO Kitchens from Amman Jordan

CEO Talks – Behind the Brand with Cosentino 

Wednesday February 10 at 3:15 PM and on-demand until March 31, 2021

Registration link :  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FDCyhFaaSVS5LQacaqYxXg

NKBA CEO Bill Darcy will lead this 15-minute Q&A-style conversation with Eduardo Cosentino, CEO Cosentino North America. The discussion will focus on brand vision, company history, reason for being — essentially Cosentino’s brand story and the company’s successful strategies in expanding into the North American market including the importance of their commitment to the NKBA.


European Design Trends – Panel Discussion 

Wednesday February 10 at 3:45 PM and on-demand until March 31, 2021

Registration Link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RsKkv_XtTcWCQe_IBny96Q

Moderated by Ingrid Abramovitch, Executive Editor, Elle Decor, a panel of international design trend trackers will discuss global residential influences. Participants include trendwatcher and interior designer Iris Havekes, founder C-More Interior Design, Justine Fox, co-founder Calzada Fox color consultancy, and Phil Pond, Founder of Scarlet Opus, lifestyle trend agency, will reveal the most exciting European trends for 2021 – elaborating on finishes, textures, colors as well as styles and market influences.

CEO Talks – Behind the Brand with nobilia 

Thursday February 11 at 1:45PM and on-demand until March 31, 2021

Registration Link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VO_csGLiQMaj2cqrp6dlMw

NKBA CEO Bill Darcy will lead this 15-minute Q&A-style conversation Mikael Akerberg, Chairman and CEO nobilia North America. The discussions will focus on the company’s vision, its history, points of difference, and the mission to develop the concept and understanding of European Kitchen Furniture within the North American Market.

Best of Europe – Favorite Finds 

Thursday February 11 at 3:00 PM and on-demand until March 31, 2021

Registration Link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ErIfext9RhqHz75gP1Vm5A

Modenus Media CEO Veronika Miller in conversation with three leading design influencers from the UK, Italy and Germany who share their reveal of “favorite finds” sourced from major European events in 2020. Learn about the newest innovative products and fresh design trends from the perspective of global trade professionals and design writers Elisabetta Rizzatto, Italian Bark; Stacey Sheppard, The Design Sheppard; and Yvonne Zahn, Kuechen-Glueck.





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