For many Sharp clients, KBIS - the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show - is a momentous occasion, where new products are launched, industry insights are shared, colleagues reconnect and excitement builds for the year ahead. This year, KBIS will be a very different experience. But that hasn’t slowed our clients from rolling out innovative new products and sharing valuable industry trends and data. While we’ll be meeting virtually with editors this year, we also wanted to highlight four can’t-miss virtual sessions featuring our clients:

State of the Industry (Tuesday, Feb. 9 12:30-1:30 PM) 

NKBA’s State of the Association(SOA) presented by CEO Bill Darcy who will also welcome Kohler CEO David Kohler to the “stage” to give the State of the Industry address. 

The Crystal Ball: Predicting the Unpredictable for 2021 (Tuesday, Feb. 9 2-2:45 PM) 

Find the opportunity in unpredictable circumstances. What insight has 2020 provided for the design community and manufacturers? Join the discussion about how we leverage our learning, continue innovating and take design from reactive to timeless. Featured speakers include Seth Stevens, Chief Designer for Kohler; Ellen O’Neill, SVP Creative & Visual, The Shade Store; and leading designers Arianne Bellizaire and Breegan Jane. 

The Rise of Outdoor Kitchens: Profit from the Outside (Wednesday, Feb. 10 2-2:45)

Outdoor spaces have become more important than ever with many consumers diverting funds away from travel and entertainment to invest in outdoor projects. Leading outdoor living experts, including Daniel Germani of Daniel Germani Designs & Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens will share their perspectives on design considerations for expanding outdoor living spaces - exploring how the use and design of outdoor kitchens is evolving, new opportunities for appliances, the importance of durable surfaces and more.

Global Connect (Pavilion) CEO Talks: Behind The Brand (Wednesday, Feb. 10 2:45-3PM)

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.