NKBA Manhattan Chapter President Toni Sabatino and Programs Chair Dawn DeLuca will represent the Manhattan Chapter at this year's CEDIA Expo, a home technology trade show that aims to "make the smart home genius." More than 20,000 home tech professionals and over 500 exhibitors will convene for this leading event in connected technology. CEDIA Expo will take place September 4-8, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center. The event will feature five days of networking, CEDIA training, brand exposure, and product launches.
As I finish the first six months of my term as NKBA Manhattan Chapter President, I wish to thank each and every one of you for making it a success. Our newsletter subscription continues to grow as do our membership and Chapter sponsorships. I am privileged to head up a great group of committed volunteers as they continue to plan great programming, networking, parties, vendor excursions, and new ways to keep our finger on the pulse of the industry, for you, our readers, members, and sponsors. 2018 is an exciting year for the NKBA. KBIS 2018 introduced the Global Launch Pad, a year-round initiative driven by the NKBA, and began a dialogue between international brands and designers looking to e
NKBA CEO Bill Darcy & NKBA Executive Vice President Industry Relations Suzie Williford visited KBC 2018 to further global relations in the kitchen & bath industry and were warmly welcomed by NKBA Member Aquacubic Group, where CEO Lucas Ling proudly displayed his NKBA member certificate. We look forward to seeing global influence at KBIS.
Ryan Fasan, Technical Consultant for Tile of Spain USA, NKBA Manhattan Chapter President Toni Sabatino & Rob Satran, Royal Green VP Esq. Photography by Kitty Dadi. Members and guests met with representatives from seven Spanish tile companies at the new Royal Green Appliance Center as they sipped Spanish wine, beer and tasted tapas provided by Tile of Spain. Many technological advancements in manufacturing and an eclectically-driven consumer have given rise to a plethora of new options for surfaces. The evening program, presented by Ryan Fasan, North American Technical Consultant for Tile of Spain USA, explored these new advancements as well as current trends and what’s next in Spanish cerami