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Welcome to KBGP Virtual Conference

Welcome to the Kitchen and Bath Global Partners virtual event! We are thrilled to have you join us for this enriching experience. Dive into a comprehensive lineup of classes that will enhance your expertise, from insightful marketing strategies to innovative kitchen design concepts. You’ll also gain invaluable knowledge on business financials, including how to effectively track and utilize KPI’s for success. Get ready for a day filled with inspiration, learning, and networking opportunities with fellow professionals!

Class Descriptions

Training (Kitchen Design)

Join us for an insightful session exploring the essential needs for kitchen design and the proper functional kitchen planning knowledge necessary for profitable selling success. Access to quality, real-world, professional deep experience in kitchen design and proper functional planning on-demand and virtually is available now for staff training to support your business growth, being proactive for selling success, and avoiding costly design mistakes affecting profit and customer referrals for yourself as a sale and design person and a business with one or many team members.   Attend to learn about new resources and give your input for what’s to come through this presentation discussion. This session is ideal for kitchen and bath product manufacturers, sales representatives, showroom owners, managers, staff members, and independent designers looking to elevate their business, industry impact, and sales success.

Marketing

Virtual Showrooms will be at center stage when it comes to capturing the attention of potential clients. Pretty project pictures and content only websites will be left in the dust compared to these new immersive sites that engage, excite, and connect their visitors with your brand. Come see how those showrooms are already shaping up!

Ever wonder if your marketing dollars are giving you a good return on sales compared to what you are investing? Can we finally stop throwing money at marketing when it only lets us see how it impacts website traffic and leads?  If that information can’t be tied to quoting, closing ratios, and sales activity, well it’s really not that much help. It’s time to see how those hard-working marketing dollars are converting into sales for you!  

 

Technology

Let’s enter the world of AI and get a sneak peak at how it will be utilized in our industry along with the impact it will have on the way Dealers do business.

Virtual Showrooms will be at center stage when it comes to capturing the attention of potential clients. Pretty project pictures and content only websites will be left in the dust compared to these new immersive sites that engage, excite, and connect their visitors with your brand. Come see how those showrooms are already shaping up!

Using technology to streamline processes will also provide comparable metrics that can be acted upon and improved. This new visibility into the business will allow Leaders to make quicker and more accurate decisions compared to their counterparts who will still be left flying in the dark.  

Financials/KPI's

Come learn about the KPI’s (key performance indicators) that have the biggest impact on your business and how to influence them.

Watch as we dive into the P & L numbers to get a better understanding of how sales and expenses should look today and what changes we will see in the future.

The old days of a 5% Return on Sales should be a thing of the past. It’s time to create a model that can drive a 12-15% ROS.

Productivity is going to be increasing rapidly with the introduction of systems and AI analytics. Those caught  behind that curve will struggle keeping top talent. Find out what you will need to do to prepare your business for this new landscape. 

Showroom Services

Explore new service opportunities tailored to advance your business strategy for the next 2-5 years or to facilitate your exit strategy, if needed. This session will illustrate a baseline for optimizing your current showroom design, selling tools, and product partnerships available to set your start for enhancing your brand experience when in-person and with online prospect engagement. Our industry’s future growth through selling and marketing online and virtual shopping landscapes is coming, so let’s discuss getting ready to ensure we also have current well-trained staff supporting this evolution and securing the required new to our industry’s salespeople, making way for AI design that is inevitable.   After this conference session, start with a consultation to understand your business, tailor a master plan, start together for your execution and operations plans, and define a resource and budget view to begin meeting the future for your business by design. All KBDP conference attendees should consider attending this session to learn and consider your upcoming role in our industry’s emerging changes.

Day 1
May 21st

Intro to Conference

Thad Whittenburg
12-12:50pm.

Marketing

Moises Cardenas
1-1:50pm

Technology

Thad Whittenburg, Jim Killorin
1-1:50pm

Training (Kitchen Design)

Jan Rutgers, Sarah Reep
2-2:50pm

Financials/KPI's

Thad Whittenburg
2-2:50pm

Technology

Thad Whittenburg, Jim Killorin
3-3:50pm

Marketing

Moises Cardenas
3-3:50pm

Showroom Services

Karen Dorion, Kristi Hodson, Sarah Reep
4-5pm

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Thad Whittenburg

President of KBGP & KABS Speaker for: Introduction Technology Financials/KPI's

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Moises Cardenas

Owner of SC Studios Speaker: Marketing

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Sarah Reep

R Consulting Solutions Speaker: Training (Kitchen Design)

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Karen Dorion

Owner/Designer at Dorion Design Studio Speaker: Showroom Design

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Jan Rutgers

Vestabul School of Design Speaker: Training (Kitchen Design)

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Kristi Hodson

Principal Designer, Artistic Kitchens Speaker: Showroom Design

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Jim Killorin

Co-Founder of RENDR and Owner of Cornerstone Remodeling a Design Build Speaker for: Technology

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Showroom Services

Karen Dorion, Kristi Hodson, Sarah Reep
12-12:50pm.

Training (Kitchen Design)

Jan Rutgers, Sarah Reep
1-1:50pm

Technology

Thad Whittenburg, Jim Killorin
2-2:50pm

Marketing

Moises Cardenas
2-2:50pm

Financials/KPI's

Thad Whittenburg
3-4pm

Training (Kitchen Design)

Jan Rutgers, Sarah Reep
3-4pm

Day 2
May 22nd