The NKBA has developed this guide to help chapters find speakers and topics for their monthly chapter meetings and events. We hope this program will aid you in providing your chapter with exceptional speakers and programs designed to increase your member involvement.
The list contains NKBA recommended speakers who have previously presented their program at KBIS’s Voices From the Industry. The list includes their topic descriptions and bios and is categorized into four general tracks – Business Management, Focus on the Customers, Design & Inspiration and Sales & Marketing. All of the programs are approved for .1 CEU.
The program guidelines, which have been updated for 2019, are as follows:
When a date is confirmed:
The NKBA encourages its chapters to seek out sponsors to help defer the cost of chapter meetings and offer its members the opportunity to learn about new products and services available to them. However, since chapter meeting sponsorship is a benefit (the opportunity to advertise products and services to potential buyers), NKBA policy requires that sponsors* of chapter events/activities must be members of the NKBA. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the NKBA at (800) THE-NKBA (843-6522).
Our best resource for updating the guide is chapter recommendations. Please contact the NKBA if you have been especially pleased with a speaker. Conversely, if you used the guide to find a speaker and your attendees were exceptionally disappointed with the presentation, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This includes sponsors that are in the kitchen and bath industry; excludes banks, insurance companies, wineries, realtors, etc.