Agenda

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View From The Top
11:00 - 11:40
Session
Managing Director
Franke
Managing Editor
kbbreview
Managing Director
Britannia
20-20 Technologies Limited
Marketing Director
Geberit & Twyford UK

A panel of leading industry figures outline and debate the biggest issues of the day. What is the current state of the KBB market, where is the growth coming from, what consumers are looking for, and the relationship between retailers and suppliers.

Kitchen consumers in 2016
11:50 - 12:20
Session
Events Manager
Houzz.co.uk

What exactly are consumers looking for when they research their new kitchen? Houzz.co.uk, the world’s leading platform for home renovation and design, will be revealing the results of a unique survey of over 1,800 homeowners that examines how they are upgrading their kitchens in 2016. Top trends, budgets, renovation projects and motivations will be revealed, as well as which gadgets top kitchen wish lists. 

The new consumer: The shopfloor view
12:30 - 13:00
Session
Managing Director
J M Blake Associates
Managing Editor
kbbreview
Director of Retailer
Modern Homes and current KBSA chairman

What are the wider consumer retail trends that will shape the KBB market in the future? A panel of experts will discuss how the consumer has changed and what that means for the future of KBB retailing.

Future trends, from concept to consumer
14:00 - 14:30
Session
Director of Design Consultancy
Materialize

 Retailer and designer Tony Robson from consultancy Materialize outlines the key trends that will shape the chain of raw materials, product design, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, branding, sales and consumer that every KBB retailer and designer needs to know.

Social media sales for independent retailers
14:40 - 15:10
Session
Social Media Strategist
Social Commerce Ltd

Leading digital expert Warren Knight outlines how easy social media is, how it's a natural extension of the conversations you already have with your customers and how it can add to your bottom line.