Educational Program to Highlight New Trade Show

Educational Program to Highlight New Trade Show

Boca Raton, FL The newest industry trade show, aimed at high-end kitchen and bath professionals, will be highlighted by an extensive educational and social program over the course of the two-day event, sponsors announced last month.

According to the show's organizers, the Dallas-based Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC, this year's inaugural Luxury Kitchen & Bath Collection is the world's only trade event dedicated to the high-end kitchen and bath market. It will make its debut Nov. 28-29 at the Boca Raton Resort and Beach Club here.

Educational events over the two days of the show will explore a broad array of design, application and business topics "illustrating parallels between innovation and design, the application of vision and design, designing for upscale living, the impact of technology, fashion, marketing, art and aesthetics," the Davis Peterson Collaborative said.

"The Collection speakers are visionaries, design experts, futurists, artists, movie producers, economists, fashion designers and human behavioralists from disciplines in and outside of the design profession," organizers added.

Among the highlights of the educational program schedule are the following:

Wednesday, Nov. 28
8:30 a.m. 10 a.m.
Opening Breakfast and Convocation


Creative Crossover: The Impact of the Entertainment Industry on Design
Learn how entertainment styles reflect lifestyle and design needs.

10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Product Showcase Collection Displays & Sponsored Networking Salons


10:30 a.m. Noon
Life Views: How the Affluent Buy

Use clients' views of themselves and their lifestyles to understand their buying needs, and attract them to your firm Speaker: Donald Ziccardi, president and CEO, Ziccardi & Partners

Enchanting Paradoxes: Exploring Trends, Cultivating Contrasts, Generating Profits
Explore the concepts of: Mass Customization, Democratic Luxury, Fashionable Basics, Retro Futurism, Blind Design, Home-Made Take-Out, Modern Vintage, and Zakka. Speaker: Robyn Waters, v.p./trend and design, Target

Spectrum Savvy: Impact of Colorin Black and White
Look at color trends at the high end, and the effect of color on communication, sales and behavior.

Mental Matrix: How to Engage in Naked Thinking 
Learn how to maintain the "sense of adventure" in your design work. 
Speaker: Marc Marsan, founder, Marco Polo Explorers.

12:30 p.m. 2 p.m.
Industry Luncheon and Product Fashion Show


Fashion Forward: Deeper Connections Between Fashion & Furnishings
Learn how to draw useful conclusions about preferred home style from your client's fashion sense. Speaker: Michael Faircloth, owner, Michael Faircloth.

2:30 p.m. 4 p.m.
Life Views: How the Affluent Buy 


Spectrum Savvy: Impact of Colorin Black and White

Mental Matrix: How to Engage in Naked Thinking 

4 p.m. 7 p.m.
Product Displays & Networking 


Thursday, Nov. 29
8:30 a.m. 10 a.m.
Continental Journeys: How International Kitchen and Bath and Hospitality Trends Will Affect U.S. Luxury Products and Installations


10 a.m. 11 a.m.
Product Displays & Networking 


11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Learning from Experience: Dreams Realized 

What makes for great design from the perspective of several leading designers and architects is revealed in detailed case studies. Speakers: Bruce Bierman, president, Bierman Design; Laura Bohn, president, Laura Bohn Design; Clodagh, president, Clodagh Design.

11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
LUX Service: Excelling at Customer Retention Management

Learn customer retention tricks.
Speaker: Len Casey, consultant.

11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Image Essential: Keys to Emotional Branding
 
Learn how to brand in order to reflect qualities you want your clients to perceive about you and your company's credibility, personality, trust, professionalism, etc. Speaker: Martyn Straw, president, Interbrand.

1 p.m. 6 p.m.
Product Displays & Networking 

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