Second 'Luxury' Event Set for 2002

Second 'Luxury' Event Set for 2002

Dallas The second annual Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection (The Collection), the recently-launched trade show and educational event aimed at high-end kitchen/bath professionals and manufacturers, has been set for next year in San Francisco, event organizers announced.

The Collection 2002 will take place Dec. 2-3, 2002 at the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco's Union Square, according to the Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC, the Dallas-based company formed earlier this year by two executives previously associated with the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show.

The Collection, promoted as "the world's only trade event dedicated to the high-end kitchen and bath market," is making its debut later this month at the Boca Raton Resort and Beach Club, in Boca Raton, FL.

The inaugural event which will involve kitchen and bath dealers, showrooms, designers, architects and design/architectural firms serving the high-end hospitality industry is expected to be a sellout, said Todd Davis, partner in the Davis Peterson Collaborative. 

The Collection 2002 will be enhanced with several new features, including an exhibit area, Davis said. Expanded, museum-styled Product Showcase Displays, custom-made Product Stage Displays and sponsorships to all facets of the event will continue to be offered, Davis added.

"Our goal for The Collection is to provide the luxury kitchen and bath industry with an event that offers knowledge-based education from the perspective of industry experts inside and outside the kitchen and bath market, while providing insights to the trends which will impact and translate into the high-end kitchen and bath market," Davis said.

"With the huge response we received (to the 2001 event), we will expand the convocation, the networking and product positioning opportunities not available in any other trade forum in the U.S.," he observed.

Until earlier this year, when he joined with Alan Peterson in the formation of their company, Davis had been a vice president at Miller Freeman, Inc., where he headed the operation and development of trade shows, magazines and Web sites in the building, real estate and design industries. Among the properties he was responsible for at Miller Freeman's Building Group was K/BIS and the show's co-sponsor, Kitchen & Bath Business magazine both of which have since been acquired by the New York-based Bill Communications.

Peterson had been group director of Miller Freeman's Building Group, and was responsible for the daily management, financial control, marketing and sales activities of the K/BIS and several other properties.
Additional information about The Collection 2002 can be obtained by calling (972) 402-0094, or visiting