Philadelphia Site of KBDN May Seminar

EVANSTON, IL — The latest program in the Kitchen & Bath Design News-sponsored seminar series will take place this month in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

The fourth program in KBDN’s 2017 educational initiative, “Profitable Client Engagement Strategies for Today’s Evolving Market,” is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16 at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill hotel, in Cherry Hill, NJ. The first three sessions in the 2017 seminar series took place in Phoenix, Orlando, FL and Portland, OR.

The 2017 seminar series will bring KBDN “live” to eight major markets through a program presented by industry experts Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, and Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD, delivering content created by Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS. Gilmer is the owner of Chevy Chase, MD-based Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, a leading design firm in the greater mid-Atlantic region, and Schimelpfenig is a leading authority on cutting-edge technology impacting the kitchen and bath industry, and a KBDN columnist.

Additional 2017 seminars are scheduled for June 21 in Milwaukee, Sept. 27 in New York, Oct. 18 in Detroit and Nov. 15 in Washington.

Targeted at kitchen and bath design professionals seeking to optimize their client-engagement skills, “Profitable Client Engagement Strategies for Today’s Evolving Market” addresses how traditional, brick-and-mortar and virtual environments are undergoing a revolutionary change, with the advent of new digital tools, including kitchen/bath-related apps, smartphones, mobile devices, augmented-reality and powerful new software.

The program’s emphasis is on how design firms of all size and business models can leverage traditional product displays, cutting-edge digital technologies and updated sales-presentation strategies aimed at key client cohorts, including the younger, more digitally savvy consumers currently impacting the market. CEU credit from NKBA and NARI will be applicable.

Corporate sponsors include Best, Geberit, Jenn-Air, Rev-A-Shelf and Showplace Wood Products.

Additional information about attendance and potential sponsorships can be obtained by visiting www.KBDNseminars.com, or by contacting KBDN Publisher Paul DeGrandis at [email protected].

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