NKBA launches first Global Connect Business Summit

Co-located to BMA's annual business conference

22 Aug, 19

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) of North America has announced its inaugural NKBA Global Connect Business Summit, which will take place in the UK.

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It will be held in conjunction with the Bathroom Manufacturers Association’s (BMA) Business Conference at the Carden Park Resort in Cheshire on October 7.

Themed Looking West: Understanding the North American Market, it will address macro-economic, social and political trends important to conducting business in North America.

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The programme will be focused on business topics, including key economic indicators, demographic and geographic influences, shifting lifestyle and design trends, as well as panel discussions covering”go-to” market strategies.

It will also include the Government’s trade, code, financial and tax implications.

The Global Connect Summit programme will include:

  • Bureaucratic Bicker – Businesses Build by CEO of M2 consulting Veronika Miller
  • NKBA Market Outlook by CEO of NKBA Bill Darcy
  • North American Deomgraphic & Geographic Realities by senior manager of John Burns Real Estate Consulting John Burns
  • North American Lifestyle, Life Stage and Design Trends by principal of Kerrie Kelly design Kerrie Kelly
  • Tackling the North American Market by CEO of M2 consulting Veronika Miller
  • North American “Go-TO” market – Understanding the Options by EVP and chief strategy officer of NKBA Suzie Williford


Commenting on the launch of the Global Connect Summit, CEO of the NKBA Bill Darcy said: “The NKBA is the global connector for the kitchen and bathroom industry – forging relationships and sharing insights and innovative ideas to inform, inspire and empower the kitchen and bathroom community around the world.”

He added: “We are operating in a global marketplace. Our all-industry Association is uniquely positioned to facilitate important connections internationally.”