nobilia to speak on NKBA State of Industry Panel at KBIS 2020

CEO Mikael Akerberg will offer his perspective on the industry

Miami, FL (January 13, 2020)nobilia, Europe’s leading kitchen manufacturer, will have the opportunity to speak on its perspective regarding where the kitchen and bath industries are headed in the new decade at the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) State of the Industry. The panel discussion will be held on January 22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (room N109, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The event is open to all registered attendees. 

Melissa Francis, anchor of Fox News/Fox Business, will lead the panel of experts on topics ranging from the cost of goods and materials to tariffs and shortages in skilled labor. The discussion provides vision from accomplished CEOs and C-suite businesspeople, including Mikael Akerberg, nobilia North America; Katty Pein, LIXIL Americas; Adam Sandow, Sandow Media; and, Randy Warner, Dacor. In addition, NKBA CEO Bill Darcy will update the membership and the industry at large on the key initiatives launched in the past year, as well as progress on the Association’s various programs, and a look ahead to next year.

During the highly anticipated session Mr. Akerberg will discuss topics ranging from shifts within the economy to how tariffs play a part in the supply chain. “I look forward to leading the discussion on how changes within the trading policies will encourage American consumers from accessing many of the products and services offered by European and UK manufacturers.” said Mikael Akerberg, CEO, nobilia North America.

About KBIS

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About nobilia

nobilia was founded in 1945 by brothers Johann and Willy Stickling and has since grown to become the worldwide market leader for kitchen furniture with customers in over 90 countries across all continents. nobilia manufactures exclusively at two locations in Germany, producing over 3,500 kitchens daily. For more than 70 years, nobilia kitchens have delivered up-to-date personalized design, outstanding brand quality and superb value. Still family owned and operated, the nobilia culture honors and respects its long-lasting and close customer relationships around the globe.