It’s renewal time at KBDi, and perhaps a time for you to assess the value in maintaining membership in an industry group like ours.
As you consider your renewal (or the potential of joining for the first time), we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of who we are and what we’re about, so you can decide if we’re a good fit.
Who we are:
The Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the ongoing improvement and development of the kitchen and bathroom design industry.
What we’re about:
At KBDi, we have three primary goals:
- To support designers
KBDi supports committed kitchen and bathroom designers with professional development (learn more here – link to DTA feature), business-to-business networking, industry advocacy and more. We are committed to helping our members succeed in design and design for success, with professional pathways (from students to mentors), design and business tools and resources and more.
- To educate consumers
We aim to inform consumers (your clients) about the value of engaging professional, committed designers. We do this through multiple consumer campaigns, and with ‘face-to-face’ liaison at Australian Home Shows. In 2017 we’re launching a brand new consumer website which will offer consumers inspiration, information and a head start to finding the right designer with comprehensive Member Profiles.
- To make connections
Through a variety of networking opportunities and industry collaboration, KBDi connects members to like-minded designers, potential new clients, industry allies and reps. Our relationships with sponsors and industry, education and media partners allow you fantastic opportunities (like tailor-made insurance and discounted training), and valuable connections. With our new dedicated Classifieds page (coming in 2017), we can even connect members with new staff or new business opportunities.
Of course we have a lot of fun, too, and our annual calendar includes an increasingly popular conference/symposium program, a hugely successful Gala event (knees up!) and a designed-for-designers international tour.
What’s not to love?!
We’re really looking forward to making 2017 our best year yet, and look forward to having you come along for the ride. If you need any more information about renewals, or if you’ve not yet joined but are eager to do so, please don’t hesitate to contact Leanne or Suzzi on 1300 253 223.