Agenda & activities

A curated agenda complete with dynamic sessions and exclusive insights from industry leaders and thinkers.

ALL DAY | Arrivals

Welcome to the stunning Grand Velas Resort in Los Cabos! Check in, enjoy the hotel amenities, and let the fun begin!

7:00 - 10:00 PM | Welcome to Cabo Reception & Dinner at Terraza de Mar

Kicking off the 2024 edition of C.Next Fabricators & Installers with a welcome reception and dinner.

Breakfast at Leisure

8:00 - 8:10 AM | Introduction to C.Next Fabricators & Installers 2024

8:10 - 9:00 AM | Welcome to C.Next Fabricators & Installers!

A special welcome by Francisco 'Paco' Cosentino, President and CEO of Cosentino Group.

9:00 - 9:15 AM | Designing a Meaningful Future: A New Product Category for the New Age

Get an inside look into what's in store for the future of Cosentino with Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino Americas and EVP Global Sales.

9:20 - 10:30 AM | The Intersection of Product Innovation and Marketing

Join Cosentino’s Valentin Tijeras, VP of Global Product, RD & Quality, and Damian Granados, VP of Global Marketing for a dynamic session exploring the cutting-edge innovations Cosentino has in store and how they’re creatively brought to market.

10:30 - 11:05 AM | Coffee Break & Explore the Marketplace

11:05 - 11:35 AM | Walking the Sustainability Talk

Sustainability is deeply embedded in the Cosentino DNA, and we don’t just say it, we show it. In this session, you will get an inside look into Cosentino’s sustainability commitment, accomplishments to date, and what’s to come.

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM | Running a Multigenerational Business

For the first time, Eduardo and Pilar Cosentino will take the stage to share the ins and outs of running a multigenerational business and instilling core family values in a global corporation with deep roots.

Moderated by: 

  • Gary Andler, Cosentino Advisor

Panelists: 

  • Eduardo Cosentino, CEO Cosentino Americas and EVP Global Sales, Cosentino
  • Pilar Cosentino, EVP Deputy Chairman, Cosentino

12:05 - 12:30 PM | Marketplace and Refreshments

12:35 PM | Keynote Address by Jeremy Poincenot

Enjoy an inspiring keynote address by Jeremy Poincenot. He is a professional inspirational speaker and blind golf champion who shares his story with the world. Known as an incredible storyteller, Jeremy's mission is to help people rise up to their biggest obstacles and see them as opportunities. Get ready to laugh and get inspired with Jeremy.

1:40 PM | Group Photo Time!

Lunch at Leisure

Free Afternoon to Enjoy Grand Velas

4:00 - 7:00 PM | Fun in the Sun: Beach Olympics

7:00 - 10:00 PM | The Fun Continues: Beach Night Party

Breakfast at Leisure

8:50 - 9:10 AM | Introductory Remarks

9:10 - 9:40 AM | Supporting the Business Through Partnerships

Join Patty Dominguez, VP of Business Development at Cosentino Americas as she dives into the importance of partnerships and relationships to grow every pillar of the business.

9:40 - 10:10 AM | A Success Story in the Bathroom Space

An insightful conversation between Matt Thurston, Regional Director - West Coast at Cosentino, Carlos Blanco, Partner and Co-Owner of Vascan Tile, and Alan Willingham, SVP Operations at Lennar Homes,  where they share one of their most successful shower wall projects with Dekton.

10:10 - 10:40 AM | In-Home Sales: Exploring New Ways to Expand Your Business

Dive into the science behind selling in-home and the benefits it presents from a retail perspective.

  • Bill Baker, VP of National Accounts, Cosentino
  • Kelly Martin, National Accounts Manager, Cosentino
  • Jason Gaare, President, KG Stevens
  • Neil Sullivan, President, Sullivan’s Stone Factory

10:40 - 11:10 AM | Coffee Break & Explore the Marketplace

11:15 - 11:45 AM | Linking the Perfect Fabricator to a Kitchen and Bath Dealer

Join leaders for an insightful conversation about what business components truly matter to a K&B and how a great fabricator can leverage those needs to optimize the relationship.

  • Massimo Ballucchi, VP K&B, Cosentino
  • Javier Calvo, Hermosa Fabrication
  • Juliette Cobos, Dell Anno Kitchen and Bath

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Connecting with Designers to Grow Together

How do we grow the interior designer business? That is the question Francisco Repiso, VP of A&D Sales at Cosentino and Kevin Brooks, COO of Latitude, located in Ontario, Canada will explore during this interesting conversation.

12:30 PM | Departure to Golf Tournament

1:00 - 6:00 PM | Golf Tournament

Dinner at Leisure

10:00 PM | Sing the Night Away at Karaoke at the Sport Sky Bar

Breakfast at Leisure

8:50 - 9:10 AM | Introductory Remarks

9:10 - 9:55 AM | Fueling Your Business Growth: Insights from Top Industry Leaders

Bringing together the leaders of five of the most important associations in our industry, this panel will highlight valuable opportunities within the current market, and how to tap into them to grow your business. Spanning everything from the power of leveraging local relationships, to how to harness social media to reach new audiences, and the latest industry trends to capitalize on, these industry titans will share what’s needed to tap into your entrepreneurial spirit and embrace new approaches to fuel growth.

Moderated by:

  • Patty Dominguez, VP of Business Development, Cosentino Americas

Panelists: 

  • Bill Darcy, Global President & CEO of NKBA | KBIS
  • Jim Hieb, CEO, NSI
  • Khoi Vo, CEO, ASID
  • Ted Sherritt, President, ISFA

9:55 - 10:55 AM | An Industry Challenge: Making a Difference

This insightful panel will tackle one of the biggest challenges in the industry: employee saftey and silicosis. Experts will explore the industry-wide steps we can take to ensure the health of the entire value chain.

Moderated by:

  • Brandon Calvo, COO, Cosentino North America

Panelists:

  • Nate Kolenski, President, Block Tops
  • Jim Hieb, COO, Natural Stone Institute
  • Ted Sherritt, President, ISFA
  • Leocadia Barnes Sanchez, Executive Director Legal & Corporate Secretary, Cosentino North America

10:55 - 11:25 AM | Coffee Break & Explore the Marketplace

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Leveraging Client-Centric Tools to Drive Business Growth

Explore the intersection of digitalization and marketing with Francisco Martinez-Cosentino, Director of Cosentino’s Digital Business Unit, and Elizabeth Ramos, Marketing Director for Cosentino Americas. Together, they explore the different tools and services Cosentino creates to support clients in every step of their journey.

12:00 - 12:30 PM | Asked and Answered with Cosentino Leadership

In this dynamic session, three Cosentino executives will sit down to answer some of the most pressing and interesting questions.

  • Eduardo Cosentino, CEO Cosentino Americas & EVP Global Sales
  • Brandon Calvo, COO
  • Valentin Tijeras, VP Global Product, RD & Quality.

12:30 - 1:00 PM | Rockmasters Recognitions & Rebate Checks Presented to Clients

The moment is finally here! Rebate checks will be awarded to clients on stage.

1:00 - 1:10 PM | Closing Remarks

Join Brandon Calvo, COO of Cosentino, for some final words as the conference comes to a close.

Lunch at Leisure

Free Afternoon to Enjoy Grand Velas!

7:00 - 10:00 PM | Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner at Terraza de Mar

Let's say goodbye in style with an awards ceremony and gala dinner to close off an amazing C.Next experience!

10:00 PM | Dance the Night Away at the Afterparty at Sports Sky Bar

ALL DAY | Departures

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