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According to many industry representatives, the glass industry and construction markets are anticipating continued growth throughout 2018. This growth makes it even more vital for companies to keep up with new trends and technologies coming down the line and to adapt to market conditions. For more than 15 years, industry professionals have been attending GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo to achieve just that.

From Sept. 12-14, thousands of glass industry representatives will convene at the Las Vegas Convention Center for GlassBuild America 2018, the largest annual gathering of the glass, metals, window and door industries in North America. Over a show floor of 175,000 square feet, visitors can track trends, meet customers, and discover solutions to top challenges. This year’s GlassBuild America will host an estimated 450 exhibitors and bring together a broad spectrum of companies on the show floor, including manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, retailers, and dealers of flat glass and residential windows and doors. The increased interest for exhibit space for the 2018 show required the addition of an extra hall.

(Excerpted from an article featured in the June issue of Glass Magazine -  read full article here)  

Fall Conference Program Announced
Fall Conference, taking place September 11-14, 2018 in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, is a gathering of the leading glass and glazing experts in North America.

The conference is your opportunity to help define industry standards and elevate design and construction communities by creating the expertise that advances the use of architectural glass.

CLICK HERE for more information on Fall Conference schedule and registration details.

Have You Completed Your GlassBuild America Check List?
Registration is well underway for GlassBuild America! Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, the Fall Conference, return of the popular Express Learning program, the 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the 4th annual Window & Door Dealer Day, and the GlassBuild America trade show featuring suppliers from around the globe.

Discounted early-bird registration prices will be in effect until June 30 and NGA members receive special rates. To help you easily complete your GlassBuild America planning, NGA is providing a handy checklist of important steps:

   Preview GlassBuild America schedule for "must see" events

   Plan to join glass and glazing colleagues at the Glazing Executives Forum 

   Attend Fall Conference for your opportunity to help define industry standards

   Register now at to take advantage of early-bird rates

   Book your hotel early to ensure your favorite accommodations

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Glazing Executives Forum Celebrates 13 Years of Education and Networking

The 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the glass and glazing industry's premier education and networking event, returns to GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, on September 12, 2018.

This year's Forum will continue the tradition of providing strong educational content with Ask the Expert presentations and coaching sessions led by industry experts, addressing the leading business concerns of today’s contract glaziers.

The Forum will also feature the much anticipated annual economic forecast, as well as a panel discussion on Navigating the Supply Chain. In addition, attendees are invited to attend the GlassBuild Opening Reception on the trade show floor and registration includes unlimited access to the trade show to see the latest architectural glazing industry products and services to help you connect with the right solutions to help make your business more profitable!

Registration is open, with discounted early-bird registration prices effective until June 30. National Glass Association members receive special rates. CLICK HERE to see the Glazing Executives Forum schedule of events or HERE to register today.

Window & Door Dealer Day Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for WDDA's Window & Door Dealer Day, taking place September 13, 2018 at the Encore at Wynn hotel in Las Vegas! Window & Door Dealer Day is designed to provide valuable education and networking for owners and top managers of businesses who furnish and install residential windows and doors.

This year's full-day event will feature an insightful Industry Benchmarking Report presented by The Farnsworth Group, a Business Solutions session presented by Spader Business Management, and Dealer to Dealer forums focusing on sales, marketing and business operations.

Attendees will connect with industry peers in a non-competitive environment, benefiting from interactive small group sessions and taking away specific action items to help make their businesses more profitable. The event also includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon reception.

Window & Door Dealer Day offers special early-bird registration prices in effect through June 30 and additional savings available for WDDA members. For more information, CLICK HERE and to register today, CLICK HERE.

Join Us for the GlassBuild Opening Reception

All GlassBuild America registrants are invited to celebrate at the 2018 Opening Reception, taking place on the trade show floor September 12, from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

Join us for refreshments, live entertainment and fun activities while catching up with friends and colleagues!









May 31, 2018



  • Anthony Innovations
  • Architectural Glass & Metal Certification Council
  • Architectural Grilles & Sunshades
  • BTS Aluminium
  • Chung How Paint Factory Co., Ltd.
  • Doringer Cold Saws
  • FrontLine Bldg. Products, Inc.
  • Nanovations USA, LLC
  • Perfection Plastics
  • Trufiore Solutions

This is just a sampling of exhibitors—we are expecting more that 450 companies this year!
Click here to view the current 2018 exhibitor list to date.


“GlassBuild America is where generations of glass people make their yearly crusade to see one another and to keep up with the latest range of technical solutions in the glass processing industry.”
- Michael Spellman, founder and CEO, IGE Glass Technologies Inc.

“The educational sessions keep us up to speed on the changing technologies, codes and legislation that affect us. If you can take one new bit of information, then you’ve completely paid for your trip.”
- Gareth Francey, president, Bohle America, Inc.
Brought to you by the National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance.

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