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Just added! Knowledge Bar - Ask the Experts!

Friday, Sept. 14, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  |  Booth #927

A fantastic opportunity for attendees has just been added to the GlassBuild schedule. Stop by Booth #927 on Friday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm to have an opportunity to discuss your industry, technical or codes questions one-on-one with our experts. Hosted by NGA and GlassBuild America, Knowledge Bar experts are glass, window and door industry and staff specialists who can help you find solutions to your "what's keeping you up at night" challenges.

The Knowledge Bar is conveniently located in Booth #927 on the show floor and is complimentary for registered attendees!

Express Learning Returns with New Business Strategy Sessions

The popular Express Learning educational series, featuring TED Talk-style sessions conveniently located on the GlassBuild trade show floor, returns in 2018 with a new program focusing on practical business strategies to help build more profitable businesses throughout all parts of the industry.

This year's sessions will include topics such as: "How to Manage Cash Flow for Smart Growth," "How to Recruit and Retain Employees through Online Industry Promotion," "Navigating the Challenges of Exit Planning and Succession," and more. Sessions are free to all GlassBuild America attendees and take place in the Express Learning Theater, booth 913.

for a complete list of the 2018 Express Learning sessions.

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Glazing Executives Forum Announces Coaching Sessions
The 2018 Glazing Executives Forum, taking place September 12 at GlassBuild America, will feature Ask the Expert presentations and coaching sessions led by industry experts in their respective fields. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A and coaching with the experts of their choice. Scheduled topics and speakers are:

  • How to Get Paid - Matt Johnson, Gary Law Group
  • Managing Cash Flow - Marco Terry, Commercial Capital, LLC
  • Employee Recruitment Tactics - Dustin Anderson, Anderson Glass
  • Exit Planning and Succession - Kevin Kennedy and Joe Bazzano of Beacon Exit Planning, LLC

This year's Forum will focus on Strategies for Smart Growth and will also present a panel discussion on Navigating the Supply Chain, as well as the much anticipated industry forecast, with economist and speaker Connor Lokar of ITR Economics. Forum attendees are also invited to join their colleagues at the new GlassBuild Opening Reception on the trade show floor.

To view the full Glazing Executives Forum schedule, CLICK HERE, or to register now, CLICK HERE.
Join Leading Glass and Glazing Experts at Fall Conference

Registration is open for Fall Conference 2018, which will be held Sept. 11-14, 2018 in conjunction with GlassBuild America. Fall 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.

The Conference will feature meetings of the Fabricating Technical, Installing and Forming Technical Committees to address hot topics and trends. Registration also includes entrance to the GlassBuild America trade show and the GlassBuild Opening Reception.

Fall Conference registrants from glass installing companies also receive complimentary access to the Glazing Executives Forum, on Wednesday, Sept. 14 following the Fall Conference morning meeting. Installers will receive an email in August with more details. 

CLICK HERE to view the full Fall Conference schedule. Special registration savings is available for NGA-GANA members. CLICK HERE to register today!

Window & Door Dealer Day Presents 'Old School Versus New School' Marketing

Madeleine MacRae

WDDA's Window & Door Dealer Day, taking place September 13, 2018 at the Encore at Wynn hotel in Las Vegas, will take an in-depth look at old-school marketing methods to find out what still works and how you can add some modern twists, updates, and support to create a winning sales and marketing strategy. Presented by marketing expert Madeleine MacRae, CEO, MM MacRae Coaching and Consulting.

This year's full-day event will also 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. The event also includes breakfast, lunch, the Dealer of the Year reception, and access to the GlassBuild America tradeshow floor taking place nearby. Special rates are available to WDDA members.

For more information, CLICK HERE and to register today, CLICK HERE.

Get the Party Started at the GlassBuild Opening Reception!

Weds., Sept. 12, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  |  Trade show floor

After shopping the trade show floor on Wednesday, you’re invited to the Opening Reception to relax and mingle in an informal setting.

Enjoy refreshments, live entertainment and fun activities while catching up with friends, vendors and colleagues.








July 13, 2018



  • Arkansas Glass & Mirror Co.
  • Creative Mirror & Shower
  • DoorTek
  • Gerkin Window & Door
  • Hilton Head Glass
  • Padda Glass
  • Quality Glazing Contractors
  • Rosati Windows
  • The Glass Guru
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems

This is just a sampling of attendees. Click here to view the current 2018 attendee list to date.

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    Click here to view the 2018 GlassBuild America exhibitor list to date.


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    - Mark Sweeting, Emerald Coast Glass, Pensacola, FL
    "It was great. All of the vendors were friendly and informative."
    - Francisco Rodriquez, Sun Pacific Glazing, Spring Valley, CA

    Photography by Robb D. Cohen.
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