Volume 36, Issue 7, July 2001

Glass TEXpoTM  2001 Has Much in Store for this Year's Attendees
by Elizabeth Herlan

The Texas Glass Association (TGA), USGlass, Door & Window Maker, AGRR, Window Film and La Revista del Vidrio, Fachadas y Ventanas magazines are sponsoring the annual Glass TEXpo 2001, dedicated to providing education and business networking opportunities to the glass industry. The two-day expo will be held August 17 and 18 at the Adamís Mark Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio. In the state where everything is bigger and better, TEXpo promises to be a profitable learning experience for all who exhibit and attend. Last year, more than 1,000 industry professionals attended the event. 

Experitexpopicence San Antonio
While attending TEXpo, youíll want to take some time to experience San Antonio. The city is full of breathtaking scenery and  memorable spots including the famous Riverwalk. And this year, Glass TEXpoís headquarters hotel, the Adamís Mark Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk, is in the center of all the excitement. Take a walk through the various busy shops and bustling restaurants while enjoying the contrasting peaceful flow of the river itself. 

Aside from the Riverwalk, San Antonio has additional attractions, such as the Alamo, an IMAX theater, the Texas Highway Patrol Museum and the Texas Trolley, which will provide visitors with a narrated tour of the various city sites and historical background of the buildings in the San Antonio area.

Exhibits and Seminars
While youíre not enjoying all San Antonio has to offer, you can view exhibits from top companies in the auto and flat glass and metal industries, including window and shower door products, films and tints, glazing supplies, windshield repair supplies and much more. The exhibit hall will be open from 2- 6 p.m. on Friday, August 17 and from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. 

There will also be a series of seminars over the course of the weekend designed to educate and improve business practices by presenting new techniques, industry trends and successful methods of improving your company. Avoiding employee lawsuits, understanding the new auto glass industry safety standards and a two-part series on selling and service are among the many topics presented in order to provide a competitive edge to industry companies. Attendees can also view demonstrations of proper techniques for auto glass and shower door installations.

Socializing and Networking Opportunitiessanantonio
TEXpo also has plenty of social events not to be missed. The weekend will tee off with the fourth annual TGA TEXpo Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 16. On Friday evening, TGA members, exhibitors and interested members of the glass industry are invited to the welcoming cocktail party to unwind and socialize over cocktails and hors díouevres. Palmer Mirro-Mirro-Mastics is sponsoring the TGA Awards Luncheon on Saturday, August 18, at which the Lou Green Award will be presented to an outstanding member of the TGA. The weekend will wind down with a historical tour of the city aboard the Riverwalk Dinner Cruise. 

The networking opportunities at Glass TEXpo 2001 are endless and attendance is expected to exceed one thousand key decision-makers in the glass industry. As TEXpo is the only regional show dedicated to providing education to Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, the Gulf States and Northern Mexico, this event has become a useful tool for those driven to become industry leaders. A great time will certainly be had by all who attend Glass TEXpo 2001 in San Antonio.

The Adamís Mark Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk is offering TEXpo attendees a discounted rate of $119 per single/double room plus tax. To take advantage of this opportunity place your reservations before August 2, 2001 by calling 800/444-2326 and be sure to mention you are with Glass TEXpo.

To register for TEXpo, please complete the registration form on page 65 or sign up online at our website www.usglass-mag.com/industryevents/Texpo/2001.



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