Volume 37, Issue 4, April 2002


May 6-7
Distribution/BEC Squaretable Meeting.
Sponsored by GANA.
Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade.
Baltimore, MD.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208

May 7-8, 2002

Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) Board of Governors, Certification Committee & Annual Participants Meeting.
Hyatt Regency San Antonio on the Riverwalk.
San Antonio, Texas.
Contact: IGCC at 315/646-2234.

May 12-14, 2002
International Conference and Exposition on High-Performance Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings.
Sponsored by American Engineering Group.
Crowne Plaza Hotel.
LaGuardia Airport, New York.
Contact: American Engineering Group at 410/752-7602.

June 21-22, 2002
Virginia Glass Association (VGA) Atlantic Coast Glass Expo 2002.
Sponsored by the VGA.
Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.
Norfolk, Va.
Contact: VGA at 804/561-4884.

June 21-22, 2002
Southeast Glass Expo 2002.
Orlando Hyatt.
Orlando, Fla.
Contact: Southeast Glass Association at 888/869-7961.

June 28-29, 2002
Glass Forum '02.
Co-sponsored by the Maine Glass Dealers Association, Glass Association of New Hampshire, New York State Glass Dealers Association and
USGlass magazine.
Holiday Inn By the Bay.
Portland, Maine.
Contact: USGlass at 540/720-5584.

July 13-15, 2002
Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) 27th Annual Convention and Exposition
Sponsored by DHI.
Lake Michigan Navy Pier.
Chicago, Ill.
Contact: DHI at 703/222-2010.

September 13-14, 2002
Glass Expo West
Sponsored by CGA
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, Calif.
Contact: CGA at 530/642-0992

November 1-2, 2002
Glass Show 2002
Sponsored by the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Glass Dealers Associations.
Atlantic City Convention Center. Atlantic City, N.J.
Contact: Glass Show 2002 at 740/452-4541.

May 14-15, 2002
Glassman Asia 2002
Organized by DMG World Media Ltd.
Balai Sidang
Convention Center.
Jakarta, Indonesia.
Contact: DMG World Media at
44 (0) 1737 855531.

October 28-November 1, 2002
glasstec 2002
Sponsored by Messe Düsseldorf.
Fairgrounds, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Contact: Messe Düsseldorf North America at 312/781-5185.

Reviews & Previews
Echoes of Excitement From the Mountain Top
Levels of enthusiasm were high with new products, and ideas ran rampant at Glass Expo™ Rocky Mountain this past January 11-12, 2002. Warming up to the winter weather, attendees came from the Rocky Mountain region to be a part of Glass Expo Rocky Mountain 2002 in Denver. The Adam's Mark Denver Hotel was host to approximately 800 glass industry members. Two days of seminars, exhibitions and social events brought education to the local area and its residents.
Sessions such as "Auto Glass Installation Practices," "Flat Glass Window Film Installation," "Selling Skills for the Front Line" and "Understanding the New Auto Glass Industry Safety Standards," were among the many seminars scattered throughout the event.

A welcoming cocktail party, sponsored by Tubelite, kicked off the evening on Friday night. Drinks were provided by the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association (CGCA). This time was used as a great networking opportunity and the CGCA’s new president, Lou Sigman, was officially welcomed and asked to give a brief address to the crowd.

Keynote speaker Jerry Wright entertained his audience at the Friday afternoon luncheon sponsored by C.R. Laurence with information on "Bettering Your Chances in Business." Exhibitors and attendees alike found Glass Expo Rocky Mountain to be both educational and enjoyable and are planning on being a part of the next show.

Glass Forum™ Sails Into Maine
It’s still a few months away, but Glass Forum™ 2002 is quickly approaching. The event will be held June 28-29, 2002, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine. Glass Forum is co-sponsored by the Maine Glass Dealers Association, Glass Association of New Hampshire, the New York State Glass Dealers Association and USGlass, AGRR, Door & Window Maker, SHELTER and Window Film magazines.

The show will kick off with a golf tournament in the morning and a cocktail party in the evening on Thursday, June 27. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to sail into the Casco Bay on a dinner cruise with colleagues in the industry, offering a chance to relax, while making key contacts. The following two days the show will kick into full-swing, offering a variety of networking and educational opportunities.

Glass Forum 2002 was developed to bring quality education and extensive networking opportunities to local glass and metal companies in the Northern New England region. Taking the forefront as the fastest growing glass industry show in the Northeast, Glass Forum 2002 builds on this strong foundation by offering stimulating seminars, informative workshops and valuable networking opportunities designed specifically to meet the needs of this region’s continually expanding marketplace. Seminars will focus on such topics as “Selling: Turning Fear into Fun,” “New & Innovative Developments in Heavy Glass Shower Door Installation,” “State of the Auto Glass Industry,” “What Kind of Manager Are You?,” “How To Survive and Prosper in the Auto Glass Industry,” “New Glasses: Self Cleaning,” “Sales & Marketing for Glass Shops,” “Understanding the New Auto Glass Industry Safety Standards,” “Auto Glass Installation Practices,” “Advance Mirror Installation Problems” and “Safety in the Glass Industry.”
For more info,  call 540/720-5584.


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