Volume 44, Issue 1 - January 2009


IGA Convention’s On; AGA Show Post

The board of directors of the Americas Glass Association has voted to postpone the Americas Glass Showcase trade show until 2010. The architectural glass show has been co-located with the Independent Glass Association’s (IGA) annual convention and Spring Auto Glass Show™. The IGA event will go on as planned but in a different venue.

“When AGA booked its space for the 2009 trade show, the economy for architectural glass was in very different shape than it is today,” says AGA president Donn Harter. “We feel it is best for our members and exhibitors if we look toward the future rather than 2009. Given the options available, and its desire to be responsible to the membership, our board voted not to hold the event this year.”

Harter said all exhibitors who have paid a deposit will be offered the option of rolling into the IGA Show, getting a credit with AGA to participate in an AGA regional event or receiving a refund. “This is not a cancellation of the show for the future,” Harter says. “We are just going to skip this year.”

The IGA will now hold its annual Independents’ Days Convention and Spring Auto Glass Show May 12-14 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla. 

“We have enjoyed having our event co-located with AGA,” says Dave Zoldowski, IGA president. “Our only major concern has been holding both IGA events in Las Vegas each year.” (IGA holds a Fall Marketing Conference in Las Vegas). “Once we learned the AGA’s event would not be held, we began looking for a venue outside Vegas and we have found a great one at reasonable prices and reasonable airfare. We are looking forward to having a very worthwhile event for the glass industry.” www.iga.org/independentsdays.php 

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