Volume 47, Issue 11 - November 2012


IGMA Opens Conference Registration


Registration is now open for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2013 Annual Conference, scheduled for February 5-8, 2013 at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans.

“We are very excited about this annual conference,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “Our members have been looking forward to the best technical presentations and programming in a setting that always brings a smile. We will have a week filled with solid IG technology work, but mix in a bunch of networking fun, an IGMA … staple.”

The event program includes a number of speakers and presentations. On the first day Dr. Werner Wagner of Sika will discuss “European Gas Loss Testing and Related Benefits.” On day two, attendees can take part in a virtual walk-through of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) new testing facilities led by Stephen Selkowitz, LBNL's department head of building technologies, environmental energy technologies division. A third industry presentation will be led by Michael Collins, managing director and partner of Chicago-based Building Industry Advisors LLC, who will address the question, “How is the industry faring?”

In addition to the educational sessions, the conference will offer a number of networking and social activities. This year participants can take part in the president’s masquerade ball.

“IGMA will embrace the history and atmosphere of New Orleans in many unique ways,” says IGMA president Dave Cooper of Guardian Industries Corp. “One of the big draws for our annual conference is the city itself, naturally. IGMA has always had a signature style at our events to bring out the best networking opportunities for our members, along with a fun event. New Orleans will be no different. You're just going to have to be there to understand.”

A discounted registration fee is available before January 6. Event registration is available online at the IGMA website at www.igmaonline.org.

Plan to Attend Glass Expo Northeast
Glass Expo Northeast™ 2013 will bring the industry together two days at the region’s largest architectural glass and metal conference and trade show. This year’s event will take place March 7-8 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island at Wind Watch Hotel & Golf Club in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Glass Expo Northeast is co-sponsored by the Long Island Glass Association and USGlass magazine.

The Long Island Glass Association (LIGA) has once again agreed to co-sponsor the welcoming cocktail party with USGlass magazine. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m., Thursday evening on the event’s trade show floor and will continue until 8:30 p.m.

Three types of registrations are available for attendees. Full registration includes admission to Glass Expo Northeast, all seminars, workshops and demonstrations on both days. Daily registration includes admission to Glass Expo Northeast, all seminars, workshops and demonstrations on either Thursday or Friday and the Trade Show Only registration includes admission to Glass Expo Northeast trade show floor only. To learn more, reserve your hotel room or register for the best discounts visit www.usglassmag.com/gene. Questions may be directed to event management at 540/720-5584.

China Glass to Take Place in May
The Chinese Ceramic Society, China Glass and the Beijing Zhonggui Exhibition Co. Ltd. have announced event details for the 24th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition (China Glass 2013). China Glass 2013 will take place in Beijing from May 24-27 and is projected to have 800 companies in attendance from 30 countries, according to an event release. The U.S., Italy and Germany are slated to have state pavilions at the exhibition.

China Glass 2012 was held in Shanghai last May. Russia, Turkey, the U.S., France and Germany were previous participants as well as the estimated 600 organizations from developing countries, including India, Korea and Turkey.

Delayed Fenestration China
Fenestration China 2012 tradeshow, which was scheduled November 8-10, has been postponed as a result of travel restrictions the Chinese government has placed for the 18th National Peoples Congress. Although Fenestration China will still take place in Beijing at the China International Exhibition Center, the event's calendar date has been rescheduled for November 23-25, which takes place during the Thanksgiving Holiday for the United States. Currently Fenestration China has 426 registered exhibitors.

Glasstech Asia 2012 Held in Thailand
Glasstech Asia 2012 was held July 18-20 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand. Opening day included panel discussions related to challenges felt within Southeast Asia’s glass industry, according to event organizers from Conference and Exhibition Management Services (CEMS), the Singapore Glass Association (SGA) and Asianglass.


GANA Sets Annual Conference for January
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has scheduled its 2013 Annual Conference for January 21-25 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa in San Diego. “Our members are very excited about the annual conference,” says GANA director of marketing and communications Brian Pitman. “San Diego was chosen by the majority of our members as the location for the event next year, which will continue the successful format we used this year in mixing association business, technical work and dynamic presentations from the industry on new products and issues of concern for the entire architectural community.” GANA also has announced dates for its Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference through 2015. It will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on March 17-19. In 2014, the event will return to the Planet Hollywood Resort March 16-18. The BEC Conference moves back to the Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino in 2015, taking place March 8-10, 2015. “Our planning committees have already begun choosing speakers for the GANA Annual Conference and BEC Conference,” says Pitman. “Registration will go online for both later this year on the GANA website.” yyä www.glasswebsite.com

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