Volume 48, Issue 7- July 2013

Fall Harvest Take Part in Glass Expo Midwest™ and Rake in Education, Networking and More
by Ellen Rogers

Whether it’s the tricks (of the trade) or the treats you’re after, Glass Expo Midwest™ is returning to Schaumburg (Chicago), Ill., October 31-November 1, bringing everything you need to scare up more news, knowledge, education and networking opportunities. Taking place in Suburban Chicago at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, the two-day event is co-sponsored by the Illinois Glazing Association, the Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin Glass Associations, Detroit Glass Dealers Association, the Association of Glazing Contractors and USGlass magazine, USGNN™ and Window Film magazine.

Gathering Together
Now in its 18th year, Glass Expo Midwest is bringing the information, networking opportunities and products straight to the Midwest. The program features a top-notch seminar track and an expo filled with some of the industry’s latest glazing developments. This means instead of traveling great distances for education, industry suppliers, dealers and others living and working in close proximity to the show can make the most out of their travel time.

This year’s seminar schedule is filled with sessions focused on some of the most significant topics for the glazing industry. These include a look at the revised Federal Trade Commission Green Guides, led by Elizabeth Scott, staff attorney for the FTC; construction site protection and maintenance of architectural glass, by retired PPG technology expert Paul Duffer, technical adjunct for the International Window Cleaning Association glass committee; anti-terrorism and blast mitigation aluminum glazing systems led by John Johnson, architectural sales representative for YKK AP America; and many others (see box on page 69).

Trade Show Scene
The event would not be complete without the industry’s newest products and these, along with many more, will be available during the event expo. Companies will feature everything from new glass developments to hardware and tools, windows, software, curtainwall and more. Companies are signing up nearly every day to exhibit, so be sure and look to the USGNN e-newsletter for breaking exhibitor updates.

Also during the show, attendees and exhibitors can enjoy the Halloween cocktail party taking place Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A Place to Stay
The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel offers a contemporary design with rooms wired for business, but designed for comfort, with flat-screen TV’s and high speed Internet. It features a fully equipped health club, indoor heated pool and spa, as well as full-service restaurants and lounges.

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is offering a discounted room rate of $139 USD per single/double plus tax. Hotel reservations are available online from www.usglassmag.com/gems/hotel or you may call 800/468-3571 and mention you are with Glass Expo Midwest. This discount room rate will be available through October 8, 2013 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register Early and Save
Pre-registration saves you money with reduced registration fees and alleviates long lines on show days. Also, there are several different types of registrations being offered in order to provide flexibility for attendees and their work schedules. Pre-registration is currently open and will close at the end of business on Friday, October 4, 2013. Pre-register at http://www.usglassmag.com/gems/register.php and visit http://www.usglassmag.com/gems/ for a complete schedule.

Plus, members of the co-sponsoring associations and USGlass magazine subscribers who register by October 4, 2013, will receive a free attendee registration (a $79 value) at no charge. This offer does extend to all employees of your company; however it is not valid for industry suppliers.

To learn more about attending or exhibiting at Glass Expo Midwest, visit the event website at www.usglassmag.com/gems.

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